The second Commercial Credit & Collections Conference will take place on Thursday 23rd January 2020.

Leadenhall Building, London



CVR Global and Aon’s Commercial Credit & Collections Conference focuses on the latest updates in credit management & insolvency.

The inaugural Commercial Credit & Collection conference examined the latest developments in credit management and insolvency and a had specific fraud and technology focus.

Here is some comments from previous attendees:

“Concise, relevant, to the point.”

“I have gained knowledge, I thoroughly enjoyed this event.”

“The Venue was fabulous and the presentations were great.”

The next edition of the conference will provide Credit Manager and FDs with access to credit management and insolvency related advice. The  Commercial Credit & Collections conferences are a platform to learn more about new industry services, products, latest technology and best practice.

Attendees (Free to qualifying attendees)

  • Credit Managers
  • Credit Controllers
  • Finance Managers
  • Finance Directors (FDs)
  • Chief Finance Officers (CFOs



  • 9.45am Event registration
  • 10.30am Event opening speech and introduction Chair: Ian Leslie (Aon) and Co-Chair: Brendan Clarkson (CVR Global)
  • 10.40am Credit management and insolvency, Economic update – Mark Palmer (Hamilton FX)
  • 11.05am Another new world and all systems go (an Insolvency Practitioners view of the future but don’t forget the past!)- Adrian Hyde & Ian Defty (CVR Global)
  • 11.30am Break
  • 11.50am Guide to Technology in Credit Management: What is RPA, AI and Machine Learning do they really have a role to play in credit management – what is the right technology for my business? – Willand Brienen (Onguard)
  • 12.15 Lunch
  • 13.00 Export and it’s risk post Brexit, Following the UK’s departure of the European Union, export sales and its related credit risks are changing. Susan Ross MBE, (Aon)
  • 13.25  Commercial Fraud – topic details TBC. Lee D’Arcy (Cifas)
  • 13.50 Technology in Credit Management: Is technology in credit management being optimised and used efficiently. How will it shape the future of credit management? The panel will discuss this topic and also address other questions raised from the speaker’s presentations from earlier in the programme. Panelists include: Martin Wheeler (Cemex), Laural Jefferies (Fashion Edge) and Richard Clow (Schindler)
  • 14.25 Event Finish
  • 14.25 Networking at venue TBC

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Chair: Ian Leslie, Aon
  • Co-Chair: Brendan Clarkson, CVR Global
  • Willand Brienen, Onguard
  • Martin Wheeler, Cemex
  • Laural Jefferies, Fashion Edge
  • Richard Clow, Schindler
  • Adrian Hyde, CVR Global
  • Susan Ross MBE, Aon


About the Speakers 

Brendan Clarkson, CVR Global, Insolvency Director

Brendan has over 20 years’ experience in the debt, insolvency and credit management sectors. He specialises in both non-court and court insolvency work.

He has built close relationships with solicitors, other professionals, banks and client companies in order to understand their debt management needs. He has also developed good working relationships with government organisations. He appreciates the range of debt recovery options available to organisations, and works hard to ensure their best interests are served.

Brendan has regular contact with the credit management profession through his involvement in credit circles across the UK. He has served as chair of Surrey and Sussex CICM and is heavily involved with the institute.

Adrian Hyde, CVR Global, Partner

Adrian Hyde is a Licenced Insolvency Practitioner and Solicitor. He joined Chantrey Vellacott in 2008 following 16 years as a solicitor in private practice. His legal career involved acting on contentious, and non-contentious, insolvency assignments, and proceeds of crime asset recovery cases.

When the opportunity arose to qualify as an IP, Adrian left the legal profession and became a Partner at Chantrey Vellacott.

The focus of Adrian’s practice is predominantly insolvencies involving litigation, asset tracing, fraud, and the proceeds of crime generally. His practice covers a wide range of matters varying in size and jurisdiction. In the UK he is regularly appointed Liquidator of companies where there are allegations of money laundering, missing trader fraud (MTIC), tax evasion or the transfer of assets prior to liquidation in order to avoid them being realised for the benefit of creditors.

In the more complex cases, there are often assets, or claims, in overseas jurisdictions. Overseas, Adrian heads the firm’s Gibraltar practice, and a substantial part of Adrian’s caseload arises from there. Since 2010 he has been the liquidator of the law firm Marrache & Co, where the three brothers that ran it stole some £30m.

He is also joint Trustee in Bankruptcy of each of the brothers, all of whom received substantial prison sentences for their part in the fraud. Adrian has more recently been appointed Special Administrator of an investment fund there that saw a multi-million-pound fraud committed against investors.

Adrian is very experienced in international asset-tracing and recovery work, and assignments have included recovering assets in USA, Panama, Monaco, Switzerland, Israel, Northern Cyprus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tanzania, and Egypt.

Adrian was awarded Corporate Insolvency Practitioner of the Year at the 2015 I&R Awards. He is also a former President of R3, the UK trade body representing members of the insolvency profession.


Willand Brienen, Onguard, Product Owner

Willand Brienen is the Product Owner of Onguard’s main product, ‘CreditManager’.

Willand previously worked as a collector, consultant and trainer for over 6 years where he gained ample knowledge and experience within the order-to-cash chain and the related Onguard’s products.

Willand is always on the lookout for new digital AI trends like predictive analysis and decision making, and how to integrate them in a thoughtful and effective way.


Ian Defty, CVR Global, Partner

Ian Defty is a chartered and certified accountant and an insolvency practitioner, with over 30 years’ insolvency experience. He was a partner in a top 20 firm until co-founding niche insolvency firm, DDJ Insolvency, based in London. Ian was instrumental in merging DDJ with CVR Global in 2017.

He is routinely involved in complex litigation as a liquidator, or office holder, to recover funds misappropriated by bankrupts, directors, advisors or other fraudulent individuals. His expertise also extends to the recovery of assets locally and overseas. A fellow of the ACCA, ICAEW and R3, Ian is also an associate member of the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association and sits on the R3 Fraud Panel, the R3 General Technical Committee, the Fraud Advisory Panel and the Economic Crime Prevention Group.

He is also a consulting editorial board member of Lexis PSL. Ian was voted Insolvency Practitioner of the year in 2011.


About the Partners and sponsors


CVR Global is a leading independent firm of insolvency practitioners, specialising in reconstruction, financial distress, fraud and asset recovery, business disputes, and pension covenant reviews.


Aon provides a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our industry data and analytics deliver’s insights to clients, helping reduce volatility and improve performance.




Portfolio Credit Control are a recruitment consultancy in the UK for solely for permanent, temporary and contract credit professionals at all levels.


In the last 25 years, Onguard has evolved from being a specialist in credit management software to being a market leader in innovative solutions for order-to-cash. Our integrated platform ensures an optimal connection of all processes in the order-to-cash chain and allows sharing of critical data.

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Venue address and directions

The Leadenhall Building, 122 Leadenhall St, London EC3V 4A

122 Leadenhall Street, also known as the Leadenhall Building, is a skyscraper in London that is 225 metres (738 ft) tall. It opened in July 2014 and was designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners; it is known informally as The Cheesegrater because of its distinctive wedge shape similar to that of the kitchen utensil with the same name.

Directions: Nearest tube and mainline train station: Liverpool Street. For more information click here.



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*The event is FREE to attend for qualifying credit professionals.
**Limited places are available sponsors, sponsor guests and some commercial tickets are available – details will be qualified upon registration.
***Please note the event venue is limited to 100 people so the organiser reserves the right to cancel the attendance of non-qualifying attendees.