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HSU Careers Evening

HSU Careers Evening

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Location: Starbucks Cafe, Asa Briggs Building, Richmond University, Ansdell Street.

6:00pm: Reception
6:30pm: Panel Q and A
7:30pm Networking with Panel and Recent Graduates

Free food and wine available throughout the evening.

Panelists:

Ben Wonnacott Headshot_0.jpgBen Wonnacott

Benjamin Wonnacott is a solicitor at commercial law firm Slaughter and May, specialising in tax law. Benjamin studied English Literature at Oxford and Renaissance Studies at the Warburg Institute before doing the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Certificate at BPP University in London.

Christina Ishizaki Rutkauskas Headshot_0.jpgChristina Ishizaki Rutkauskas

Christina Ishizaki Rutkauskas is a Los Angeles native based in London. Throughout her professional career, she has developed a versatile background, both entrepreneurial and corporate, in a variety of industries - entertainment, fashion, non-profit, medical and hospitality. Her consultancy company, iSH, focuses on Events, Branding, Marketing, Public Relations, Global Market Entry and Strategic Partnerships.

Throughout university, she worked with Warner Bros. Studios. As the head of iSH, she has consulted for both American and African media personalities, various UN NGO's focused on sustainable development and alternative energy, and other clients within theatre and digital media in both Hollywood and the West End. As of 2016, she has been building up her network and is now in the funding stage to launch a alternative medicine group that will work in conjunction with select international government officials in advocacy

Chapman Bell Headshot.jpgChapman Bell

Chapman Bell is a producer on NBC’s The Today Show, working both behind and in front of the camera on various global news stories.

JW.jpgJan Wilkinson

After a scientific start; gaining a first from Leeds University in Microbiology & Genetics, followed by an MSc. in Food Science; Jan switched tack, becoming a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and training in London with Touche Ross.  She joined Grand Metropolitan (now Diageo) in 1985, progressing through several accounting and planning roles, to hold a number of UK and European FD positions within that group, from 1992.  In 1995, she joined Harley-Davidson Europe as European Director, Finance & Accounting, with additional responsibility for Strategic Planning.  After 5 years, she took on a new challenge, at Harley-Davidson, becoming their European Director, Information Technology, combined with the strategic planning role; developing and implementing several new systems.  

Jan retired from full-time employment in 2005, but continued to divide her time between work as a financial consultant (Acting FD for Tesla Motors, Europe 2010/11) and part-time voluntary work. Voluntary positions included membership of the NHS Care Record Development Board and 5 years of Governorship at an RC Primary School. She joined the Finances Committee for CAFOD in 2012 and also started to advise the trustees of Aylesford Priory on financial and strategy matters in 2013. At the end of 2014 she was invited to become a Trustee and the Honorary Treasurer at CAFOD. She resigned that post in late 2015 to enable her to apply for the post of Head of Finance, Information & Infrastructure for CAFOD and has been working full time at CAFOD in that role, since April 2016.  She currently represents CAFOD on their Pensions consultative body, the Growth Plan Employers Consultative Group and is a member of both the Finance Committee and the Aylesford Development Committee, for Aylesford Priory.

Contact Name: Peter Mackay
Contact Email: p.mackay@heythrop.ac.uk