Welcome to the MPF Finance Group

Helping Group members be the best they can in a fast evolving and uncertain business landscape

The MPF Finance Group provides a formal network for those with overall control and responsibility for all financial aspects of their firm’s strategy. The Committee organises quarterly events for up to 20 people and a private Hub that:

  • Encourage learning through an exchange of ideas and best practice
  • Clarify how members can best contribute to the challenges and opportunities facing their firms
  • Explore ways to develop a relationship of mutual respect and trust with the firm-wide leader and other C-Suite members
  • Facilitate debate amongst those holding diverse perspectives
  • Provide members with insight into the value contributed by other management experts


Chair: Paul Edwards, Chief Financial and Operating Officer, DLA Piper international

Simon Adcock, Head of Professional Services – Corporate Banking, HSBC

Stuart Foster, Managing Director - Head of Financial Institutions and Professional Services, RBS

Edward Gordon-Hall, Operations Director, Edwin Coe

Arif Kamal, Chief Financial Officer, Thomas Cooper

Matthew White, International Practice Leader for Professional Services, BDO


  • We are dedicated to the issues that make a real difference to our members - other networks focus on technical capability.
  • We provide an inclusive forum - other networks exclude those without an accountancy qualification.
  • We treat you as an insider – coping with “non-lawyer, non-person” attitudes can be challenging, especially for those new to the sector


Market disruption: Part 2 – Digital, technology and AI
Management Team Together

Speakers - Ian Jeffery (Lewis Silkin); Mark Sykes (BDO); Alex Hamilton (Radiant Law)

Moore Stephens, 150 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4AB

Thursday 14 September 2017

In February we held an MPF event discussing Market Disruption from challenger firms within professional services, offering alternative service delivery and pricing models.

In this second event we move on to take a look at how professional services are being disrupted by the development of new technologies and platforms.

Further details and RSVP


Coming soon...


  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Those with equivalent job titles to CFO (for example Finance Director)
  • Firmwide leaders
  • Client-facing leaders & Office heads
  • Approved members of other Groups
  • Approved members of Clubs

Membership details


Paul Edwards Chair:
Paul Edwards,
DLA Piper international
Simon Adcock Simon Adcock,
Stuart Foster Stuart Foster,
Edward Gordon-Hall Edward Gordon-Hall,
Edwin Coe
Arif Kamal Arif Kamal,
Thomas Cooper
Matthew White Matthew White,

More on the committee members…


  • The future workplace and agile working
  • Profit growth through intelligent pricing