Faculty

Adrian Colman

Adrian was appointed Chief Executive Officer at Wincanton plc in 2015, after two years as the Group Finance Director. He was formerly Finance Director with Psion plc, an international technology business, through to its acquisition by Motorola Solutions, Inc. in 2012. Prior to joining Psion, Adrian was Chief Financial Officer of London City Airport and before that Financial Controller and Head of Investor Relations at QinetiQ Group plc

Adrian Grace

Adrian was appointed CEO of Aegon UK in April 2011, becoming a member of the Global Management Board for AEGON N.V. in 2012. He is also a Non-Executive Director of  Clydesdale Yorkshire Bank, and previously served on the Boards of the Association of British Insurers and Scottish Financial Enterprise.

Adrian Moorhouse MBE

Olympic swimming gold-medallist, Adrian is Managing Director at Lane4, a consultancy helping teams and individuals around the world reach their fullest potential. Adrian was twice voted Best Leader at the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work, and has been listed in HR Magazine’s Most Influential UK Thinkers.

Alice Avis MBE

Alice has broad experience as both an Executive and a Non-Executive Director. Currently she is a Non-Executive Director at international spirits company The Edrington Group, investment company Business Growth Fund, British beauty and health company Cyden Limited and student property provider Empiric. She has also served on the Boards of Lumene Oy as Executive Chair and was CEO and Chair of The Sanctuary Spa, overseeing a trebling in the business’s value. Her early career was at Marks and Spencer, Diageo and Bain & Co. Currently, she is also an Advisor to the National Trust and a Trustee of City Harvest London.

Alistair Cox

Alistair was appointed CEO of Hays plc in September 2007. His previous role was Chief Executive of Xansa plc. He started his career as an engineer with Schlumberger before moving to McKinsey & Co in 1991. He later joined Blue Circle Industries, initially as Group Strategy Director, then Regional Director for Asia based in Malaysia. Alistair also served as a Non-Executive Director on the board of 3i Group plc from 2009-2015.

Alistair Phillips-Davies

Alistair was appointed CEO of SSE plc in July 2013. Prior to this, Alistair has been an Executive Director of SSE plc since 2002 and was appointed Deputy Chief Executive of Retail and Wholesale Business in 2012. Alistair is a Director of Energy UK and former Chairman of the Energy Retail Association. Alistair graduated in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and is a qualified accountant.

Andrew Higginson

After starting his career in FMCG with Unilever and Guinness, Andrew spent 22 years in Retail, 15 of them on the Main Board of Tesco. After retiring in 2012, he was Chairman of PE owned Poundland during its successful IPO, and is now Chairman of Morrisons Supermarkets, NBrown plc, and Evergreen Garden Care and is an NED of Woolworths Holdings Limited.

Andrew Parker

Former Company Secretary of BT Group plc, and a former trustee director of the BT Pension Scheme Andrew is now a Director of Law Debenture Pension Trustees, where he chairs a number of pension schemes and is on the trustee boards of others, as well as being a member of an independent governance committee for major insurer. Andrew is a solicitor by training.

Andy Briggs

Andy joined the Board of Aviva in April 2015 following the acquisition of Friends Life Group Limited where he was group chief executive.

He has over 25 years of operational and executive experience in the insurance industry across life assurance and general insurance, both in the UK and overseas.  He has extensive knowledge of the UK regulated environment combined with experience in capital and risk management. Andy was formerly CEO of Scottish Widows plc , CEO of the life business of Lloyds Banking Group plc and CEO of the Prudential Group’s Retirement Income business.

Anita Scott

Anita joined Brunswick Group in 1996 where she is a Partner. Prviously she worked at LloydsTSB and has spent over twenty five years in corporate communications and is also on the Board of the Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square and a Trustee of Serious Trust.

Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE

One of Britain’s greatest Paralympic athletes, Tanni amassed a remarkable medal haul of 11 gold, 4 silver and one bronze over five Paralympic Games.  Since retiring from racing in 2007, she has taken on a number of advisory roles and is a Crossbench Peer at the House of Lords and a Board Member of Transport for London, the London Legacy Development Corporation and the BBC.  She is also a Board Member of the London Marathon, the Sportsaid Foundation, and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

Baroness Jo Valentine

Jo was CEO of London First for 13 years, stepping down in November 2016, and she has been a  member of the House of Lords since 2005. Jo is also Chair of Heathrow Southern Railway, a Non-Executive Director of HS2 Ltd and Special Projects Director at Business in the Community, Blackpool. She has also been a member of University College London Council and a Board member of HS2 since 2014.