Catalina Consulting Silver Sponsor of LBDC General Counsel Summit

LBDC  |  Lawyers’ Business Development Club  |
London | Dublin | Paris | Dubai | Boston | New York | San Francisco

Cataling Consulting


announced as our Silver Sponsor

for our


celebrating our


Good afternoon,

I am delighted to announce that Catalina Consulting will be one of our Silver sponsors for our Inaugural General Counsel Summit.

Karena Vaughan  |  Catalina Consulting 

Our thanks to Karena Vaughan, the Founder and Managing Director of Catalina Consulting.  She is a leading authority on foreign direct investment with a proven track record in helping companies to make smart location decisions and in helping regions to secure high-value investment.

Karena’s expertise and experience are drawn from a highly successful career in international business and economic development.  As Director Europe & Russia with Invest Northern Ireland, Karena worked with Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Barclays, Everything Everywhere and Convergys as well as expanding, middle market companies including Augentius Fund Services, Heritage Fund Services and Fintru, on location strategy. Karena additionally led sales teams to secure investment for Northern Ireland from Allen & Overy, Herbert Smith Freehills, Axiom Law, MITIE, Alexander Mann and Eishtec.

From a global supply chain perspective, Karena devised and instigated programmes of engagement with Airbus and Boeing for SMEs in the engineering industry. Karena played a key role in the transition of Northern Ireland from a region of relatively low-value investment to one of the leading UK investment locations.

As General Manager and Sales Director with boutique learning and development company Edge, Karena led the development and delivery of multi-location sales and leadership training programs for Caterpillar, Thomson Reuters, HP and Coca-Cola.  She was also responsible for training more than 400 export sales managers for companies including Terex and Ryobi in the US, Europe and APAC.

She received her MBA from Ulster University and her MA and B.Ed. Hons from Queens University Belfast. Fluent in French, she is a Prince II practitioner and has completed the Building Business in Emerging Markets programme at Harvard Business School.

Event Details


Wednesday 2 November 2016  |  2.00 PM to 6.30 PM

Venue:  The stunning offices of Keltie LLP  |  No. 1 London Bridge

 Admission:  FREE of charge for UK based Lawyers


General Counsel  |   Fab Guest Speakers


To celebrate the LBDC’s | Lawyers’ Business Development Club |


we are organizing a very special and unique event – our inaugural General Counsel Summit in London.

We will be joined by some of the most influential GC’s in the UK and the US (Matt Fawcett).  Our GC guest speakers have very kindly agreed to give us “TED” style Talks for 20 minutes about their career journeys.  It promises to be a fun and inspirational afternoon.  This will be an intimate and invite-only event.  Please drop me a line if you would be interested in being added to our guest list.

I look forward to hearing from you.




Funke Abimbola

General Counsel & Company Secretary of Roche UK


Matthew Fawcett

Executive Vice President & General Counsel of NetApp Inc (Fortune 500 Co).


Tim Grayson

Managing Director at Goldman Sachs


Mark Horncastle

GE Capital Real Estate


Robert Ivens

General Counsel (retired end August 2016) of Marks and Spencer plc


Pavel Klimov

General Counsel EMEA at Unisys


Andrew Magowan

General Counsel & Company Secretary of ASOS plc


Catie Sherat

Associate General Counsel at Pearson Plc


Edward Smith

General Counsel at O2 (a Telefonica company)

Richard Tapp

General Counsel & Company Secretary of Carillion plc

Christian Waida

General Counsel of Open Text



This will be a small intimate invite-only event.

If you would like to receive an invitation to join us, please drop me a line.

It will be FREE to attend if you are a UK based lawyer.  If you are an over-seas lawyer and would like to join us, please drop me a line and I can provide you with the registration details.

I look forward to hearing from you.



LBDC  |  Lawyers’ Business Development Club |
London │Paris | Dublin | New York | Boston | San Francisco | Dubai
50 Guest Speaker Talks  |  Est’d London 2011
Previous Guest Speakers include:
The Chairman of Goldman Sachs International | The Deputy Worldwide Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi | The CEO of Facebook (Ireland) | The CEO of PayPal (MENA) | The CEO of Hogan Lovells | The CEO of O2 / Telefonica

Official Partner in London – Keltie LLP  |  Official Partner in Dublin – Boston College’s Global Leadership Institute   

Est’d London 2011

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