Keynote Speaker
Susan Allan

Group Finance Director, FCCA, Willerby

Susan is Group Finance Director for Willerby, market leader in the manufacture of caravans and lodges in the UK.  In 2017 she refinanced the business and took the company to market, selling to Private Equity firm Equistone Partners.  She is a Pension Trustee for the Willerby Retirement Benefit scheme and a member of ACCA’s Audit committee.  Previously she was Head of Finance for DFS plc, the manufacturer and retailer of furniture across the UK and mainland Europe.  She was a member of the team who floated the company on the UK stock exchange in 2015. Also notable in her 30 year finance career are the senior commercial finance roles held within Bathroom manufacturer Ideal Standard International. Whilst there, Susan had responsibility for markets across Europe, Africa and South America, latterly having a strategic finance role within their global head office in Brussels.

Susan qualified as an accountant with ACCA in 1999 and was their International assembly representative for England before being elected onto ACCA’s global Council body in 2015.

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