Payroll Leaders Symposium – London 2023 

The GPA is pleased to invite all HR and Payroll Leaders to attend its Symposium on Sept, 28 2023.

Date:  28th September 2023
Time:  8.30am - 12.00pm BST
Venue:  Rosewood Hotel, 252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN

Cost:  Free

The Global Payroll Association (GPA) are excited to extend an exclusive invitation for you to join a thought leadership Symposium. This symposium 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.

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!

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.

In Partnership with...

Payslip delivers a scale-up advantage for today’s global business leaders, harmonizing global payroll operations to fuel growth efficiency. By standardizing and automating the complexities of global payroll, Payslip’s Global Payroll Control Platform empowers outperformers to achieve execution excellence, see a bigger picture and scale at any dimension. 

Only Payslip’s Global Payroll Control Platform standardizes and automates workflow across HR, Finance and Global Payroll creating a highly efficient “zero touch” payroll execution process. Seamless integration and validation of employee and finance data across HCM and ERP systems eliminates the error-prone, manual back and forth transfer of payroll data. Payslip’s unified, global-first data approach unlocks and standardizes global payroll data for complete visibility into all payroll elements including salary expenses and taxes by region, by country, by employee. With Payslip businesses are finally able to harness payroll data for actionable insights and fully informed, real-time decision making.


Getting to the venue

Rosewood London is one of the finest five-star hotels in London. Blending English heritage with contemporary sophistication, the Edwardian Grade II-listed building has been sensitively renovated to create a luxury hotel with the ambiance of a stylish London residence.

Registration and Networking

9.45am - 10.30am 

Excel in Payroll: Unleashing Resilience for Professional Growth 

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines stress as the 'adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them'. Payroll professionals are in a pressured environment every day due to the essential nature of our work and, as conscientious people, we are potentially at risk of heightened stress levels because we take pride in what we do.  As an industry, we are getting better at understanding the importance of wellbeing and prioritising our mental and emotional health.

Join Dannielle Haig in this session to help you understand why stress management is fundamental. Danielle will help you with your personal stress management techniques by offering practical knowledge to recognise the warning signs and sharing essential tools to cope with stress when pressure builds. The best way to build a resilient payroll career is to invest in your own resilience, too.

Speaker: Dannielle Haig Director and Principal Business Psychologist at DH Consulting

How to run a successful Global Payroll Transformation project  

Lara will break down the steps to support you on your payroll transformation journey and help you succeed by providing an overview of key areas to consider:

1. The start of your transformation journey – the core steps from Discovery to Delivery
2. Setting your transformation Programme/project up for successful delivery

Lara is an advocate for the payroll industry and supporting and enabling people on their journey and she believes sharing insights can only strengthen the industry

Speaker: Lara Smart, Director at L Smart Consulting Ltd


Refreshments and Networking 


8.30am - 9.00am 

9.00am - 9.45am

10.30am - 11.00am

Global Expansion and International Payments: lessons for success 

Join Andrew Finch - Head of People Operations at Global Payroll Award-winning Cambridge Education Group - as he walks us through lessons for success for a global expansion. Andrew will use his experience with volume payroll and complex implementations to explore the challenges that expanding can pose and the optimum ways to navigate them to achieve a positive outcome.

The SATs of payments: speed, accuracy, timeline
There are several ways to overcome the practical and logistical challenges presented when expanding into new markets and territories — but how do you manage the payments? Tom Cook will explore the ‘SATs’ of payments in the context of growing a global business. He will discuss:
1)The Speed of banking setups and the challenges around banking delays
2) Key payment requirements and the need for Accuracy testing
3) Choosing the best route to market and how to facilitate the Timeliness of payments

Speakers: Andrew Finch, Head of People Operations at Cambridge Education Group and Tom Cook, Key Account Director at Ebury


Immedis is the leader in consolidated global payroll solutions. Processing payroll in over 150 countries, the Immedis Platform provides a unified view of global payroll operations, real-time data analytics, and advanced reporting capability, while ensuring legislative compliance and data security. Immedis’ deep integration capabilities with HCM and finance providers, dramatically simplifies multi-country payroll obligations. Immedis was founded and is majority-owned by Clune Tech.

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252 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN, United Kingdom

+44 20 7781 8888

Dannielle Haig
Director and Principle Business Psychologist
D H Consulting

Andrew Finch
Head of People Operations
Cambridge Education Group

Tom Cook
Key Account Director

Lara Smart
Independent Transformation Consultant
L RSmart Consulting

11.00am - 11.45am 

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