Laurie Beagle FCICM current Chair of the CICM Executive Board completes his two-year term of office this month.
A member of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management since 1983 and a Fellow since 1990. He was elected to the Advisory Council in 2010 and the Executive Board in 2012 becoming Chair in 2016. He will now become CICM Vice President.
His career has spanned credit & collections management, business information, consultancy, training and credit forums which are run in the UK and Europe for various industries. The first forum was started in January 1991 and still meets quarterly. Further he is an international speaker and is regularly quoted in the trade press and online.
In September 2015 Forums International Ltd was formed and Laurie is currently the Managing Director.
Laurie’s published mission is to provide business professionals with a reliable source of information. Also provide knowledge networks that support the forums.
Currently he runs 9 groups of Industry Forums and Focus Groups which meet in the UK and Europe. In summary the forums are for specific industries e.g. IT, Telecoms, Business Supplies, Pharmaceuticals as well as cross industry groups for credit professionals and senior managers. The focus groups cover Fraud & Cyber Crime and SAP users.