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Tuesday 10th July 2012 – Guoman Charing Cross Hotel, London

Unravel some of the most demanding challenges you face when managing a global workforce



Expatriate Management Summit 2012

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Unravel some of the most demanding challenges you face when managing a global workforce. You will hear a wealth of best practice case studies on international assignment management from a range of multinational organisations. This event has been specially designed to assist in-house HR professionals responsible for the management and administration of expatriate’s and international employees.

This conference will provide you with the necessary tools to refine your mobility process to match changing business needs and objectives. And will give you the tools to ensure the success of every assignment through compliance, managing costs and developing flexible, competitive policies.

Benefits of Attending

  • Develop flexible, competitive policies
  • Manage the challenges of setting up in emerging markets
  • Efficiently manage short term assignments
  • Comply with tax and immigration regulations
  • Manage the variations and fluctuations in cost of living, tax and interest rates
  • Minimise costs and ensue all assignments are successful
  • Prepare for future talent challenges
  • Network and debate best practice

Confirmed Speakers

  • AstraZeneca plc – Helen Walton, Director International Assignments
  • Brown-Forman Beverages – Kim Miller, Director, EMEA Rewards, Global Human Resources
  • Deloitte LLP – Margaret Burton, Director
  • Britvic – Tim Wells, Global Mobility Manager
  • G4S – Mathew Davies, Senior Compensation & Benefits Manager
  • Reckitt Benckiser – Bola Ogun, Compensation & Benefits Director
  • Rio Tinto – Alex Wayne, Global Head of Mobility
  • Rolls Royce – Gareth Davies, Head of Global Mobility
  • Tesco – Elly Parselle, Head of Global Mobility
  • London Metropolitan Business School – Stephen Perkins, Dean

What did previous delegates say about this event?

  • “Excellent Speakers. Really well balanced range of speakers & content” – HR Manager – International, Herbert Smith LLP
  • “Good balance of topics + content. Clear, concise + very useful – enjoyed the day” – Service Delivery Manger, Sterling
  • “Presented very well. Very happy with outcome. Symposium – Very impressive. Happy to attend more conferences organised by your company” – HR Manager, Commonwealth Secretariat
  • “Overall a well organised, useful conference” – Recruitment Manager International Operations
  • “Very interesting and informative – was pleased to attend” – Tax Analyst, ING Bank

Who should attend?

Directors, Heads and Managers of:

  • International HR Practitioners
  • Group Heads of HR
  • Global/ International Mobility Directors and Managers
  • Compensation and Benefits Directors
  • International Reward Directors
  • Expatriate Managers
  • Tax Experts
  • Global Pensions Directors
  • Heads and Directors of Colleague Relations / Employee Relations
  • Heads and Directors of International Assignments
  • Heads and Directors of Relocations


9:00 – 9:30 Coffee and Registration
9:30 – 9:40 Introduction and Opening Address by Conference Chair

Professor Stephen Perkins, Dean, London Metropolitan Business School

09:40 – 10:10 Developing a Flexible Policy; Ensuring Policy Competitiveness
  • Improving processes and procedures
  • Taking your international mobility program to the next level
  • Coordinating the process between home and host
  • Ensuring all assignments are a success and taking measure to minimise the risk of failure

Alex Wayne, Global Head of Mobility, Rio Tinto

10:10 – 10:40 Managing Challenges in Emerging Markets
  • Location assessments
  • Understanding employment law and cultures
  • Getting immigration challenges right
  • Managing tax compliance

Gareth Davies, Head of Global Mobility, Rolls Royce

10:40 – 10:50 Questions and Discussion with Speakers
10:50 – 11:10 Coffee and Networking

The following breakout sessions are designed to be interactive knowledge sharing discussion groups led by expert speakers. Please feel free to share your views and ask any questions to the group.

Facilitated Discussion
11:10 – 11:50 Managing Short Term Assignments
    Defining the GM support package for Business travellers vs. Commuters vs. Short Term Assignments

DISCUSSION LEADER: Gareth Davies, Head of Global Mobility,
Rolls Royce

Facilitated Discussion
11:10 – 11:50 Global Tax Compliance
    Complying with tax regulations around the world

DISCUSSION LEADER: Elly Parselle, Head of Global Mobility, Tesco

Facilitated Discussion
11:50 – 12:30 Global Mobility a Vehicle for Developing Talent

DISCUSSION LEADER: Helen Walton, Director International Assignments, AstraZeneca plc

Facilitated Discussion
11:50 – 12:30 International Compensation: Departing from Conventional Wisdom

DISCUSSION LEADER: Bola Ogun, Compensation & Benefits Director, Reckitt Benckiser

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and Networking
13:30 – 14:10 Streamlining Expatriate Pay and Benefits
  • Managing variations and fluctuations in the cost of living, tax and interest rates
  • Applying consistency across remuneration
  • Benchmarking and aligning to market data

Mathew Davies, Compensation & Benefits Manager, G4S

14:10 – 14:50 Examining the Practicalities of Moving Someone from Country to Country
  • The ongoing management and experience of the assignee
  • Getting the basics right
  • Top tips for a successful assignment

Kim Miller, Director, EMEA Rewards, Global Human Resources , Brown-Forman Beverages

14:50 – 15:10 Coffee and Networking
15:10 – 15:40 Global Immigration Compliance

In this session we will consider the immigration compliance challenges facing employers as they move their people across borders. We will consider

  • in bound and out bound immigration challenges;
  • checklists for successful immigration planning;
  • practical solutions to common problems;
  • assignee and family best practice.

Margaret Burton, Director, Deloitte LLP

15:40- 16:10 Preparing for Future Talent Challenges
  • Examining the role of global mobility in talent management
  • Achieving the organisational goals through mobility
  • Developing mobile talent
  • Technology innovations

Tim Wells, Global Mobility Manager, Britvic

16:10 – 16:20 Questions and Discussion with Speakers
16:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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Stephen J. Perkins, Dean and Professor of Corporate Governance and Leadership, London Metropolitan Business School

 Stephen Perkins

Professor Stephen J. Perkins completed his postgraduate education at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, where he received a DPHIL for a thesis exploring strategies for managing senior management practise under the rubric of Anglo-American corporate governance principles.

He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He Chairs the Corporate Governance SIG of the British Academy of Management and is a member of the Chartered Management Institute’s Academic Advisory Council.

Professor Perkins held a series of senior management posts in industry during privatization and internationalization initiatives. He spent a period as a management consultant, building an international profile, as an advisor to state owned and stock market listed companies.

Professor Perkins conducts research under the rubric of comparative and international organization studies, with particular emphasis on the interplay of corporate governance, strategy, leadership and reward management.

With c. 100 publications, his writing features in refereed academic journals as well as in leading practitioner journals.

Alex Wayne, Global Head of Mobility, Rio Tinto

 Alex Wayne

Alex Wayne joined Rio Tinto in 2011 as their Global Head of Mobility, with responsibility for 1000 international assignees in over 40 countries. Alex is responsible for designing and delivering the strategy, global processes and best practices necessary to ensure that Rio Tinto can attract and retain the talent necessary to achieve its business objectives and growth plans. Alex is currently working with HR and Business Leaders to support one of the fastest growing assignment programmes of any Fortune 500 Company, both in terms of number of expatriates and new countries.

Alex has significant leadership experience in a range of complex and challenging corporate and consulting environments across diverse industries, geographies and business contexts. Most recently, Alex spent 5 years as Global Head of International Mobility Policy at BP where he was responsible for the transformation of their assignment policies and strategy. Outside of work, Alex enjoys cycling, cooking and following Manchester City Football Club.

Gareth Davies, Head of Global Mobility, Rolls Royce

Gareth Davies leads the Global Mobility function at Rolls-Royce Plc. Gareth is based in Derby with responsibility for the cross-border assignment programme including all aspects of policy development and delivery and the global compliance programme. The collective Global Mobility team is 21 FTE strong. Gareth joined Rolls-Royce early in 2011 after having spent 7 years in-house with Accenture and State Street Bank in London managing their cross-border programmes. Prior to this Gareth spent approx 10 years working with expat tax compliance in the professional services firms. After graduating from the University of Salford in 1994, Gareth joined Arthur Andersen specialising in UK & US expatriate tax compliance. In 1998 he joined PriceWaterhouseCoopers to expand this expertise through undertaking global tax compliance and tax planning review projects for major blue chip organisations and developing specialist knowledge in International Social Security matters. In 2004 Gareth joined State Street Bank & Trust Co to manage primarily their UK, but also the wider European Mobility and tax compliance programmes. Gareth is ATT and CIPD qualified with an Advanced Diploma in International Human Resource Management.

Helen Walton, Director International Assignments, AstraZeneca plc

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Elly Parselle, Head of Global Mobility, Tesco

Elly Parselle is the Head of Global Mobility for Tesco. Tesco currently have c 500 expatriates in more than 14 locations. Elly joined Tesco in October 2011 after spending 6 years in the Oil and Gas Industry, where she was responsible for the tax and expatriate management of employees based in Europe. Her expatriate career started in one of the accountancy firms, where she gained her expatriate tax and payroll experience.

Bola Ogun, Compensation & Benefits Director, Reckitt Benckiser

 Bola Ogun

Bola is the strategic management lead for a large and diverse global mobility programme. His role also encompasses int’l benefit and long and short-term incentive plans. He is a senior Reward practitioner with a demonstrable track record of success (over 16 years) in tough ‘in house’ Reward and iHR roles, across the Energy, IT and FMCG sectors. He has a broad range of both strategic and tactical operational experience in the areas of talent mobility, reward (compensation, benefits and equity base remuneration), and organisation effectiveness& governance.

Before joining Reckitt Benckiser in 2012, Bola was Int’l Reward & Mobility Manager, Imperial Tobacco Group. Prior to Imperial was Head of Int’l Compensation & Benefits, EMC Corporation which included an 18 month assignment to Paris. Bola also successfully works at Non Exec Director level on boards in both the public and third sectors through a number of public appointments and voluntary involvements, in the fields of education, talent acquisition & development and governance.

Bola holds a Masters Degree in HR Management and a Degree in Business Administration.

Mathew Davies, Senior Compensation & Benefits Manager, G4S

 Mathew Davies

Mathew has global expertise in all areas of reward across several industries. He currently has a Group role with G4S plc that focuses on executive compensation for the top 250 global executives, as well as responsibility for managing Global Mobility. Prior to G4S Mathew worked for Rolls-Royce plc, Bombardier Transportation GmbH, GlaxoSmithKline and Safeway Stores plc.

Kim Miller, Director, EMEA Rewards, Global Human Resources, Brown Forman

 Kim Miller
Kim Miller has worked in Human Resources for over 20 years mainly for global multi-national companies UK and international HR responsibilities ranging from USA, EMEA, Middle East and Far East. Kim is currently based in London and travels regularly between USA, UK and Europe.

Managing the global mobility of local employees and expatriates, specialising in Global HR, Expatriation and European Employment Law – incorporating international global strategy, cultural awareness, change management, European HR and ER policies, Succession and Talent Management, Global Reward strategies, M&A, implementing best practice and being a very proactive business partner. Although mainly based in the UK – Kim has been involved in major construction/civil engineering companies in the HR field on overseas projects eg Channel Tunnel, Across Europe, USA, Hong Kong Airport, Falklands, Major design/build Projects in Middle East and Africa.

Kim is currently the Director, EMEA Rewards, HR Global for Brown-Forman Corporate. The Company owns premium beverage brands – Jack Daniels, Southern Comfort, Finlandia Vodka, Chambord, etc across 135 countries with 4,000 employees.

Kim is degree qualified and Fellow of CIPD and specialises in International Expatriation and European Employment Law. Also a regular speaker at International CIPD, ORC, ECA, Deliotte, Employment Benefits World conferences/seminars and authored numerous articles, eg, “Managing your Multinational Workforce”. Also part of the CIPD International HRM Forum designing the CIPD International HR Management programme.

Margaret Burton, Director, Deloitte LLP

 Margaret Burton

Head of Deloitte’s UK immigration services group, Margaret has over 20 years experience managing global immigration client accounts and devising global migration strategy for multinational companies. Her team in the UK specialises in corporate immigration policy reviews, providing immigration “health checks” focussing on immigration compliance and advice relating to all categories of UK visa application, including those for high net worth investors and entrepreneurs. Margaret is a frequent guest speaker at immigration events in the UK and overseas.

Tim Wells, Global Mobility Manager, Britvic

 Tim Wells

Tim has worked in the global mobility field for over 12 years, during which he has experienced roles as both as an in-house expert and as an external mobility consultant. He has worked across a variety of industry sectors, including financial services, automotive, pharmaceutical and more recently, hi tech. In his current role at Tim has global responsibility for the management of Britvic’s relocation and secondment programmes, tax and immigration compliance and policy and process development.

He enjoys gaming but does not get much time to play now that he has two young children!”



Interdean Relocation Services
Interdean Relocation Services
Thinking Relocation? Think Interdean.

Whether looking to expand into new territories or to leverage your human capital in core international markets, Interdean has the relocation service to support the needs of your business and your relocating employees.

Interdean provides the full range of relocation services to support businesses with international interests.

Part of the Santa Fe Group

As part of the Santa Fe Group, Interdean has 120 offices in 50 locations across the world and employs 3,150 dedicated professionals, increasing our capacity to deliver consistent relocation services globally.

We make it easy.

Zurich International Life
Zurich Insurance
International employee benefit solutions

Zurich International Life is part of the Zurich Financial Services Group, offering life insurance, investment and protection solutions throughout the world. We have proven capability of operating internationally and in tailoring our products and services to meet the local requirements of expatriates and multinational corporations of all sizes. With a local presence in Europe, the Middle and Far East, we’ve developed our knowledge and understanding of key markets, enabling us to meet the needs of our customers and business partners for over 20 years. Our standard or individually tailored financial solutions are both flexible and portable and ideally suited to support a globally mobile workforce.

Zurich – serving our customers for more than 135 years.


Whatever the reason for relocating, it’s always a stressful time. Increasingly people need flexible short term accommodation solutions to bridge the gap. We can help; whether you or your clients are locating for business or simply moving house, SACO offers the best choice for serviced apartments.

We make booking apartments easy; with a hassle-free, flexible service managed by our knowledgeable reservations team. SACO’s experienced consultants will take the time to understand your requirements and work in a way which suits you best. SACO provide you with access to over 12,000 serviced apartments in more than 100 key destinations, across more than 35 countries. In the UK alone we cover more than 80 key business destinations with a fast-growing portfolio.

ACS International Schools

Established over 40 years ago, ACS International Schools serves the educational needs of international and local families at its four schools: ACS Cobham, ACS Egham and ACS Hillingdon in the London area, and ACS Doha in Qatar.

All ACS schools are non-sectarian and co-educational (with boarding available at ACS Cobham). We accept students aged 2 to 18, and offer both American and international curricula, including the International Baccalaureate (IB).

All schools have state of the art facilities and a strong programme of co-curricular activities that support the schools’ strong student-centred philosophy.

Established for nearly 400 years, the Pickfords brand is the UK’s leading name in international moving and storage.

Pickfords Corporate Moving, a specialist division, takes a consultative approach with clients which have responsibility for managing expatriates globally. Pickfords developes innovative, customised solutions to support its client’s business needs and to ensure the smooth transition of the family moving to a new post overseas.

Services include;

• Global move management provided by expert, highly trained local resource
• Relocation policy review and planning
• Global contract management
• Central point of co-ordination to simplify communication
• Leading edge technology including: customised reporting, global operational system and real time consignment tracking
• Web based tools designed to inform both assignee and client at every step of a move
• Local, national and international moving services

For more information contact us on 0800 212155

Since its founding in 1976, Cigna has been a leader in the development of medical insurance and other employee benefits designed for expatriates and business travelers. Cigna is one of the largest health care insurers in the global market, covering more than 300,000 customers. Its clients include a significant portion of the Fortune 100.

Information for potential sponsors

If your organisation would be interested in promoting itself through the wide variety of exhibitions, sponsorship and marketing opportunities available at this event, please visit our sponsorship mini-site here or email or call Sales at or 020 7231 5100.
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Re:locate covers every aspect of domestic and international relocation, from policy, financial and legal issues to short-term assignments, recruitment, immigration and employee support. It combines in-depth editorial, topical articles, news and views, and includes a comprehensive Suppliers’ Directory.



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