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David Hoare

Chair at Heart Academies Trust and KAN Ventures Ltd and Former CEO at Laura Ashley plc


David is currently Chair of Heart Academies Trust and KAN Ventures Ltd. He is also former chair at Teenage Cancer Trust and Ofsted. Other previous roles include Chairman of the DX Group, V.Ships, Virgin Express, Sparck Holdings BV and Target Express; CEO of Laura Ashley plc, Thorn UK, Investors in Education and Cope Allman Packaging; Founding Partner of Talisman Management Limited; Founding Director of Duncton plc; and Partner at Bain & Co.


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Vital Few: Part One

This immersive two-day programme is designed to expose new CEOs and Executives to potential derailers, learning through the experiences of those who have been there before, so that they can step up to CEO with confidence and eyes wide open.