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Following the success of the first session in our Spotlight Series, where we shine the light on leading women in the restructuring, distressed and insolvency space, TMA NOW is pleased to announce the second session which will take place on Monday 18th October 2-3pm. 

Pippa Wicks, executive director at John Lewis and former Deputy CEO of the Co-op Group, will be interviewed by Clare Kennedy, Managing Director in Turnaround and Restructuring at AlixPartners, in an online session on the current challenges faced by the UK’s retail market. With a key focus on ongoing supply chain disruption, as retailers warn of product shortages caused by freight issues and other Brexit-related disruption, the session will provide industry insight from a turnaround perspective, in addition to a look-back at the career paths to date of both Pippa and Clare. The session will conclude with the opportunity for open discussion and questions from webinar participants.

About the speaker/s

Pippa Wicks

Pippa combines a variety of line management experiences including CEO, COO, CFO and CRO (Chief Restructuring Officer) with extensive advisory experience for companies not achieving their full potential or requiring significant turnaround. She is a Senior Advisor to AlixPartners and co-founded AlixPartners Europe. Pippa is currently Executive Director for John Lewis, a non-executive director of The Metropolitan Police Service and Chair of the Foundation Council at the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew. Prior to John Lewis Pippa was Deputy CEO of the Co-op Group and previous non-executive roles include Hays plc, Ladbrokes plc, Hilton International plc, and Arcadia plc.

Clare Kennedy

Clare guides and advises stakeholders of financially distressed companies. With more than 20 years of experience in the restructuring market, Clare is a Managing Director at AlixPartners and acts for both secured lenders and other stakeholders across a number of sectors, with particular focus on retail, leisure, and consumer products. Clare is a certified accountant and a licensed insolvency practitioner.

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