KATIE PRENTKE, Nutmeg - "How to Find the Right Advisor"

Katie Prentke is the Commercial Director for Nutmeg, the UK’s first online discretionary investment management company.

Katie joined Nutmeg in June 2016 with over ten years’ experience managing products, acquisition and brands in leading financial institutions. Prior to joining Nutmeg, Katie was Director for UK Digital Acquisition with American Express in London, where Katie has also held a variety of other partner and product management roles. Katie also brings investment expertise from JP Morgan, where she worked both in the Investment Bank and the Private bank as Global Investment Advisor. A Harvard Business School MBA holder, Katie graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in 2003 with a degree in political science, and a certificate in political economy.

MARGARET KELLY, Family Lawyer - "How to Prepare for Life's Financial Moments"

Margaret is a specialist family lawyer with Josiah-Lake Gardiner Solicitors.

As a trained mediator, collaborative lawyer and arbitrator she is able to inform clients of the options available to resolve their issues; offering them a service tailor made to their individual needs.

Applying her knowledge and experience she supports clients in resolving the many and varied issues arising from relationship breakdown. She understands the potential emotional and psychological impact of and will work with counsellors to assist clients in coping with all that the separation process may throw at them

She also advises clients at the beginning of relationships on cohabitation, pre nuptial and pre civil partnership agreements

Her approach is pragmatic, and acting in a constructive way she strives to assist clients reach agreement. Where this is not possible she is able to robustly prepare cases for court (including injunctions to freeze assets or protect children)

Her clients range from housewives to high profile individuals. Cases will often involve overseas assets and trusts. Using all her skills she will strive to obtain the best financial outcome for her clients

Margaret is dual qualified (Australia and England & Wales). She is a member of the Law Society Family Law Panel and an accredited member of Resolution (specialist subjects complex financial matters and private children issues)

She sits on the Dispute Resolution and the Skills and Support committees of Resolution First for Family developing and shaping non- court based processes and providing courses to fellow practitioners.

Margaret is a contributing author to the Resolution Family Disputes Hand Book.  She has appeared on TV and published articles in professional and national journals.
Margaret sits as a deputy district judge in London

SARAH HAQUE, Urban Species: "Taking the Financial Risk to Starting Your Own Business"

Sarah Haque is Co-founder and Executive Director of Urban Species Limited.

Sarah launched her company in 2004 (with her son & business partner) to create and offer unique products, designed by London & UK based Artists.

Urban Species are pioneers for many alternative products in Fashion and Art, as well as in Licensing, Gaming, Film and Music industries.  Through her business, Sarah has worked with some incredible names over the past decade, such as Marvel, DC, Hasbro, Nickelodeon, Sony Music, Warner Bros., Universal, & Disney.  Sarah helps to bring digitally printed artwork onto apparel and other products for fans of urban art, comic book culture and film.

Sarah is a Bangladeshi-born UK Citizen, living in the UK for 34 years. Formal Education A- Levels. Informal Education supplied by Mentor, Business courses, innumerable books & training sessions. Running a Business has been the biggest university for her.

KATIE SNOWBALL, Google UK - "Panel Discussion on Personal Journeys"

Katie Snowball works in Global Infrastructure at Google.

Katie has had a 25-year career that ranges from teaching and medicine, through to the music and tech industries. Katie rode the dot-com boom and bust, including founding an Internet startup with 4 friends, eventually selling the company in 2004. Most recently, she has spent the past 7 years building Google’s global fibre optic networks and datacentres. She has a keen interest in promoting careers for women in tech industries, and is a regular speaker at events.

Katie has a BA in Biology from Southampton University, a Postgraduate in Environmental Education from Nottingham University, is a qualified waterski instructor and surprisingly competent flying trapeze artiste.

ROBYN KLINGLER-VIDRA, King's College - "Panel Discussion on Personal Journeys"

Robyn Klingler-Vidra is a Lecturer at King’s College London in the Department of International Development.

Robyn’s research focuses on government efforts to build venture capital markets as a means to promote innovation, economic growth and entrepreneurial clusters. She has led the World Economic Forum’s annual UK Executive Opinion Survey on global competitiveness since 2009 and has, since 2011, been an instructor for LSE Enterprise executive education courses on capital markets, economic competitiveness and innovation.

Before returning to academia, Robyn spent eight years in the financial sector, working as a financial institutions' liability underwriter, a research manager at an expert network firm and an investor relations manager at a fund of hedge fund. Her public sector experience includes internships with the Economic Section of the US State Department Foreign Service and in the Westminster office of a UK Member of Parliament.

She received her BA from the University of Michigan, was a visiting scholar at the National University of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and completed her MSc and PhD in International Political Economy in the International Relations Department at the London School of Economics & Political Science.