Innovation Day 26th April 2017

Speakers

Gavin Esler, TV News Presenter

Gavin Esler, TV News Presenter

Before anchoring Newsnight and Dateline London, Gavin was Chief North America Correspondent at the time of the Lewinsky hearings. After writing about leadership in Lessons From The Top, Gavin’s next book turns his gaze to trust. How have we lost trust in many of the institutions that define our lives, from governments and security services to the media, big business and the banks? He examines strategies to retain and rebuild trust in our ‘suspicious’ century.

 

 

Andy Hunt, Commercial Director, WRc

Andy Hunt, Commercial Director, WRc

Andy joined WRc as Commercial Director during 2015. He has twenty years’ experience of the utility sector in the UK. Thirteen of those were in the water and wastewater industry and the past eight years at Morrison Utility Services (MUS). His role as MUS Innovation Director focussed on identifying sector trends and changes in legislation to ensure that the Morrison service delivery model was both fit for purpose and competitive. Andy has a first degree in Physical Geography from Leeds University and an MBA from Edinburgh Business School. More recently, he was delighted to win a bursary, awarded by USIT, to take part in the “High Potentials' Change Leadership Programme” at Harvard Business School.

Matching the technical focus and calibre of WRc to both persistent, and some of the changing needs of the water, gas, and resource sectors has been, and remains, a source of enjoyment and pride for Andy. Representing, and helping steer an organisation with a 90 year back catalogue of applied engineering and scientific endeavour is a real privilege. During our event we will explore how trust and independence may be created, and touch upon areas of today’s business where these principles are of increasing value in our sectors.

 

Sonia Home, Chief Executive, C-Me

Sonia Home, Chief Executive, C-Me

Sonia moved into training and professional development, including training and leading Macmillan’s helpline team. This led ultimately to two consecutive roles as Chief Executive of National Charities. Here she launched a national awareness week, rebranded, negotiated with NHS Trusts and doubled income and supporter base within three years. Seeing the impact that clear communication of vision had, Sonia sought to enable this for others as a consultant and coach.

Looking for a tool that grew strong teams and enabled good communication drew Sonia to C-me. Sonia is passionate about people knowing and using their strengths, and communicating effectively with others.

Jayne Matwiejczyk head of communicationsTel: +44 (0) 1793 865075

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