The Shared Services Council is a member-restricted network of senior shared services executives from major multi-national corporations represented in Europe. Council members come together and meet in an open style, allowing a candid exchange of views, experiences and best practices to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and business alignment of their shared services organizations, operations and centers.
The power of peer learning
Enduring relationships with trusted peers in an international network are the core of the council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the value of council membership. Confidential peer dialogues at meetings and in between provide you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.
Council membership benefits
Collective problem solving that puts your issues on the agenda
Global benchmarking through regular surveys of council members about relevant company practices
Multifunctional insights generated by the wealth of perspectives gathered from over 100 councils (covering more than 50 functions) that work together across geographies
Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums, webcasts, webinars, and other resources
Who should join?
Council members are senior corporate leaders with overall responsibility for shared business services in Europe, including but not limited to: finance, administrative services, human resources, information management, procurement, real estate, facilities management and like service areas. Companies have revenues of $1 billion or more.
What members say
The ability to be able to engage in open and honest dialogue with my industry peers who are facing similar challenges as myself in their own shared services organizations brings value to me that is second to none! I enjoy the energy, passion and enthusiasm in the meetings from like-minded subject matter experts in our industry. It’s the place where we first share our own, and hear about others, cutting edge innovation in each other’s Shared Services organizations.
The council director is Leland Forst, managing director and chief executive officer of the Amherst Group Limited (AGL), Greenwich, Connecticut, a consulting firm which is the conceptual founder of Shared Services and dedicated to its ongoing evolution.