16:30 - 17:30
Location: Ground Floor, Kelvin Theatre

CLOSING KEYNOTE: Weathering the Storm: A GEO Fellows’ View of 2023 Share Plan Challenges 

With a global pandemic, a war in Europe, unprecedented interest rate rises and an imminent recession driving countries around the globe to renew their approach to achieving economic success, so far, the 2020s have been anything but roaring.

Chaired by Janet Cooper OBE, this distinguished panel of Fellows of Global Equity reflects on Opening Keynote speaker Andrew Neil’s geopolitical and economic forecast for the current decade, taking its themes and applying them directly to our industry.

Join them as they explore and debate share plan strategies to help mitigate potential market downturns and give employees the confidence to participate.


  • Should share plan designs flex through fluctuating market conditions?
  • Should companies adjust their equity compensation programs to combat the cost of living?
  • Which incentives will engage and motivate employees over the long haul?
  • Do mass redundancies lie ahead or will there still be a ‘war of talent’? And how does this play out for next year’s share awards?
  • Are there plan communication strategies which inspire participant confidence?



Janet Cooper OBE, FGE (UK) – Chair
Dr. Adie Leung, FGE, Citi (HK)
Tom Paleka, FGE, Gallagher (US)
Mitan Patel, FGE, Fidelity (UK)
Pat Sims, FGE, PJS Consulting (UK)




CPE Credit
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Level: 0