School for CEOs prepare business leaders for senior roles - purposefully, pragmatically and personally. We do this by discussing the unique insights of our Faculty of over 90 senior leaders at our programmes, who share their personal experiences and challenges as CEOs, Non-Executive Directors and Chairs.

This podcast is designed to share some of those stories with you, inviting a diverse range of speakers from CEOs of some of the UK's most successful businesses, to elite sportspeople and military leaders. Episodes are released on the first Monday of each month.

Earlier episodes have featured School for CEOs Managing Partner, David Sole, Faculty members Craig Donaldson and Shaun Kingsbury CBE, Inclusion & Diversity specialist Sue Pascoe, former Royal Marines Officers Peter MacDonald and Martin Smith CB MBE and Scottish Rugby legend Doddie Weir OBE. Today we are delighted to share our seventh episode, featuring Faculty member Rosemary McGinness.

Rosemary began her leadership journey as a line manager in hospitality, where she discovered a passion for leading people and seeing them grow. She has since held several global positions as HR Director across a range of sectors. In this episode Rosemary reflects on the experiences and people who have shaped her as a leader. She also shares her personal story of dealing with breast cancer after being diagnosed when she was Group HR Director of William Grant & Sons.

In addition to her role as Chief People Officer at The Weir Group, Rosemary is also a Board Member of Business Beats Cancer Edinburgh, a Trustee of MsMissMrs, an Advisory Board member at University of Strathclyde Business School and has been a member of the School for CEOs Faculty since 2011.

You can also listen to the episode on Spotify or iTunes.

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Author Bio: Gemma Sole

Gemma is the School for CEOs' lead Partner on Inclusive Leadership and was recently listed in Business Insider's 35 Rising Stars of Scottish Business under 35 for her work supporting inclusion in organisations.