MBA Global Banking and Finance Speakers Series

The Birmingham Business School (BBS) Alumni Relations team worked with the MBA Global Banking and Finance programme to deliver a successful speaker series, featuring some of our successful alumni.

The series gave students and alumni the opportunity to discuss current banking issues with our experienced professionals face-to-face.  For pictures of these event and updates of future events, visit our Facebook page .

Andrew Dale, Director of Commercial, Lending Services, HSBC


Our first speaker, Andrew Dale, returned to BBS to discuss, 'What does it mean to be a banker in this "new world economy"? ' ; a discussion on the role of leadership and effective risk and change management in banking in the aftermath of the financial crisis. 

"I really enjoyed the talk and thank you for providing the opportunity to attend. I thought it was a great event that allowed me put things seen and heard in the news into greater context." Noel McKevitt

As the Director of Commercial, Lending Services, HSBC, Andrew advises the bank on providing complex financial and strategic solutions to corporate customers.

Before doing his MBA at BBS, Andrew spent almost two years with KPMG as Director of Restructuring Services in Melbourne, Australia where he was involved in financial restructuring, corporate turnaround and business performance, and profit improvement.

View Andrew Dale's presentation

Dr James Chu, Managing Director, Incapital Europe


For our second session of our Global Banking speaker series, Dr James Chu returned to BBS to discuss 'The role of regulation in fnancial markets post 2008- a practitioner's perspective.'

A look at trends in regulation and the practical regulatory impact the financial collapse of 2008 has had on banking. Dr James Chu owns Incapital which develops, underwrites and distributes structured investments and fixed income securities for institutional and professionally advised individual investors.

"The presentation was very informative and interesting." MBA attendee

James has previously held roles as Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Blue Sky Asset Management and Investment Director at HSBC Asset Management.

View Dr James Chu's presentation