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Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor Vincent Cable to speak at CCR-interactive conference

By CreditMan Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Momentum has continued to build behind the major new event for the credit industry with senior professionals from both the consumer and commercial credit sides of the industry lining up to speak and attend. CCR-interactive will be held in the Victoria Park Plaza in central London on 2 October 2007. The event, sponsored by TietoEnator, has attracted a knowledgeable line-up of speakers which includes Liberal Democrat shadow chancellor Vincent Cable MP, Mike Lazenby, chief executive of the Kent Reliance Building Society and Peter Sylvester, chief executive of Harley Davidson Financial Services.

More information about the day is available at

Stephen Kiely, editor of CCR Magazine and organiser of the conference said:
“We have been delighted by the level of support for CCR-interactive, from the credit industry as a whole and to have such a well-respected name as TietoEnator involved is a major statement. We hope that CCR-interactive will bring a new and innovative approach to events in the credit industry.

“We have also been delighted by the take up of delegates, which has been well in advance of our expectations. People have seen the quality of the speakers that will be presenting and are deciding that they will genuinely provide them with the knowledge that will improve their efficiency at work and advance their careers. They know they will get some very worthwhile learning out of the day.”

Key areas of discussion at CCR-interactive


The UK is widely reported to be drowning under a wave of debt which is leading to a range of social problems. The speakers and delegates at CCR-interactive are amongst the key decision makers who will decide how this problem is faced and how the industry can deal responsibly with overindebted borrowers.

Individual voluntary arrangements (IVAs)

Closely linked to this has been the explosion in the numbers of IVAs across the UK. Senior managers in the UK’s biggest lenders will discuss how to deal with this problem and the prospects for future self-regulation in the market.

B2B late payments

The number one reason why companies fail is not lack of sales, but poor cashflow caused by late payment. Years after the introduction of the Late Payment Act, many companies still struggle to get paid and large companies still exploit smaller businesses.

Selected speakers

Charlotte Hogg, managing director, consumer banking group international, Morgan Stanley
Mrs Hogg joined Morgan Stanley in July 2001 as managing director of the strategic planning group. Before joining Morgan Stanley, she was a principal at McKinsey & Company and a joint leader of their North American Wholesale Banking Practice.
Ahead of joining McKinsey, she worked at the Bank of England, focusing on US banking institutions and international derivatives markets.

Nick Tiltman, director of credit services, Tech Data

Mr Tiltman has over 20 years of credit services and business experience in various industries including publishing, electronics manufacturing and distribution. He attended the Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management in the United States in 2000/2001 and was awarded the executive award with highest distinction and the designation of certified credit executive. He is a fellow of the Institute of Credit Management and serves on the board of directors for the Association of Credit Professionals and FCIB.

Master Robert Turner, senior master of the Supreme Court Queen’s Bench Division, Queen’s remembrancer and president of the Institute of Credit Management.

Master Turner’s work as senior master includes being the regulatory authority for all High Court enforcement, as well as taking responsibility for election disputes and being the central authority under the Hague Convention and the European Community regulations for all foreign process.

He is a noted figure in the legal profession who was responsible for implementing reforms and new civil procedures rules, which form the procedural basis of civil legal practice in England and Wales.

Adam Goldhagen, credit & risk director, Fiat Auto Financial Services

Mr Goldhagen is one of only two English main board directors at Fiat Auto Financial Services, having been with the company for over ten years. In 2005 he finished a Masters at Leeds University business school, to add to an Institute of Credit Management qualification and a finance and leasing diploma. This year he started a risk management degree at Sheffield University.

He has clear vision that credit must play its part in the wider business and that it is the success of the wider business that is crucial, not only the individual measures of credit management achievement.