ProGlobal 2016: International HR & Global Mobility – Presentations


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ProGlobal 2016 is Symposium’s global mobility forum covering practical aspects of assignment management as well as examining the future direction of global mobility, changing assignment types and how the global mobility role and scope is changing. This event has been specially designed to assist in-house HR professionals responsible for the management and administration of expatriates and international employees.

Through a series of presentations and networking sessions, the conference will provide the latest strategic thinking and real-life examples to develop your knowledge and take back to your office. You will also hear the latest case studies from organisations that have had real results and get the opportunity to discuss your key concerns with peers during our knowledge share networking session.


09:00 Coffee and registration
09:30 Chair’s opening remarksLisa Johnson, Global Practice Leader, Consulting Services, Crown World Mobility
09:45 Policy review: Aligning assignments for a truly global policy

  • When and how to review your policy
  • Creating a policy fit for your future organisation
  • Understanding your organisations culture

Eluned Wallace, Senior Manager, Global Mobility EMEA, Walt Disney Company

10:10 Recognising risk with frequent business travellers vs short term assignees

  • Why should companies be concerned about immigration
  • The difficulties in managing a large business traveller population
  • The perceived ‘soft touch’ countries
  • Minimising the risks through innovative technology
  • Remaining compliant with complex immigration systems

Asma Bashir, Managing Director, Newland Chase

10:35 Questions and discussion with speakers
10:45 Knowledge share networking sessionFacilitated networking session to discuss your challenges with your peers
11:20 Refreshments and networking
11:40 Improving overall efficiency: measuring costs and assessing value of a mobility programme

  • Use of technology to capture costs
  • Practice and challenges around measurement of costs and value
  • What could be improved / done better?

Ema Boccagni, Software Solutions Consultant, ECA International

12:05 Introducing talent management and inclusion & diversity into the international organisationHow to introduce both talent management and I&D into a young international organisation? The project is ongoing and the presentation will look at the various aspects taken into consideration. Can a global “company” line be followed, or do we have to consider each country/entity individually?
The presentation aims to show the process Amey is going through to find the best approach for the parent and the international entities. What questions are being answered and how do we know if the answers are what we want?

Anett Wilkie, HR Business Partner, Amey

12:35 Questions and discussion with speakers
12:45 Panel discussion: Global Mobility Vendor Selection – Three sides of the same coin
Identifying and selecting the ideal Global Mobility partner for your business involves multiple people in the decision-making process. K2 invites you to join a session where we hear from the Global Mobility leader, Procurement Leader and a primary internal stakeholder what drivers, influences and customers do they need to consider when it comes to selecting their primary mobility partners. K2 will be hosting the session with:Mark Derksen, Associate Director Head of International Mobility, Arup
Catherine Birchall, Business Advisor, PwC
Jeff Young, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, White & Case LLP
Julie Harrington, International HR Executive: Global Mobility and Expatriate Administration, K2 Corporate Mobility Advisory Services
13:15 Lunch and networking
14:15 Segmentation of policy and how to apply this to talent

  • Aligning with company’s talent management program
  • Where should mobility sit, separately or with talent?
  • Building internal relationships with business partners

Helen Walton, Director Global Mobility, AstraZeneca 

 14:15 The impact of industry trends on international retirement savings

  • Based on our experience of setting up International Pension Plans, we look how demographic and mobility trends are influencing plan design across key industry sectors, and how employers are responding.

Peter Taylor, International Corporate Distribution Manager,Zurich Corporate Savings  International

14:40 Considerations when setting up in challenging locations

  • Managing dangerous locations and risk
  • Where to start when setting up in a new location
  • Helping assignees settle in
  • Understanding culture and customs

Lucy Cowell, International Moblity Policy Manager, BP

 14:40 Immigration update; changes across Europe

  • What is the impact of global mobility
  • Examining immigration related issues
  • Potential consequences for work mobility in the awe of Brexit

Jurga McCluskey, Partner, Head of Immigration, Deloitte LLP

15:05 Questions and discussion with speakers 15:05 Questions and discussion with speakers
15:15 Refreshments and networking
15:35 Mobility and the taxman

  • Hint and tips
  • Challenging your tax provider
  • Understanding residential and double tax agreements
  • Cross border working and the impact in overseas countries

Stephen Mayled, Global Mobility, Tax Manager, Arup Group

16:00 Graduate Mobility

  • The different graduate programmes available
  • Expectations – employees and employer
  • Experience
  • Retention and return on investment

Sharon Galatis, Regional Head of Global Mobility EMEA, HSBC

16:25 Questions and discussion with speakers
16:35 Chairs closing remarks and end of conference

Expert speakers at this event:

Eluned Wallace Profile Pic 150x150 Eluned Wallace, Senior Manager, Global Mobility EMEA, Walt Disney Company

Eluned Wallace is the Senior Manager for Global Mobility, EMEA, for The Walt Disney Company.  Eluned is responsible for assignees, international transfers, commuters and business travellers across EMEA.  Eluned has 18 years HR experience gained in various sectors including Construction, IT, Financial Services, Oil & Gas and Entertainment.  Prior to joining Disney, Eluned was most recently Global Mobility Senior Manager at KPMG UK, and Regional Manager, Europe and Russia Caspian, for Global Mobility at Baker Hughes.

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Ema Boccagni 150x150 Ema Boccagni, Software Solutions Consultant, ECA International

Ema joined ECA International in 2008. She collaborates closely with ECA’s global Client Services, Software and Marketing teams to focus on the sales of software, and is responsible for collating client feedback and requirements and channelling these into the appropriate teams to support product development. Prior to this role Ema worked in ECA’s Client Services team for over six years and remains responsible for ECA’s clients based in Italy.

Ema has worked extensively with many major multinational companies advising them on current practices in international HR and assisting clients with the management of assignments abroad, including data briefing and salary calculation work. She regularly presents at ECA training courses and webinars as well as speaking at ECA events and meetings in the UK and abroad. Ema graduated from Turin University, Italy, and apart from her native Italian is fluent in English and German.

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Steve Mayled 150 x150 Stephen Mayled, Global Mobility, Tax Manager, Arup Group

Steve is currently the Arup International Mobility Tax Manager and is responsible for themanagement of income tax and social security liabilities of over 500 international assignees. He has recently spent 6 months working as the Joint Head of International Mobility involved in the wider aspects of international assignments.

Steve has previously worked for the Contributions Agency, HMRC, a Big4 accounting firm and, prior to joining Arup, running his own expatriate tax consultancy for 9 years. In all he has 24 years of international tax & social security experience from designing policies and processes, development of cost estimate tools, compensation planning, international payroll consulting, through to personal income tax reporting and managing exposure to revenue audits.

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Peter Taylor Peter Taylor, International Corporate Distribution Manager, Zurich Corporate Savings International

Peter Taylor, International Corporate Distribution Manager for Zurich Corporate Savings International, is based in the Isle of Man, Great Britain, and has 23 years of experience ininternational employee benefits. For the last 16 years, Peter has worked with distributors and employers from Latin America, USA, Canada, and Europe, primarily in the area of pensions and savings. Prior to this, Peter worked as a relationship manager with international employers in Asia for 5 years, where he was responsible for our portfolio of corporate savings and risk business in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Peter is a graduate of Lancaster University and Brunel University and is a member of theChartered Insurance Institute.

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Helen Walton 150x150 AstraZeneca Helen Walton, Director Global Mobility, AstraZeneca

Helen is Director of Global Mobility at AstraZeneca Plc, a major pharmaceutical company. For the past 13 years she has led a team responsible for the design, development and delivery of high quality policy solutions and specialised programmes to support international assignments globally. In January 2011 her role was expanded to include one-time relocation globally and she is currently leading the relocation services for the strategic relocation of the UK scientific organisation and Global HQ to Cambridge.

In 2010 Helen won the EMMA Global Mobility Professional award from the Forum for Expatriate Management and in 2014 the Outstanding Contribution to Global Mobility award.

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Lucy Cowell Lucy Cowell, International Moblity Policy Manager, BP

Lucy is the International Mobility Policy Manager at BP, and is responsible for all aspects of global policy management, review and governance, along with the management of the underlying policy data. She has been with BP for almost 10 years in various International Mobility roles ranging fromoperational to client service focused. Lucy has an HR and expatriate tax background gained from her time working at RBS and Ernst & Young where she also completed her CIPD and ATTqualifications.


Sharon Galatis, Regional Head of Global Mobility EMEA, HSBC

Sharon has over 14 years experience in Global Mobility and is the EMEA Regional GM Lead for HSBC. Also responsible for the UK domestic programme, Sharon leads a high performing regional relationship management team across the UK, France & the UAE, whose strategic objective is to deliver high quality consulting to our key stakeholders and to our customers – international and domestic – in the EMEA region. Managing talent in mobility and return on investment as well as leading and implementing change across the region are high on the agenda in the current economic climate. Prior to HSBC, Sharon worked in the Cruise Line industry for 9 years and has travelled extensively throughout the globe.

Anett Wilkie 150x150 Amey Anett Wilkie, HR Business Partner, Amey

Anett joined Amey’s International Management team in November 2013. She owns all theInternational HR policies and supports growth in new markets as well as continuous improvement and innovation in the international HR area. She holds an MA in International Human Resource Management from the University of West England.

Prior to Amey, Anett worked for Cartus as a Global Account Manager for seven years where she was involved managing client relationships on a tactical and strategic basis, taking responsibility for the ownership, development and implementation of client accounts. Anett has over 10 years’ experience in HR working in Norway for Accenture (Anderson Consulting), Halliburton and Schlumberger.


Lisa Johnson 150x150 Crown World Mobility Lisa Johnson, Global Practice Leader, Crown World Mobility’s Consulting Services.

Lisa is responsible for supporting Crown’s clients and account teams with Global Mobility program and policy design and enhancements. Before joining Crown in 2012, she worked extensively in linking mobility to talent management and assignment related ROI strategies, conducting industry-specific research and leading client-driven consulting engagements. Her most recent research project focused on linking Mobility to Diversity & Inclusion strategies. In recent years she has also studied the impact of the millennial generation on the mobility industry and assignments into challenging locations. Additionally, she brings a background in global leadership development, intercultural training and change management initiatives.

Lisa is a regular speaker at industry conferences in Asia, EMEA, Latin America and North America. Born in Japan, and having lived and worked in Central America and Spain, Lisa currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Julie-Harrington-150x150p Julie Harrington, International HR Executive: Global Mobility and Expatriate Administration, K2 Corporate Mobility Advisory Services

Julie Harrington started her career in global mobility management in 1999. Julie worked predominantly in the financial services industry, managing programmes and advising regardingexpatriate workforces for Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, EY and JP Morgan. Today she works at K2 Corporate Mobility advising businesses on the strategic development of their Global Mobility programmes.


Mark-Derksen-150x-150 Mark Derksen, Associate Director Head of International Mobility, Arup

Mark Derksen started his career as a Tax advisor with PWC for International clients, was an in house Global Mobility Manager for Deloitte in the Netherlands and worked 3 years as Global Mobility Lead for Unilever in South Africa before joining Arup in London as Head of International Mobility in November 2015. Mark has overall responsibility for the assignment programmes for some 500 employees in more than 50 countries worldwide.

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Jurga McCluskey Jurga McCluskey, Partner, Head of Immigration, Deloitte LLP

Jurga is a Partner at Deloitte LLP and heads up Deloitte’s UK immigration business. She has over 14 years’ experience as an immigration specialist, and before joining Deloitte was a partner at another‘Big Four’ organisation. Deloitte’s global immigration team includes 1100 global professionals with 50+ dedicated professionals in the UK alone. The business covers over 131 countries and is growing at a rapid pace.

Fluent in several languages, Jurga leads large global teams providing strategic corporate advice to multinational companies. When it comes to immigration, Jurga has experience at all levels and offers her clients guidance on how to combine immigration compliance with their business needs in the most efficient way. She advises global organisations across multiple industry sectors, including engineering, oil and gas, financial services and others.

Jurga has been listed as “Outstanding in Field” by Spear’s magazine and awarded the Power Woman 2015 – Woman of the Year Editor’s choice award by Citywealth. She regularly presents at international conferences to a variety of audiences, and often provides comments in the media on UK immigration and private client topics.

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Catherine Birchall, Manager – IME, PwC

Catherine has recently joined the International Mobility Effectiveness Team at PwC based in London. She works with companies to understand, measure and maximise the value they are getting from their mobility programme – from developing new policies to a wider review of their programme.
Catherine has 10 years experience within HR and Global Mobility, having previously worked for British American Tobacco as a HR Generalist and a Global Mobility Manager. Her experience includes implementing a global mobility technology platform, implementing global relocation vendors,policy development and end to end mobility operational processes flow mapping.


Jeffrey Young, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, White & Case LLP

Jeffrey Young a member of the White and Case Strategic Sourcing and Procurement team.  Based in London, he helps drive key sourcing initiatives for the Firm.  He has spent 10 years in professional services consulting in IT, Finance and Operations and Strategic Sourcing.  More recently, he has spent the last 5 years in-house as a Strategic Sourcing and Procurement specialist for Linklaters and now White and Case.  He is a level 5 qualified CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) member and is half way to becoming level 6 MCIPS.  He holds a business degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).  The one aspect of his role he enjoys is the variability of the projects and the people he works with.  He likes a challenge and gets bored easily.  Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and getting closer to figuring out what his purpose in life is.

Asma Bashir, Managing Director, Newland Chase

Asma is an expert in the field of global immigration with specialist technical knowledge of most regions including the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Africa. She started her career with one of the world’s largest law firms, advising multinational companies on immigration policies and procedures. Asma is highly recognised for her innovative thinking and collaborative approach to finding unique and strategic solutions to help clients achieve their business objectives. During the course of her career, she has developed strong relationships with governments and immigration departments around the world, regularly meeting with policy teams to represent the interests of businesses. Asma is also the founder of the multi-award winning firm, Newland Chase in 2004 and since the acquisition by CIBT in 2014, she is now the Managing Director for the Global Immigration business.


ECA International ECA International is the market leading provider of knowledge, information and technology that enables businesses to manage their international reward programmes. Partnering with thousands of clients on every continent, we provide a fully integrated suite of quality data, specialist software, consultancy and training. Our unparalleled insights guide clients as they mobilise their most valuable resource: people. We make the complex world of international mobility simple, providing clients with the expertise and support they need to make the right decisions – every time. ECA International: Mobility solutions for a world that’s constantly moving.
K2-logo2 When it matters, international companies choose K2. HR and in-house global mobility professionals trust K2 when they need their employee assignments to go perfectly. We provide a single and accountable point of contact for all your employee transfer requirements – for VIP, short-term, long-term and permanent assignments. Our comprehensive services include Advisory, Assignment Management, Immigration, Relocation, Move Management and Expense Management. When it matters, choose K2. Don’t take our word for it. Just ask our customers.

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Zurich International Life Zurich International Life International employee benefit solutions Zurich International Life is part of the Zurich Insurance, 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 30 years. Our standard or individually tailored financial solutions are both flexible and portable and ideally suited to support a globally mobile workforce.
SIRVA SIRVA is a leading partner for corporations to outsource their mobility needs, relocating and moving their executives and staff globally. SIRVA offers an extensive portfolio of mobility services across approximately 170 countries providing an end-to-end solution to deliver an enhanced mobility experience and program control and security for customers. SIRVA has a portfolio of well-known and recognizable brands including Allied, northAmerican, SMARTBOX, and Allied Pickfords. For more information please
Relocation Support Service At Relocation Support Services we have been providing bespoke, tailored solutions to our clients and their assignees for almost twenty years – setting the standard in quality, flexibility and efficiency. The success achieved throughout this time, culminating in achieving the EuRA Quality Seal earlier this year, has been built on the shared values the company adheres to – integrity, honesty, collaboration, innovation and dedication. Based in Maidenhead, Berkshire RSS assist over 700 relocating assignees and their families per year. Through a carefully selected network of service providers, we successfully manage international relocations to and from any location in the world.
Skyline Worldwide Skyline Worldwide is recognised as one of the leading providers of serviced apartments in the EMEA and LATAM regions, offering over 105,000 apartments across 76 countries. Each Skyline Worldwide team member is experienced, friendly, approachable and confident in their ability to guide their clients every time towards the best serviced apartment for their unique requirements.
Crown Logo Crown World Mobility helps corporations manage global talent and talented individuals perform on the global stage. We work with all stakeholders to find the right solution, implementing a global mobility program that is successful for everyone. Services include research and consulting, assignment management, immigration services, compensation administration and employee and family support. Crown World Mobility – How the world works better –
Santa_Fe-logo-300px Santa Fe Relocation Services provides the full range of relocation services to support businesses with international interests from diverse industry sectors. Santa Fe is conveniently located across six continents and offers holistic relocation solutions to support businesses and relocating employees. Last year, we handled 120,000 relocations globally. Our core services are Immigration, Moving, Relocation, Real Estate and Records Management. We make it easy.
BTR-logo-1---TO-USE BTR International: We are an independent, UK based global mobility services company providing relocation and move management support to worldwide organisations, their assignees, families and partners relocating across the globe. In addition to holding ISO9001, ISO14001 and FIDI FAIMplus accreditations, we are proud to be members of many internationally respected industry associations including EuRA, Worldwide ERC, IAM and BAR Overseas. We are committed to delivering the highest standards of service to provide mobility solutions tailored to the specific requirements of each of our clients. BTR International: “Together, we’ll go further”.