Plenary sessions

Over the two day conference and exhibition, we will be hosting five plenary sessions from industry leaders and speakers.


A debate on 'Do you consider payroll professionals to be tax advisers?'

ACE21 website speaker profile pic - simon parsons.jpg Simon Parsons MSc FCIPPdip MBCS
Director UK Compliance Strategies, SD Worx
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ACE21 website speaker profile pics - louise gray.jpg Louise Gray ChMCIPPdip
EY Head of Transitions and Operations, EY Payroll Operate
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Hear Simon Parsons MSc FCIPPdip MBCS, Director UK Compliance Strategies, SD Worx UK Limited and Louise Gray ChMCIPPdip, EY Head of Transitions and Operations, EY Payroll Operate debate whether payroll professionals should be considered to be tax advisers.

The debate will be chaired by Samantha Johnson LLB (Hons) ChMCIPPdip, Policy Lead, CIPP.


A discussion on Raising Standards and Professionalism

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Susan Ball CTA (Fellow) ATT
Deputy President, CIOT
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ACE21 website speaker profile pics for listing - jason davenport.jpg Jason Davenport MCIPP MIoD
Past chair, CIPP
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Susan Ball CTA (Fellow) ATT, Deputy President, CIOT and Jason Davenport MCIPP MIoD, Past Chair, CIPP will discuss raising standards within the payroll industry. What should payroll professionals be considering? What are the priorities and challenges? Susan and Jason will also take questions from attendees. 

Hosted by Vickie Graham DipM ACIPP ACIM, Business Development Director, CIPP


A motivational session with Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards

ACE21 website speaker profile pics for listing - eddie 'the eagle' edwards.jpg Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards
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The CIPP are delighted to welcome Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards to deliver a motivational talk at the Annual Excellence and Exhibition. Eddie is Great Britain's first Olympic Ski Jumper.  He was ranked 55th in the world which qualified him as the only GB applicant for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Despite coming last in both the 70m and 90m ski jumping events, Eddie captured the imagination of the British public.

Eddie is perhaps the best example of a heroic failure, whose perseverance and achievement was gained without any funding. For that, and for many other reasons, Eddie is more a hero than a failure, and a film of his story was released in 2016.