Meet the Education Team

Highly experienced Finance Professionals with a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with our students and members. The team are responsible for the delivery of monthly masterclasses covering a wide range of topics, from fraud prevention in Accounts Payable, to financial reporting and leadership. In addition, our education team host regular best practice panel discussions and Ask The Expert, Problem Solver sessions, ensuring our members are able to overcome the challenges they face in their businesses. Learn more about membership here

Rod Chadwick

Automation & Technology Trainer

Key Skills: Automation, Finance Tech, Robotic Process Automation, Continuous Improvement, Change Management

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Caroline Adams

AP & P2P Trainer

Key Skills: Procure to Pay Cycle, Leadership, Process Improvement, Payments and Cash Management, Invoice Best Practices,

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Caroline is an experienced, passionate Shared Services Leader who has led Finance Teams through numerous transformations and unprecedented periods of change. Now working as an IFOL Trainer and Consultant helping companies with AP/P2P & Shared Services challenges, sharing knowledge and delivering best practise

Caroline enjoys new challenges and thrives under pressure, able to draw on significant experience as a Senior Finance Manager and ‘Head Of’, with proven people management skills. Believing strongly that people are at the forefront of enabling and leading transformation and ensuring we drive future growth and success for our AP/P2P/Shared Services Teams.

Martin Kirby

Accounts Receivable / O2C Trainer

Key Skills: Accounts Receivable, Order to Cash, Credit Control, Management and Leadership, P2P

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Garry Stevens

AP & P2P Trainer

Key Skills: Cash Management, Process Improvement, Transformation, Fraud Prevention, Payments, E-invoicing

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Garry Stevens has been involved in Finance in both Private and Public sector for over 40 years. For 25 years he served with Aberdeen City Council, the last 9 years as Financial Services Manager with one of his areas of responsibility being for Accounts payable. He was tasked at the time of delivering a transformation project to deliver efficiencies and improvement in performance.

Over a three year period Garry delivered a best in class and award winning Accounts Payable team. Garry is passionate about Accounts payable and the importance it plays in any organisation in supporting its business, suppliers and local economy. Garry is now a valuable member of the IFOL Education Team and a respected consultant assisting organisations in promoting and developing Accounts Payable. Garry is keen to share his knowledge and pass this on to the next generation of Accounts Payable professionals.

Debra Richardson

Accounts Payable Trainer

Key Skills: Fraud Mitigation, Supplier Masterfile and Portals, 1099 Reporting, P2P Tools and Software, Supplier Management

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Debra is an accounts payable speaker, consultant, and trainer with over 20 years of experience in AP, AR, general ledger, and financial reporting for Fortune 500 companies including Verizon, General Motors and Aramark.

For ten years, Debra has focused on Global Vendor Maintenance, and implemented a vendor self- registration portal for 140k+ global vendors across five ERPs. In her consultancy, she focuses on authentication techniques, internal controls and best practices to prevent fraud in the vendor master file.

Debra now focuses on helping IFOL members and students improve their knowledge of the Accounts Payable process and protect the vendor master file from fraud.

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