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Breakfast Briefing 
Date: Tuesday 5th November 2019 
Time:  8.30am - 11.45am
VenueThe Gibson Hotel, The point square, Dublin 1, Ireland D01 X2P2

Our Speakers


I have always found the GPA events to be extremely informative with high quality speakers covering key topics, great networking opportunities and fantastic value for money too!”

A great day and so good to have so many payroll professionals under one roof! As always the speakers gave a very good overview as to what is going on in the real payroll world

The GPA team were very helpful, professional and welcoming. This really made the day most very enjoyable as well as being informative. The setting for the venue was well-chosen for getting there and the meetings were well-organised and structured. There was something for everyone concerned with the complexities and issues in payroll both in the UK and globally, thank you GPA!

Getting to the venue


Cordoba Suite
The Gibson Hotel, The point square, 

Dublin 1, Ireland D01 X2P2

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The Venue

Graham Jenkins

Graham was previously the Global Process Owner for Payroll and T&E at IBM, where he was responsible for Payroll/T&E strategy, operations and resourcing during a 30 year career.

Patrycja Strzelecka 

Patrycja has many years of experience in outsourcing business services. She has built one of the biggest accounting companies in Poland, Extor S.A., which TMF acquired in May 2016. 

Joan Haafs

Joan leads TMF Netherlands' Global Business Services, including the Dutch international payroll business. He has over 17 years’ experience in the payroll outsourcing industry.


I had a very enjoyable day and it was great to catch up with delegates from last year. The event was very informative and featured some excellent presentations by your key speakers.

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Joy Hartigan, Director Global Payroll Process Owner Microsoft

Joy Hartigan is a Director and the Process Owner for Global Payroll at Microsoft.  She has over 20 years of experience in payroll covering all levels of payroll roles from Payroll Administrator through to Head of Payroll.  She has also managed multiple payroll system implementations, worked in payroll consulting as a Payroll Subject Matter Expert and in payroll supplier relationship management.  She has a breadth of experience in dealing with all aspects of payroll both in service delivery and payroll strategy.

Annemarie Verwaaijen-Kalsbeek - , Senior Director Global Payroll, NCR

Annemarie Kalsbeek is Senior Director Global Payroll at NCR, with a long history of successful managing global payroll teams in different Fortune 500 companies. Annemarie specializes in team development, process improvement and has a special interest in global taxation and social security. Annemarie is a strong believer in empowerment and pushes her team to think big and take on additional responsibilities. Annemarie has two Master Degrees: Business and payroll management from the University of Derby (CIPP) and one in Leadership from Capella University. In her free time, Annemarie is an active volunteer with local rescues. Together with her husband, they have four dogs and two cats of their own, all rescues and they foster abused or sick animals to give them a second shot at a happy forever life. Currently, Annemarie is studying to become a licensed dog trainer so she can add more value to her volunteer work and fosters.

Welcome and Registration.

8.30am - 9.00am 

Global Payroll the Microsoft Way
 Joy Hartigan, Director Global Payroll Process Owner Microsoft

As with many global companies, Microsoft’s world of payroll is varied, complex and wide ranging.  Over the last few years our focus has been on aligning our payroll providers, aligning our service delivery and implementing global processes, all with a focus on enhancing our employee experience.  Next steps are for us to further our alignment in the way we work, automating repetitive manual processes and enhancing our audits and controls.  With 109 countries in scope the opportunities to further advance what we deliver are immense and have presented many challenges along the way and will continue to do so but ultimately are leading us to deliver an industry recognised global payroll service delivery model.   

9.00am - 9.45am 

Coffee and Networking

9.45am - 10.15am 

The magic red button of payroll processing
Annemarie Kalsbeek, Senior Director Global Payroll, NCR
What is it that people believe processing payroll is just pushing the red magic button. Annemarie will walk through her payroll journey and learnings over time. How to educate the business so people understand that payroll is more than just pushing a button.

10.15am  - 11.00am



11.00am  - 11.45am

What is SaaS in Global Payroll? Software and a Service from Immedis
Barry Flanagan, Senior Vice President - US Operations, Immedis 

What is our current global payroll operating model? How should we design our future operating model? Do I invest further in hiring in-house payroll teams? Do I continue to outsource to local partners? Which technology solutions should I consider?
If you are asking yourself any of these questions, then come along to hear Barry talk about what SaaS means in global payroll.

While there have been significant technological advancements made available to payroll professionals in recent times, it is essential to remember that you do not have to choose innovative technology over a high-quality outsourced service, nor service over software.

Barry will share how the people behind Immedis' provide the best service and real business value to multi-national companies:

  • 100% dedication to Global Payroll
  • Responsive, qualified service delivery experts
  • Enabled by a purpose-built, 'global first' technology platform, iConnect


Barry Flanagan, Global Tax Director

Barry is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA), Chartered Tax Consultant (CTC) and Chartered Company Secretary (GradICSA). Prior to joining Immedis, Barry trained in the Tax department of Deloitte’s Dublin Office.
Barry is a Global Mobility specialist, having been a member of the Global Employer Services team at Deloitte. He  acquired significant experience in both employment taxes and compensation and benefits, working with diverse clients across a range of industry sectors, including market-leading multinationals in technology, financial services, software and global alcoholic beverages.
He is now the Senior Vice President, US Operations at Immedis, based in the New Jersey office.