Faculty

David Shearer

David is an experienced Chairman and currently chairs Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust plc, Liberty Living and the Scottish EDGE Fund. He is also a Non-Executive Director at Speedy Hire plc and Mithras Investment Trust plc. David is also a Partner in Buchanan Shearer Associates LLP, an advisory business specialising in turnaround and restructuring and previously Senior Independent Director of STV Group plc, Chairman of Mouchel Group plc and co-Chairman of Martin Currie (Holdings) Limited.

David Sleath

David joined SEGRO in 2006 as Finance Director and was appointed CEO in April 2011.  He is also a Board member of the European Public Real Estate Association and Vice President and Board member of the British Property Federation.  Previous appointments include Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Bunzl plc, Finance Director of Wagon plc and partner at Arthur Andersen.

Evelyn Bourke

Evelyn was appointed as Group CEO at Bupa in July 2016 having joined the organisation as CFO in 2012.  Prior to this, she was Chief Executive Officer of Friends Life’s Heritage division and worked at Friends Provident first as CFO and later as executive director responsible for strategy, capital and risk.  Previously, Evelyn was also a Non-Executive Director at IFG Group in Ireland.

Ewan Pearson

Ewan is the Managing Director of communications advisers Grant Pearson Brown Consulting Ltd, which he co-founded in 1993. A qualified doctor, his previous roles included spells at Morgan Grenfell, County NatWest and Banque Indosuez. He advises his C-Suite clients across the economy and across Europe and the USA on pitches, presentations, speeches, media interviews, fundraising, trade sales and flotations.

Flemming Morgan

Flemming was CEO and President of Nutricia, the Medical Nutrition Division of Danone Group and a member of Danone’s Executive Committee from 2006-2017. Prior to this Flemming was a Board Member of Royal Dutch Numico; CEO of British America Tobacco Argentina; Managing Director of Coca-Cola Venezuela; and President of Minute Maid Greater Europe.

Floyd Woodrow MBE DCM

Floyd is Managing Director and founder of Chrysalis Worldwide, and is an elite performance and leadership coach. Floyd served in the Special Air Service Regiment (SAS) and was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, the UK’s second highest award for gallantry, for his services whilst in Afghanistan.

Francis Salway

Francis was CEO of Land Securities from 2004 to 2012. Prior to this, he was an Investment Director at Standard Life Investments. He is currently Senior Independent Director at Next plc, Chairman of Town & Country Housing Group, Chairman of the Property Advisory Group for Transport for London, Non-Executive Director of Cadogan Group Limited (‘the Cadogan Estate’) and a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics.

Fraser Thompson

Frazer Thompson has been CEO of leading English winemakers and brewers Chapel Down Group since 2001.  Prior to this he was the Global Brand Director at Heineken.  Previously, he was also Chairman of the IoD for the Kent region, a Non-Executive Director at Brand Finance and a Director at Whitbread.

Giles Sanderson

Giles has been advising on financial communications since 1993, including 16 years at Financial Dynamics (now FTI Consulting) and four years at Powerscourt.  He joined Buchanan as Deputy Chairman in 2015.  Giles specialises in capital markets communications including M&A, restructurings and IPOs.

Greg Fitzgerald

Greg was appointed CEO of Bovis Homes in April 2017.  Prior to this he was Chairman of Ardent Hire Solutions and he was Chief Executive and Non-Executive Chairman of Galliford Try plc, a leading FTSE 250 housebuilding and construction group with operations throughout the UK.  Greg was also a non-executive Director of the National House-Building Council (NHBC) and is currently a Governor of the South Devon College.

Heather Jackson

A member of the School for CEOs Advisory Board, Heather is founder and Chief Executive of An Inspirational Journey.

James Wates CBE

Chairman of Wates Group since 2013, James is also Chairman of UK Contractors Group, Co-Chair of the government-sponsored Infrastructure Exports: UK, and a Non-Executive Director at Argent Services. He is a Member CBI Construction Council and a Commissioner for UKCES and was previous Chairman of CITB and past President of CIOB. Other charitable appointments include Chairman of the Prince’s Trust Corporate Advisory Group, a Trustee of the BRE Trust, Governor of the Emanuel School, and a patron on the Wates Family Enterprise Trust.