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18 Sep 2024

Peer Works

Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders

D&A College


Join us for a presentation by Barry O'Neill, Associate Director at Carbon Financial Partners as he discusses how to nurture future leaders and the importance of succession planning

Speaker: Barry O’Neill, Associate Director, Carbon Financial Partners

One of Stephen Covey’s seven habits of highly effective people is ‘Begin with the end in mind’. Most business owners don’t start their business thinking about how they might one day exit from it. Being aware of your own longevity and mortality brings focus to your decisions about the role you should play in your organisation. Of course leaders should lead, but they should also help to develop the next generation of leaders to take the business forward when your time is up.

Expect an interactive session with the opportunity to ask questions and to contribute to the group discussion.

“You can’t build a long-term business without employee buy-in and detailed succession planning. Paving the way for tomorrow’s leaders to step up to the plate will make your business stronger and provide more options regarding your own exit” – Barry O’Neill, Associate Director, Carbon Financial Partners


09.00 – 09.30 – Registrations and networking lunch

09.30 – 10.30 – Presentation

10.30 – 11.00 – Q&A and Discussion

11.00 – Close


A co-founder of Carbon Financial Partners, Barry has helped to grow a highly regarded and award winning financial planning business over the last 13 years, where many staff members have come through the ranks to take positions of influence within the firm. Until December 2023, Barry was Investment Director, a Board level role with responsibility for the firm’s investment strategy and implementation. Now an Associate Director, Barry works part-time to enable him to fulfil his other role of Board member at Montrose FC.