Rasmus, senior counsel at Macfarlanes and member of the Centre’s Steering Committee.
Share plans enable employees to feel they can make a real contribution towards and share in the success of the business they work in.
By telling the stories and sharing the experiences. Share plan participation is a highly valued benefit to employees and employers need to know that.
The cost and complexities of establishing a share plan which often deter smaller companies from getting involved.
I think the international development and globalisation of share plan offerings have had a profound impact on the industry. Share plan participation is no longer just a UK / US phenomenon.
HMRC have already taken steps to simplify the tax legislation governing share incentives but I think there is more work to be done. A review and consolidation of the vast amount of regulation on remuneration in financial services would also be on my wish list.
There are many but one in particular sticks out as a true success story - a global employee share purchase plan with a very impressive take up which later paved the way for a number of other employee benefits.
I’m not sure it changed my life but A Thousand Splendid Suns certainly made a huge impression on me.
Birgitte Nyborg from Borgen (although she is a fictional character so not sure if that counts).
Hmmm, probably leaving the land of Hans Christian Anderson and pickled herrings when I was 23 to become a lawyer in London.
Swimming and snowboarding.
Experiencing new things and travelling to new places. I am really not good at sitting still on a beach.