Jan 252013

Meet Christopher Lyons, co-author of the best-selling book on Portfolio Careers at the Portfolio Careers Day on Saturday 16 February 2013 at UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Bristol


Chris has extensive experience in strategic planning, corporate governance, international banking and finance. His diverse career spans 35 years firstly with Abbey National, where he held senior positions of increasing responsibility in Audit, Finance and Operations. He was appointed to develop and spearhead Abbey Nationals’ innovation unit and Group wide strategy for Electronic Commerce and International Banking creating and launching Cahoot the on-line Internet Bank. Chris then joined the executive board of Minster Trust Ltd, a fully regulated banking institution as Head of Commercial Relationships he spearheaded the development and launch of an affinity based Internet banking proposition

Since retiring from full time employment, Chris has developed over the last 10 years a portfolio career based upon his corporate governance, planning and programme management expertise and network of international business and finance connections. He has been a strategic advisor to the Baltic International Bank based in Latvia, and the Russian based Otkritie Financial Corporation acting as its non-executive Chair of their London operation for four years. He is also an Associate with Beer Mergers Ltd., where he advises a diverse range of organisations, on strategic finance matters and in particular corporate transactions, start-up operations and new ventures.

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In addition to establishing a range of new business opportunities Chris is an experienced strategist, project and company director, and has held a number of non-executive director positions including Maritime and Underwater Security Consultants, Deputy Chair Network Housing Group and Chair of London Strategic Housing.

Chris is an Alumni of London Business School where he studied Corporate Finance, he holds a Masters degree in Strategic Financial Management, is a visiting fellow of Kingston Business School. In addition he is on the MBA advisory Board of Durham Business School and a member of the Council at Hull University. A published author his most recent publication is “Building a Portfolio Career” which is the definitive “how to” book on portfolio working.

In 2012, over 100 delegates had the opportunity to learn from a number of expert speakers at this one day event which also included exhibitors and networking opportunities. Now we are running the event again, with even more speakers and exhibitors.

Confirmed topics and speakers:

  • Building a Portfolio Career - Christopher Lyons
  • Women in the Boardroom - Rowena Ironside
  • Knowing me, Knowing you - Malcolm Lewis
  • The Future is Now - Judith Levy
  • How to become a NED - David Doughty
  • Interim Success - Luke Boxall
  • PortfolioExec - Nigel Harrap
  • Portfolio Careers for Women - Joni Farthing

The fee for this one-day workshop, exhibition and networking event is £59.00 (+ VAT) for non-members. Executive Transitions Tier1 members can book for £29.00 (+ VAT).

To book on-line complete the registration form. To join Executive Transitions see our membership page or call 01173 827 820 or e-mail subscriptions@executive-transitions.net

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