Virgin Money’s Treasury Insights Day: Let’s start a conversation

Thursday 15 June 2023

Emmanuel College was one of three schools from across the UK privileged to participate in Virgin Money’s Treasury Insights Day.  Our sixth-form students were delighted to represent Newcastle/Gateshead at Virgin Money’s Gosforth HQ, with the other schools attending in-person events in Glasgow and London.

After a welcome and introduction from Clifford Abrahams, Chief Financial Officer, and Justin Fox, Group Treasurer, students in each of the three locations followed the same itinerary for the day.  The programme included: i) an introduction to banking; ii) problem solving in the Treasury department; iii) careers guidance; iv) a markets trading game; and v) closing remarks from Syreeta Brown, Group Chief People and Communications Officer at Virgin Money.

The workshops were delivered with great aplomb by CH, TM, JB, MS, and JB, to name but a few.  Everyone made us feel so welcome and took significant time out of their day to start a conversation with the students.  Members of the team joined us for lunch, which was a lovely touch.

Our thanks to Caroline Haydon for the initial invitation.  It was a hugely insightful day (no pun intended)!

Caroline Haydon, Strategic Resourcing & OD Consultant at Virgin Money

Thomas Mather, Funding Manager at Virgin Money

Justin Fox, Group Treasurer at Virgin Money

Clifford Abrahams, Chief Financial Officer

Joanna Barnard, Senior HR Business Partner at Virgin Money

Syreeta Brown, Group Chief People and Communications Officer at Virgin Money

Max Samples, Head of Treasury Investments at Virgin Money