The ACCA Accountants for Business Global Forum

The forum brings shared thinking on key issues affecting CFO’s, global finance functions and the corporate sector. The forum includes CFOs, finance directors and other senior finance and business leaders representing different businesses worldwide.


Liz Blackburn

Liz Blackburn, Royal Bank of Scotland

Liz is Reputational Risk Manager at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in Edinburgh, where her current remit involves developing policy, systems, governance and controls for the effective identification, assessment and mitigation of reputational risk across the Bank. Until recently Liz was in RBS Finance where she was involved in the first line review & challenge and support of Operational Risk, Risk and Control Assessments and Risk Culture activities across the RBS Finance community.

Prior to joining RBS, Liz gained valuable controls, audit and accounting experience through her work at AEGON Asset Management (now Kames Capital), Standard Life Investments, PwC and EY.

Liz has been a member of ACCA since 2000 and was elected to Council in November 2017. Prior to being elected to Council she was the chair of both the Financial Services Member Network Panel and the Edinburgh & East of Scotland equivalent. During this time, Liz took an enthusiastic and proactive involvement in developing member events programmes for both Networks, and was awarded ACCA UK Advocate of the Year 2016 in recognition of her 'contribution made to promote the profession and to actively inspire the accountants of tomorrow'.  

Liz is an ex officio member of the ACCA Scotland Committee.

ACCA expert

Clive Webb

Clive Webb, Head of Business Management, ACCA

Clive is a member of the Professional Insights team. He deals with business and technology related matters from the perspective of Chief Financial Officer. 

His research interests include the application of digital technologies to the finance function, and how they impact on the people and processes they support. 

He has a particular interest in the personal developmental aspects of an organisation.