Leaders in Action

Record-level disruption due to COVID-19 has meant that leaders have had to respond at a record-level pace. Leaders are now, more than ever, the key conduit  in directing the organisation’s strategy and its people to flatten the impact of the COVID-19 curve. To gain that foothold and respond effectively, leaders should act on three imperatives: clarifying purpose, supporting stakeholders and bolstering emotional and organisational resilience. Those organisations that can effectively lead their teams to evolve, adapt and turn challenges into opportunities will be the ones who thrive in the world that comes next.

Framework

Our meetings are planned to be systematic, well-orchestrated and full of interactive activities, pivoting around pertinent subject areas, providing insight into management practices which may be adopted at critical junctures within change cycles.

Target Audience

CEO’s and senior executives who attend the Leaders in Action series are often;

– Senior executives and leaders with more than 8 years of management experience, in the top three tiers of the organisation, with leadership responsibility for 30 or more people and/or executive staff functions
– A new CEO or an experienced CEO seeking to refresh their leadership
– A succession plan for a CEO or senior executive role
– A senior executive with strong technical skills (CFO, CIO, COO) whose success requires the need to engage and empower their teams and peers
– Those leading outside their area of direct expertise
– From organisations seeking to develop a strong, unified and effective leadership brand for their senior executive team through sending all senior executives on the programme.

CPE Hours:

This event qualifies for 12.50 hours of structured CPE which can be classified as Professional Competency. A certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of the course.

Testimonials

We like to think that we offer exemplary quality and we are constantly examining our own practice to improve our programmes. However, in order to help you get a feel for the quality that we offer, here are just some of the comments and feedback from previous clients.

“This very informative series was delivered in an upbeat and highly interactive manner, encouraging debate and interaction between participants.  It was extremely useful, not only in terms of the topics covered but also as a means of getting in touch with other CEOs and high-level managers within the private sector, thereby establishing new network connections.  For these reasons, it is highly recommended!

Catherine Tabone – CEO – Valletta Cultural Agency

“This course is definitely a positive experience which enriches the way of life, not just professionally. It is a tool to understand better yourself and attain experience how to face your daily problems in an encouraging and upbuilding manner. The sharing among other professionals help you understand more yourself and put theory into practice. A networking event in an informal way. I recommend this leadership course to all those who want to improve their leadership skills and attitudes towards life (in general)…Well done Vanessa, Tonio and all at KPMG”

Ian Lucas – CFO – MaltaPost

Executive Trainers

Tonio Zarb, Partner, Advisory Services, KPMG in Malta

Tonio has extensive experience in financial advisory services, particularly in Transactions and Restructuring. He has led several engagements relating to valuation, debt and equity financing, financial due diligence, financial reviews, and advising on financial structures and strategy. He is the lead partner on a number of financial sector clients and has worked extensively for clients in this sector. Tonio has also advised and assisted various entities in equity and debt transactions including a significant number of corporate entities that have listed securities on the Malta Stock Exchange. He is a past President of the Institute of Financial Service Practitioners and of the Malta Institute of Accountants as well as an ex-council member of the Fédération des Experts Comptables Européens (FEE).

 

 

 

 

 

David Pace, Partner, Head of Advisory, KPMG in Malta

David currently heads the Advisory function within KPMG Malta, one of the most diverse multi-disciplinary teams on the island. His 15+ years of professional consulting spans a portfolio of local and overseas assignments, with a strong corporate finance flavour. David has assisted clients on business valuations and in successfully raising debt and equity finance both privately and on the capital markets. He is actively involved in numerous business negotiations and has a lead role in the firm’s Merger and Acquisition service offering. His work has placed him at the heart of strategy within a number of businesses, helping them throughout the process of considering strategic options, articulation of plans and their subsequent implementation and monitoring. David has been regularly called upon to assist fast growth companies as well as diversified groups with matters such as business modelling and enhancing a business’ returns as well as crafting JV and employee equity participation arrangements.  

 

 

 

 

Vanessa Borg, Director, Strategy Advisory, KPMG in Malta

Dr Vanessa Borg holds the post of Director, Strategy Advisory with KPMG. She has been active within the international management field for over two decades, serving as Chief Executive within the insurance industry and previously appointed as one of the company’s key advisors, supporting the group’s strategic and organisational goals. She has direct experience of the challenges faced by C-Suite Executives in growing their business and the acumen to engage in board level discussions, supporting Executives in their high level strategic decision making processes. Vanessa has also held corporate senior positions within the hospitality industry and has been appointed  as an accredited lecturer and guest speaker with a number of universities both locally and internationally.

 

 

 

Course Features

  • Guided Learning 12.50 hours
  • Language English
  • Assessments Not Applicable
Tonio Zarb

Partner

Tonio has extensive experience in financial advisory services, particularly in Transactions and Restructuring. He has led several engagements relating to valuation, debt and equity financing, financial due diligence, financial reviews, and advising on financial structures and strategy. He is the lead partner on a number of financial sector clients and has worked extensively for clients in this sector. Tonio has also advised and assisted various entities in equity and debt transactions including a significant number of corporate entities that have listed securities on the Malta Stock Exchange. He is a past President of the Institute of Financial Service Practitioners and of the Malta Institute of Accountants as well as an ex-council member of the Fédération des Experts Comptables Européens (FEE).
David Pace

Partner

David joined KPMG in 2002 and has worked on numerous advisory assignments, both locally and overseas. He currently heads the firm’s Advisory function, one of the broadest multi-disciplinary teams on the island. Throughout his career he has assisted clients in successfully raising debt and equity finance and in valuing shares and businesses. He is actively involved in numerous business negotiations and has a lead role in the firm’s Merger and Acquisition service offering. He has also participated on vendor and buy-side due diligence assignments for which he has worked within the local and foreign practices of KPMG. His engagement portfolio has led him to work at the heart of strategy within a number of businesses, helping them throughout the process of considering strategic options, articulation of plans and their subsequent implementation and monitoring. David has provided various training sessions on corporate finance, accounting and business related topics to clients and at public seminars. He is an active promoter of entrepreneurship, supports early stage companies, and is a Director on the JAYE Malta Foundation (previously Young Enterprise) Board, of which he was previously Chairperson.
Vanessa Borg
Dr Vanessa Borg holds the post of Director, Strategy Advisory with KPMG. She has been active within the international management field for over two decades, serving as Chief Executive within the insurance industry and previously appointed as one of the company’s key advisors, supporting the group’s strategic and organisational goals. She has direct experience of the challenges faced by C-Suite Executives in growing their business and the acumen to engage in board level discussions, supporting Executives in their high level strategic decision making processes. Vanessa has also held corporate senior positions within the hospitality industry and has been appointed as an accredited lecturer and guest speaker with a number of universities both locally and internationally.