Introducing the 2019-2021 UK/Europe Regional Planning Committee
August 30, 2019

n this issue of FFI on Friday we are pleased to introduce the 2019-2021 UK/Europe Regional Planning Committee. This is a new FFI committee that held its first meeting in March 2019 at KPMG in London. It was hosted by KPMG Enterprise Centre of Excellence for Family Business program director, Daniel Trimarchi.

Daniel Trimarchi
KPMG Enterprise Centre of Excellence for Family Business

The purpose of the committee is to:
Expand the presence of FFI as an organization and presence of FFI members in the UK and Europe in the next three years, build enthusiasm for the 2021 October conference in London, and promote the multidisciplinary, global approach that is at the core of FFI’s mission “to be the most influential global network of thought leaders in the family enterprise field.”
To implement the goals of the committee, it has agreed to:
  • Devise a series of events in 2019, 2020, and 2021 that follow the FFI vision of educating, connecting, and inspiring professionals and academics in the field to better serve their client base and develop new modes of research and conceptual modes. Currently planned are:
    • A September 24 event hosted by KPMG and featuring Kris Verburgh, MD. This will be a master class dealing with issues of longevity as they relate to family enterprise. It will be hosted by Tom McGinness of KPMG and held at the KPMG Canary Wharf office. Moderator will be Alex Hayward, GEN faculty member and EY Global Enablement Leader for Family Enterprise.
Chiam Li Li
Tom McGinness
Chiam Li Li
Alex Hayward
Chiam Li Li
Kris Verburgh
  • A Spring 2020 event is being planned. Details and location to be announced.
Chiam Li Li
Elizabeth Bagger
IFB (Institute for Family Business)
Chiam Li Li
Bilal Zein
Quanon Capital Ltd
  • Watch for Maya’s précis on the FBR article “The Effect of Value Congruence between the Founder and Successor on Successor Willingness: The Mediating Role of the Founder-Successor Relationship,” which will appear in the next few weeks.
Chiam Li Li
Maya Prabhu
J.P. Morgan
  • Work with the 2020 NYC program committee to identify possible UK/Europe based presenters.
Other strategies and activities will be developed in the next 24 months.
Committee Members
Committee members presenting at the 2019 Miami conference are:

Anthony Devine, University of Northumbria: “Research Report: Student Satisfaction and Loyalty in Professional Family Business Education – The Role of Interactions and Value Co-creation”

David Harvey, DJAH Partners, FFI Board chair: FFI Annual Meeting

Chiam Li Li
Anthony Devine
Chiam Li Li
David Harvey
The committee members to date, including those named above, are:

Francesca Ambrosini, PwC

George Bryan, Drayton Manor

John Canady, NPT-UK

Grégoire Imfeld

Mark Jones, Jasmin Advisory

Susan Kaye, Challenge of Excellence

Peter Leach, Peter Leach Associates

Ken McCracken, MFBC Limited

Stuart May, Coutts

Mairi Mickel, Mairi Mickel’s Business Families

Panikkos Poutziouris, UCLan Cyprus

Alexandra Spaethe, Pictet

Norma Stewart, Kin Alliance

Interested in participating in this initiative? Email Judy Green at
Don’t forget to cast your vote in the 2019 FFI Board of Directors Elections.
Previous Edition
Today we feature a number of August or august books, depending on how you pronounce it, which can also double as late summer or late winter readings, depending on where you live! Either way, we hope you enjoy the introduction to these new books by FFI members and books from the outstanding keynote presenters in Miami.
Dates to Remember
Last day to enroll in GEN Q3 courses
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New England Chapter Breakfast
Breaking Log Jams: Resolving Sustained Conflicts in Family Enterprise
Host: Burns and Levinson, 125 Summer St., Boston, MA

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Last day to submit proposals for the 4th Review Issue of Family Business Review (FBR)
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London Regional event | 4:30PM to 7:30PM
Host: KPMG LLP, 15 Canada Square, London, England
Program: Master Class with Dr. Kris Verburgh, author of The Longevity Code and keynote speaker at the FFI Global Conference
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