28 January 17:30 GMT

KPMG – Sidetrade CFO Roundtable
and Online Whisky Cocktail Session

Whisky Cocktails Tasting provided by Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery

This event is exclusively for the Finance Leaders who took part in the interviews for the report. Hosted by the report’s authors, it is an informal opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences from the past year and discuss the challenges of 2021.

Following the discussion, a Dewar’s whisky expert will give an entertaining masterclass, taking guests through the history of Scottish whisky and of the Dewar family. We will try 3 whiskies and create 2 whisky highballs. All ingredients will be sent to delegates prior to the event.


Covid Cash Strategies – Conversations with CFOs

During the session we will discuss and share insights from a new report compiled by Sidetrade and KPMG.

The report identifies that three key areas of focus for CFOs were –Digitisation, Transparency and Culture. It highlights the Top 5 actions taken by CFOs to manage cash better during the Covid-19 pandemic, and how to improve visibility of working capital.

We interviewed CFOs across UK sectors to understand:

  • How they managed through the first lockdown, and
  • How management of working capital and cash flow forecasting helped them navigate these challenging times

Host: David Turner, Chief Marketing Officer at Sidetrade


  1. 17h30: Welcome and Introductions
  2. 17h45: Covid Cash Strategies – Review of the Report and Open Discussion
  3. 18h30: Whisky Tasting with Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery
  4. 19h30: Wrap up

Guest Speakers

Nathan McCarthy, KPMG

Nathan is a Director within KPMG’s Cash and Working Capital Team. He specialises in delivering multi-jurisdictional and complex liquidity transformation programmes across a range of sectors and geographies.

Nathan also leads KPMG’s Cash and Working Capital offering within the Chemicals sector globally.

Paolo Synesiou, KPMG

Associate Director in KPMG’s Special Situations Group with a focus on cash & working capital optimisation, turnarounds and transformations. Further experience in financial due diligence, including the £1.3bn acquisition of Fenner PLC by Michelin. Trained as a Forensic Accountant.


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