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Annual Conference - Windsor

You're invited to join us at the 2020 R3 Annual Conference for three days of unrivalled and cutting edge technical content, thought leadership and networking.


With over 200 delegates, the R3 Annual Conference is the number one forum for debate and networking in the insolvency, restructuring and turnaround profession with everything from expert speakers, hot topics in the profession and multiple networking opportunities - this event is not to be missed.


The luxurious Beaumont Estate in Windsor will play host to the 2020 Annual Conference. With over 400 modern and luxury suites, a state-of-the-art conference village and a stunning 44 acres of grounds complete with natural ponds and specially commisioned sculptures create a relaxing space for guests to explore, all set close to the River Thames. The hotel is just 3 miles from Windsor, minutes from J13 of the M25 and 15 minutes from Heathrow; Egham station is also 3 miles away with fast connections to London Waterloo and Reading.

Proud to support Aspire:

We’re proud to support Aspire at the R3 Annual Conference, a charity that provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury, supporting them from injury to independence.

If you’d like to support them, join the 20th Anniversary Aspire Sports Quiz Dinner at Lords on 30th April (view their website for more info), otherwise we’ll also have opportunities for donations at the Annual Conference!.


CPD: 10 hours

07:30-08:30 Power Jog with the VP
09:30-09:40 President’s Opening
Colin Haig, R3 President

Counselling a Board in Tricky Situations
Giles Boothman, Partner, Global Practice Head Restructuring & Special Situations, Ashursts
Michael O’Donnell, Partner, Ebbtide Partners

10:20-10:30 Exhibitor Sponsors: 60 Seconds
11:20 - 11:50  R3: What We Are Doing For You And Why?
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-11:55 Breakout Session 1 (Choose A, B or C)

A: Sector Focus - Education
Matthew Tait, Partner, BDO LLP
Matthew Atkinson, Director, Department of Education
B: Sector Focus - Automotive
Mark Orton, Partner, KPMG
Lee Swinerd, Director, KPMG
C: Sector Focus - Social Care
Peter Holton, Head of Market Oversight, CQC
12:00-12:40 Breakout Session 2 (Choose A, B or C)

A: Mental Health and Vunerablity - What Does It Mean To You?
Facilitator: Christina Fitzgerald, Partner, Moon Beever
Frances Coulson, Managing Partner, Moon Beever
Mark Sands, Partner, Quantuma
Lorna Feeney, Mental Health Senior Risk Manager, Marsh

B: Insolvency and Cyber Security
Jim Wheeler, 
CEO, ReSolve Cyber

C: Pensions Issues for Stressed & Distressed Employers
Malcolm WeirDirector of Restructuring & Insolvency, Pension Protection Fund

12:40-13:40 Networking Lunch

Vice Presidents Open
Christina Fitzgerald, R3 Vice President


A Word from the Official Receiver
Dean Beale, Chief Executive, The Insolvency Service (newly appointed)


Sponsor: Marsh


Policy, Politics and R3
Nick Cosgrove, Head of External Relations, R3


Finding the Balance of Diversity, Inclusion and Well-Being in the Workplace – Achieving Effective Leadership and Cultural Change
Julie Hertzberg, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal and INSOL International President
Liz Bingham OBE, Mediator, Q-Chambers


Coffee Break


Talking Heads – R3 Voices for the Next 30 Years
Facilitator: Tim Cooper, Restructuring Partner, Addleshaw Goddard LLP
Kirsty Low, Manager, RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP
Kirsten Fleming, Associate Solicitor, Addleshaw Goddard LLP
Jamie McIlvride, Restructuring and Debt Advisory Administrator, French Duncan LLP


Litigation Funding War Stories
Steven Cooklin, Chief Executive, Manolete Partners Plc


Morality of Pre-Packs?
Tony Groom, Executive, K2 Business Partners
Stephen Hunt, Partner, Griffins


Aspire – Supporting People With Spinal Injuries
Brian Carlin, Chief Executive, Aspire & Honorary Associate Professor, UCL


Wrap-Up Day 1 of Conference


Drinks Reception

19:30 - Midnight

Gala Dinner

07:30-08:30 Power Jog with the VP
10:00-10:05 Deputy Vice President’s Opening

Reach for the Skies
Mandy Hickson, Motivational Speaker, Former Fast Jet Pilot

10:45-10:55 Sponsor: IRS

Insights from the Judiciary
Facilitator: Mark Shaw, Head of Business Restructuring, BDO LLP
Mr Justice Snowden

11:40-12:00 Coffee Break

Restructuring from the UKGI Perspective
Hannah Gray, Head of Special Situations, UK Government Investments


The ABL Landscape
Facilitator: Cathryn Williams, Partner, Crowell & Moring
Mike Deacon, Chair, NACFB
Paul Beveridge, Managing Director, PNC


R3 App Champions


Conference Close

Join us on a River Cruise

CAPAWe have the impressive ‘Queen of the Thames’; the largest boat on the Upper Thames for the evening of Wednesday 13th May and as an exclusive early bird offer, the first 150* to book a ticket for the R3 Annual Conference are invited to join us!

On the Wednesday evening, after a Drinks Reception at De Vere Beaumont Estate, the Queen of the Thames will be setting off at approx. 18:45. Upon boarding, you’ll be served a welcome drink then we’ll have drinks available while you take in the beautiful sights along the Thames as we cruise along at a leisurely pace to the sounds of a jazz band. The 90-minute trip gives you ample time to network with colleagues and friends, as well as meet others within the profession.

The boat trip will finish at approx. 20:30 in central Windsor and the rest of the evening is yours to enjoy and we’ll provide a list of restaurants that we personally recommend for an evening meal which will also offer discounts for R3 delegates.

The river cruise comes at no extra cost, however it is limited to just 150 spaces* and can only be booked in conjunction with a conference ticket, so ensure you take advantage of this exclusive early bird offer so you don’t miss out on this networking highlight!

*There are only 150 spaces on the river cruise and this is offered as a first-in, first-served basis and can only be booked in conjunction with a Annual Conference or a Social Event only ticket. Once spaces are gone, there will be no more available, however you will be able to enjoy an buffet dinner at De Vere Beaumont Estate, courtesy of R3 (drinks not included). 

Event Sponsors

CAPA Hilco Global PNC Business Credit
CAPA Hilco Global PNC Business Credit
Main Sponsor Drinks and Dinner Sponsor Keynote Speaker Sponsor
LSS Group Virtual Cabinet Courts
LSS Group Virtual Cabinet Courts Advertising
Exhibitor Exhibitor Exhibitor
Apex Litigation Finance

Apex Litigation Finance


Key Sponsorship Partners

IRS Manolete Partners Plc Marsh
IRS Manolete Partners Plc Marsh
Key Sponsorship Partner Key Sponsorship Partner Key Sponsorship Partner
Membership Category Price Excluding VAT
Fellow £1,180
Member £1,230
Associate £1,310
New Professional £500
Non-Member £1,500

Additionals Price Excluding VAT
Accommodation £350 (2 Nights)

Note that the below tickets cannot be purchased online and can only be purchased by emailing

Non-Professional Accompanying Person* £190
Networking Professional* £550

^This enables you to bring your partner or colleague to the social events only and can only be purchased in conjunction with a full conference ticket (includes boat trip, drinks reception, gala dinner)
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When and Where

13 May 2020

Beaumont Estate Burfield Rd, Old Windsor, Windsor SL4 2JJ

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For more information please contact
Teresa Popoola
Teresa Popoola
020 7566 4234
Veronica ZaghloulVeronica Zaghloul
Events Manager
020 7566 4210
Nicole MussonNicole Musson
Events Marketing Executive
020 7566 4209
Natasha DullawayNatasha Dullaway
Events Organiser
Omi AdjekukorOmi Adjekukor
Events Organiser
Teresa PopoolaTeresa Popoola
Events Organiser

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