Adam is Head of Apprenticeships at Volvo Group UK. Coming from a strong motor industry back ground, with various Heavy vehicle and passenger car companies. Adam has become very knowledgeable on Apprentice programme development and delivery and management over the last 12 years. Working in various areas, to include training providers, FE colleges & now back in industry. Adam has been heavily involved with the apprentice reforms, and has been the lead contact for the Volvo group on funding issues, apprentice reforms and LEVY implementation
Angus McCarey is Chief Executive of Hive Learning, the peer to peer learning app for organisations. He’s a fanatical learner with a strong background in digital. He was the CMO at snack box company graze.com as it went multi-channel and international and prior to that he was Senior Director at eBay in Europe. Angus has an MBA from INSEAD and started his career at Capital One and Bain & Company.
Angus Ridgway is the CEO and Co-Founder of Potentialife, a revolutionary behavioural change solution that helps organisations develop high-performance leadership behaviours at scale. A former Senior Director at McKinsey & Company, he led both the Strategy Practice in Europe, Middle East and Africa, as well the Firm’s Partner Leadership Development function globally. In September 2017, Angus, and his Potentialife co-founder, Dr Tal Ben-Shahar, from Harvard University, released “The Joy of Leadership”, which brings to life the power of positive psychology to inspire leadership, and maximise your impact in a challenging world.
Bojana’s passion is creating the workspace, where people grow and have fun. She is excited what Future of Work might bring. Therefore at Danfoss they often experiment with new approaches in unleashing people’s potential. Being in HR for many years she is now co-creating new ways of spotting and developing talents within the company.
Carol Derbyshire has worked in leading UK media companies for the past 30 years, the last 20 years spent in Learning and Development. As Head of Learning and Development for Johnston Press for the last 14 years Carol has been leading the design and delivery of Sales and Management Development. Johnston Press is transforming and being a digital first company the role of Learning and Development has had to evolve. Carol is developing innovative ways to achieve Sales Excellence, implementing this year, their first Learning Academy enabling long term career development with the agility to meet immediate learning needs using cutting edge technology.
Catherine has been in L&D for ever. A sector hopper, she’s had roles with organisations as varied as Siemens, HSBC, Blockbuster Video, The NEC Group, and for the last 6 years has been at Deutsche Bank. Starting as a facilitator and coach for many years, she’s had a foot in Technology for a few years now, and is fascinated with the question ‘How do we create a personalised learning experience at scale?’. Her team, based in UK, US & Germany has global responsibility for the creation and curation of learning for the 100,000 employees across the world – all areas where technology and learning come together.
Chris Jones has had a varied career in the construction industry since graduating in Civil Engineering from Southampton University 40 years ago. He spent 2 years in Malawi with Voluntary Service Overseas, and then 10 years in design, construction and operational management with UK Water Authorities. Chris joined BAM Construction UK in 1990, initially as Business System Manager, before fulfilling a long standing aspiration to work in training. He was appointed Director of L&D from BAM Construct in the UK in 2005 with wide-ranging responsibility encompassing early careers, operational training and talent management.
Chris has a deep interest in ensuring that the construction industry has a skilled workforce, now and in the future, and served on the Board of the Construction Industry Training Board for 10 years.
Away from work Chris is passionate about sport, particularly rugby union and cricket. He enjoys cooking, and loves spending time with his many grandchildren.
Chris has been working in the People / Organisational Development area for over 20 years. He has worked at a range of blue chip organisations including Barclays Bank, Deloitte Consulting and American Express. He has also been fortunate enough to carry out these roles across Europe, Africa, America and Australasia, giving him a truly global perspective. He is currently Head of Learning, Development & Engagement TSB Bank.
At TSB Chris is able to focus on his three areas of specialism, improving the service proposition for the organisation, ensuring that colleagues at all levels have exceptional leadership qualities, and building talent within the organisation that adds value to the business objectives.
Outside of the commercial world Chris has also been heavily involved in the delivery of two major sporting events, the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, and the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. During the 2012 Games Chris led the Workforce Training team that was responsible for training the 200,000 strong workforce. This involved delivering over 1 million hours worth of training during the first half of 2012.
Chris has an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, is an Associate at Ashridge Business School and sits on the Board of the Association of MBA’s
Emily is an experienced Learning and Development Senior Leader, having spent many years in Retail, Commercial and Operational environments and complex people focused projects. With a background in Theatre training and after nine years with the John Lewis Partnership, Emily managed Volunteer Training for the Games Maker Programme at the 2012 London Olympics.
Emily has been with Securitas UK for over two years, responsible for designing, implementing and driving Learning and Development strategy throughout the business and leading the sector in development initiatives.
Gordon is an extremely talented OD & HR professional. He has a knack of understanding people & organisations, to drive business results. He builds lasting relationships and is skilful in developing teams to achieve high trust relationships and he passionate about helping people achieve their potential and maximise the return on investment for the people resource in any business.
Working across Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA, Gordon has spent the past 10 years driving HR excellence through Organisational Effectiveness and Talent and Development at Kellogg. From coaching and team effectiveness, to organisational culture and business strategy, Gordon is passionate about bringing out the best in people and enabling team performance through individuals in order to drive extraordinary results. He currently is the Global Process owner for Leadership Development, Team Effectiveness and Executive coaching for Kellogg worldwide and runs the Kellogg Executive Development Program in conjunction with Harvard.
Jasper is the newest member of the ILM Business Development team. He joins us from City and Guilds UK. Following 10 years’ service as an Infantry Officer, Jasper built up his commercial leadership and management experience as a training consultant for NATO and then as a General Manager in the hospitality industry.
Joel is Global Head of Executive & Leadership Development for Nokia. His team oversee Corporate Leadership Programs, Assessments and 360 Assessments, Executive Assessments, internal and external coaching.
Over the last 9 years he has overseen the centralization and design of corporate leadership programs, introduced new tools and methodologies for talent identification, managed a management appraisal for the Top 100, designed and launched Nokia’s new leadership framework and facilitated numerous CEO-level talent summits. Prior to this he was Global Head of Leadership & Talent Management at Nokia Siemens Networks. Before entering the Telecom industry, he had a similar role in the Pharmaceutical Industry for Novartis in the Consumer Health Division for CIBA Vision.
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