James Penney speaking at the 2017 Cremation and Burial Communication and Education Event in Stratford
James Penney MSc, Chairman of Darwin Alternative Investment Management Limited, will be a speaker at the CBCE 2017 event on Monday 3rd July. His presentation will review the current issues facing the sector and explore a new option for “investing in the service”.
The event hosted by the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities and the Cremation Society of Great Britain will be taking place at the Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, over 3 days from Monday 3rd to Wednesday 5th July 2017.
The presentation will look at the operational and financial pressures faced by local authorities and explore ways in which through investment we can achieve the removal of operational and market risk, whilst retaining the assets within the public sector.
He will look at the benefits on offer and provide an example of a “win-win” outcome for all concerned, and finally outline how in a public to public transaction we can establish a long term solution to a local need.
James is Chairman of Darwin Property Investment Management Limited and chairs the Investment Committee. He is also the owner and Managing Director of Darwin Consulting, a strategy consulting firm he co-founded in 1997. This firm provides strategic advice to directors and investors in a range of industries, including financial services, private equity and media.
Prior to founding Darwin Consulting James had an academic career which included undergraduate and postgraduate research at Trinity College, Cambridge, followed by six years as Principal Lecturer at Westminster College, Oxford. After Oxford James was a Sloan Fellow at the London Business School from which he has an MSc in Management Studies.
To find out more about the CBCE please visit www.cbce.org.uk
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