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Winmark presents: The COO Sessions with Professor Nate Bennett

20 Sep 2021
People, leadership, performance & diversity
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement

'The role of Chief Operating Officer is paramount. In fact, it's arguable that the number two position is the toughest job in a company. COOs play a critical part in executing the strategies developed by top management. And, in many cases, they...
SPEAKER(S): Nate Bennett, Professor, Georgia State University
CHAIR: Mike Wright, former COO, China Construction Bank

What happened at Greensill Capital? The Finance Director’s perspective

21 Sep 2021
People, leadership, performance & diversity
CFO, finance, tax & treasury

How did a 'fintech unicorn' rise up so rapidly to a $7bn valuation and fall so abruptly in a few months? The story involves high-profile entrepreneurs and investors, questions about the oversight of regulators and a lobbying scandal in the UK. Attendees will hear the story behind the...
SPEAKER(S): Al Eadie, former Group Finance Director, Greensill Capital
CHAIR: Simon Lindrea, Head of UK CFO and Financial Services Practice, Page Group

Sustainability Leadership: Making the Case and Activating Change

22 Sep 2021
People, leadership, performance & diversity
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement

The session will start with a focus on leadership and how to set yourself, as CSO, and your organisation up for success. It will share proven methods of effecting...
SPEAKER(S): Andy Wales, Chief Digital Impact & Sustainability Officer, BT
CHAIR: Andrew Lowe, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry

What are the challenges with retrofitting?

22 Sep 2021
Climate, sustainability & society
Affordable & social housing

From the fast-approaching 2050 net-zero target, through to new building regulations coming our way, it's fair to say there is lots on the horizon. Undoubtedly, there is an enormous...
SPEAKER(S): Joanne Wheeler, Senior Sustainability Advisor, UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) | Ronan Leyden, Head of Sustainable Places, Bioregional | Julie Alexander, Director of Technology and Innovation, Places for People
CHAIR: Joanna Hills, Director of Assets and Services, Raven Housing Trust

Practice what you preach: Building a community with purpose

23 Sep 2021
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Purpose, values, strategy & culture
CEO & entrepreneurs
CMO, marketing, communications & sales

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation brings together businesses, innovators, cities, governments, universities, and thought leaders to build and scale a circular economy....
SPEAKER(S): Kimberley Heath, Experience Manager, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Network | Carme Raventos, Account Manager, Zapnito
CHAIR: John Jeffcock, CEO, Chief Executive

Investment, funding and integrated risk on the path to the end-game

23 Sep 2021
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Chair of pension trustees

In this session, we will highlight how trustee boards can effectively monitor investment and funding on their end game journey, utilising...
SPEAKER(S): Chris Ramsey, Principal and Head of DB Endgame, Barnett Waddingham | Nick Lewis, Director, Investment Consulting, Redington

BLA Masterclass: One Day MBA

24 Sep 2021
Purpose, values, strategy & culture
Academies

A full-day Masterclass that introduces the key concepts and tools covered in a full MBA and puts them in the context of real-world business challenges. Utilising practical exercises and thought leadership, the course is designed to expand your knowledge and challenge your view of your own...
TRAINER(S): John Jeffcock, CEO, Winmark

Chairing a Government Department

27 Sep 2021
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors

Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia will share with NED members her experiences of chairing a key State Department, the HMRC which has an annual budget of £4bn and 58,000 employees. She will address the unique differences between...
SPEAKER(S): Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia, Chair, HMRC and member of the UK government’s Industrial Strategy Council
CHAIR: Lord Wood of Anfield, House of Lords & Fellow of Practice, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University

Mark Bullingham, CEO, The FA: what I wish I knew before I was a CEO

30 Sep 2021
People, leadership, performance & diversity
CEO & entrepreneurs
CMO, marketing, communications & sales

What I wish I knew before I was a CEO
Mark Bullingham was named the FA’s Chief Executive Officer in August 2019. He joined in 2016 and previously led the commercial, marketing, digital, and participation functions, where under his tenure, annual revenue rose by over £100m.
A marketing and advertising professional by trade, Mark previously held...
SPEAKER(S): Mark Bullingham, CEO, The FA Group
CHAIR: Craig Donaldson, Former CEO, Metro Bank

Strengthening the Customer Voice & the Future of Consumer Regulation

05 Oct 2021
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Affordable & social housing

What a strange but interesting year it’s been for housing and for tenant engagement. For those who thought tenant engagement was only about gathering in common rooms and community halls, the past year has been a revelation. Changes that we thought...
SPEAKER(S): Kate Dodsworth, Director of Consumer Regulation, Regulator of Social Housing
CHAIR: Elizabeth Froude, Group Chief Executive Officer, Platform Housing Group

Translating technology: bridging the gap between IT experts and the business

07 Oct 2021
Tech, cyber, data & digital
CEO & entrepreneurs
CIO, information security, digital & data
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors

The scale, complexity and speed of change in the world of data and technology means there is often a disconnect between internal data experts and commercial teams and customers. All businesses require ‘data and tech translators’ who can not only understand how to...
SPEAKER(S): Andrew Marks, Chief Information Officer, Paragon Group | Aruj Haider, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, Westminster City Council | Tim Moody, Head of Application and Multi Cloud, Fujitsu
CHAIR: Lisa Barrett, Vice President, Learning, Innovation and Operations, Multiverse

Getting maximum value from your benefit provision and communicating effectively with your staff

08 Oct 2021
People, leadership, performance & diversity
Affordable & social housing

The purpose of any benefits strategy is usually to ensure your employees feel motivated, valued, and secure in their jobs. Sadly, our latest research shows that many employees do not feel this way with 55% of employees stating that they do not feel their employer cares about them. Understandably, this is...
CHAIR: Richard Soldan, Partner, Lane Clark & Peacock LLP (LCP)

Creating high levels of team performance through trust & humanity in leadership

11 Oct 2021
People, leadership, performance & diversity
Academies

The level of trust that individuals have in their organisation and how humane leaders are perceived to be can either enhance or deter performance. This one-day course will help you assess the...
TRAINER(S): Talita Ferreira, CEO, Authentic Change Solutions & NED, Tandem Bank and Ford Credit Europe

Taking the next step to GC level

19 Oct 2021
People, leadership, performance & diversity
CLO, ethics, risk, legal & compliance

What are the skills and knowledge that you need to develop to ensure you are on the right path to becoming general counsel? How do you get on the radar of the right people? At this session, we hear from a panel of...
SPEAKER(S): Tim Greenwell, Chief Legal & Risk Officer, Southampton FC | Sarah Kelly, Partner, The Panel | Orla Joyce, Head of Legal, Heineken Limited | Eleanor Daly, General Counsel, FEXCO Group
CHAIR: Martin Nolan, Associate General Counsel, Skyscanner

Working efficiently in a hybrid model

19 Oct 2021
Innovation, operations & business models
CFO, finance, tax & treasury

Many companies responded well to the challenges of lockdowns in 2020-21, showing a resilience that highlighted the possibilities of new ways of working in the long term. As responses to the initial crisis give...
CHAIR: Peter Mason, Former Group Tax Director, IMI plc

HR beyond the C-Suite: Strategy, leadership and the board

20 Oct 2021
People, leadership, performance & diversity
CHRO, talent, learning & culture

Peter Drucker once famously said ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast’. Despite this, less than 18% of the world’s companies take into account the true reality of their corporate culture before implementing a strategic change process. As every HR leader knows, it doesn’t matter if...
SPEAKER(S): Andrew Kakabadse, Professor of Governance & Leadership, Henley Business School
CHAIR: Haidée Klein, Head of HR – Europe, GLP

Are inflation fears real? How should CFOs respond?

20 Oct 2021
Risk, ethics & geopolitics
CFO, finance, tax & treasury

Driven by supply chain disruption and labour shortages the UK inflation rate is expected to reach 4% by the end of the year. The Bank of England expects inflation to return to its target 2% rate in the medium-term. However, there is a...
SPEAKER(S): Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times
CHAIR: Patrick Butcher, former Group CFO, Capita

Sustainability Summit: The Uninhabitable Earth

21 Oct 2021
Climate, sustainability & society
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors
CEO & entrepreneurs
CFO, finance, tax & treasury
CHRO, talent, learning & culture
CIO, information security, digital & data
CLO, ethics, risk, legal & compliance
CMO, marketing, communications & sales
Affordable & social housing

Author David Wallace-Wells's assessment of the speed and severity of global warming is shocking – but you need to hear it. It’s far worse than you think, it’s happening much faster than you...
SPEAKER(S): David Wallace-Wells, Author, The Uninhabitable Earth & Deputy Editor New York Magazine | Dame Jo da Silva, Global Director of Sustainable Development, Arup
CHAIR: Nazneen Rahman CBE, Non-Executive Director responsible for Sustainability matters, AstraZeneca

The importance of being prepared for corporate transactions

21 Oct 2021
Alignment, change & transformation
Chair of pension trustees

Even before the economic turmoil brought about by the pandemic, there was an expectation that corporate activity including acquisitions, mergers, disposals and insolvencies would increase. Commentators are now predicting that we will soon see a large number of transactions which could...
SPEAKER(S): Paul Jameson, Managing Partner & CEO, Penfida | Trevor Civval, Senior Partner, Penfida
CHAIR: Fraser Smart, CEO, British Airways Pension Services Limited

Maintaining Competitiveness in a Privacy-first Future

22 Oct 2021
Tech, cyber, data & digital
CMO, marketing, communications & sales

Concerns over digital privacy protection have increased over the past few years and will come to a head in 2023 when Google will ban the use of third-party cookies. This upcoming ‘cookie apocalypse’ will force brands to do the hard work of innovating into a...
SPEAKER(S): Steve Lok, Director, Global Customer Data Strategy, Media Monks
CHAIR: David Hamilton, Director of Communications and Marketing, NSPCC

The anatomy of leadership: driving change and shaping perspectives

03 Nov 2021
People, leadership, performance & diversity
Affordable & social housing

When it comes to leaders, there's 'no one size fits all' – different qualities appeal to different employees.
But those with the basic anatomy: transparency, authenticity, inspiration, drive, vision, empathy, flexibility, and respect, are the ones that most of the time are able to...
SPEAKER(S): David Montague, Former CEO & CFO at L&Q, NED at Hadley Property Group | Kathy Cowell OBE DL, Chairman, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
CHAIR: Tonia Secker, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins

AI in legal and compliance

04 Nov 2021
Innovation, operations & business models
CLO, ethics, risk, legal & compliance

As the use of Artificial Intelligence becomes more widespread, it is inevitable that in-house Legal teams of all sizes, will start to use AI platforms to automate certain high volume tasks from contract reviews to regulation and compliance duties. In response to the proliferation of...
SPEAKER(S): Peter Sukosd, Head of Legal, Compliance and Public Affairs, METRO Cash & Carry | Barry Scannell, Director of Legal Affairs & Regulatory Compliance, Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO)
CHAIR: Paul Jackson, Chair of Oxford Brookes AI & Data Analysis Network

Chief AI Officer: First 100 Days at WPP

09 Nov 2021
Tech, cyber, data & digital
CIO, information security, digital & data

Daniel, the newly appointed Chief AI Officer at WPP, will share how he approached the enormity of the role, and what new CAIOs should focus on in the first 100 days in office.
SPEAKER(S): Daniel Hulme, Chief AI Officer, WPP

Challenges of post M&A integration

10 Nov 2021
Innovation, operations & business models
Purpose, values, strategy & culture
CFO, finance, tax & treasury

In our first foray back to in-person meetings since the start of the pandemic, we are delighted to be holding this early evening drinks evening and discussion examining the challenges of integrating entities following a merger or acquisition. Principal integration challenges may be...
SPEAKER(S): Stephanie Glucina, VP - Global Tax Planning, Hasbro | Kelvin Stagg, Chief Financial Officer, Page Group
CHAIR: Chris Danes, Tax Partner, MHA MacIntyre Hudson

Developments in longevity risk & what this means for scheme journey planning

11 Nov 2021
Risk, ethics & geopolitics
Chair of pension trustees

In this session we will look back to the 2020 pandemic and how it has created a knock-on effect to mortality rates and longevity risk for pension schemes. We will explore how longevity risk plays a key part in journey planning and end-game process and what insurers will be looking at around longevity when discussing options with schemes.
SPEAKER(S): Roisin O' Shea, Business Development, Rothesay Life | Mark Cooper, Head of Longevity Risk, Rothesay Life | Jon Palin, Partner and Senior Longevity Consultant, Barnett Waddingham
CHAIR: Ruston Smith, Chair, Tesco Pension Fund

Wellbeing in the workplace – supporting your employees

15 Nov 2021
People, leadership, performance & diversity
CHRO, talent, learning & culture

Employee mental health and wellbeing has been a key focus for HR professionals over the past 18 months. Whilst most companies have embedded some processes to monitor and improve employee well-being, some measures remain...
SPEAKER(S): Gary Knight, Strategic Resource Planning Director, BSI Group | Kate Field, Global Head Health, Safety and Well-being, BSI Group

The twelve elements of independent judgement

16 Nov 2021
People, leadership, performance & diversity
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors

It is a core legal duty of Directors to “exercise independent judgement” on issues such as strategy, performance and standards of conduct. But what exactly is “independent judgement” and how can NEDs assure themselves they are fulfilling this key obligation effectively? The Companies Act 2006 does not...
SPEAKER(S): Sir Andrew Likierman, Professor of Management Practice, London Business School
CHAIR: Charlotte Valeur, Chair, London Stock Exchange

Sales & Marketing: How a more effective collaboration can deliver bottom-line growth

23 Nov 2021
Purpose, values, strategy & culture
CMO, marketing, communications & sales

As the global economy begins to recover, businesses are positioning themselves for growth. In today’s digital world, ensuring firms can fully capitalise on the conversion of marketing generated leads into paying customers, requires effective collaboration between marketing and sales teams. However, creating cohesion between...
SPEAKER(S): Chris Daly, CEO, The Chartered Institute of Marketing | Lee Edwards, Vice President and Managing Director UKI, Middle East and Africa, Adobe | Jennifer Shaw-Sweet, EMEA Lead, B2B Institute, LinkedIn
CHAIR: Anouschka Elliott, Managing Director, Global Head of Marketing, UBS Asset Management

The Trustee Board role in managing scheme risk effectively

25 Nov 2021
Risk, ethics & geopolitics
Chair of pension trustees

Understanding the risks posed to pension schemes and how to plan, mitigate & respond effectively is a role that has often been overlooked by Trustee Boards due to more obvious or time-consuming concerns. In this session we will explore the requirements of Trustees around risk, what is expected and what they should know. We will also discuss various methods & principles that can be used...
SPEAKER(S): Gary Grewal, Partner, RSM UK Management Limited | Ian Bell, Head of Pensions, RSM UK Management Limited

Letting your people lead you

01 Dec 2021
People, leadership, performance & diversity
CEO & entrepreneurs

What can we learn from our people? What has COVID demonstrated to CEO’s and business leaders about the importance of trust? In this session we will explore the importance of identifying our peoples core skills to put them to optimum use with the objective of improving the wider performance of the business. Perhaps more than ever, organisations relied on...

End of the Year Drinks: Date with the Regulator of Social Housing

02 Dec 2021
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Affordable & social housing

Please join us at the Affordable Housing Network at our end of year reception. This will be a chance to get together and network with colleagues and hear insights from a keynote speaker.
SPEAKER(S): Jonathan Walters, Deputy Chief Executive, Regulator of Social Housing
CHAIR: Elizabeth Froude, Group Chief Executive, Platform Housing Group

Measures that Matter

08 Dec 2021
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors

In this session we will explore how KPI's are becoming instrumental in helping organisations can approach and respond to radical uncertainty & black swan disrupters. We will also hear from organisations on how they have...
*The date is subject to change*
SPEAKER(S): Jay Bhattacherjee, Founder, Blixtra

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