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The themes from our research, learning and events programme range from team effectiveness in organisational performance, to managing complexity through organisational agility, and supporting future leaders.Download our 2023 Programme
Amy C. Edmondson
Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School
The Novartis Chair was established to enable the study of human interactions that lead to the creation of successful business enterprises for the betterment of society. Professor Edmondson teaches MBA and Executive Education courses in leadership, team effectiveness, and organizational learning, and a doctoral course in field research methods.
Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Professor of Business Psychology at Columbia and UCL & Chief Innovation Officer at ManpowerGroup
Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority in people analytics, talent management, leadership development, and the Human-AI interface. He is the Chief Innovation Officer at Manpower Group, co-founder of Deeper Signals and Metaprofiling, and Professor of Business Psychology at both University College London, and Columbia University. He has previously held academic positions at New York University and the London School of Economics, and lectured at Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School, London Business School, Johns Hopkins, IMD, and INSEAD, as well as being the CEO at Hogan Assessment Systems. Dr. Tomas has published 10 books and over 200 scientific papers, making him one of the most prolific social scientists of his generation. He is a frequent contributor to Fast Company, the Guardian, Forbes, and the Harvard Business Review.
Dr. Marshall Goldsmith
Leadership Coach and Management Author
Dr. Marshall Goldsmith’s Ph.D. is from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management where he was the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. He teaches executive education at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. He is one of a select few executive advisors who has worked with over 150 major CEOs and their management teams. Marshall served on the Board of the Peter Drucker Foundation for ten years and has been a volunteer teacher for US Army Generals, Navy Admirals, Girl Scout executives and International and American Red Cross leaders – where he was a National Volunteer of the Year.
Author, Broadcaster & Speaker
Margaret Heffernan produced prize-winning radio and television programmes for the BBC for ten years. She then ran media and software companies in the UK and the US. She is the author of five books, including Wilful Blindness (a finalist for The Financial Times Best Book award), A Bigger Prize (winner of the Threshold Prize) and Beyond Measure. Her TED talks have been seen by over eight million people. She mentors senior and chief executives, and writes for The Financial Times.
Deputy Editor, The Economist
Tom Standage is Deputy Editor of The Economist. He is also responsible for the newspaper’s digital strategy and the development of new digital products, including Espresso and Economist Films. Prior to this, Tom was Digital Editor, Business Editor and Technology Editor. He is the author of several books, the latest published in 2013 entitled Writing on the Wall: Social Media: The First 2,000 Years (2013).
Founding Director, The Inclusion Initiative and Associate Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science
Dr Grace Lordan is the Founding Director of The Inclusion Initiative and an Associate Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Grace is an economist and her research is focused on quantifying the benefits of inclusion within and across firms, as well as designing interventions that level the playing field for under-represented talent within firms. Grace is an expert advisor to the UK government sitting on their skills and productivity board, is a member of the UK government’s BEIS social mobility taskforce and is on the Women in Finance Charter’s advisory board. Her academic writings have been published in top international journals and she has written for the Financial Times and Harvard Business Review. Grace is a regular speaker and advisor to blue chip finance and technology firms. Think Big, Take Small Steps and Build the Future you Want is her first book.
Author, Harvard Business Review
Amy Gallo is the author of the HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict, a how-to guidebook about handling conflict professionally and productively. As a contributing editor at Harvard Business Review, she writes about interpersonal dynamics, communicating ideas, leading and influencing people, and building your career. As a speaker and workshop facilitator, Amy combines the latest management research with practical advice to deliver evidence-based ideas about how to improve relationships and perform better at work.
Chief People Officer, Bupa
Nigel Sullivan is Chief People Officer at Bupa. As a member of the Executive Team, Nigel leads the transformation of People Functions including all aspects such as payroll, operations, recruitment, talent, OD, engagement, training and development. Prior to joining Bupa, Nigel was Group Human Resources Director for TalkTalk from 2010 – 2017. He started his career in Human Resources at Rover Group and subsequently held senior HR positions at Nortel Networks, Marconi and the logistics group Wincanton plc. He is a Non Executive Director of the Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Bath.