uk flag

EUROPEANCHAPTER

UK AND CHANNEL ISLANDS
NETWORKING EVENTS
UK and CI chapter image

CHAPTER TEAM:

Sophie Altaf, Fidelity (Chapter Leader)

Peter Ahern, Morgan Stanley at Work
Elliot Alexander, Computershare
Sally Blanchflower, Tapestry Compliance
Jon Cartmell, Interturst Fiduciary Services
Suzannah Crookes, Tapestry Compliance
Edward Daly, JTC
Martha Parkhurst, Eximia Communications
Sarah Fearnley, J P Morgan
Mark Higgins, WPP
Onyee Yip, Howells
Adva Lewitte, Shareforce
Fran Morgan-Smith, Fidelity
Nick Newman, Deloitte
Catherine Rylah, bp
Gabbi Stopp, Global Equity Organization
Vikki Scott, Diageo
Bryony Wilson, J P Morgan

GEO BOARD CHAPTER LIAISON:

Hannah Needle, FGE, Tapestry Compliance 

 

 

WELCOME TO THE UK AND CHANNELS ISLANDS CHAPTER

This local chapter community is dedicated to sharing knowledge, experiences, and resources to help members develop their skills, expand their networks, and make a positive impact in their communities. You will have access to a wide range of valuable resources and opportunities including educational sessions and networking events. 

THANK YOU TO OUR CHAPTER SUPPORTERS

UK Awards
UK chapter
UK Chapter
UK chapter
UK Chapter

REGIONAL RESOURCES

FILTER:
Country
IN-PERSON CONFERENCE
28 April 2025, 8am - 30 April 2025, 3pm CEST
GEO'S 26TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Prague

PRAGUE

All plan types
Global

SAVE THE DATE FOR GEO'S 26TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

PRAGUE - 28-30 APRIL 2025

STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS! 

LIVE WEBCAST
18 November 2024, 2 - 3pm PST
NAVIGATING AUSTRALIAN EMPLOYEE SHARE SCHEME TAXATION IN MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS, AND DEMERGERS
Webcast

Stewart Williams, Deloitte
Sandra Buth, Deloitte 
Jodie Rowden, Fuse HR

All plan types
Global

Join us for an in-depth session on the intricacies of Australian Employee Share Scheme (ESS) tax implications during mergers, acquisitions, and demergers. Understand the critical aspects of immediate versus deferred ESS tax on shares and rights, and learn about the provisions and application of ESS tax rollovers. Discover effective communication strategies to help employees navigate the impact of corporate transactions on their ESS.

KEY LEARNING POINTS:

  • Gain insights into when ESS tax rollovers can be applied, avoiding immediate taxing points during corporate takeovers or restructures, and understand the importance of obtaining a class ruling from the Commissioner of Taxation.
  • Learn about the ESS reporting responsibilities of both the old and new companies involved in a corporate event, and explore whether payroll withholding can prevent double taxation.
  • Discover proven strategies for effectively communicating with employees about the impact of corporate events on their ESS, ensuring they understand the treatment of both vested and unvested shares and rights.

 

COST
GEO members: No charge
GEO non-members: No charge

Become a GEO member to attend webcasts for free in the future!

Recordings are available to access on-demand following the webcast.

CPE Credit Hours: 1.0*
Field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Levels: O
Delivery method: Group Internet-Based
Advanced preparation: None

CEP Continuing Education (CE) credit: 1.0 credits

*CPE credits are provided for live webcasts only. Please visit our Continuing Education and Event Policies pages for more information.

REGISTER TO ATTEND
Registration is required. Connection and login instructions are sent to registered participants prior to this webcast. 

IN-PERSON REGIONAL EVENT
13 November 2024, All day GMT
GEO'S PAN EUROPEAN REGIONAL EVENT
PERE

LONDON

Global

SAVE THE DATE FOR GEO'S PAN EUROPEAN REGIONAL EVENT

LONDON - 13 NOVEMBER 2024

LIVE WEBCAST
24 October 2024, 9 - 10am PDT
MASTERING YOUR SUBMISSION: GEO AWARDS TIPS AND TRICKS
Webcast

Tom Paleka, FGE, Gallagher
Jules Shepherd, FGE, The Sage Group
Eaton Williamson, Seagate Technology

GEO award excellence
Global

Do you have an innovative share scheme that is destined to be globally recognised? Join GEO Award Judges to find out what they are looking for and discover the secret to writing winning submissions.

KEY LEARNING POINTS:

• Understand the submission process, uncovering tips and tricks to showcase your work
• Enhance your submission's impact and make it stand out from the crowd
• Increase your chances of winning a prestigious GEO Award

LIVE WEBCAST
8 October 2024, 9 - 10am PDT
GLOBAL SHARE PLAN RANKINGS STUDY: INSIGHTS, OPPORTUNITIES, AND THE FUTURE OF EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP - US/Europe Timezone Compatible
Webcast

Global Share Plans Ranking Study Sponsors

Data and business intelligence
All plan types
Global

Join us for an in-depth session on the Global Share Plan Rankings Study, a comprehensive analysis of employee share schemes worldwide. This study examines how receptive various countries are to implementing and participating in employee share schemes.

Discover which nations are leading the way in fostering these programs, driving corporate growth, and enhancing employee prosperity. Additionally, learn about countries on the cusp of transformation, ready to benefit from reforms that make employee share schemes more attractive.

KEY LEARNING POINTS:

  • Identify the top countries that excel in nurturing employee share schemes
  • Gain insights into the factors that influence the successful adoption of employee share schemes in different countries, from regulatory environments to cultural attitude
  • Discover common barriers that prevent the adoption of employee share schemes

 

COST
GEO members: No charge
GEO non-members*: $85 

Become a GEO member to attend webcasts for free in the future!

*Fees are non-refundable. Recordings are available to access on-demand following the webcast.

CPE Credit Hours: 1.0*
Field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Levels: O
Delivery method: Group Internet-Based
Advanced preparation: None

CEP Continuing Education (CE) credit: 1.0 credits

*CPE credits are provided for live webcasts only. Please visit our Continuing Education and Event Policies pages for more information.

REGISTER TO ATTEND
Registration is required. Connection and login instructions are sent to registered participants prior to this webcast.

LIVE WEBCAST
2 October 2024, 4 - 5pm PDT
GLOBAL SHARE PLAN RANKINGS STUDY: INSIGHTS, OPPORTUNITIES, AND THE FUTURE OF EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP - Australia/Asia Timezone Compatible
Webcast

Global Share Plans Ranking Study Sponsors

Data and business intelligence
All plan types
Global

Join us for an in-depth session on the Global Share Plan Rankings Study, a comprehensive analysis of employee share schemes worldwide. This study examines how receptive various countries are to implementing and participating in employee share schemes.

Discover which nations are leading the way in fostering these programs, driving corporate growth, and enhancing employee prosperity. Additionally, learn about countries on the cusp of transformation, ready to benefit from reforms that make employee share schemes more attractive.

KEY LEARNING POINTS:

  • Identify the top countries that excel in nurturing employee share schemes
  • Gain insights into the factors that influence the successful adoption of employee share schemes in different countries, from regulatory environments to cultural attitude
  • Discover common barriers that prevent the adoption of employee share schemes

 

COST
GEO members: No charge
GEO non-members*: $85 

Become a GEO member to attend webcasts for free in the future!

*Fees are non-refundable. Recordings are available to access on-demand following the webcast.

CPE Credit Hours: 1.0*
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Levels: O
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
Advanced Preparation: None

CEP Continuing Education (CE) credit: 1.0 credits

*CPE credits are provided for live webcasts only. Please visit our Continuing Education and Event Policies pages for more information.

REGISTER TO ATTEND
Registration is required. Connection and login instructions are sent to registered participants prior to this webcast.

LIVE WEBCAST
19 September 2024, 8 - 9am PDT
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES: UNDERSTANDING EQUITY COMPENSATION PERCEPTIONS AND NEEDS ACROSS BORDERS
Webcast

Emily Cervino, FGE, Fidelity 
Sarah Francis, Fidelity

All plan types
Global

Enhance your global equity compensation strategy by delving into participant perceptions worldwide. In this webinar on September 19, explore the unique characteristics of participants in Canada, China, Germany, India, the UK, the US as well as some fascinating insights into how age and gender impact perceptions. Gain insights into the similarities and differences in satisfaction, understanding, confidence, and educational needs regarding company stock plans.

KEY LEARNING POINTS:

  • Uncover commonalities and distinctions in participant perceptions across diverse global locations
  • Understand the unique factors influencing satisfaction, confidence, and understanding of equity compensation programs
  • Identify actionable insights to tailor your strategy for a more effective and globally resonant approach

 

COST
GEO members: No charge
GEO non-members*: $85 

Become a GEO member to attend webcasts for free in the future!

*Fees are non-refundable. Recordings are available to access on-demand following the webcast.

CPE Credit Hours: 1.0*
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Levels: O
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
Advanced Preparation: None

CEP Continuing Education (CE) credit: 1.0 credits

*CPE credits are provided for live webcasts only. Please visit our Continuing Education and Event Policies pages for more information.

REGISTER TO ATTEND
Registration is required. Connection and login instructions are sent to registered participants prior to this webcast.

 

 

For plan sponsor use only.
The Global Equity Organization and Fidelity Stock Plan Services are not affiliated.
Fidelity Stock Plan Services, LLC
© 2024 FMR LLC. All rights reserved.
135656.1.0

LIVE WEBCAST
12 September 2024, 9 - 10am PDT
BALANCING ACT: THE INTERPLAY OF THE ECONOMY, EQUITY AWARDS AND COMPENSATION
Webcast

Vicky Phrydas, UBS
Mike Griffin, UBS
Ann Glackin, Jabil

All plan types
Global

In today's economic climate, escalating inflation poses new challenges for companies striving to maintain a balance between financial stability and employee satisfaction.

This session explores the intricate dynamics of adjusting employee compensation amidst inflationary pressures, offering invaluable insights for business leaders, HR practitioners, and stock plan administrators.

KEY LEARNING POINTS:

  • Gain insights into how inflationary pressures affect employee compensation structures and strategies, and learn how to identify potential risks and opportunities
  • Explore effective strategies for maintaining a delicate equilibrium between financial stability and meeting the evolving needs and expectations of employees in a dynamic economic environment
  • Discover practical approaches and best practices for adapting compensation plans and policies to respond effectively to changing economic conditions, ensuring resilience and agility in compensation management strategies

COST
GEO members: No charge
GEO non-members*: $85 

Become a GEO member to attend webcasts for free in the future!

*Fees are non-refundable. Recordings are available to access on-demand following the webcast.

CPE Credit Hours: 1.0*
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Levels: O
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
Advanced Preparation: None

CEP Continuing Education (CE) credit: 1.0 credits

*CPE credits are provided for live webcasts only. Please visit our Continuing Education and Event Policies pages for more information.

REGISTER TO ATTEND
Registration is required. Connection and login instructions are sent to registered participants prior to this webcast.

IN-PERSON CHAPTER EVENT
12 September 2024, 5 - 7pm BST
UK CHAPTER MEETING
UK chapter

LOCATION: Edinburgh

All plan types
UK and Channel Islands

Join us in Edinburgh for an afternoon of learning, networking and fun with the UK and Channel Islands Chapter.

Join industry experts to explore engaging topics. Gain insights into global market trends from a Natwest economist, discover strategies to enhance employee engagement and satisfaction, and learn key takeaways from the Nashville conference and equip yourself with tools for career advancement.  We are also excited to bring the Next Gen program that was launched in May to Scotland. If you are seasoned in the share plan industry, bring along a newbie and for those who are more junior - come meet, learn and network with everyone.

After the educational sessions, enjoy a networking happy hour to connect with fellow chapter members and local professionals. Don't miss this opportunity to learn, grow, and network with the best in the industry.

We look forward to seeing you there!

LOCATION
Doubletree Hilton
34 Bread St
Edinburgh EH3 9AF
United Kingdom

This meeting is free to attend, but registration is required.

CHAPTER DISCUSSION BOARD

GEO members in your area can come together to engage in meaningful discussions, share ideas, ask questions, and connect with fellow members who share similar interests via GEOconnect. Whether you're a long-time member or a newcomer, we encourage you to participate and contribute to the vibrant discussions happening here.

AVAILABLE TO GEO MEMBERS ONLY

PAST EVENTS AND RESOURCES

Access details of past local events and their materials. Whether you missed an event or want to revisit the content, our community discussion board provides a platform to access event information, including presentations, videos, and discussions. 

AVAILABLE TO GEO MEMBERS ONLY

REGIONAL NEWS AND INSIGHTS

Explore the GEO Insights area, where you can filter by region to access the latest events, articles, survey findings, and reports. Stay updated with the latest information and insights specific to your region, and gain valuable knowledge from our curated content.

AVAILABLE TO GEO MEMBERS ONLY
UK supporter logos

Contact us to support our chapter

Run and chaired by senior-level regional GEO members, GEO’s Chapters deliver education programs and networking events that make it easy to connect with your target contacts.