Welcome back to our podcast, where we tap into the minds of successful CEOs, leaders and eminent thinkers.

In this episode, we're joined by Nick Mackenzie, CEO at Greene King - a leading pub chain in the UK, with over 2,700 pubs, restaurants and hotels across the country.

In this conversation with School for CEOs' Gemma Sole, Nick shares how a strong foundation of purpose and values helped him to lead a major hospitality company of 40,000 employees through the pandemic.

He reflects on the coaches and mentors who have been instrumental in his journey to becoming CEO, and how our own Reverse Mentoring programme has changed him as a person.

He also talks about his commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive culture at Greene King, and how the founder's links to Transatlantic Slavery in the 1800s prompted the creation of an anti-racism plan - which is already creating tangible change. 

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