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ICAEW Virtually Live speaker

Rachel Underhill

Senior Business Strategy Manager, ICAEW

Rachel will be chairing a number of sessions across Virtually Live 2020, including Nick Elston's Keynote on good mental health.

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Rachel is part of ICAEW's Business and Industrial Strategy team. Her raison d’etre at ICAEW is members working in business; helping them to engage, connect and influence with ICAEW, policymakers and stakeholders.

Prior to joining the Business and Industrial Strategy team, she was the Global Stakeholder Engagement Manager at ICAEW with responsibility for stakeholders, such as the United Nations, TheCityUK and UK-ASEAN Business Council. Before that, she spent four years in a derivatives trading provider with particular focus on FX and UK equities analysis.

When not at work, you will find Rachel spending most of her time (and disposable income) on her horse, competing in showjumping and eventing around the country. 


Title  From restructure to rebound: SME recovery through the pandemic 
Date  19 August
Time On demand

With everyone’s focus very much on the recovery, how best can SME’s align themselves to recover, and what key crunch points should they look out for in the next 12 months? Hear from Jon Scopes, an independent consultant and is currently Deputy President of ICAEW Manchester, on how SMEs must prepare themselves for emerging into the new world, and how to ensure the effective execution of plans formulated during this preparation.

Title Keynote: Good mental health
Date 20 August
Time 15:15-16:00

"Lived experience is the vehicle that takes people and businesses from the problem to the solution when it comes to mental health. But it’s not the solution."

In this session, Nick Elston will showcase how to look out for signs in ourselves and other people that additional support for mental health is needed. He will then highlight how we can help ourselves and our teams.

The biggest challenges are yet to come with regard to mental health. As Nick says: "Who looks after the people that look after people?’. This session will help delegates harness the power of choice and resilience to boost us and those around us, while also explaining where our responsibilities end.

Title The Brexit checklist: Practical considerations for business 
Date 19 August
Time On demand
Rachel Underhill is Senior Business Strategy Manager, ICAEW and a speaker at Virtually Live 2020

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