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“Next generation leadership” expert speaker, author and advisor. Adam Kingl has researched the paradigms of work and leadership for Generation Ys. Leadership and work-life as we know it are changing fundamental ways.
Adam’s keynote presentations are an illuminating conversation that not only inspire strategic innovation but also unleash personal and team creativity and improve organizational culture. He speaks with warmth and compassion on generational paradigms of work and leadership encouraging organisations to have different and better conversations, creating a simple approachable path to transforming business success.
Fascinating insight into leading from within, round the world yachtsman who has circumnavigated the globe 'the wrong-way' against prevailing winds, tides, disasters and succeeded.
Success, in our professional and personal lives, is dependent on teamwork, leadership, communication and fun. Drawing on a depth of experience, including a psychology degree, circumnavigation in a round the world yacht race and as skipper on ocean racing yachts, Adam shares his learnings from disaster and the impact on survival.
Adam Wright is a Psychological Skills Mentor at Chimp Management.
Adam Wright is a very versatile psychological skills mentor with a wealth of knowledge in several fundamental areas for Chimp Management and as such, has experience of working across a number of our directorates, notably, education, sport, personal development and business.
Adrian is a prolific author, researcher, and expert on leadership derailment, psychology of money, behavioural psychology and cultural diversity.
Adrian Furnham was educated at the London School of Economics where he obtained a distinction in an MSc Econ., and at Oxford University where he completed a doctorate (D.Phil) in 1981. He has subsequently earned a D.Sc (1991) and D.Litt (1995) degree. Previously a lecturer in Psychology at Pembroke College, Oxford, he was Professor of Psychology at University College London since 1992-2018. He has lectured and given keynote speeches globally in many of the World's largest organisations.
Adrian Gilpin is the Chairman for the Institute of Human Development - Developing the next generation of leaders & entrepreneurs.
Adrian Gilpin is best known for working with Chief Executives and their Senior Management Teams on their personal leadership qualities, and on finding new and effective ways of leading their organisation through times of unprecedented change and uncertainty. He helps organisations develop and implement a coaching approach to managing and lead their people.
One of the UK’s most popular motivational business speakers - Adrian delivers powerful messages on behalf of clients in a completely unique and truly unforgettable, fun way.
Drawing on his vast amount of practical experience as a motivator, high performance team builder, leadership, behavioural change and customer service expert, Adrian takes audiences on an emotional roller coaster ride as he brings to life a whole new world of motivational terminology and characters that everyone can instantly identify with, take away and put to good use. A world not a million miles away where TNTs rule, SONAR is the key, Neg Ferrets and BLOATERS reside, Planet Complacency is to be avoided and Sleepwalkers are woken - all of whom you will no doubt instantly recognise!
Aiden Kearney is a Psychological Skills Mentor at Chimp Management.
Aidan has a wealth of experience working in the business directorate of Chimp Management. He has extensive experience of designing, facilitating and leading workshops for large public sector organisations and also blue chip and SME corporate clients. Aidan has significant experience delivering 1:1 mentoring to corporate clients, focusing on personal and business specific development in areas such as leadership, management and effective communication.
Alain is one of the most acclaimed chefs of his generation.
A native of south-west France, the young Alain Ducasse went on to work under some of the most-respected chefs of his time – Michel Guérard, Gaston Lenôtre, Roger Vergé and Alain Chapel – before taking over at Louis XV in Monaco in 1987. Within less than four years, he had earned three Michelin stars. Today, he holds 19 Michelin stars across 23 restaurants in 8 countries.
President, private international security consulting company and expert in international counter-terrorism.
Alan W Bell's distinguished career includes more than 22 years of UK Special Forces military experience related to global terrorist and security issues with MI5 and MI6. Mr. Bell has trained close protection (bodyguard) teams for two kings, two presidents, and has been involved in counter-terrorist operations and training throughout the world.
Alan is an expert in sales, retail, change, and customer service.
Alan is an international business consultant and non-exec board director working with blue-chip organisations across the spectrum of industry: in Financial Services, FMCG, Hospitality, Industrial, IT, Motor, Retail, Telcos, Tourism, Travel and others. With 30+ years of front line board level experience – he has lots of no-nonsense expertise with lots to say.
Former Director of Communications and Strategy Prime Minister’s Office and now author and columnist.
Alastair is a media communicator and strategist best known for his role as former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy. He played a key role helping to create New Labour and return them to power. Alastair did this job for Labour's first term but after helping Tony Blair win a second landslide election victory, he became Director of Communications and Strategy until 2003. He is also an advocate for mental health issues due to facing his own battles with depression and alcoholism.
Alastair Lukies CBE is a British entrepreneur.
In 2003, Alastair Lukies founded Monitise with Steve Atkinson when they saw the potential of using the mobile phone for more than a text or call.
In depth knowledge of South Africa.
Alec Hogg is a media entrepreneur, writer and broadcaster who lives in Surrey. His speciality is South Africa, a country where he was raised and spent decades as a leading financial journalist and publisher. He is a student of the history, economy, people and politics of South Africa and for 15 years presented a nationally broadcast nightly business radio show in prime time. He visits the country often and remains closely connected. Through Biznews.com, he is tapped into the country's business, social and political leadership. Biznews.com is an online news portal run from London, Johannesburg and Cape Town. In addition to being a popular keynote speaker, Hogg is an adept MC and interviewer with skills honed through decades of live television and radio broadcasting.
Alex Balfour is a globally recognised leader in building digital capability and optimising digital performance for media, consumer, sport and entertainment brands.
Currently CEO of Digital Brand Services and works with over a dozen clients in the public and private sectors. Senior Consultant Digital Strategy for TEAM AG, UEFA’s exclusive commercial partner for the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup, the world’s most popular annual sporting event. Alex is also a member of the Digital Advisory Board the the UK Government Digital Service and on the Commission of English Heritage.
Alex covered a distance of 10 million metres (6,214 miles) across some of the Earth’s toughest terrain by running, cycling, swimming, kayaking and climbing an epic distance where only the races count and every second fighting Parkinson’s disease.
All it took was a cup of coffee to change Alex’s life forever and set in motion the indomitable will and desire that lead him to realise an astonishing adventure that Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE has described as “seriously hard”. An experienced speaker, whether for a keynote address, conference, school or community events, Alex’s presentations have brought humor, insight and adventure to audiences around the world.
Alex Hunter is a company incubator, keynote speaker, angel investor and branding expert. He is also the creator and host of Attache, a new kind of travel show.
Alex is a noted public speaker, appearing all over the world at major industry events such as ad:tech, Future of Web Apps , Thinking Digital, Marketing 2.0, CIO Connect, iStrategy, Tech4Africa, MARKA, and Internet World. He’s also spoken at private events for organizations such as Cisco, Deloitte, Infosys, Procter & Gamble, O2, Nationwide, CapitalOne, and the BBC.
Alex is a professional basketball player and former Point Guard for Qaddafi.
Alex is the author of 'Qaddafi's Point Guard', detailing his unusual, unique, and unsettling story of being a professional basketball player stuck in the Libya civil war.
Alex Polizzi is an hotelier and a television presenter.
Alex Polizzi is an English hotelier and the presenter of the British television series The Hotel Inspector on Channel 5.
Allan Leighton is the former CEO of Asda.
Allan Leighton is an English businessman, former CEO of Asda and former non-executive Chairman of the Royal Mail. He is currently the CEO of the Danish jewellery company Pandora.
Allyson Stewart-Allen is the Founder and CEO of International Marketing Partners.
Allyson Stewart-Allen is a renowned marketer, whose expertise in brand internationalisation is sought by leading businesses globally through her consultancy, publications, appearances, mentoring and corporate education.
Anders is known as the former President of Bang & Olufsen.
Anders Knutsen is the former President of Bang & Olufsen. Anders headed the Personnel and Working Environment Department for three years, before moving up through the company. In 1992 he was appointed President and CEO, a position he held for 11 years. His main achievement was to help turn the company into a thriving business “without destroying the heart and soul”.
Andrew McMillan specialises in employee engagement, customer experience and the leadership required to create the link between the two.
Andrew McMillan spent 28 years working for the John Lewis Partnership, starting as a management trainee to becoming responsible for customer experience across the department store division. Andrew's aim is to make individuals and organisations happier and more fulfilled through a sense of collective purpose, so they engender trust, loyalty and advocacy from their customers while becoming more productive and, as a consequence, more profitable. He helps organisations join up their own internal dots to create their unique link between employee engagement and consistently great customer experience.
Anil K Gupta
Regarded as the world's leading expert on emerging markets and globalization.
As the author of “Getting China and India Right” and “The Quest for Global Dominance”, as well as the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in research and teaching, Anil has been recognized by BusinessWeek as an outstanding faculty in its ‘Guide to the Best Business Schools’. He is ranked by Management International Review as one of the ‘Top 20 North American Superstars’ for research in strategy and organisation. He has written or contributed to over 70 academic papers, seeking to advance economic and strategic theory as well as practice. He is a regular contributor to the Wall St Journal, the Financial Times and numerous other newspapers and major management journals. A regular speaker at major conferences, Anil also serves as an adviser and director for corporations in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Anne Lise Kjaer
Anne Lise Kjaer is a leading global futurist. She delivers out-of-the-box thinking and is an extremely sought after inspirational speaker.
Anne Lise Kjaer specialises in future trends and their impact on tomorrowʼs consumer behaviour and needs. She manages a wide range of client briefs, from corporate presentations to customised trends research. Kjaer is renowned as a motivational speaker and her inspiring presentations communicate concepts in a stimulating and engaging format.
Sir Anthony 'AP' McCoy is a now retired Champion Jockey and living legend with over 4300 winners, the most celebrated jockey of all time.
Sir Anthony 'AP' McCoy OBE, MBE is a Northern Irish Champion horse racing jockey legend. AP McCoy OBE retired from racing in April 2015 having dominated his sport for over 2 decades, making him not only the world's greatest ever jump jockey, but also one of the UK's most talented sportsmen. In April 2015, AP was crowned Champion Jockey for the 20th consecutive year, and ended his truly phenomenal career on 4348 wins (which includes the 2010 Grand National, the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase & King George VI Chase). This incredible man and BBC Sports Personality of the Year spent his career setting records we will not see broken in our lifetimes. We have had champions, we have had legends, but we will never have another AP McCoy. AP's achievements were acknowledged by the Queen with a Knighthood in the 2016 New Years Honours.
Arnon Barnes is a master entrepreneurial coach and peak performance trainer.
Arnon Barnes is a master entrepreneurial coach and peak performance trainer. He has developed signature mentoring programs that help both aspiring entrepreneurs as well as established and seasoned ones build insanely successful businesses and become even more successful in both business and life.
Astro Teller is best known for his expertise in the field of intelligent technology.
Astro Teller is an entrepreneur, scientist, and author, with expertise in the field of intelligent technology.
Augusto Lopez-Claros is the director of Global Indicators and Analysis at the World Bank.
Augusto Lopez-Claros was chief economist and director of the Global Competitiveness program at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, and is also a former Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund in Russia.
Successful business advisor, serial Non Exec and Chairman and Management Today's Madame Guillotine.
Avril is an embracing combination of business adviser, occasional interim for step-change and serial Non Exec and Chairman. She is a regular columnist for Management Today 'Madame Guillotine', December 2012 achieved her first TEDx and in June 2013 published The Kama Sutra of Work which is both cheeky and will open your eyes to the possibilities of great work that you have never thought of!
Ayesha Hazarika is a former senior Labour advisor and stand up comedian.
Ayesha Hazarika was a senior Labour adviser to Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband and is now a political commentator.
Azeem Azhar is an entrepreneur, analyst, strategist, investor and #bestseller geopolitics author. He produces Exponential View, the leading newsletter and podcast on the impact of technology on our future economy and society.
Azeem Azhar (UK) explores the intersection of technology and society. He is the founder of Exponential View, the leading newsletter and podcast building which explores the political economy of the exponential age. He is also an active angel investor, as well as an advisor to the top management of a number of global firms. He is a venture partner at Kindred Capital, an early-stage VC firm. He sits on the World Economic Forum's Global Futures Council on Digital Economy & Society, on the board of the Ada Lovelace Institute, and of Beit, a quantum computing startup. Previously, he founded PeerIndex, a big data analytics firm which was acquired by Brandwatch. He has had senior roles in global media businesses and started his career as a journalist where he was a writer The Economist and The Guardian.
Barbara Cassani has held a number of leadership positions in consumer services throughout her career – from big corporations, to a start-up company, to founding London’s bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games.
Ms Cassani is a regular speaker and commentator on leadership and managing for growth. She is known for her straight-talking approach to leadership that keeps the focus on clear objectives and building teams.
Barry O’Sullivan is a “Dragon” on the Irish Dragons’ Den.
Barry O’Sullivan is the CEO of Altocloud and is an active technology investor.
Ben Salder is an inspirational Change Management, Business Transformation, Lean and organisational development Consultant, Executive Coach, Public Speaker and University Lecturer.
Ben Salder's passion is helping organisations transform their culture & performance while working with them to build their capability to continue that transformation.
Regarded as one of the most talented conductors of our time.
Benjamin Zander is known throughout the United States as one of the most inspiring teachers and trainers of young musicians, as well as a musician at the cutting edge of interpretation of music of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Now as well regarded for his work as a speaker as for his teaching and conducting, Zander has been invited to share his knowledge and experience with organisations the world over. As a lecturer to corporations, he reveals the distinctions of leadership, teamwork, creativity and coaching gained in a life-time of conducting.
Bianca Miller is the founder of The Be Group and was a finalist on The Apprentice 2014.
Bianca Miller is an award-winning entrepreneur also known for creating the brand “Bianca Miller London” which launched in November 2015, a hosiery company which caters to women of all skin complexions ranging from English Rose to Sub-Saharan African.
Blaire Palmer is the Chief Executive of That People Thing.
Blaire Palmer is a three times published Author, Keynote Speaker, Coach and Agent Provocateur.
Bob was instrumental to the development, launch, and global expansion of the revolutionary iPhone, one of the best selling phones currently, and second best-selling product ever, losing only to the Rubik's Cube.
A mobile and consumer marketing veteran with more than two decades experience working with some of the most innovative brands, Bob Borchers is currently a General Partner at Opus Capital - an early stage venture capital fund. Bob was part of the original iPhone team and has worked for Nokia. His experience in technology leaves Bob with a great deal of experience in marketing, branding, and innovation.
Bradley Wiggins is best known for being the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France in 2012.
Bradley Wiggins established himself as one of the world’s finest track endurance riders by collecting six Olympic medals across three Games, including individual pursuit gold at Athens 2004 and individual pursuit gold and team pursuit gold at Beijing 2008.
Brendan Hall is best known for winning The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – the ultimate long distance challenge - a 35,000-mile circumnavigation of the globe, contested by amateur crews in identical racing yachts. He was 27 at the time!
Brendan Hall's keynote presentation, 'Life and leadership on the world's most demanding yacht race' is a gripping narrative of an ocean yacht race on the edge, and a young skipper's determined journey to victory. At the age of 27, Brendan was selected to lead one of the ten teams competing in the 2009-10 Clipper Round the World race. He had no input on the selection of his 44 crew, but was tasked with turning them into a cohesive, competitive unit, able to take on the ultimate sailing challenge, a gruelling ten-month race around the globe. He knew that the key to success would be creating and sustaining a culture of high performance, autonomy, motivation and support- A race winning formula.
Brent Hoberman is best known for founding the website lastminute.com
Brent Hoberman shot to fame as one of the bright young faces of the 'dot-com' boom, when he co-founded lastminute.com. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Brent's venture survived after the boom subsided, and he has strengthened and broadened his company since. Operating across multiple markets, lastminute.com has established approximately 13,600 supplier relationships and over 10 million subscribers.
Brian McBride is one of Britain’s foremost digital business leaders, Deputy Chair at Trainline PLC, NED at WiggleCRC and Kinnevik AB, former chairman of ASOS.com and Wiggle Ltd.
As Chairman of Asos and CEO of Amazon UK Brian has been at the forefront of digital retail. He led Amazon through a period of extreme growth, oversaw the acquisition of LoveFilm and the launch of Amazon Prime, and was instrumental in launching T-Mobile’s direct web and telesales customer-facing business. He now looks at how ecommerce businesses have grown, how to best engage with customers, and at lessons in leadership and change from Amazon and IBM.
Baron Paddick was the most senior openly gay police officer in the UK.
Baron Paddick is a British politician, and was the Liberal Democrat candidate for the London mayoral election, 2008 and the London mayoral election, 2012.
Bruce Dickinson is the lead singer of Iron Maiden, a commercial pilot, brewmaster, entrepreneur and creative business thinker.
Bruce delivers world-class speeches to corporations around the globe. He compares the challenges of operating in the world of rock music and commercial aviation with those in the business world; from teamwork, forward planning and the ability to learn from setbacks and move on successfully. Bruce’s speeches are a whirlwind of ideas and inspiration that will energize and intellectually refresh listeners with a world-class delivery of the spoken word.
Caleb Storkey is a seasoned entrepreneur, international trainer and consultant, in innovation, entrepreneurism and marketing.
Founder and CEO of Storkey Media, an integrated marketing agency, Caleb works internationally with a wide range of businesses, from multinationals through to highly disruptive and fast growth tech start-ups.
Cally Beaton is best known for being a comedian, media business leader, performer and coach.
After joining the board of ITV, Cally went on to set up her own company and serving as an SVP in charge of International Sales at media giant Viacom, she also started a parallel career in comedy. Cally brings humour and energy to workplace insights ranging from how to foster a creative, positive environment to how to inspire and lead through change.
Caroline Goode served for 33 years in the Metropolitan Police in London, England.
Caroline Goode retired as a Detective Superintendent in the Counter Terrorism Command, prior to which she spent ten years leading in excess of 100 complex murder investigations.
Catherine captained her country to the 2010 Rugby World Cup Final on home soil before retiring from the sport in 2011 after gaining 63 caps for her country.
Following a successful on pitch rugby career Catherine has now made the bold move to transfer from the sports pitch to the business pitch as she has made her move to set up and run her own company Inspiring Women. Inspiring Women is a platform to encourage female speakers, mentors and ambassadors from the sports and adventure world to provide insight and share valuable lessons learnt with the business world. Alongside this Catherine has made sure that she is continually challenging herself and has taken part in a filmed mountaineering challenge in the Swiss Alps, has completed 2 marathons and entered a third and is taking on the task of coaching women’s rugby premiership side Aylesford ladies for the 2015/16 season. Catherine is also patron of the charity Tag Rugby Trust where she has volunteered her time in Uganda, Ghana, Zambia, Mexico and India.
Cesar Millan is a Mexican American self-taught dog trainer.
Cesar Millan is widely known for his television series Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, broadcast in more than eighty countries worldwide from 2004 to 2012.
Chanelle, Lady McCoy recently ranked no 23 in the ‘50 incredible people shaping modern Ireland’.
Chanelle co-founded Chanelle Medical, part of the multi-million pound global company Chanelle Pharmaceutical Group based in Galway. Chanelle is the newest dragon on the TV series Dragon’s Den in Ireland and is also married to horseracing legend Sir AP McCoy.
Charles Morgan is the former Executive Director of the British motor company, Morgan Motors.
As a figurehead and former Executive Director of Morgan Motors, Charles Morgan led the team that developed the first aluminium intensive vehicle and designed a chassis that meets world safety standards but is 20% lighter than comparable steel production. He also pioneered bodywork of superformed aluminium, making Morgan the first automotive manufacturer to assimilate this technology from the aircraft industry. Charles is also a talented speaker, presenting on topics including change management, people management, export and sales, and marketing.
Chris Gooder is a Psychological Skills Mentor at Chimp Management.
Chris Gooder received his Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Manchester. He then spent a year of coaching for Arsenal Football Club in Singapore. Following this he went on to obtain a MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Brunel University.
Chris Moon MBE exists to help people do what they do better, drawing on his unique experiences to illustrate principles people can use in their daily lives.
Chris Moon MBE is one of the most fortunate people to be alive you’re likely to meet and should be dead many times over. He’s a former British Officer who left the Army to work for a charity clearing landmines and unexploded ordnance.
Chris Roebuck specializes in ameliorating business productivity and performance through increasing the efficiency of entrepreneurial leadership.
Chris Roebuck specializes in showing individual leaders and organisations how performance can be increased to add value, serve customers better, build brand and boost bottom line by 10% + for no cost using knowledge they already have.
Chris Wilkinson is the founding director of Gifted Recruitment.
Chris Wilkinson has a wide-ranging CV from a commercial pilot, to financial sales to setting up his own recruitment company. These achievements are born from a desire to overcome the challenges and difficulties of dyslexia.
Christian is the Team Principal for the Red Bull Formula 1 team.
Christian Horner OBE is the Team Principal of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula One team, a position he has held since 2005. His motorsport career started as a race car driver, before he switched roles to become Team Principal of FIA F3000 and later GP2 Series team Arden International Motorsport in 1999.
Best known for gifting the world with LEGO, as the companies Senior Director.
Christian Majgaard is best known for gifting the world with LEGO as the companies Senior Director. Christian was responsible for their global brand, product and campaign development of their core business (toys) as well as their Theme Park and Media divisions. Acclaimed by Fons Tompenaars as one of 21 leaders for the 21st century, Christian is a highly respected figure in marketing and innovation. At Lego Christian's 25 year career with the company took in positions including Head of International Market Research and Head of EU Marketing. Christian now divides his time between creative and brand consulting, non-executive roles, writing and speaking.
Former President of The Law Society, leading the Society through its biggest diversity and inclusion programme in history.
Christina was the 174th president of the Law Society of England and Wales and the fifth woman to hold this office. During the presidential year 2018/19, Christina's main priorities were: diversity and inclusion - focusing on social mobility and women in leadership in the law; the future of the profession - including legal technology and leading the LawTech Policy Commission; promoting access to justice for all and mental health and wellbeing in the legal profession. Christina has been at the heart of UK law, law tech and women in technology, chairing government panels and thought leadership.
Clare Bailey is the author of two best selling books How to Sell to Retail and The Retail Champion and has been deemed as a ‘walking encyclopedia of retail.’
Clare Bailey, The Retail Champion, is one of the most well-known and respected retail experts in the UK. Clare is renowned for her quick thinking, and an ability to backup her arguments with facts and figures. With unrivalled knowledge in retail, high streets and consumer matters, she offers unbiased and independent content.
Claude Littner is best known for his appearances on The Apprentice, interviewing for his former boss Lord Sugar.
Claude Littner is a British business executive and the current Chairman of Viglen, also known for his appearances on The Apprentice. In early 2015 it was announced that Littner was to become Lord Sugar’s aide for the 2015 series, replacing Nick Hewer.
Clive is best known for his role in making LinkedIn the prolific business site it is today.
Clive spent 25 years in a very successful corporate career, went from the oldest media - outdoor (CEO at CBS Outdoor) to newest media - social (Global MD at LinkedIn). Clive left the bosom of corporate life to start GeniusQ, which is a 21st century business focused method which makes CEO’s and senior executives more successful and fulfilled.
Colin Shaw is the CEO of the company Beyond Philosophy.
Colin Shaw is without question a world leader in Customer Experience. Since 2002, Colin has helped shape the whole industry with his four-bestselling books and thought leading work.
Conrad Anker is an American rock climber, mountaineer, and author. He is the team leader of The North Face climbing team.
A legend in the climbing world, Conrad has crafted a legacy defined by taking on the most technically challenging terrain on earth, including “The Shark’s FIn”, as documented in the award-winning film “Meru.”
Conrad Humphreys is an experienced leader who has spent over two decades as a professional yachtsman.
Conrad Humphreys is an award-winning, triple round-the-world yachtsman, author and the founder of Sport Environment, a sports marketing consultancy that specialises in sailing and outdoor sports.
Internationally renowned Professor of Strategic and International management, with an innovative edge. His main research interests are corporate entrepreneurship, corporate strategy and disruptive innovation.
Professor Constantinos 'Costas' Markides is a world leading business and strategy speaker. He is a professor of Strategic and International Management and holds the Robert P. Bauman Chair of Strategic Leadership at the London Business School.
Sir Craig Oliver is a British news editor, producer and media executive.
Sir Craig Oliver is David Cameron's former Director of Communications and former Controller of English at BBC Global News.
Bestselling Author, Speaker & Strategic Advisor on Innovation.
Originally trained as a product & industrial designer, Cris spent over a decade as a successful entrepreneur & CEO building an award-winning design group. He is now recognised globally as a thought leader on innovation strategy, leadership and culture.
Dame Stella Rimington
Dame Stella Rimington is the Former Director of the Security Service (MI5)
Dame Stella speaks about her life and career at a wide range of events for audiences worldwide: for major national and international corporate clients, business professionals, the public and private sectors, trades associations and schools. Her straightforward approach and friendly, candid manner are combined with an informed view and intelligent judgement.
Dan is an entrepreneur and angel investor in innovative tech startup businesses, focusing on financial services.
Until late 2014, Dan spent over 8 years at Google. For the last three years he was Managing Director, UK & Ireland – the biggest market for Google outside the US and the most advanced major country in terms of e-commerce and online advertising spending.
Daniel Finkelstein OBE is a British journalist and politician. He is a former executive editor of The Times, remains a weekly political columnist, and is now associate editor.
Lord Finkelstein's career is as broad in its scope as it is distinguished. It has encompassed being Editor of Connexion - Britain's first internet and data communications newspaper, directing the Social Market Foundation think tank and acting as a key advisor to the Conservative Party.
Internationally renowned psychologist Daniel Goleman is best known for his outstanding work on emotional intelligence, the brain and behavioural science.
Author, psychologist, and science journalist. For twelve years, he wrote for The New York Times, specializing in psychology and brain sciences. He is the author of more than 12 books on psychology, education, science, ecological crisis, and leadership. He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee.
Daniel is a leading expert in AI and ethics, and is best know for challenging what it means to be an organisation and human.
Dr. Daniel Hulme is the CEO of Satalia, an AI solution provider that also uses AI to operates as a decentralised organisation without traditional corporate structures. Daniel is also the Entrepreneur in Residence for UCL’s Computer Science department, which is one of the world’s leading AI research institutions. He has a Masters and Doctorate in AI from UCL and is a faculty member of the Singularity University. Daniel has Advisory and Executive positions across many companies and actively promotes purposeful entrepreneurship and technology innovation across the globe.
Daniel Susskind is best known for being an economist and Fellow in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford.
Daniel Susskind is Fellow in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford, where he teaches and researches. He worked for the British Government in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, in the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street, and also as a Senior Policy Adviser at the Cabinet Office. He was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University.
Danny Crates is best known for being a Paralympic icon and former world record holder who is widely considered one of the greatest British disability athletes of all time.
After losing his right arm in a horrific accident in 1994 at just aged 21, Danny was determined to overcome this huge hurdle in his life, focusing on the future and regaining his positive attitude.
Dave Coplin is an Author and Alchemist.
Dave Coplin helps organisations and individuals to see the full potential that technology offers of a modern, digital society. He focuses not on the technology itself, but on the humans who use it.
Dave is regarded as a leading figure in Human Resource Management.
Dave Ulrich is an academic advocating a radical transformation in HR, stating it is time for HR to step up and take a seat with the decision makers. Dave has published over 25 management books and over 200 articles and book chapters. His teaching and research addresses the question how to create an organisation that adds value to employees, customers, and investors? Dave studies how organisations change fast, build capabilities, learn, remove boundaries, and leverage human resource activities. Dave has consulted and done research with over half of the Fortune 200 corporations.
David Clive Price
David Clive Price PhD is an international bestselling author, speaker and CEO advisor.
David Clive Price is a global executive coach who is passionate about leadership and management development, talent and engagement, he brings 30+ years experience of senior leadership coaching, strategic advisory and change management roles to his delivery of global leadership programs.
Professor David Clutterbuck is one of Europe's most respected writers and thinkers on leadership, coaching and mentoring.
Professor David Clutterbuck is one of Europe's most respected writers and thinkers on leadership, coaching and mentoring. He has written nearly 50 books and hundreds of articles on cutting edge management themes. David has been responsible for the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of highly successful mentoring and coaching programmes in numerous organisations around the world, including Standard Chartered Bank, Goldman Sachs, Lloyds-TSB, World Bank and Nokia. David has worked with the Audit Commission in the UK, implementing a diversity mentoring programme that is now in its fifth phase.
David Magliano played a lead role in two of the highest-profile campaigns of recent times as Director of Marketing of the London 2012 Olympic bid, and as Director of Commercial and Marketing for the England 2018 FIFA World Cup bid.
In July 2017 David was appointed by Warner Bros and the Blair Partnership (agents for JK Rowling) in what is set to be a landmark role leading digital innovation across the Wizarding World franchise, including Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts. Prior to that David was Managing Director of Membership, Marketing and Consumer Revenue at the Guardian, responsible for all reader revenue. David played a key role in two of Britain's most high-profile campaigns: Director of Marketing at the London 2012 Olympic bid, and Director of Commercial and Marketing at the England 2018 FIFA World Cup bid.
Specialising in organisational culture and leadership, David Mead shifts perceptions about the reasons why organisations really exist, what leadership is and how human biology plays into it all.
David is committed to a world in which the vast majority of people wake up inspired to go to work, feel safe while they're there and go home at the end of the day fulfilled by the work they do. Today, he's here to share a few simple ideas that are helping to make that world a reality.
David Rebbettes is the founding Director of BCMS Corporate.
Through David Rebbettes wealth of experience, he offers his unique industry insight into how an intelligent sale can revitalise a business.
Derek is a British Olympic gold medalist, coach, and motivational speaker
Derek is a retired British athlete who epitomises the Olympic spirit. During his career, he held the British record for the 400 metres sprint, and won gold medals in the 4x400 metres relay at the World Championships, European Championships and Commonwealth Games. Since retiring from athletics, Derek has played basketball for England and professionally for the Birmingham Bullets and has played competitive rugby union for Coventry RFC and Stow RFC. He is also a respected coach and advisor for international athletes.
Diana Jervis Read
Award winning business advisor, mentor and speaker.
Diana is an expert in advising companies on driving growth through peak performance productivity, leadership and management, and what A-teams do differently. With an entrepreneurial and marketing background, she is a source of new ideas and techniques motivating teams to achieve more by doing less.
Dominic Littlewood is best known for being a TV Presenter.
Dominic Littlewood is an English television presenter and journalist who specialises in consumer affairs.
Dr. Jonas Ridderstråle
Dr. Jonas Ridderstråle is one of the world’s most influential and respected business thinkers and speakers.
Since bursting onto the international scene with the bestseller Funky Business in 2000, Jonas has remained at the forefront of the new generation of management gurus.
Eamonn Quinn is a “Dragon” on the Irish version of Dragons’ Den.
Eamonn Quinn is currently an Executive Chariman of Kelsius Limited and has a wealth of experience within the food retail sector.
Ed Buckingham is the author of Seven Summits and is known for climbing the highest mountains on each of the 7 continents.
Ed Buckingham is a truly inspirational and a motivational man. Working for the Royal Mail for 28 years, an adventurer and author from his native origin of Cornwall. Coming from a background of hill and coastal walkers Ed has through sheer hard work and determination turned himself into a world class athlete. At the culmination of his quest, he emerges as a capable climber, fit and strong, competing in triathlons running full and ultra marathons, climbing mountains and delivering the post.
Edgar Perez is a published author, keynote speaker, business consultant on quantum computing, artificial intelligence and deep learning, cyber security and financial regulation.
Edgar Perez is a business consultant for billion-dollar private equity and hedge funds and Council Member at the Gerson Lehrman Group, Guidepoint Global Advisors, Research International and Internal Consulting Group, with subject matter expertise in quantum computing, artificial intelligence and deep learning, cyber security and financial regulation.
Elle Macpherson is an Australian businesswoman, television host, model, and actress. She is well known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s, leading to her nickname "The Body".
Elle Macpherson is a prominent figure in business, fashion, film and television. She oversees one of the most well-known, and expanding, brand names in apparel and women’s fashion. More importantly, she is the mother of two sons and an ambassador for three global charitable organisations.
Transformational leader who has turned-around, rebranded, overhauled, reinvigorated and expanded businesses from entertainment to transport through launching numerous cutting edge initiatives.
Ellis has headed a national newspaper business, turned around the Greyhound Bus operation in the US and ran Simon Cowell’s Syco Corporation before he took charge of Scottish media group DC Thompson, steering them into the digital age with interests from local newspapers to cloud computing. Highly engaging speeches, full of original thinking and humour, Ellis shows how to deal with disruptive forces, create a positive culture and inspire enthusiasm throughout the organisation.
Felicia Day is an American actress, comedian, and writer.
Felicia Day is an American actress and she has played Vi in the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dr. Holly Marten in Eureka, and currently has a recurring role as Charlie on Supernatural.
Fleur Sexton is the UK Businesswoman of the Year 2017/2018 and has recently become the Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands representing Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of West Midlands.
Fleur Sexton is an inspirational Businesswoman who is the founder of PET-Xi Training, a high-energy training specialist whose multi-award-winning training teams have, since 1995, worked to help over 150,000 people identify training goals and unlock their potential. Starting from humble beginnings, Fleur has built up a company from her bedroom into a multi award-winning company and is now dedicated to motivating women to find their voice and fulfill their potential.
Floyd Woodrow MBE
Truly, one of the elite. Floyd has served in the SAS for more than 20 years, inspiring his men in the most demanding of situations. Awarded the distinguished Conduct Medal for Bravery, he operated at the level of elite. A true inspirational speaker
Floyd Woodrow, the MD of Chrysalis worldwide coaches elite international athletes and sporting teams, the worlds leading banks, financial services companies, governments, education institutions, police forces, emergency services and international corporations on all aspects of elite performance and leadership. Floyd's extraordinary experiences and skills give him a unique and diverse speaking ability.
Fons Trompenaars is a Dutch author and consultant in the field of cross-cultural communication.
Fons Trompenaars is a Dutch organizational theorist, management consultant, and author in the field of cross-cultural communication, known for the development of Trompenaars' model of national culture differences.
Francois is the former South Africa Rugby captain that led the team to their World Cup victory in 1995.
Captain of the Victorious 1995 country-unifying Rugby World Cup Team - The Springboks, Francois Pienaar is a remarkable athlete, trained lawyer and an ambassador for multi-racial sports and civil rights. Captain of the Victorious 1995 country-unifying Rugby World Cup Team - The Springboks, Francois Pienaar is a remarkable athlete, trained lawyer and an ambassador for multi-racial sports and civil rights. He reached the highest peak in rugby union when he captained his country, South Africa, to World Cup victory in 1995. He was portrayed by Matt Damon in Clint Eastwood's blockbuster Invictus. In 2005, Francois was seconded by First National Bank as CEO for the 2011 Rugby World cup bid. Having been named Newsmaker of the Year, he is his country's most celebrated icon after Nelson Mandela. He was portrayed by Matt Damon in Clint Eastwood's blockbuster Invictus. In 2005, Francois was seconded by First National Bank as CEO for the 2011 Rugby World cup bid. Having been named Newsmaker of the Year, he is his country's most celebrated icon after Nelson Mandela.
Garry E Hunt
Former NASA scientist, Imaginative, inspirational and engaging business, space exploration and climate change communicator.
Garry Hunt is a uniquely skilled public speaker, facilitator & international businessman who has performed at such diverse places as the London Palladium, The Royal Institution, The Royal Society, company Boardrooms, Universities & TV studios throughout the world. He has a wide range of talents, as an international businessman, scientist, TV, radio broadcaster, author & speaker.
One of the world’s leading marketing experts, Gary Vaynerchuk has built his career by being exactly where consumer attention is going next.
Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and co-founder of VaynerMedia, a full-service digital agency servicing Fortune 500 clients across the company’s 4 locations.
General Sir Mike Jackson
Former Chief of the General Staff and Head of the British Army.
General Sir Michael "Mike" Jackson, GCB CBE DSO DL, is a retired British Army officer and one of its most high-profile generals since the Second World War.
Geoff Burch is an internationally renowned and highly motivational business speaker, television presenter and author.
The leading authority on sales, customers, leadership and change, Geoff is a best-selling author and business guru. Recently voted ‘Business Communicator of the Year’ by the UK Speechwriters’ Guild, Geoff is considered to be one of Europe’s most exciting and motivational experts.
Gerald Ratner is best known as the former millionaire chief executive of the major British jewellery chain Ratners Jewellery.
Gerald Ratner is a British Businessman who took over the family business of Ratners Jewellery, becoming one of Britain's most high-profile businessmen. He took the company from 130 stores to one with over 2,500, and increased its revenue by over tenfold. Despite losing his business, he has been immensely successful with his string health clubs and new jewellery store, 'Gerald Online', which is the largest in its sector.
Transformational Director of Glenisk, Ireland's largest yogurt maker and one of its most recognised sustainable food brands.
After been reared in a family of 14 who grew up & lived on the farm before expanding into the businesses, Gerard Cleary has 40 years experience of navigating the family business model. Heading a successful ‘€20m family company’ driven by innovation & a will-to-do attitude is rare in the corporate world today ‘the day you become complacent is the day you go backwards’.
Futurist, Author, Keynote Speaker, Think-Tank Leader & Strategist.
Gerd is considered a leading voice on a wide range of topics including digital transformation and the discovery of digitally native business models.
Chief Information and Technology Officer (CITO) for the International Olympic Committee. Former CIO for the London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), providing the most technologically connected games ever.
Gerry Pennell OBE is a truly inspirational and motivational Team Leader, with an immense knowledge, understanding and experience of IT. His appointment as CIO with LOCOG affirmed his position as one of the worlds leading authorities in the implementation and successful delivery of consumers expectations of technology and information delivery in the 21st century. The achievement of the IT team, led by Gerry Pennell at the London 2012 Olympic Games has set a new gold standard for future Games to aspire to. Awarded European CIO of the Year 2013.
Glenn is the former British Middleweight and WBC Super-Middleweight World Champion.
Glenn Catley was the WBC World Super-middleweight Champion. By his own admission, never the best fighter technically, Glenn got to the very top of his sport with determination and confidence. As a qualified psychotherapist he now understands the value of belief in your own abilities and how to handle the pressure of expectation.
Greg Nugent served as Director of Brand, Marketing and Culture for the London Olympics and Paralympics.
After overseeing Eurostar’s move to St Pancras, Greg Nugent took on the enormous challenge of marketing London 2012 – with 60 million stakeholders and media waiting to pounce on every slip. He initiated a regular dialogue with the public and 23,000 local community leaders, renamed volunteers Gamesmakers – and supervised thousands of branded items.
Haiyan is a leading researcher in global strategies.
Haiyan Wang is Managing Partner of the China India Institute, a research consultancy with a focus on creating winning global strategies that leverage the transformational rise of China and India. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Strategy at INSEAD.
Hamish Taylor is known as the “master thief” based on his record of innovation by transferring ideas between sectors.
Hamish Taylor is an award winning former CEO and now an inspirational speaker/broadcaster. Following an outstanding fast track career and 10 years assisting some of the world’s leading organisations, Hamish is now in demand all over the world as a leading expert in Innovation/Change, Customer Focus/Brand Management and Leadership/Performance.
Harriet Green OBE is a global executive who has led business transformations on four continents.
Harriet Green OBE has a proven track record for developing and implementing strategies for profitable growth and increasing shareholder value in global technology, logistics, travel and consumer sectors. Harriet received her OBE for services to electronics in 2010.
Hayley Barnard is the Managing Director and Diversity Strategist at MIX Diversity Developers Ltd.
Hayley Barnard is a prominent keynote speaker, consultant and trainer to top-level executives throughout the UK and Europe. She is a subject matter expert on Diversity and Inclusion, Inclusive Leadership and Unconscious Bias. She advises boards of corporations on how they can become more profitable and innovative through inclusion of diversity.
Multi-Award Winning International Speaker, Author and Change Agent
Hayley Mulenda is a Multi-Award Winning International Speaker, Author and Change Agent who has spoken to tens of thousands of people across the world sharing her story on how she turned her pain to purpose.
Heath Slawner believes that when we meaningfully connect with and inspire one another, we rise well beyond what we could do alone.
Specialising in strategic communication and leadership, Heath is fascinated by human behavior and has built a career learning and sharing his insights with leading organisations around the world. In his keynotes, workshops and training sessions, Heath uses stories, studies and basic biology to show that trust is at the heart of it all.
Helen Sharman OBE became Britain’s first Astronaut when in May 1991, she launched on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft and spent 8 days orbiting the Earth, living and working on the MIR Space Station.
A superb speaker, Helen Sharman OBE enthuses her audience about Space, STEM and the wonders of science. She describes the meticulous training and preparation, learning Russian, the launch and landing, how weightlessness feels, her science experiments, the team spirit, and adjusting to life back on Earth. Awarded the OBE in 1993, Helen Sharman is a full-time scientist, a pioneer, a role model for young people (of all ages!) and an inspiration.
Herman is best known for founding the cosmetics company Black Like Me
A true rags-to-riches story, Herman Mashaba created the cosmetics brand Black Like Me. He started by selling his products from the boot of his car, and it mushroomed into the multimillion Rand enterprise it is today. Recently, he has also started up operations in the UK.
Ian McGeechan is a former Rugby Union player and is now best known as a rugby coach.
Ian McGeechan is a Scottish former Rugby Union player and coach. His nickname is "Geech".
James is the former owner and founder of Gü chocolate.
James speaks with passion about entrepreneurialism, brand development and chocolate. James made his name in chocolate, founding Gü Chocolate Puds and turning it into a £30m business. The idea for Gü came from living in Brussels where James was inspired by patisseries and chocolate shops. He formed a joint venture with a patisserie company back in London and developed the company’s first three products: two chocolate mousses and a chocolate soufflé in glass ramekins. James sold the business in 2010 (circa £30m) and has since continued to nurture and support future entrepreneurs.
James Timpson is Chief Executive of Timpson, a family retail business.
James Timpson is not only the Chief Executive of Timpson but also a cobbler and prison recruiter with a firm belief in upside down management.
Jamie Andrew OBE is best know for being the first quadruple amputee in the world to have climbed The Matterhorn, Kilimanjaro and the first to complete a marathon and Iron Man Triathlon.
In January 1999, Jamie and a climbing partner were trapped for five nights on the storm bound icy summit of a French mountain. Despite surviving, both hands and feet were amputated. Since this he has learned to walk again, take up skiing, run marathons and iron man triathlons and remarkably returned to climb once more in the mountains that he loves so much.
Former Red Arrows leader, Jas is the operations director of Mission Excellence.
Jas is a former Red Arrows leader and fighter pilot. He joined the RAF aged 18 and after completing flying training he went on to be the youngest ever pilot to fly the Tornado ground attack aircraft on the front-line. Hawker has undertaken a number of non-flying appointments within the Ministry of Defence, advising senior military officers and civil servants on strategic and operational matters; specifically developing national contingency and crisis plans and advising on capability development. He has practical experience of operational level campaign planning having deployed to Afghanistan as a Senior Air Advisor.
Jason is best known for his contributions to the global HR community, being named one of the most influential HR Technology minds around.
Jason Averbook is a leading analyst, thought leader, consultant and keynote speaker in the area of human resources, the future of work and the impact technology has on the future.
Former Dragon, BBC2 Dragon’s Den. Former banker turned entrepreneur.
Jenny founded YourCash, an ATM provider, when she bought it as a loss-making subsidiary from Royal Bank of Scotland in 2010. She was able to draw upon all the skills and experience she had gained during her 30+ years at NatWest and RBS to lead an extensive turnaround programme and impressive growth strategy across Europe. Jenny sold the business to a quoted US company in 2016. Jenny was invited to join the panel on BBC2 Dragon’s Den in 2017 where she invested in several companies across different sectors including energy, media, pharmaceutical and retail.
Jeremy Kingsley is a best-selling author, leadership expert, and one of the most sought after speakers in America.
Since 1996 he has spoken to over 500,000 people at live events and given over 2000 keynote speeches. You may have seen Jeremy on television or online this year. He has been featured in/on Fox, CBS, CNBC and many more large media outlets.
Jim is a leading global thinker, and author of the number on bestselling book, "Blindsided!"
Jim Harris is a one of North America’s foremost management consultants, authors and thinkers on disruptive innovation, leadership, innovation, organizational change, future trends and mitigating risk
James M. Kerr is one of today’s foremost thinkers on culture transformation, leadership and organisational design. Jim is an Inc. magazine columnist and a regular contributor at Management-Issues.com.
James Kerr lectures internationally on Vision Storytelling and how to effectively align an organization’s culture with its vision for the future. He is known for his straight-talking style and ability to teach and inspire. He has authored several business books, including the popular: It’s Good To Be King: A Leadership Fable for Everyday Leaders (2017).
Jim McKelvey is a co-founder of Square.
Jim McKelvey is an American entrepreneur, businessperson and philanthropist who is involved in more than a dozen companies, most notably as the co-founder of Square.
Jim McNeill is an extreme Explorer and the Founder of Ice Warrior.
Jim McNeill is a British polar explorer, presenter and keynote speaker, with over 30 years of experience travelling in the polar regions.
Jo Elvin is the Editor of Britain’s biggest-selling fashion magazine, Glamour.
Editor of the market-leading GLAMOUR magazine Jo Elvin knows better than most the characteristics and tools required for success; from ambitious young world-traveller to one of the most successful magazine editors in the UK, Jo is the perfect example of where persistence can get you, motivating audiences with her passion for publishing as an inspirational keynote speaker.
Joanna Wilde is best known for being a Chartered Psychologist.
Joanna Wilde is a Chartered Psychologist who specialises in the application of psychology within complex work organisations.
Joff Sharpe is a business man who takes "daring approaches to complex business issues"
Joff Sharpe is one of Britain’s more colourful businessmen. Unusual entries on his CV include: a year living amongst the Iban headhunters of Borneo, running an internet company for Rupert Murdoch and being Piers Morgan’s HR director.
John Barnes MBE is an English former footballer, rapper and manager.
John Barnes MBE is of Jamaican and Trinidadian origin, who currently works as a commentator and pundit for ESPN and SuperSport.
John Canfield is an experienced business executive and coach who has successfully implemented planning, improvement, and innovation processes in a wide variety of teams, organisations, industries, and cultures.
John has twenty-five years of experience speaking to a wide variety of audiences, from large conventions to executive board rooms. John has spoken to more than one thousand audiences around the world.
Mobile phone retail billionaire and philanthropist.
The success of Phones 4U was as much the barometer as anything else. Starting with the opportunistic sale of a job lot of bricklike Motorola handsets, Mr Caudwell tapped into the sudden boom in mobile communications to build a national retail chain selling 26 phones every minute and employing as many as 3,000 in his home town of Stoke alone.
Entrepreneur and philanthropist John Griffin founded Addison Lee in 1975, starting in Battersea with a single car, but expanded to over 4,500 minicabs in service today.
After beginning a career training as an accountant, John was forced to give up his apprenticeship and focus his efforts on rescuing his father’s business, working as a minicab driver to make ends meet during this period. Having helped his family firm and following the birth of his two sons, John was inspired to start his own business and came to the conclusion that he could run his own minicab business a lot more successfully than the companies he had worked for. Founded in Battersea in 1975 with just one car, Addison Lee now carries 10 million passengers and couriers 1 million deliveries a year.
Professor John Kay CBE is one of Britain's leading economists.
John is a world leading management thinker and economist; his work has been mostly concerned with the application of economics to the analysis of changes in industrial structure and the competitive advantage of individual firms. John is a distinguished academic, a successful businessman, an adviser to companies and governments around the world, and an acclaimed columnist. Looking at all aspects of economics from investment to monetary supply, industry and markets to government and world finance, John provides an illuminating, accessible, and often surprisingly amusing analysis of the complexities of money.
John is a world-renowned expert on leadership, and Business Week magazine's "Leadership Guru".
John Kotter spent over 30 yrs at Harvard studying change before forming his own organization Kotter International which helps leading companies implement their change strategies. His internationally bestselling "Leading Change", which outlines an actionable, 8-step process for implementing successful transformations, became the change bible for managers around the world. His academic articles in the Harvard Business Review have sold a million and a half copies and have been reprinted many times. His influence has been hailed by BusinessWeek, Fortune, The Financial Times and countless other publications around the world, being ranked number 34 in the Thinkers50 list of top business gurus 2011, as well as Business Week magazine's number 1 "leadership guru" in America 2001.
John Moore is the former Starbucks Marketing Executive.
John was instrumental in Starbucks’ growth from a single premises in Seattle to a colossal global brand. He then headed marketing at Whole Foods Market. Given the value of word-of-mouth to any successful brand, John emphasises the need to use social media to engage fully with your customer base.
John Peters is a former pilot of the Royal Air Force and came to the worlds attention when his bruised and battered face flashed onto television screens around the world.
To become a Tornado pilot, you have to be a part of the creme de la creme, with very few being able to withstand the immense levels of G-force needed to control and pilot successfully. John Peters was drafted into the Gulf War as a fighter pilot in 1991, where his story becomes macabre. John, and fellow navigator John Nicol, were shot down and captured by the military of Iraq. Their bruised and battered faces were broadcasted to the world as a symbol of Saddam Hussein's tyranny and ruthlessness. John now runs his successful company, Monkey Business, advising, coaching, and consulting major companies on leadership issues including uncertainty, organisational learning, and trust and failure.
John Petter is the Chief Executive of BT Consumer.
John Petter is the head of BT’s Consumer division and specialises in consumer proposition development, marketing and commercial strategy and call centre management.
Sir John Sawers GCMG if the former Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Services (SIS or MI6).
John Sawers is a former British diplomat and senior civil servant. He was Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and was previously the British Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
Joseph is a celebrated Nobel Prize winner, former chief economist at the World Bank and Clinton White House adviser
Joseph is the co-founder and co-president of Columbia University’s Initiative for Policy Dialogue; as well as a University Professor and co-chair of the Committee on Global Thought for New York University. He is regarded worldwide as a leading economic educator, and his textbooks are available in over a dozen languages. He is also the founder of The Journal of Economic Perspectives, one of the leading journals of economics.
Josh Littlejohn MBE is one of the UK’s leading social entrepreneurs.
Josh Littlejohn MBE is the co-founder of Scottish social enterprise Social Bite, a national chain of sandwich and coffee shops, which shot to global fame when Holywood A-lister George Clooney visited an outlet in 2015. Another Oscar winner Leonardo Di Caprio then visited the social enterprise in 2016.
Jude Ower MBE
Serial digital entrepreneur changing the world through game play.
A BAFTA Games Awards judge, former marketer and serial entrepreneur, Jude Ower founded her gaming-for-good company Playmob in 2011. The startup works with games studios like Niantic, EA, and Rovio to engage millions of players to take positive social action. The London-based company has raised millions for charities and non-profits like WWF, Oxfam and The Cybersmile Foundation. Jude was Awarded an MBE in 2016 for services to entrepreneurship
Justin Hughes is a former RAF fighter pilot and Deputy Team Leader of the Red Arrows.
Justin gives an extraordinary insight into the behaviours, processes and leadership issues which make for a world class team. With breathtaking cockpit footage, he shows how to reproduce performance year after year, in spite of manifold risks and a constantly changing team.
Justin King CBE
Prolific retail business leader and advisor, former CEO Sainsbury's and now Vice Chairman Terra Firma.
With over thirty years of experience working in and leading large businesses, Justin brings in-depth knowledge of retail transformation and operations as well as a good historic understanding of the M&S business and values. Justin is currently Vice Chairman of Terra Firma, where he acts as an adviser to the General Partner. Prior to this, Justin was the CEO of Sainsbury’s between 2004 and 2014, where he led the business through a major turnaround which led to nine years of profit growth. Before joining Sainsbury’s, Justin was Head of Food at Marks & Spencer where he was one of the pioneers of the development of the Simply Food business. He held prior roles at Asda, Haagen-Dazs, PepsiCo and Mars and was a board member of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Justin was also a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group.
Kanya King CBE
Kanya King is the founder of the MOBO Awards.
Kanya King CBE is the founder and CEO of the MOBO Organisation, launched in 1996 to celebrate and celebrate urban music. She now employs hundreds of people and The MOBO Awards is Europe's largest urban music awards show, attracting the largest primetime multicultural audience of over 250 million people around the world.
Karan is the founder of the internationally sold beer, Cobra.
Lord Karan founded Cobra Beer in 1990 when he was £20,000 in debt and up against all odds. Since that time, Cobra has grown into an operation with offices on four continents and exports to over 45 countries, with brewing operations in five countries. Cobra Beer is now one of the fastest growing beer brands in the UK and one of the most innovative young companies in the country. Karan is widely respected for his entrepreneurial spirit. He is one of the first two Visiting Entrepreneurs ever appointed at Cambridge University and serves as National Champion of the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship.
Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge CBE is one of the most influential, high profile and respected female business leaders in the UK.
Lady Karren Brady CBE is one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world and has travelled the globe inspiring and motivating audiences. She has, for the past decade been considered as one of the best speakers in the world on a range of topics that leave audiences inspired and motivated.
Internationally renowned designer and investor on BBC Two’s hit entrepreneur show, The Dragon’s Den.
Kelly Hoppen is at the forefront of the design industry, publishers and businesses continually seek her unparalleled expertise, allowing her to indulge her entrepreneurial instincts including The Dragon's Den and fronted the Channel 5 Design Series, Superior Interiors, in 2011.
Ken Blanchard is an author and management expert.
Few people have influenced the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard. A prominent, sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant, Ken Blanchard is universally characterized by his friends, colleagues, and clients as one of the most insightful, powerful, and compassionate individuals in business today.
Best known for leading a dozen women through the rainforests of Borneo in the Channel 4 show, 'Jungle Janes'.
Ken Hames, is the former S.A.S Major whose Herculean tasks have included leading a dozen women through the rain forests of Borneo in Channel 4's 'Jungle Janes', guiding expeditions of physically disabled teenagers in Beyond Boundaries and building the first ever eco-lodge and game reserve in Kenya in BBC 1 "Mission Africa". The year-long training programme and the expedition that followed revealed hidden strengths and weaknesses amongst the women, none of whom had ever faced real danger. Ken's presentations provide a fascinating insight into how individuals learn to tackle pressure and work as a team.
Ken Segall is an advertising executive who named the iMac and worked on the “Think Different” campaign.
Ken Segall is an advertising executive and the man who put the 'i' in iPad. He worked side-by-side with Steve Jobs for 12 years as the advertising creative director of both NeXT and Apple.
Kevin is an angel investor and founder of GreyBella Ventures.
Kevin Eyres is the former European managing director of LinkedIn and the Talent Champion for the Tech City Investment Organisation. Kevin is currently angel investor, board member of Essentia Analytics and CDI Apps for Good, as well as the founder of GreyBella Ventures.
An extraordinary leader who led iconic brands Porsche, BMW and Lamborghini to unprecedented levels of success before creating global businesses from scratch.
As a CEO, chairman, founder and investor Kevin has enjoyed success in sectors including automotive, data, technology, manufacturing, brand marketing and professional services. He has repeatedly led teams to achieve extraordinary performance in companies ranging from 7 to 7,000 employees. One recognised as the best private equity investment of the year, another nominated as the World’s 7th most innovative company. Passionate about the development of leadership skills he is frequently sought to reinvigorate teams and companies.
Kjell A Nordström
Dr. Kjell A. Nordström has 20 years of experience of working with multinational companies and has served as an advisor/consultant to several large multinationals throughout the world.
Dr. Kjell A. Nordström is the interpreter of the new world of business. He speaks to audiences all over the world, writes books and articles and reads – everything from Playboy to Architectural Digest to Pinter. His performances are high touch, dynamic, highly interactive, thought provoking and always in line with time. His dynamic style makes him a highly appreciated speaker through out the world.
Kresse Wesling MBE is an environmental entrepreneur who builds businesses that both make money and have a positive impact on the environment.
Kresse Wesling, MBE, is a multi-award winning environmental entrepreneur and Young Global Leader with a background in venture capital and significant start-up experience.
Kriss is a British World Champion and nationally loved athlete.
Kriss began his international athletic career in 1983 as a member of the 4×400 metre relay squad and will probably always be remembered for helping Britain clinch the Gold and beat the Americans in the World Championships 4×400 metre relay in Tokyo in 1991. Kriss is currently the CEO of The Akabusi Company, a corporate communications and training company where his marvellous personality and reputation as a fantastic public speaker has made him a very popular and attractive advocate. He is also an accredited personal coach, having qualified at the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara. He is one of only four qualified Hudson Institute coaches in the UK.
Lara Morgan is the Founder of Pacific Direct and a serial Entrepreneur.
Lara Morgan is widely known for building her own global leading licensing business, Pacific Direct. Over 17 years, she made luxury toiletry products for YSL, Bulgari, Penhaligons, Aveda, The White Company, Elemis and many others while steering Pacific Direct to become a world leading licensing business. In 2008, she sold her majority shareholding for £20million.
Laura Fishenden is a Psychological Skills Mentor at Chimp Management.
Laura Fishenden has worked in education for 10 years, teaching across both the state and independent sectors. Her role in education has primarily been in the secondary environment, but she also has extensive experience of teaching at primary level.
Award winning entrepreneur Lena Bjorck, Managing Director of Alexander and Bjork.
Inspirational speaker and adversity and resilience role model, Liz Jackson appeared on Channel 4's Secret Millionaire and founded and led the telemarketing business Great Guns.
Liz Jackson is an inspirational figure with an extraordinary story, as many would have discovered when she was featured in Channel 4’s ‘Secret Millionaire’. Honoured by Her Majesty the Queen, Liz was awarded an MBE in the 2007 for services to business, and in 2012 she was bestowed with an honorary doctorate by Staffordshire University for her business achievements and for inspiring others.Liz is also an accomplished author, having published her book StartUp! which provides invaluable help and advice to entrepreneurs everywhere.
Lord Alan Sugar
"Pan Am takes good care of you. Marks & Spencer loves you. Securicor cares. I.B.M. says the customer is king. At Amstrad, we want your money!" Highly successful entrepreneur and self-made millionaire and heads up the UK's famous Apprentice on BBC
When thinking of Lord Alan Sugar it is difficult not to imagine the dreaded words ‘you’re fired’. However, it’s good to learn that although he doesn’t mince his words and definitely doesn’t suffer fools gladly, Lord Sugar is actually a considerate man and a philanthropist. He says what he means and can come across as abrupt at times, but his sense of humour is evident, as is his genuine desire to improve both the business and life experience of others.
Lord Digby Jones
Communicate, Communicate, Communicate 'In a fiercely competitive world we should not compete on cost along but on our ingenuity.' Baron Jones of Birmingham is renowned for his lifelong experience of business and values and his opinions
Lord Digby has been at the forefront of Britain and International trade and investment for decades. He is a business ambassador of UK Trade & Investment, Former Director General of the CBI and Former Minister of State for Trade and Investment. He is an engaging speaker and valuable mentor.
Lord George Robertson
George Robertson is best known for being the former Secretary General of NATO, and regarded as being 'the most powerful Scotsman in the world'.
George Robertson is a British Labour Party politician who was the tenth Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, between October 1999 and early January 2004. As Secretary General of NATO, Lord Robertson was described as 'the most powerful Scotsman in the world.' George believes that greater cooperation is needed between EU states, particularly on security and defence issues, as well as argueing for collaboration to counter several other threats, from global pandemics to organised crime and climate change.
Lord Sebastian Coe
Lord Sebastian Coe is the UK’s most prolific world record setter and arguably the greatest runner to compete for his country.
Lord Sebastian Coe is now known for his successful political career and his crucial role in bringing the Olympic Games to London in 2012 but he first came to the attention of the world as the fastest middle-distance runner of his generation. Using his political skills, his strategic know-how and a true passion for sport, Lord Coe won the bid to host the 2012 Olympics in London. Seven years later the Prime Minister thanked him for "lifting the hearts of the nation" after organising the most successful Games of modern times. By talking about the setbacks as well as victories, he shows his audience how he beat the competition by facing down everything in training: "You don't become a champion by turning up and hoping to get lucky."
Lord Stuart Rose
A leading light in retail, former CEO and Chairman of Marks & Spencer, now Chairman of Ocado.
tuart Rose has spent all his career in retail joining Marks & Spencer plc in 1971. He left to join the Burton Group in 1989, becoming a director in 1993. Following the Group’s demerger in 1997 he became Chief Executive of Argos plc during the bid by GUS. In 1998 he became Chief Executive of Booker plc which was merged with the Iceland Group in 2000. He then became Chief Executive of Arcadia Group plc in November 2000 and left in December 2002 following its sale to Sir Philip Green. He was named Chief Executive of Marks & Spencer plc in May 2004 and became Chairman in 2008, standing down in January 2011. He was Chairman of The British Fashion Council from 2004 – 2008, Chairman of Business in the Community from 2008 – 2010 and a Non-Executive Director of Land Securities from 2003-2013. He is Chairman of Ocado, Fat Face, Oasis Healthcare Group and a Non-Executive Director of Woolworths (South Africa). He is also Chairman of The Healing Foundation, a medical charity.
Lynda Gratton consults globally on human resource strategy.
Lynda Gratton a British organisational theorist, consultant, and Professor of Management Practice at London Business School and the founder of the Hot Spots Movement, known for her work on organisational behaviour.
Mac Macartney is an international speaker, writer and change-maker.
Mac Macartney champions a new story of sustainability, one that emphasises the importance of leadership and action alongside social and environmental focus.
Manfred Kets de Vries
Manfred Kets de Vries is best known for being an author, leadership and the psychodynamics of individual and organizational change.
Manfred Kets de Vries bears knowledge and experience of economics, management and psychoanalysis in which he explores the interface between management theory, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, executive coaching and evolutionary psychology.
Marc is a Paralympic swimmer, winning 12 medals from 5 games.
Marc competed internationally as a swimmer for 17 years, winning 12 Paralympic medals from 5 Games and a further 21 from either World or European Championships. In the past he has held world records for 200m, 400m, 1500m Freestyle and as well as being part of the team that held the world record for 4 x 100m Freestyle. Marc Woods was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 17 and had his left leg amputated below the knee. Not knowing whether he had 6 months or 60 years left to live, he was determined to make the most of whatever time he had.
Marcus Buckingham is a British-American New York Times best-selling author, researcher, motivational speaker and business consultant best known for promoting what he calls "Strengths."
In 2007, Buckingham started The Marcus Buckingham Company (TMBC) to create management training programs and tools dedicated to promoting the strengths revolution. The company helped him to launch a coordinated series of products in conjunction with the publication of Go Put Your Strengths to Work.
Margaret is best known for her role as Alan Sugar's adviser on The Apprentice.
Margaret Mountford is a British lawyer, businesswoman and television personality best known for her role in The Apprentice. Returning to education later in life, she completed her PhD in 2012 at University College London. Margaret also chairs the Bright Ideas Trust. BIT was set up by the first Apprentice winner Tim Campbell, and helps young people start their own businesses.
Maria Kempinska is the CEO and founder of Jongleurs Comedy Clubs.
Maria Kempinska is an award-winning businesswoman, a mother of two and a tireless charity worker.
Mark Gallagher is a renowned public speaker on a range of business topics relating to experience gained while working in senior management roles within Formula One over the last 30 years.
Mark Gallagher’s career in Formula One started in 1983, spending seven years working in the media before joining Eddie Jordan’s fledgling Grand Prix team in 1990, later joining the team’s management board. He became part of the newly created Red Bull Racing management team in 2004, and was invited to lead Cosworth’s return to Formula One as an engine supplier in 2010, overseeing its supply of one-third of the teams on the starting grid.
Mark Palmer is the Marketing Director for Pret A Manager.
The former Marketer of the Year now advises other rapid growth consumer businesses. Mark advocates outsourcing to increase speed, investing in brand as opposed to machinery. He also argues that nobody should be afraid of niche markets.
Martha Lane Fox
Martha Lane Fox is the co-founder of Lastminute.com
Martha Lane Fox, Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho, CBE is a British businesswoman, philanthropist, and public servant. Lane Fox co-founded Lastminute.com in the dotcom boom of the early 2000s and has subsequently served on public service digital projects.
Matt Watkinson is best known for being an internationally renowned author, speaker and consultant on customer experience and strategy.
Author of The Ten Principles Behind Great Customer Experiences, winner of Management Book of the Year 2014. Author of The Grid: Decision-making tool for every business, published in 2017 and shortlisted for 2019’s Management Book of the Year.
Maxine Mawhinney is a BBC News anchor, award winning international television and radio journalist and broadcaster.
Maxine Mawhinney is one of the most experienced journalists in the UK. In a career spanning more than 35 years she has reported from across the world.
Professor Merlin Stone is one of the UK's most experienced consultants, researchers, lecturers and trainers in managing customers.
Professor Merlin Stone is one of the UK's top experts in marketing, customer management and customer insight. After a long career in management, research, management consulting and universities, he now runs his own consulting, research and training practice.
Michael Bergdahl is a professional international business speaker, author and turnaround specialist.
Michael Bergdahl is a professional international business speaker, author and turnaround specialist. Bergdahl worked in Bentonville, Arkansas for Walmart, as the Director of “People” for the headquarters office, where he worked directly with Walmart’s founder Sam Walton.
Michael Hay is a former IKEA Creative Director.
Former IKEA Creative Director Michael looks at the lessons the furniture giant can teach from embracing creative thinking and simplicity to maintaining a customer focus.
Michael is a global speaker on sales, change and strategy and has been hugely successful in presenting all across the planet.
Over his speaking career, Michael has successfully presented at over 2500 conferences in the last 15 years as a speaker at events around the world. As a professional speaker Michael shows audiences how to clearly understand the future of their own role in business, the changing requirements of the workplace and how to connect more with their company and colleagues.
Michael O’Neill has been manager of the Northern Ireland senior men’s international team since December 2011.
Michael O’Neill is a Northern Irish football manager and former professional footballer. Michael currently manages the Northern Ireland international football team.
World’s leading authority on elite talent and high performance operation from recruitment to performance.
'The Game Changer' Mike Forde is former Director of Football Operations at Chelsea Football Club, responsible for all areas of Chelsea FC's performance and team operations. Mike is widely recognised as a World authority in the British Premier League and European soccer and elite US professional sport for driving innovation and cutting edge methods.
Mike Harris is a serial entrepreneur.
Mike Harris is the Executive Chairman of online identity experts Garlik and Chair of Group Innovation at RBS. Prior to this he was founder of internet banks Egg and Firstdirect.
Best known for partnering Sir Ranulph Fiennes on his grand expeditions.
Professor Mike Stroud OBE, MD, DSci is an expert on human health under extreme conditions, seeing him joining Sir Ranulph Fiennes on his adventures across the world. Stroud, together with Fiennes, is a supporter of rigorous exercise to help slow down the aging process. He points out that historically the human body is pre-tuned to undergo bouts of hard work and in particular can cope remarkably well with endurance events in hot climates. As a leading authority of survival, nutrition and endurance Mike is asked frequently to appear on television and radio. He presented his own BBC1 series, ‘The Challenge’ and was the endurance and medical expert on all three series of BBC TV’s, ‘Are You Tough Enough for the SAS’.
Mo Gawdat is the former Chief Business Officer for Google [X], a serial entrepreneur, author of Solve for Happy and founder of One Billion Happy.
As Chief Business Officer for Google [X], the search giant’s very much-envied R&D division, Mo led some of the tech world’s most innovative projects at a time that was becoming the climax of a successful career in technology. Whilst on paper he was doing well, he often felt unfulfilled. He applied his engineering skills to the problem and after almost a decade developed a model which placed happiness in overall context of the experiences and expectations of life. His work became the international bestseller, Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy.
Molly is best known for founding Global Angels in 2004.
Molly is a social entrepreneur, motivational speaker, thought leader in the international charity sector and mother of international pop stars Daniel and Natasha Bedingfield.
Monty Halls is a former Royal Marines Officer who worked on the peace process under Nelson Mandela.
Monty Halls has presented television series for the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic and Discovery, and has written eight books covering his travels.
Nadine B Hack
Master at engaging wildly divergent stakeholders for the benefit of each and all!
Hack has turned adversaries into allies throughout the world. Her pioneering work on engagement leadership and her unique framework Strategic Relational Engagement (SRE™) is based on decades of real-life success in bringing together diverse stakeholders to find common ground and achieve great goals. Named one of Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior, Hack works with executives of Fortune 500 companies, heads of state, and leaders of global organizations.
Nancy Doyle is a Chartered Psychologist.
Nancy Doyle is passionate about helping people into the ‘right’ roles, with the aim to find their genius within, the thing they can do, that they feel competent at and then facilitate them to do it well.
Best known for founding Infosys and being its CEO for over 20 years.
Narayana co-founded Infosys in 1981 and served as CEO for over 20 years between 1981 and 2002. Under his leadership, Infosys was listed on NASDAQ in 1999 and now employs over 100,000 people world-wide. He served as the Executive Chairperson and Chief Mentor from 2002-6 before becoming Non-Executive Chairman. Narayana was voted the "World Entrepreneur of the Year" by Ernst & Young in 2003 and ranked as India's most powerful CEO for three consecutive years between 2004 and 2006 by the Economic Times. In 2004, TIME magazine identified him as one of ten global leaders who are helping shape the future of the world.
Nenad Pacek is co-founder of the CEEMEA Business Group and the author of “The Future of Business in Emerging Markets: Growth Strategies for Growth Markets” among other books.
Nenad Pacek and his businesses currently advise global and regional directors of over 380 multinational corporations. He is founder and president of Global Success Advisors (global business and economic advisory) and co-founder and co-CEO of the CEEMEA Business Group corporate service (advisory for regional executives running Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa).
Nev is an author and TV personality, but is best known for founding the Save Britain Money group.
Following the success of the Call Centre TV show and his other media appearances Nev has become a highly sought after business, motivational and after dinner speaker. Whether its informed opinion for a key-note address or a burst of energy and a song to start a conference that you need, Nev is guaranteed to make an impact.
Nick Butter is best known for his numerous ultra endurance expeditions around the world. Nick is the first and only person to have run a marathon in every country in the world achieving this epic feat on 10th November 2019 after just 23 months.
Nick's passion for running is clear, but his meaningful topics are the basis of some truly inspirational messages too. He covers areas such as understanding potential; embracing failure; perseverance and determination, and how to value the time we have on our planet. His personal stories bring these issues to life with enthusiasm and character. Nick may be a runner first and foremost, but his messages reach further. He’s not on a crusade to get everyone into lycra, but simply to spread the message that everyone, regardless of age, background, and commitments can excel at anything they put their minds to.
Nick Clegg was the former leader of the British Liberal Democrats Party.
Nick Clegg is a British Liberal Democrats politician who was the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Lord President of the Council from 2010 to 2015 in the Cameron coalition ministry.
Nick is a global team-building expert, international speaker, author and creator of the Team DyNAmics© Model that helps teams measure how effectively they are working together.
Nick works with global brands, helping their teams to achieve greater success by enabling them to understand WHO is in their team, WHAT their team exists to do and HOW effectively they are working together. Nick’s spoken at over 500 conferences worldwide, often receiving the “Top Speaker” accolade. He has been called “Mr Infotainment”, based on his style of presentation, which is entertaining whilst providing information, hints and tips that can be applied immediately with positive results.
Nick Fry is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team, having previously served in similar roles at previous incarnations of the company.
Nick Fry is the Former CEO and co-owner of Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 and was responsible for building the teams that won the 2014 and 2009 F1 Drivers and Constructors Championships.
Best known for his revealing facial expressions, wonderfully dry wit, and a lifetime's worth of business expertise as Lord Sugar's right-hand man on the hit TV show, 'The Apprentice'.
Nick Hewer is the host of Countdown and was Lord Sugar’s right-hand man on The Apprentice for almost ten years. On the business reality contest Nick’s wry looks and deadpan comments became a favourite part of the show and revealed exactly what he thought of the contestants.
Nigel has risen to international prominence as an inspirational speaker and peak performance coach. His high energy messages show both companies and individuals exactly how to achieve long term success.
The only motivational speaker in Europe to have been awarded Speaker of the Year from both the Academy for Chief Executives and Vistage.
Parag Khanna is a leading global strategist, world traveller and best-selling author.
Parag Khanna is a leading global strategist, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He is also the Managing Partner of Hybrid Reality, a boutique geostrategic advisory firm, and Co-Founder & CEO of Factotum, a leading content branding agency.
Dr. Patrick Dixon is an author and business consultant, often described as a futurist, and chairman of the trends forecasting company Global Change Ltd.
Dr. Patrick Dixon is a futurist keynote speaker, Chairman of Global Change Ltd and author of 16 books including The Future of Almost Everything, Futurewise and Building a Better Business. He is ranked as one of the 20 most influential business thinkers alive today.
Patrick Harris is an inquisitive minded problem-solver and a recognised expert in foresight, innovation and strategy.
Patrick has helped household names in business, NGOs and a range of government departments and ministries to be innovative in their responses to opportunities and challenges.
Patrick Holden is best known for being the founder and chief executive of Sustainable Food Trust
Patrick Holden is the founder and chief executive of the Sustainable Food Trust, an organisation founded in 2012 and working internationally to accelerate the transition to more sustainable food systems.
Paul K Winter
Executive leadership development and change management specialist for individuals and organisations.
Paul is focussed on leadership research, development and its application in order to re-learn all we have forgotten. Worldly Leadership Foundation which features in Atlantic Speaker Bureau’s Skills Enhancing and Bespoke Project divisions that includes academic Professor Adrian Furnham. Their interventions seek to explore the leadership lessons from other civilisations and cultures, where the human behaviours such as: respect, honour, responsibility, and humility were pre-requisites for leadership.
Paula Reid is best known for competing in the 'World's Toughest Yacht Race' around the world with no prior sailing experience.
Paula Reid is an inspirational speaker, adventurer, and best-selling author. Paula, with two months notice and no sailing experience, became a core crew member of the Global Challenge 2004-5: the ‘World’s Toughest Yacht Race’, Paula raced 35,000 miles the ‘wrong way’ around the world. Paula has completed 91 things on her list of things to do before she dies – including walking on hot coals, paddling down the Mekong, walking across the country, running the marathon and kayaking the length of the Thames. Paula combines extreme sailing stories and analogies with business expertise to create leadership and performance development that is unique, powerful and deep rooted. She influences and inspires at conferences, meetings and events as a keynote speaker and through interactive workshops. She has also been a shareholder and director of three businesses, and understands about Leadership, Strategy, Motivation & Mental Toughness from both an extreme adventure and a business-leader point of view.
Pen Hadow is a World Class Explorer.
World Class Explorer Pen, is an inspirational speaker, bestselling author of ‘Solo’, and pioneering founder of Geo Mission, the environmental sponsorship organisation, and The Polar Travel Company, the first specialist Polar guide service. Pen is an established and talented speaker, executive coach and business mentor, and has worked with Coutts Bank, Team GB, British Airways and Savills to name a few.
Pervez Hussain is a blind motivational speaker.
Pervez Hussain is a truly inspirational speaker who believes that like him, you can achieve your full potential with the right knowledge, skills, attitude and behaviour.
Pete Cohen is a motivational speaker with knowledge in leadership and team work.
Pete Cohen is a talented corporate performance and motivational speaker with expert specialised knowledge on individual development, leadership and team work. He is experienced in coaching Business leaders, executives, corporate teams and sporting stars to achieve their best.
Peter Casey is a “Dragon” on the Irish television programme Dragons Den.
Peter Casey is the Founder and Chairman of Claddagh Resources and is also a writer and business and political commentator.
Peter is the leader of Human Dynamics and the Academy of Rock, author, business academic and life-long musician
Author of eight books, including "Leading Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise", Peter delivers bespoke masterclasses that fuse together his passion for music to facilitate businesses with leadership, strategy, innovation and creativity. Peter uses a rich mix of business intelligence with the power of music to inspire, inform, and engage his audience in ways that stay with them forever.
Lord Peter Mandelson is a British Labour politician, president of international think tank Policy Network and Chairman of strategic advisory firm Global Counsel.
Lord Peter Mandelson is a British politician, who was a leading adviser to British Prime Minister Tony Blair, a member of the British House of Commons (1992–2004), and business secretary (2008–10) under Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Professor Steve Peters
Professor Steve Peters is a Consultant Psychiatrist and best selling author of the personal development book ‘The Chimp Paradox’ working in Elite Sport.
Steve has an unparalleled reputation for giving people an edge – as well as the confidence to overcome defeat. His specialist interest is in the working of the human mind and how it can reach optimum performance applied to all walks of life. He works with Liverpool Football Club, England Football and Sky ProCycling, and has current and past involvements in many other Olympic and non-Olympic Sports, including British Cycling, England Rugby, World Championship Snooker and Premier league Football.
PY Gerbeau is a French businessman, based in the United Kingdom.
PY Gerbeau explains how every tier of management must be accountable and agile to improve the organisation’s prospects for growth; and with some companies still on life support, it’s up to managers to see that core values are upheld by everyone.
Ravi Chaudhry is best known for his transformational dialogues with CEOs, corporate Boards, Family enterprises and government leaders, on "Navigating the Leadership Challenge During and Beyond COVID-19", and help you "SHAPE YOUR FUTURE BEFORE IT SHAPES YO
Ravi, a former Chairman of Tata Group companies, is an author, speaker, mentor, and strategy advisor to corporations, civil society, governments, and families, on 'asking the right questions, and nurturing a new AWARENESS to revamp strategy'. A fellow of World Business Academy, he is the founder Chairman of CeNext Consulting Group.
René is the author of the hugely popular "Corporate Voodoo" and "Spikes", and recently presented the BBC series, "Did They Pay Off Their Mortgage in Two Years?"
René has the experience of serving as a main board director for blue-chip companies, managing massive investments. René is also one of the UK's leading business gurus specialising in leadership and culture, drawing from his own unique experiences at Marks & Spencer, Pepsi, IPC Media and the Inland Revenue. He is author of Corporate Voodoo and Spike with a unique style that is dynamic, assertive, authoritative and interactive, René brings together the gravitas of blue chip business with the theatre of television and radio.
Reza Pakravan is an adventurer, filmmaker & author.
Listed amongst the world’s top 20 most seasoned travellers, Reza Pakravan is an explorer, filmmaker and author. His documentaries and books combine epic journeys with social and environmental issues, and they have taken him to some of the most beautiful, dangerous and remote regions of the world.
Author and professor Dr Richard Boyatzis is one of the world's leading experts in leadership development and emotional intelligence (EI).
Using his well-established Intentional Change Theory (ICT) and complexity theory, Dr Richard Boyatzis, PhD, has continued to research how people and organizations engage in sustainable, desired change. The theory predicts how changes occur in different groups of human organizations, including team, community, country and global change. Ongoing research supporting this theory includes developing new and better measures of an individual’s emotional, social and cognitive intelligence as well as studies that demonstrate the relationship between these abilities and performance.
Richard is the founder of the internationally successful Virgin Group.
Richard Branson is best known as the founder of Virgin Group, which comprises more than 400 companies. His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. In 1970, he set up a mail-order record business. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores. Richard's Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he set up Virgin Atlantic and expanded the Virgin Records music label. Richard is now the 6th richest person in the UK, according to the Forbes 2013 list of billionaires, with an estimated net worth of £2.8 billion.
Best known for being project director of ThrustSSC, the vehicle that holds the world land speed record of 763mph, breaking the sound barrier in 1997.
Richard Noble achieved the World Land Speed record in 1983 of 633.468mph on Nevada's Black Rock Desert, with the vehicle Thrust2. Richard then lead the team that smashed that record 4 years later with ThrustSSC, achieving 763mph and breaking the sound barrier. Richard's current project is to create the world's first Mach 1.4 car, the BloodhoundSSC, aiming to exceed 1,000 mph on land. Richard's presentations are deeply thought provoking, are presented at a fast pace and feature amazing video inserts. The idea is to inspire the audience to realise that their true potential is likely to be way ahead of their current levels of personal ambition and to encourage original thought, action and to understand true teamwork.
Rita Clifton CBE is a speaker, writer & practitioner on all aspects of brands, branding and business leadership.
Rita Clifton CBE has been called ‘Brand guru’ by the Financial Times and ‘The doyenne of branding’ by Campaign magazine. She is a writer, keynote speaker, conference chair & practitioner on all aspects of brands, branding and business leadership.
Rita McGrath, is a globally recognized expert on strategy in uncertain and volatile environments. She is a popular instructor, a sought-after speaker, and a consultant to senior leadership teams.
Rita McGrath is regarded as one of the world’s top experts on strategy and innovation with particular emphasis on developing sound strategy in uncertain and volatile environments. Her ideas are widely used by leading organisations throughout the world, who describe her thinking as sometimes provocative, but unfailing stimulating. She fosters a fresh approach to strategy amongst those with whom she works.
Rob Wolcott is Co-Founder & Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network.
A leading expert on business innovation and corporate growth, Rob Wolcott is Co-Founder & Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network and a Clinical Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Robert works at the vanguard of future thinking on trust, communications and activist business leadership.
Robert Phillips is the author of the ground-breaking and controversial Trust Me, PR is Dead; a Visiting Professor at Cass Business School; and co-founder of Jericho Chambers. Robert advises major companies and organisations committed to a better society and the common good – helping them navigate towards meaningful change through what they do, not what they say.
Roberta Lucca is best known for being the founder of the BAFTA-winning Bossa Studios.
Roberta Lucca is the founder of Bossa Studios, a London-based games developer and publisher renowned for their iconic, viral and category defining games.
Robin Sharma is one of the world’s top experts on leadership, change management and personal mastery.
Robin Sharma is a respected global leadership expert and motivational speaker. He has a proven record of success in the field, and is a bestselling author of 11 books on the subject. During the last fifteen years, Robin has been sharing cutting-edge leadership insights, helping organisations grow leaders at all levels, and bringing their high potential employees to their next level of excellence. He is ranked as one of the top 5 leadership gurus in the world in an independent global survey of over 22,000 businesspeople by leadershipgurus.net.
His reputation as a success strategist has lead Robin to be regarded as a peak performance 'guru'.
Robin is an inspirational, successful businessman, best selling author and storyteller, and broadcaster with offices in the UK and USA. He is a leading success strategist and developed a reputation within media and circles as a peak performance 'guru'.
Rocco Forte is an English hotelier.
Rocco Forte is Chairman of Rocco Forte Hotels. Son of the late Lord Charles Forte, Sir Rocco founded the luxury hotel company in 1996.
Best known for being the former Chief Executive of BBC Ventures Group
An accomplished businessman and public speaker whose experience is unique having worked at a Director/CEO level in five global companies across multiple industries at times of rapid change. He has run businesses with turnovers between £400m and £2bn, with millions of customers and thousands of staff. Whilst at BBC, Roger delivered 3 successful businesses creating and adding over £750m of value to the BBC. He was also instrumental in the overall BBC wide change programme.
Roger Steare is a British ethicist and corporate philosopher.
Roger Steare is an acknowledged expert in the development and delivery of transformational Leadership, Corporate Culture and Ethics.
Resilience expert with an inspiring story of how to cope with adversity.
Overnight, Ronan Harrington went from senior leadership positions at the British Foreign Office and Extinction Rebellion to being diagnosed with a debilitating lifetime chronic illness. He’s learned the hard way how to lead under pressure and stay strong in the face of adversity. Ronan now teaches on the KPMG Executive Leadership Programme and is a resilience specialist at Tough Cookie, advising leading organisations including Sky, Meta and Accenture on how to create healthy, high performing cultures.
His investigative journalism in the BAFTA award winning and inspirational series Gangs, illuminating the violence and trauma associated with gangs, and their profound impact on an individual, societal, and political level.
Having started his career as an actor, Ross Kemp has gone on to prove himself as a successful documentary maker having received a BAFTA for his series on gangs and many other nominations and awards for his television work. Ross now has his own production company so if you're looking for a speaker with a diverse career experience and equipped with motivational and teamwork skills, then Ross will be the perfect speaker for you.
Rowan Gibson is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on business innovation. The media have labeled him “Mr. Innovation”, “the Innovation Grandmaster”, “the W. Edwards Deming of innovation” and “a guru among the gurus”
He is the internationally bestselling author of two major books on strategy and enterprise innovation, which have been published to date in over 20 languages. Rowan is co-founder of www.innovationexcellence.com – the online home of the global innovation community. The portal, which builds on an international group of around 5,000 members from over 150 countries, offers an arsenal of resources from today's innovation thought leaders and practitioners that is aimed at helping every company achieve innovation excellence.
Rupert Gavin is the former CEO of Odeon Cinemas.
Rupert Gavin is the former CEO of the Odeon Cinema Group, the largest cinema group in Europe. Prior to that he was head of BBC Worldwide, responsible for all their commercial activity whilst overseeing a huge and controversial programme of diversification.
Saira Khan shot to fame in the first series of the smash hit BBC 2 TV series “The Apprentice” in 2005 and has since taken the UK by storm never being off our TV screens.
Saira has presented ITV’s 25 episode lunchtime gameshow “Guess This House” and is a regular panellist on “Loose Women” (ITV- 12.30pm) and has also co-presented ITV’s hit consumer show, “The Martin Lewis Money Programme,” (ITV 8.00PM). As well as TV presenting Saira is a regular contributor to the UK’s media and writes guest columns in national newspapers and magazines and has a regular column in the Sunday Mirror.
Sally Preston is the founder of the frozen babyfood company Babylicious and currently UK Business Woman of the Year.
Sally Preston, entrepreneurial mum of two, has revolutionised the baby food market globally with her award-winning baby food brands Babylicious and Kiddylicious. Sally previously worked at M&S as a food scientist for 11 years and understands the vital role that early food experiences play in a child’s development, and the effect it has on their attitudes to food for life.
Sarah Willingham is an entrepreneur, investor and former Dragon.
Mumpreneur, Investor and Dragon, Sarah has won multiple entrepreneurial and business awards and has appeared on television programmes as a business expert including 'The Restaurant' and Dragon's Den. Sarah is a popular speaker in the UK and internationally on topics including all aspects of money saving, Leadership and Teamwork, Business Turnarounds, Food, Restaurant, Retail, Leisure industries and Entrepreneurism.
Sarah Wood OBE is co-founder and CEO of Unruly.
Sarah Wood OBE is co-founder and CEO of video ad tech company Unruly, where she ensures the company delivers the most awesome social video campaigns on the planet. Sarah was named one of 15 Women to Watch in Tech by Inc. and one of 10 London-Based Entrepreneurs to Watch by Forbes.
Seth Mattison is best known for being an internationally renowned expert and author on work-face trends, generational dynamics and business strategy.
For the past decade Seth has shared his insights with thousands of business leaders around the world and has received accolades from many of the world's best brands.
Shane Feldman is best known for being the Founder and CEO of COUNT ME IN and is the visionary behind the world's largest millennial-led movement.
Over the past decade, COUNT ME IN has initiated tens of thousands of projects worldwide, contributing a value of over $2.6 billion to the global economy through service.
Shaun Smith has been a key catalyst in expanding management attention from the narrow focus on customer service to the much wider and strategic issue of customer experience.
Shaun Smith has developed some of the latest thinking and practice around this subject, helping organisations world-wide create a compelling customer experience that achieves brand differentiation and long-term customer loyalty.
Sigi Osagie is a leading expert on effectiveness in Procurement & Supply Chain Management. He helps organisations and individuals achieve enhanced performance growth to accomplish their business and career goals.
Sigi has extensive leadership experience across most Operations and Supply Chain areas, and previously held senior executive and board roles with several blue-chip multinationals and SMEs. Today Sigi works as a writer, speaker, business adviser and coach, drawing on insights from his atypical life journey and career success to inform and inspire others.
Simon Alexander Ong
Simon Alexander Ong is best known for igniting people's imagination of what is truly possible so that they can live meaningful, purposeful and extraordinary lives.
Everything that Simon Alexander Ong does is built around inspiring people to see their world differently and igniting their imagination of what is truly possible so that they can live meaningful, purposeful and extraordinary lives.
Simon Mainwaring is an award-winning branding consultant, advertising creative director, and social media specialist and blogger.
Simon Mainwaring is recognised for his thought leadership on the impact that social media is having on brands and consumers, and ultimately how the new dynamics between them will alter the accepted paradigms of marketing, advertising, and even capitalism itself.
Author of bestselling book, "Start With Why".
Simon Sinek is an optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as "a visionary thinker with a rare intellect," Simon teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Simon is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.
Sir Christopher Meyer
Sir Christopher Meyer, KCMG is a former British Ambassador to the US and chairman of the PCC.
Sir Christopher Meyer, KCMG is a former British Ambassador to the United States, former Ambassador to Germany and the former chairman of the Press Complaints Commission.
Sir Clive Woodward
Sir Clive Woodward is best known for leading the England Rugby Union squad to a World Cup victory in 2003 when it was hosted by Australia, and delivering the most successful Team GB squad in the modern era.
Sir Clive Woodward saw a successful Rugby Union career playing for Leicester Tigers, England and the British and Irish Lions. Off the pitch, Clive experienced a flourishing career in coaching, at his peak leading the England International team to world cup victory in Sydney in 2003.
Sir Dave Brailsford
The force behind taking Team GB's cycling squad to the unprecedented heights they have recently achieved.
As Cycling Performance Director at Beijing, Dave Brailsford was widely credited as the driving force behind Team GB's phenomenal results. Dave himself was crowned BBC Sports Personality Coach of the Year and this supreme success was repeated at London 2012; the team stormed home with twelve medals, including eight golds. Dave speaks proficiently about the importance of focus, motivation and teamwork, and how leaders must deal with different people and their reactions to success and failure.
Sir John Timpson
Sir John Timpson CBE is Chairman of The Timpson Group, maverick businessman knighted for services to business and fostering.
Sir John Timpson is chairman of a close-knit family business that stretches back to the end of the 19th century. But it is one of the least traditional companies in the UK.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes
The only man alive to have travelled the surface of the World’s polar axis.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes is an adventurer whose dedication and passion have led him to reach both poles, circumnavigate the world’s Polar Axis and to reach the summit of Everest at the age of 65. He also made it into the record books by completing seven marathons on seven continents (including Antarctica) in seven days. To date, Sir Ranulph has, through his expeditions, raised over £14.2 million for UK charities. He has led 22 major expeditions to remote parts of the world including both Poles. He is also the author of 18 books including The Feather Men, a UK No 1 Best Seller and which in 2011 was released as a major motion picture called Killer Elite.
Sir Richard Needham
"The man who is brutally honest enjoys the brutality quite as much as the honesty. Possibly more."
Sir Richard Needham has spent over 45 years in business and politics. He has unrivaled access at the highest levels into both public and private sectors in Asia, Europe and the US. He was the Minister responsible for redesigning and rebuilding Belfast, and is widely recognized throughout Northern Ireland as the man responsible for turning round and regenerating both the North’s infrastructure and economic base. In his role as Minister of Trade, he overhauled and reinvigorated the whole of Britain’s export strategy. He is accepted in Whitehall as Britain’s most successful Minister of Trade since the War. In recognition of his work in Northern Ireland and at the DTI, he was made a Privy Counselor in 1994 and knighted in 1997.
Sir Terry Leahy
"The workers have to believe in the business for reasons other than remuneration." Regarded as one of the most respected business leaders in Europe.
By the time Sir Terry Leahy stepped down as Chief Executive of Tesco in 2011, the company had become an international retail phenomenon. Attracting one in every eight pounds spent in Britain, it's now the UK's biggest supermarket chain and the third biggest in the world - with 350,000 employees and 2,000 stores.
Sir Trevor McDonald
Best known for his multi-award winning role as the Diplomatic Correspondent and Presenter of Channel Four news, and legendary career in the world of journalism and broadcasting.
Born and educated in Trinidad in the West Indies, Sir Trevor McDonald began a career in media as a radio reporter, news presenter and sports journalist. In 1969 Trevor worked as a Producer in the BBC Overseas Regional Service. He then went on to produce Current Affairs programmes for the BBC WORLD Service and in 1973 he joined the ITN as a General Reporter. After travelling all around the globe covering sports and politics, Trevor became the Diplomatic Correspondent and Presenter of Channel Four News in 1982 for which he has received many awards
Sir Trevor Soar
Sir Trevor Soar KCB OBE is a former Commander-in-Chief Fleet of the Royal Navy.
Sir Trevor Soar KCB OBE achieved the fastest promotion of any Admiral in recent history and his career path gave him not only leadership experience at sea but also across the highest levels of defence, change management and procurement and acquisition, chairing or being a member of the most senior defence boards.
Somi is a filmmaker, entrepreneur, millennial engagement specialist and transition architect.
Somi is a LinkedIn Top Voice giving talks and workshops internationally on the impact of technology on society, the business landscape, the future of work, developing thought leadership, and digital transformation both in marketing and in HR.
Sophie Walker is the first ever Women’s Equality Party candidate for London Mayor.
Sophie Walker is the current leader of the UK’s Women’s Equality Party, and was the party’s candidate in the London mayoral election held in May 2016.
Stephanie Fairhurst is a Psychological Skills Mentor at Chimp Management.
Stephanie Fairhurst is a psychological skills mentor working with business professionals and companies.
Stephen is a world leading business adviser and analyst.
A consultant to FTSE 100 and multi-national companies in the UK, USA and beyond at CEO level, Stephen is well placed to provide commentary on business, economic and business trends and offer insightful perspectives on the changing nature of the world economy and corporate world. Stephen talks both in the capacity of an advisor to businesses and from the perspective of a business owner and someone who has set up and sold businesses in the past – he provides an impartial, diverse and highly experienced voice.
Stephen Attenborough is the Commercial Director for Virgin Galactic.
Stephen Attenborough is the Commercial Director for Virgin Galactic, a company mainly owned by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group which is on track to become the world's first passenger carrying commercial spaceline.
Steve Davies is best known for being the former director of the National Railway Museum.
Steve Davies had had a lifetime of experiences operating in complex and challenging environments. He has held senior positions in the private and third sectors, and in the military, and has an incredible record of achievement in each.
Stuart Hampson is a successful and highly respected businessman, chairing John Lewis partnership for over a decade.
One of the longest serving and most successful leaders of a blue-chip company and a highly regarded businessman, Stuart Hampson was chairman of the John Lewis Partnership for 14 years.
Susannah Schofield is a senior leader within a national blue chip company, directly managing a successful sales team of over 200 people and responsible for the delivery of £200 million pound targets every year.
Susannah Schofield has held the position of Managing Director of a very large corporate company, she works with, amongst others, the new breed of online retailers who need to offer their customers the option of having products in their hands within a few hours. Working with innovative solutions and cutting edge technology.
Susannah Streeter is the presenter for BBC TV and radio business programmes.
Susannah Streeter is the anchor for World Business Report on BBC World Service and BBC World TV, delivering breaking stories and gaining insight into unfolding economic events from entrepreneurs, economists and analysts.
Dr Tara Swart is at the forefront of the application of neuroscience to business, is an award winning author, and speaks globally on the brain in business.
The author of Neuroscience for Leadership: Harnessing the Brain Gain Advantage and The Source. Tara examines the science behind leadership as well as offering fascinating insights in to resilience, performance, bias, stress and change. She considers what individuals and teams can achieve once they understand why they think, feel and act the way they do.
Tej Lalvani is the CEO of Vitabiotics, the largest vitamin company in the UK and a Dragon the current hit BBC show Dragon’s Den.
Working with the Vitabiotics for over 20 years, Tej Lalvani has worked his way through the company including as a forklift driver before getting the CEO position. He inherited the company from his father, Kartar Lalvani - who founded Vitabiotics in 1971 in India and still remains as chairman. Tej is also a Dragon is the BBC Hit Dragon's Den.
Terry Venables, often referred to as "El Tel", is an English former football player and manager.
Soccer pundit, Terry Venables has a warm, embracing smile and seemingly endless flow of anecdotes which keep him in high demand for both Media and corporate work.
Tim Peake is best known for being a British astronaut and military officer who in 2016, while on a mission to the international space station, became the first official British astronaut to walk in space.
Tim Peake was the first British European Space Agency astronaut to visit the International Space Station for Expedition 46/47, where his work captured the hearts and minds of millions. He has a background as a test pilot and a British Army Air Corps officer and he is also a STEM ambassador and best-selling author. Tim shares all the unique insights on leadership, fear and risk management, motivation and collaboration that his incredible career as a test pilot and astronaut has afforded him. He draws on his own out-of-this-world experiences to inspire audiences with his recipe for mission success and Peak(e) performance. Tim is a champion for science, innovation, exploration and adventure and delights audiences with his fascinating stories of life in space, breath-taking photographs and his unique perspective of planet earth.
Tim Wade is an international Speaker and Consultant and Founder of CX Lab, marketing leader and passionate about behavioural sciences.
Described as engaging and thought-provoking Tim is a recognised international speaker on customer experience and marketing. As a passionate, intelligent speaker Tim will inspire audiences to think bigger and bolder about their customer experience and brand strategy.
Timo Kiuru is an award-winning creative director, a speaker and a writer.
Timo Kiuru is a true global citizen having worked in cities as diverse as Seoul, Istanbul, San Diego, New York, Miami, Barcelona, Paris, Seattle, Tokyo, Helsinki, Abu Dhabi, London, Kazan, Stockholm, Porto, Toronto, Las Vegas, Tallinn, Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Todd was the anchor, financial and economic expert, and interviewer for CNN for 26 years.
Todd is known around the world for his position on CNN as anchor, financial and economic expert, and interviewer. In his 26 year career, Todd interviewed some of the biggest names in the world, including former USSR General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev and US President Bill Clinton.
Tom Fletcher was the UK’s youngest ever ambassador when he was appointed the country’s representative in Lebanon. Prior to his posting he worked as a foreign policy advisor in Downing Street under three Prime Ministers.
As well as lessons from dealing with actors in the uniquely combustible region, Tom Fletcher considers the nature of leadership and negotiation, the power of social media, and the future of engagement.
Tom is one of the world's leading management thinkers.
Tom is the co-author of ‘In Search of Excellence’, the book that changed the way the world does business and is often cited as one of the best business books around. Sixteen books and almost thirty years later, Tom is still at the forefront of the management guru industry. Whilst some ‘gurus’ keep on repeating the same mantras year-in, year-out, CNN stated that Tom is one man that is constantly re-inventing himself and finding the newest ways to help business.
Owner of fashion brands Hawes & Curtis, Ghost and Low Profile Holdings and now a Dragon’s Den investor.
Touker Suleyman has 40 years' retail and manufacturing experience and is best known as the founder of quintessentially British menswear brand, Hawes & Curtis and the man credited with reinventing the seminal 90s womenswear label, Ghost.
Veronica is Chair of Management Studies at the University of Bath, and has been named as one of the top 20 most influential HR thinkers currently.
One of the top 20 most influential HR thinkers, Professor Hope-Hailey is a leading researcher in the fields of business strategy, HR, and change.
Wayne is recognised as one of Britain's most commended designer, building the label Red or Dead to global acclaim and winning British Fashion Council’s Streetstyle Designer of the Year Award for an unprecedented 3 consecutive years.
With a career spanning four decades in the design industry, Wayne Hemingway has a fair few stories to tell and lessons to give - and people love to hear them. His talks are insightful, thought-provoking, inspiring, often hilarious and always truthful, warts and all.
Will Butler Adams is the Managing Director of Brompton Bicycles LTD.
Will Butler-Adams joined Brompton Bicycles in 2002, became a director in 2006 and took over as the MD in 2008. Over that period the company has grown from a £2million turnover with 27 staff to one of over £25million turnover with over 240 staff.
Will is best known for being the former President of Virgin Galactic, and being Special Adviser to Sir Richard Branson at his peak.
William joined the Virgin Group in 1987, progressing his way through the ranks to eventually becoming Sir Richard Branson's Special Adviser and 'right hand man'. In his time at Virgin, he projected the Virgin brand into new ventures, including telecoms and financial services. He later became the President of Virgin Galactic, the companies spaceline business venture. Since leaving Virgin in 2011, Will went on to being non-executive director of Stagecoach Group plc., and then most recently appointed as Chairman of the British Government's Transport Systems Catapult, developing new transport technology.