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What needs to be on your agenda in 2022

11 Jan 2022
Purpose, values, strategy & culture
Chair of pension trustees

To kick off the 2022 Programme of PensionChair meetings our technical partners will talk through what is coming down the line for occupational schemes including regulatory changes, emergings risk, and also opportunities. The purpose of the meeting is to...
SPEAKER(S): Danny Wilding, Partner, Barnett Waddingham | Lucy Dunbar, Partner, Sackers | Trevor Civval, Senior Partner, Penfida | Karen Tasker, Partner, RSM UK | Karen Heaven, Managing Director, Investment Consulting, Redington Ltd | Tom Seecharan, Business Development, Rothesay Life | Sahil Mahtani, Strategist, Ninety One | Paul Banks, Client Relationship Manager, XPS Administration
CHAIR: Will Mansfield, Chair of Audit Committee, Rolls-Royce UK Pension

Winmark business leaders forum: improving social mobility and diversity

11 Jan 2022
People, leadership, performance & diversity
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors
CEO & entrepreneurs
CFO, finance, tax & treasury
Affordable & social housing

Despite good progress in recent years, research shows that only 2.5% of executive teams are from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, and just 1.5% of senior roles in the UK private sector are held by Black individuals (BITC, 2020). The Centre for Economic Performance have also raised concerns about...
SPEAKER(S): Euan Blair, CEO, Multiverse
CHAIR: Oonagh Harpur, Independent Non Executive, KPMG

Case Studies: Mitigating Climate Change

12 Jan 2022
Alignment, change & transformation
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement

The purpose of this inspirational series of CSO meetings is to share real world examples of what organisations are actually doing to achieve their Net-Zero pledges. These bold and innovative case studies come from a variety of...
SPEAKER(S): Sebastien Pivet, Group CSR Director, AS Watson | Dan Myerson, Executive Chair & CEO, Foran Mining
CHAIR: Venetia Bell, Group Chief Sustainability Officer, GIB UK (Gulf International Bank)

Enhancing your visibility as corporate leader

19 Jan 2022
People, leadership, performance & diversity
CLO, ethics, risk, legal & compliance

Finding the time to lead - and knowing how to do it well - can be difficult at the best of times. In a hybrid working environment where working lives are disrupted and social interactions are reduced, it can feel almost impossible. Many feel there simply isn’t the time to...
SPEAKER(S): Catie Sheret, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Cambridge University Press | Rob Booth, Head of Marine Assets, The Crown Estate
CHAIR: Kate Grussing, Managing Director and Founder, Sapphire Partners

Account based marketing; practical lessons and case studies

19 Jan 2022
Purpose, values, strategy & culture
CMO, marketing, communications & sales

Few things that can be guaranteed about the future of B2B marketing but ABM is certainly taking an increasingly central role in almost all companies. And with the need for personalisation and relevance becoming even more critical in the...
SPEAKER(S): Kate Owen, Chief Marketing Officer, University Partnerships Programme | Mark Larwood, Head of Strategic Customer Marketing & ABM, Virgin Media O2
CHAIR: Zelinda Bennett, Chief Marketing Officer, DWF Law LLP

Building resilience for you and your team

25 Jan 2022
People, leadership, performance & diversity
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
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement
Affordable & social housing

Google searches for 'symptoms of stress’ increased more than 5000% in 2020 compared to the previous year and according to research by Forbes, more than two thirds (69%) of employees are experiencing symptoms of burnout. With the speed and scale of...
SPEAKER(S): Michael Matania, Founder, Tough Cookie
CHAIR: Catherine Clark, Executive Mentor, Cristallum

Trustee Effectiveness: The art and science of group decisions

26 Jan 2022
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Chair of pension trustees

Board Effectiveness and more specifically the Chair's role in improving board effectiveness was one of the standout topics for members in our 2022 topic survey. In our first meeting on this theme, we will be...
SPEAKER(S): Paul Richards, Head of Governance and Decision Research, Redington

Tax and commercial fraud risk: prevention, rectification and oversight

27 Jan 2022
Purpose, values, strategy & culture
CFO, finance, tax & treasury

While risks managed by in-house tax functions focus on compliance, transparency, and reputation, the tax will also be involved in mitigating the risk of criminal activities, such as fraud or tax evasion, and at times investigating and rectifying it. What preventative and detection measures can...
SPEAKER(S): Adam Eagers, Group Tax Director (Europe), AS Watson

BLA Masterclass: One Day MBA

28 Jan 2022
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Academies

Our One Day MBA is a great way to get a grounding in, or refresh your understanding of, the key tools and concepts of a full MBA and put them in the context of real-world business challenges. Utilising practical exercises and thought leadership, the course is...
TRAINER(S): John Jeffcock, CEO, Winmark

Achieving Strategic Procurement: Relational Contracting & Collaborative Working

31 Jan 2022
Purpose, values, strategy & culture
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement

Network Rail owns and operates most of the railway network in Great Britain and employs 42,000 staff and has a yearly revenue of £6.6 billion. With around 11,000 suppliers, they depend heavily on their supplier relations to ensure the continued success of their entire operation. Kevin Tozer is Head of Collaborative Working for Network Rail and is...
SPEAKER(S): Kevin Tozer, Head of Collaborative Working, Network Rail

Using people data and analytics to unlock value

02 Feb 2022
People, leadership, performance & diversity
CHRO, talent, learning & culture
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement
CIO, information security, digital & data

With the advancement of AI and machine learning, the science of people analytics has become much more advanced in recent years. Organisations are now investing heavily in gathering and analysing people data to ensure they...
SPEAKER(S): Rob Etheridge, Managing Director, Global Head of Workforce Strategy and Analytics, Deutsche Bank | Matthew Yerbury, Global Head of People Analytics Consulting and Data Science, HSBC

BEA Masterclass: Executive One Day MBA for PAs and EAs

04 Feb 2022
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Academies

A full-day Masterclass that introduces EAs to the key concepts and tools covered in a full MBA and uses real world examples to put them in context. Utilising practical exercises and thought leadership, the course is...
TRAINER(S): John Jeffcock, CEO, Winmark

Cyber security: emerging threats and practical mitigation

08 Feb 2022
Tech, cyber, data & digital
CEO & entrepreneurs
CFO, finance, tax & treasury
CLO, ethics, risk, legal & compliance
CHRO, talent, learning & culture
CIO, information security, digital & data
CMO, marketing, communications & sales
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors

The rapid shifts to accommodate remote work arrangements, supply-chain adjustments, and increased reliance on online platforms have meant cyberattacks of all types have increased significantly over the past 18 months. In a recent KPMG board survey, the top...
SPEAKER(S): Rob Shapland, Ethical Hacker and Head of Cyber Innovation, Falanx Cyber

What will hybrid working do to our organisational culture?

22 Feb 2022
People, leadership, performance & diversity
Affordable & social housing

During the pandemic, organisations have adjusted to their workforce working remotely. Now as we move into a post-pandemic world, lots of organisations are seeing if they can make a permanent move to remote working. But this isn’t just an operational change, it goes to the...
SPEAKER(S): David Blower, Executive Director Corporate Services, Stonewater | Gary Ashton, Partner, Organisation Effectiveness Cambridge

Risk and Return: Capital raising part 1 – private equity

23 Feb 2022
Business partnering & resourcing
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
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement
Affordable & social housing

Understanding what makes sound capital budgeting and funding decisions is a vital skillset of any senior manager. To contribute more meaningfully to financial decisions in your own company, you need to understand the various ways companies can raise...
SPEAKER(S): Robin Bryson Interim CFO specialising in VC and PE backed Tech and Consumer businesses | Bernie Waldron, Serial Non-Executive Chairman, PE-backed Companies
CHAIR: Chris Godsmark, Managing Partner, Oakley Advisory Limited

Difficult conversations: re-branding and challenging our sector’s narrative

10 Mar 2022
Alignment, change & transformation
Affordable & social housing

For too long the prevailing narrative around housing has been negative and divisive, with blame for the nation’s housing crisis falling squarely on the shoulders of RP’s and local authorities. The sector has been much maligned in recent times...
SPEAKER(S): Kate Davies, CEO, Notting Hill Genesis | Gavin Smart, CEO, Chartered Institute of Housing

Risk and return: raising capital part 2 – IPOs

15 Mar 2022
Business partnering & resourcing
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
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement
Affordable & social housing

Going public is one of the biggest decisions any company will make and the path to floatation is littered with important decisions. Is now the right time? Which is the best route to...

The O Shaped Lawyer – Improving the Law firm/In-House client relationship

17 Mar 2022
Business partnering & resourcing
CLO, ethics, risk, legal & compliance

The dynamic between law firms and clients is changing as in-house legal teams become more sophisticated buyers of legal services. General Counsel now have more options and more influence over which law firms and companies they work with. They seek genuine relationships with firms who...
SPEAKER(S): Dan Kayne, General Counsel - Routes, Network Rail Infrastructure

Rethinking talent and skills acquisition

22 Mar 2022
People, leadership, performance & diversity
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors
CEO & entrepreneurs
CHRO, talent, learning & culture
CIO, information security, digital & data

According to the latest quarterly Global Talent Acquisition Report, applications per job are down 70% and HR teams reported an average of just 15.6 applications per role compared to 52 a year ago. Compounding this problem, a recent...

An FRC update on governance, reporting and ARGA

30 Mar 2022
Boards, governance & stakeholders
CEO & entrepreneurs
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will publish its final consultation into Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance in spring this year. In this session Jon Thompson, CEO of the FRC will explore the next stage of the FRCs transition into the...

BLA Masterclass: One Day MBA

01 Apr 2022
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Academies

Our One Day MBA is a great way to get a grounding in, or refresh your understanding of, the key tools and concepts of a full MBA and put them in the context of real-world business challenges. Utilising practical exercises and thought leadership, the course is...
TRAINER(S): John Jeffcock, CEO, Winmark

Change & The Housing Executive Fatigue

19 Apr 2022
Purpose, values, strategy & culture
Affordable & social housing

Change fatigue is a very real threat to the success of any organisational transformation. The housing sector has seen significant levels of turbulence over the past few years and on an organisational level this is likely to have meant frequent changes to services and...
SPEAKER(S): Stephanie Fitzgerald, Senior Business Partner, Mental Health, Rolls Royce | Rachel Credidio, Group People & Transformation Director, Aster Group ltd

CSO Case Studies: Achieving Net-Zero

26 Apr 2022
Alignment, change & transformation
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement

The purpose of this inspirational series of CSO meetings is to share real world examples of what organisations are actually doing to achieve their Net-Zero pledges. These bold and innovative case studies come from a variety of...
SPEAKER(S): Sebastien Pivet, Chief Sustainability Officer and QA Director, AS Watson | Amber Cella, Datatonic Academy Co-Founder, Datatonic Ltd
CHAIR: Katy Taylor, Chief Customer Officer, Southern Water

The Suite Spot: Book Launch and Drinks Reception

12 May 2022
People, leadership, performance & diversity
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
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement
Affordable & social housing

You are invited to this very special reception to celebrate the launch of ‘The Suite Spot’ written by Winmark Chief Executive, John Jeffcock. What better way to start 2022 than catching up with...

*This event is postponed, the new date will be confirmed soon*
SPEAKER(S): John Jeffcock, CEO, Winmark | Ian Hallsworth, Publisher, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

BLA Masterclass: One Day MBA

08 Jul 2022
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Academies

Our One Day MBA is a great way to get a grounding in, or refresh your understanding of, the key tools and concepts of a full MBA and put them in the context of real-world business challenges. Utilising practical exercises and thought leadership, the course is...
TRAINER(S): John Jeffcock, CEO, Winmark

BLA Masterclass: One Day MBA

21 Oct 2022
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Academies

Our One Day MBA is a great way to get a grounding in, or refresh your understanding of, the key tools and concepts of a full MBA and put them in the context of real-world business challenges. Utilising practical exercises and thought leadership, the course is...
TRAINER(S): John Jeffcock, CEO, Winmark

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