Feeling Spent? Burnout within Finance

  • 24 November 2021
  • CPD Event
Event details

This is a joint event with the Chartered Banker Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University and ICAEW North West.

Burnout is a state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged periods of stress. There is a high probability that you or someone you know may have, or are, currently experiencing it.  
With our lifestyles becoming increasingly demanding and fast-paced, reaching a state of utter exhaustion and burnout is a likely reality most of us unfortunately face. 
Statistics show that, 63% of managers within the finance sector have suffered from burnout since the UK was first placed in lockdown. Anxiety about the future, pressures from work, longer working hours from home, lack of sleep and concerns about the pandemic are considerable contributing factors.  
During this joint webcast held by The Chartered Banker Institute, ICAEW North West and Manchester Metropolitan University, our esteemed panel will examine the contributing factors within Financial services, the changes needing to be made to help prevent burnout and coping mechanisms. 
Webcast discussion points:  
- The affect that Covid-19 has had upon employees in the finance sector.  
- Discussion around the culture within the sector, pre-covid, did many individuals experience burn out and if so how do the stats compare?  
- Analysis of the changes within culture and attitudes towards mental health. What does the future within our sector look like? 
- The physical, emotional and behavioral signs of burnout. How to spot them, and understand them.  

This webcast is aimed at all professionals of every level, working within banking, accounting and financial services.


Webcast Resources



Carol McLachlan

Carol McLachlan

Left Brain Plus Ltd | Business Consultant

Carol McLachlan spent twenty years with EY Audit & Assurance in London and the North West. She was elected President of the Liverpool Society of Chartered Accountants 2018/2019 as well as an ICAEW Council member from 2019. Carol is now an ILM 7 Executive Business coach, mentor and consultant at theaccountantscoach.com. She is also a writer, speaker, researcher and programme designer for Left Brain Plus Ltd. Carol has achieved a masters research degree in ‘CPD for accountancy’ and is currently undertaking PhD research on the future of roles within the accountancy profession.


Iwi Ugiagbe-Green

Iwi Ugiagbe-Green

Manchester Metropolitan University | Reader

Iwi has worked in higher education for over 20 years in wide range of professional services and academic roles. She is a Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and completed an Executive MBA in 2010.  She worked as a both a management and financial accountant for nearly a decade and wanted to be a Finance Director, before her heart took her into the brilliant world of accounting education.  She is currently a Reader in Accounting, Banking & Finance department and the department lead on Postgraduate Employability.  Her current research focuses on intersectionality issues impacting on the racialised experiences of students in the academy, with particular focus on student transition from higher education to the graduate labour market and closing degree awarding gaps.
Hamish Hamilton

Hamish Hamilton

Vistage | Group Chair

Hamish qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC, then was headhunted by a client and started his career as a Finance Director. He has spent 28 years operating at board level within high growth entrepreneurial companies. Hamish now has a portfolio career acting as a Non Executive Director, Peer Group Chair, Executive Coach, Speaker on Business Finance and Angel Investor. Having experienced burnout and other mental health challenges Hamish is happy to share his experiences with a view to helping others. 
Anastasia Vinnikova

Anastasia Vinnikova

Bank of England | Wellbeing Lead

Anastasia is Wellbeing Lead at the Bank of England, where she is responsible for the physical, psychological, financial and social wellbeing of over 4000 colleagues. Anastasia is a passionate mental health and wellbeing advocate, a former member of the Commission for Equality in Mental Health, and current Co-Chair of the Thriving from the Start Network – a mental health network for those early on in their careers or about to finish their studies.


Date & Schedule
Wednesday 24 November 2021
2:30 PM - 3:30PM UK GMT

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Attending this event counts towards Chartered Banker Institute members’ annual CPD requirement (1 hour).