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School for CEOs announces more 1/2 May programme Faculty

27 March 2013

The School for CEOs, where aspiring and CEOs are taught by experienced business leaders, has announced more Faculty members for the next Vital Few programme at the Lanesborough Hotel in London on 1/2 May 2013. Delegates will be taught by: Sir David Reid, Chairman of Intertek plc and former Chairman of Tesco plc; Marting Gilbert, Chief Executive of Aberdeen Asset Management plc and Chairman of FirstGroup plc; Mary Spillane, a leader in personal branding; Mike Fleming, Chairman and Managing Director of Gas2; Ewan Pearson, Managing Director of GPB; and Conrad Hills, Director of Norman Broadbent. The complete School Faculty is at

The residential programme covers vital topics for aspiring and current CEOs, including Self Management, Writing the Killer Speech and Leadership in Context. The curriculum includes an individual coaching session, designed to reinforce and embed the learnings, delivered by the School for CEOs Coaching Panel.

“It’s great to see the next programme coming together so well and building on the success of the previous programme” says David Sole, well-known business coach and former international rugby captain, a co-Founder of the School.

The previous programme secured very high evaluations from the delegates, with comments such as:


  • “An excellent two days. Fast paced, engaging with great learning in a relaxed environment” and
  • “Refreshing to have the opportunity to hear leaders with experience and engage with them”
  • “Taking home more than expected”.


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Patrick Macdonald, Chairman of Reconomy, former CEO of John Menzies plc and a co-Founder of the School, said: “I’m really looking forward to working with the next group of aspiring and current CEOs who want to gain more awareness, insight and wisdom from our experienced Faculty members.”

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 by Patrick Macdonald, Chairman of Reconomy and former CEO of John Menzies plc, and David Sole, business coach and former international rugby captain, in 2011. The next programme will take place in central London on 1/2 May 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 awareness, insight and tools they need to become and remain successful CEOs.

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


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