The interaction between Procurement and Finance professionals is becoming increasingly more important to the success of organisations. Reflecting upon a recent ACCA / CIPS / IMA research report, Clive Webb will consider why finance teams need to work ever closer with their colleagues who develop and manage the organisation's supply chains and provide an overview of the relevant trends from the perspective of the finance professional.

Martin Sheridan and Marisa Schoeman, from Diageo (Guinness), will be joining us to deep dive in to the supply chain at Guinness and to better understand the shocks and disruption they have had to face. Marissa Schoeman will talk about the resilience which has now been created in the supply chain as a result of the past 5 years and how Guinness is prepared for the next supply chain shock. 


Clive Webb

Clive Webb is the Head of Business Management in ACCA's Policy and Insights team. Clive's research is focused on the future of the finance function and the current issues that it faces. He is the author of a joint report 'Supply Chains - a finance professional's perspective'. Clive has also written reports on technology issues and authored ACCA's report on Diversity and Inclusion in the Profession. Clive is a qualified accountant and before joining ACCA worked for one of the Big 4 in the Audit, Technology and Consulting practices.

Martin Sheridan and Marisa Schoeman, from Diageo (Guinness). 

Martin Sheridan

  • FCCA qualified finance leader with circa 30 years post qualification experience.
  • Broad breath of experience gained in senior finance roles encompassing commercial/strategic and financial controller responsibilities at a European and Global level
  • Worked for a number of blue chip multinationals over the years such as Coca Cola, Kimberly Clark and currently Diageo for the past 16 years.
  • My current role is Head of Client Engagement in Europe for our Global Business Services group based in Dublin.

Marissa Schoeman

  • Industrial engineer qualified supply chain leader with over 18 years post qualification experience.
  • Broad experience in Change Management and large-scale Supply Chain transformation, setting up Diageo’s first Supply Chain Centre of Expertise (COE) in Hungary.
  • Passion for end-to-end business optimization and operational excellence, with experience across marketing, commercial and supply functions.
  • End to end Supply chain experience covering manufacturing, technical innovation, quality management, planning and logistics across various companies including ExxonMobil, Levi Straus, McLaren Automotive, Distell.
  • Current role is Planning & Logistics Director for Africa based in our London Head Office.