Your FREE invitation!

The GPA is inviting all payroll and HR professionals to attend its FREE, symposium at the Burberry Business Services, 6 Queen Street, Leeds, LS1 2TW on Tuesday 8th October 2019 from 2.30pm - 5.30pm BST.

Date: Tuesday 8th October 2019 
Time:  2.30pm - 5.30pm BST
Venue: 6 Queen St, Leeds LS1 2TW

Global Payroll Association (GPA) in association with Burberry and Immedis are excited to extend an exclusive invitation for you to join a thought leadership Symposia.  During the session, Burberry will share their story on how they built their Shared Business Services.   Ruairi and Richard of immedis will help you consider how the future of Global Payroll might look and share their thoughts on the preparations needed to embrace the changes to come.

This Symposia will also provide opportunities to network with the speakers and other payroll leaders in your city. 

This is an exclusive event you don’t want to miss.  Seating is limited, so don’t delay!

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


Burberry Shared Services 
6 Queen St, Leeds LS1 2TW

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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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Getting to the venue


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Ian Dawson – SVP of Burberry Business Services

Ian Dawson is a Global Business Services leader with a track record of designing, building and improving/operating multifunctional Shared Services organisations of considerable scale.  Ian joined Burberry in April 2017 from John Lewis Partnership where he was Managing Director of Partnership Services Division, delivering shared services in Finance, HR, Procurement and IT domains to Waitrose and John Lewis trading divisions.  While as Business Services Director at Balfour Beatty Group, between 2010 and 2015 Ian built from scratch a multi-functional shared service centre in Newcastle.  Prior to this Ian spent 6 years in IBM’s Business Process Outsourcing organisation with responsibility Employee Services delivery from global delivery centres in Europe, Costa Rica and the Philippines, following 18 years in Procter & Gamble with various leadership roles across Europe.

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Amber Visconti – Senior Payroll Manager, Burberry

Amber Visconti is a Payroll Professional with over 15 years’ experience of  implementing and processing domestic and expat payrolls across the Globe in the Oil&Gas industry. Joined Burberry in January 2018 to head up the EMEA team during the transition of the Payroll function to shared services.
Prior to 2018 Amber spent 5 years at CHC Helicopters Services where she was involved in designing and implementing the Global Payroll Target Operating Model to include shared services, payroll vendor switch and the roll out of Workday. Between 2007 and 2013 Amber was part of the Employer and Expatriate taxation team at Anderson Anderson and Brown where she acquired the knowledge and skills required to support with payroll / expat tax planning and implementation strategy.

Ruairi Kelleher, Chief Executive Officer

Ruairi Kelleher is CEO of Immedis and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. He joined the wider Taxback Group in 2012 and was an integral part of the re-positioning and launch of Immedis in 2016.

Ruairi is responsible for the corporate direction, strategy and M&A activity at Immedis, enabling the senior leadership team to drive innovation in international payroll and tax services through our cloud-based solution, iConnect. Since joining the company, Ruairi has worked to share the strategy and vision with employees, clients, partners and the wider global payroll industry to promote a new vision of global payroll consolidation through global tax expertise and integrated agile technologies.

Richard Limpkin, Chief Operating Officer

Richard is responsible for the alignment and execution of Immedis’ technology and operations strategic objectives.  He leads a team of amazing and innovative HR and Payroll technology and operational experts towards world-class SaaS payroll solutions and services for Immedis clients.

Richard chose an eclectic path from an MSci Physics from Durham University, through management consulting and chartered accountancy, to leading Professional Services, Solutions and Innovation.  After almost 20 years driving HR and Payroll technology and services globally, this has led to the perfect role in Immedis.

2:30pm - 2.45pm

Welcome and Registration.


Burberry Business Services – Our Journey, From Creation To Now  Presented by Ian Dawson – SVP of Burberry Business Services

Burberry Business Services – Our Journey, From Creation To Now  Presented by Amber Visconti Senior Payroll Manager - Burberry

Coffee Break.

'Global Payroll – The Direction of Travel’
  Presented by Ruairi Kelleher – CEO - immedis
 Richard Limpkin – COO - immedis

What is the future of ‘global payroll’ as a product and service? Ruairi and Richard will help you consider how the future might look and share their thoughts on the preparations needed to embrace the changes to come