Leadership is under heavy fire. Businesses operate in a fiercely competitive environment. Around half the Fortune 500 companies from 2000 are no longer listed.  Some business leaders predict that the level of disruption in the next few years will make surviving the past 40 years seem like child’s play.

In our September Club evening, we explore the role of modern leadership – both opportunities and challenges.

And once again, we’re delighted to bring together an extraordinary  panel of people :

Catherine Kehoe, Managing Director Group Brands and Marketing at Lloyds Banking Group.

Catherine is Lloyds’ most senior marketer, responsible for all 13 of the banks’ brands, 500+ marketers, and a budget of >£300m. She has over 25 years commercial experience and is a recognised leader with a track record of delivering transformational results in marketing, customer strategy and branding.

 David Wood, CEO, Mothercare

David has over 25 years’ experience working in senior roles in international branded manufacturing and multi-channel retail businesses, including Unilever, Kraft Foods and Tesco. Most recently, David was Group President of Kmart Holding Corp, a $3bn US grocery retail and pharmaceutical business, where he successfully returned the business to sustainable profit growth, through transformation of the customer offer, simplification of the retail operating model and reinvention of the buying approach.

 Mary McLeod, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry, and Former British Parliamentarian.

Mary was a Member of Parliament from 2010-2015, and has worked within six government departments including being the Prime Minister’s Small Business Ambassador for London, on the No10 Policy Board and a member of the Women’s Ministerial Task Force. Prior to this, she worked for 20 years in financial services which include a senior policy role for The Queen and The Royal Household at Buckingham Palace, advising Her Majesty on strategic change and key areas of national life.

Rankin, Photographer, publisher and film director.

With a portfolio ranging from portraiture to documentary, he has shot The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Kate Moss, James Bond and The Queen to name only a few.  He founded Dazed & Confused with Jefferson Hack in 1992, and has over 42 books to his name. Fearless behind the lens, his imagery has become engrained in contemporary iconography.

We will look at:

  • How to inspire and empower teams
  • What it takes to attract, retain and train extraordinary talent capable of adapting to changing workplaces
  • Striking a winning balance between people, process and tech to flourish in a customer-centric economy

Attendance is by invitation only, so if you would like to know more please contact rebecca.lalonde@theoystercatchers.com

Do please join us at our exciting new Club venue: Ham Yard Hotel, 1 Ham Yard, London W1

Date: Tuesday 11 September

Time: 6:30pm