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School for CEOs announces Faculty for next Vital Few programme

25 July 2013

The initial Faculty members teaching the next two-day Vital Few programme have been announced. The programme, in London on 9/10 October, will be run by the School for CEOs where aspiring and CEOs learn from experienced business leaders.

The Faculty members announced today include:

  • Steve Ingham, Chief Executive of Michael Page International plc
  • Katherine Garrett-Cox, Chief Executive of Alliance Trust plc
  • Ewan Pearson, Managing Director of Grant Pearson Brown
  • Andrew Parker, former Company Secretary of BT Group plc
  • Andy Higginson, Chairman of N Brown and Poundland
  • Luke Mayhew, Non-Executive Director of Intercontinental Hotels and Brambles
  • Giles Sanderson, Partner at Powerscourt Group
  • David Hoare, Chairman of DX Group and a Founding Director of Duncton plc
  • Mary Spillane, Personal Branding consultant.

The programme will cover highly relevant topics including Setting the Agenda, Managing Key Relationships and Giving the Killer Speech. Previous programmes have scored very highly, with delegates valuing the range of practical, real-world learnings delivered by practitioners with extensive boardroom experience.

Each delegate, drawn from a range of industry sectors and functions, also receives a one-on-one coaching session to help embed and develop the learnings from the programme. There is more information at

Co-Founder of the School, Patrick Macdonald, Chairman of Reconomy and former Chief Executive of John Menzies plc, said “This very strong roster of Faculty members will help us deliver an outstanding programme for the delegates attending on 9/10 October in London.”

David Sole, business coach and former international rugby captain, and a co-Founder of the School, said “I’m really looking forward to what will be an excellent experience. Delegates can expect to enhance their awareness, insight and wisdom while learning from experienced businessmen and women.”

For more information and to apply, go to And now you can follow @SchoolforCEOs.


Notes for editors: The School for CEOs is a new concept in senior executive education. It was founded in 2011 by: Patrick Macdonald, Chairman of Reconomy, CEO of Dalestone Energy and former Chief Executive of John Menzies plc; and David Sole, business coach and former international rugby captain. The next programme will take place in London on 9/10 October 2013. The 2-day residential programme will be taught by practitioners: current and former business leaders. It aims to provide senior businessmen and women with the tools they need to become and remain successful CEOs.

For more information and to apply, call 0131 225 5886 or go to


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