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IoD Northern Powerhouse Brexit Webinar with Deloitte

26 Nov 2020
IoD Online Event, Online

Join Brexit specialists from the IoD and Deloitte at this virtual event to gain a deeper understanding of what you should be doing now to prepare your business for Brexit.

The discussion will include an update on negotiations with the EU and rest of world, as well as itemising all of the actions you should be undertaking to be ready for January 2021.

Speakers will include: Allie Renison, Head of Trade & EU Policy at the IoD and Northern Powerhouse Ambassador, Jonathan Oxley. You will also her from Raoul Ruparel, Adviser to Deloitte and former special adviser to the Prime Minister on Europe; Zoe Hawes, Director, Global Brexit Insights at Deloitte; and James Caldecourt, Adviser to Deloitte and former special adviser at the Department for International Trade.

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Date & time: 26 Nov 2020 12:00 - 13:00
Location: IoD Online Event, Online
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Allie Renison, IoD

Allie Renison is Head of EU & Trade Policy, and leads on devising recommendations and representing the voice of members on EU policy matters both to Westminster and Whitehall and with European institutions. She provides the link between business and Government on increasing international trade and has authored a number of reports on trends in both trade and trade policy, as well as running a number of trade missions for IoD members around the world every year. She also routinely provides advocacy for the IoD on a range of regulatory issues in Brussels.

Allie joined the IoD in April 2014. Prior to this, she was Research Director at Business for Britain, the campaign focused on renegotiating the UK's relationship with the EU. Allie has previously advised a number of parliamentarians in both Houses on EU legislative issues, with particular focus on trade and employment policy areas. She holds a Masters Degree in the political economy of emerging economies in the post-Soviet space. 

Jonathan Oxley, IoD Northern Powerhouse Ambassador

Jonathan is a former Managing Partner and now Chairman at Lupton Fawcett LLP, a regional law firm with offices in Leeds, Sheffield and York,  He is a former Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Chair of the IoD and a Board trustee of Henshaws, a Northern charity supporting people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to go beyond expectations.
Jonathan is a regular columnist and commentator for the IoD in the regional press, particularly around issues relating to regional devolution and the Northern Powerhouse.. As a corporate lawyer his experience includes mergers and acquisitions, share schemes and employee ownership, start-up/scale up of high growth early stage companies and advising businesses in the healthcare secure.

Raoul Ruparel, Deloitte

Raoul works as an Adviser to Deloitte based in the Global Brexit Insights team advising across a range of business lines on topics ranging from Brexit to trade policy, economic policy and the wider political landscape in the UK and EU. He helps businesses understand what the UK’s exit from the EU means for them and how they can best position to mitigate any impact and take advantage of the opportunities. His previous roles include Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Europe and Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU. Raoul holds two masters degrees from the University of Chicago in economics and public policy and an undergraduate degree from the University of Manchester.

Zoe Hawes, Deloitte

Zoe is part of Deloitte’s global Brexit insights team based in the UK. She advises businesses on their Brexit-readiness planning, helping clients to plan mitigating actions and identify opportunities, with a particular focus on tax and supply chain. Zoe is also an Indirect Tax Director where she advises multinational businesses with complex global supply chains, including in the Energy & Resources, Manufacturing and Capital Markets industries, on a range of indirect tax issues.

James Caldecourt, Deloitte

James is an adviser to Deloitte based in the Global Brexit Insights team. He advises the firm and its clients on a spectrum of issues relating to the UK’s international trade agenda and the wider political landscape. He helps businesses understand what the UK’s evolving economic, foreign and trade policy means for them, how they can capitalise on opportunities and mitigate risks.

James was formerly a political adviser to the Conservative Party and worked for then Chancellor George Osborne. More recently he was a director at a Westminster-based political consultancy and a special adviser at the UK’s Department for International Trade.


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