Faculty

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

Heather Jackson is the Co-founder of GenM the menopause partner of brands. GenM helps to raise the awareness of the 48 symptoms of menopause and normalise the conversation of a taboo subject that impacts all directly or indirectly.

Heather is the former CEO of An Inspirational Journey, originally established to support women in business. She is an active advocate in the media and has acted as an advisory consultant to the government on issues surrounding women in business. She is a regular key note speaker and contributor to regional and national media including; CNN, BBC, Sky News, and The Times.

Heather is also Chair of The Northern Superchargers one of the teams represented in the new cricket format @thehundred that has the opportunity to bring cricket to a new and wider audience.

 

Heather Jackson

Heather Jackson holds a portfolio of Non-Executive Director roles and has supported organisations at varying stages of maturity, predominantly in banking and retail sectors. Currently, she is a Non-Executive Director at Ikano Bank AB, Skipton Building Society and Rothesay Life. She has also held Non-Executive Directorships at JD Sports Fashion, Lookers, B-North, Ditto AI, Tandem Bank and CMEC – Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission. In her executive career Heather held senior roles in IT, operations and HR, as Global CIO and COO at Lloyds Bank/HBOS, CIO (Europe) at Capital One, IT Development Director at Boots, and CIO at Asda – George Clothing.

Helen Keays

Following an executive career in Consumer Marketing in global organisations including GE Capital, Sears and Vodafone, Helen has developed a non-executive portfolio. She was appointed to the Board of Nichols as a Non-Executive Director in 2017, where she currently chairs the Remuneration Committee. Until 2020, Helen was a Senior Independent Director at Domino’s Pizza Group, and she has also held directorships at Communisis, where she chaired the Remuneration Committee, Majestic Wine, Mattioli Woods, Sk:n Clinics, Britannia Building Society, Chrysalis and she was a Trustee of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Helen Mahy CBE

Helen is a respected Chair and Non-Executive Director. She currently holds two directorships in the energy sector, as Chairman at The Renewables Infrastructure Group and a Non-Executive Director at SSE. Helen is also a non executive director of the law firm Gowling WLG. Previously, she was a NED at SVG Capital, Stagecoach Group, Aga Rangemaster Group, Primary Health Properties, Bonheur ASA and she was also Chairman of MedicX Fund. Helen is a strong advocate for inclusion and diversity: she is an Equality and Human Rights Commissioner, a member of the steering committee for the Parker Review into the Ethnic Diversity of UK Boards and she co-chairs the Employers Social Mobility Alliance. She was awarded a CBE in 2015 for her contributions relating to diversity in the workplace. 

 

James Wroath

James Wroath is Chief Executive Officer at Wincanton, one of the UK's largest third party logistics. He joined the organisation in 2019 from LSG Sky Chefs, the airline catering division of Lufthansa AG, where he was Head of North America. Before joining LSG in 2015, James worked for Kuehne + Nagel as the SVP in North America for both Contract Logistics and Overland Transportation, as well as Managing Director in the UK for its Drinks Logistics business. Prior to this, he was Head of Distribution for Scottish & Newcastle plc.

Jann Brown

Jann Brown has held a number of leadership roles in the oil and gas sector. She was Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Cairn Energy until 2014, when she left to co-found Magna Energy, a private equity backed company focussed on South Asia.  Currently, she is Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of SOCO International Plc,  as well as holding the roles of  Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at three companies; Wood PLC, Troy Income and Growth Trust and Scottish Ballet. She is a Past President of The Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland.

Jeremy Blood

Jeremy is a Partner at Manfield Partners. He was interim CEO of Mitchells and Butlers and a Non-Executive Director of the same firm. Prior to that he spent 21 years with Scottish and Newcastle, latterly as the Managing Director of the UK business.

Jeremy Marshall

Jeremy was CEO of C Hoare and Co from 2009-2016. He was the first non family CEO of the UK's oldest private bank, which was founded in 1672 and remains wholly owned by the Hoare family. He was previously at Credit Suisse for over 20 years, where he worked in the UK, US and Switzerland. He was previously a Non-Executive Director of the British Bankers Association and Waterlogic PLC, and is currently a Trustee of Stewardship, and Allied Schools Trust.

Jim Macdonald

Following five years as the CEO of Calvin Capital, Jim transitioned to the Chair role in 2017. Alongside this role, Jim also joined the Board of Energy Assets as a Non-Executive Director in December 2017. His previous experience includes roles as Customer Distribution Director of Virgin Money; Commercial Director of E.ON UK; senior roles at RBS, where he was Chief Executive of Tesco Personal Finance and also Managing Director of RBS Own Brand Business including Direct Line and Lombard Financial Services. Jim has a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from Edinburgh University.

Jock Lennox

Following a successful career at Ernst & Young, including 20 years as Partner Jock now leads a plural non-executive career. He is currently a Non-Executive Director at Barratt Developments and he Chairs the Audit Committee Chair’s Independent Forum. Previously he was also Chairman of Enquest and Hill & Smith Holdings and a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Dixons Carphone, A&J Mucklow Group and Oxford Instruments, where he was also Senior Independent Director.

John Browett

John was appointed CEO of BillSave UK in October 2017 and became Chairman of Euroffice Ltd in December 2017. He is also a Senior Advisor at The Boston Consulting Group and a Non-Executive Director at Octopus Investments and wehkamp, the Dutch online retailer. John is an experienced CEO, leading Dunelm, Monsoon Accessorize, Dixons Retail and Tesco.com. Other previous leadership roles include Senior Vice President of Retail at Apple Inc, Non Executive Director of Easyjet plc, Operations Development Director at Tesco plc.