Supporting young professionals entering the industry

  • 20 June 2024
  • Webinar
Event Details

Join us for an engaging event in partnership with The Manchester Metropolitan University and ICAEW, 'Supporting young professionals entering the industry' on Thursday 20th June, 13:00 BST.

In this webcast we invite our panel to explore the journeys and challenges of young professionals entering pivotal roles within the finance sector. This event provides a valuable platform for insightful discussions & shared experiences among emerging talents and leaders in the industry. Whether seeking insights into industry trends or guidance for your career journey, this webcast promises to be an enlightening event for those embarking on finance careers.

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Emma Holt

Emma Holt

Manchester Metropolitan University | Senior Lecturer | Accounting | Finance and Banking


Emma Holt is a Senior Lecturer in Finance and Economics at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Solicitor (non- practising).

After qualifying, Emma practised Law for almost 25 years including 10 years in senior management and leadership roles within the legal services sector.  Emma joined Manchester Metropolitan University in 2019. 

Emma is Programme Leader for Global Online MBA and Global Online MSc in Finance and Strategy. 

Emma co-leads Continuing Professional Development at Level 5 across the degrees of BSc Accounting and Finance and Banking and Finance, a unit focused on employability. Emma is Postgraduate Employability Lead (Finance and Economics).  Emma also leads the Business Law units for the degrees of BSc Accounting and Finance and Banking and Finance.


Amy Paterson

Amy Paterson

Alba Co Ltd | Senior Risk Manager


Amy is an experienced risk professional, having enjoyed a number of second line Risk and Governance roles across Retail, Corporate and Wealth Management businesses, in Financial Services.

As the Senior Risk Manager at Alba Co Ltd (Vying to be Scotland's first new bank in over 250 years), Amy is building out the Bank's Enterprise Risk capabilities and developing their approach to Climate Risk and ESG. Prior to this, Amy was a Vice President at Barclays, managing the second line risk function through the acquisition of Kensington Mortgage Company.

Amy is passionate about her own development and that of others. Whilst pursuing an honours degree at the London Institute of Banking and Finance, she is also empowering the next generation of emerging leaders as the Chair of Scottish Financial Enterprise Young Professionals. Connecting 1000 professionals across the industry, Amy unites the leaders of tomorrow with those of today; to arm them with the confidence, knowledge and skills for effective career progression.

Amy has been recognised for her work in this space, having received the Diversity Equity & Inclusion Role Model of the Year award by Barclays Scotland and having been shortlisted in the Future Leaders category at the Women in Banking & Finance Awards 2023.

Kirsten Glasby Hemmings

ICAEW | Regional Business Development Manager

Anna Hardy-Watmough

Anna Hardy-Watmough

Manchester Metropolitan University | Principal Lecturer in Accounting and Finance


Anna is a Principal Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Manchester Metropolitan University.

She began her career at Deloitte, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant, and moved into education in 2007, firstly at Kaplan, before joining Manchester Metropolitan in 2013.

Anna specialises in teaching Financial Reporting and Governance. She is the departmental Graduate Outcomes lead, and co-chairs the Faculty Employability Committee. She is also the Faculty Lead for Work Integrated Learning, Placements and Internships.

Alongside this, Anna is a member of the Manchester ICAEW network, with a particular interest in engaging younger members with the ICAEW.


Date & Time

Thursday 20th June 2024

13:00 - 14:00 BST

Booking Details

To book your place click here.

If you have any questions, or difficulty registering, please contact [email protected].