CMI Scotland 2017
Start Date: 25 Oct 2017
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM
Duration: 8 hours
Venue: Assembly Rooms, 54 George St, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH2 2LR › View map
Member price: £60.00
Non-member price: £75.00
Student Discount price ?: £10.00
This year, The Scotland Conference will focus on the Art and Practice of Management. We will be sharing management tools and techniques from our speakers and board members, which they’ve found to be invaluable on their management journeys. We will also be building a practical resource which you can refer to, when deciding the best course of action for your management journey.
Kate Basset will be hosting this year's Conference, alongside a variety of inspiring speakers detailed below.
We look forward to welcoming you to the CMI Scotland Conference in 2017.
Alison McGregor CCMI
As CEO Scotland, Alison is the senior leader responsible for the HSBC Group in Scotland, with over 3,800 employees across a range of businesses.
Alison is a Non-Executive Director of The Beatson Cancer Charity, a Board member of Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board and Chair of CBI Scotland.
Ellis Watson is Executive Chair of DC Thomson Publishing, one of the world's largest family owned media groups. He was previously Global CEO of Syco Entertainment, running Simon Cowell’s TV & record labels to take X Factor & the Got Talent formats around the world.
Ellis' first break came as a young Marketing Director at The Sun and The News of the World, moving on to take charge of the new digital business and reporting directly to Rupert Murdoch. After ten years at News Corporation he became CEO of Celador International - licensing Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? to 100 countries and overseeing 130 consumer products.
Kate is a business journalist with 17 years’ experience. Her career spans editing Real Business and Management Today to freelancing gigs with The Times, the Guardian and the Financial Times. As Management Today’s features editor, you'll find her interviewing business big shots and entrepreneurs, writing features and commissioning articles.
Notable interviews include former BP CEO Lord John Browne; perfumer Jo Malone; Hobbs boss Meg Lustman; and Ann Summers CEO Jacqueline Gold. She also chairs and produces Management Today's Inspiring Women conference in London and Edinburgh, and is frequently invited to host business events.
Jacqui Low is a communications professional with more than 30 years’ experience in media, business, politics and government. Jacqui has been involved in many high profile situations in Scotland throughout her career, including Lockerbie and Dunblane, and now privately advises institutions and individuals on managing business issues and crises as part of her role as Executive Chairman of Indigo, an award-winning and respected communications company managing the reputations of organisations and individuals that she set up almost 20 years ago.
Jacqui is a firm believer that diversity enhances the performance of boards and organisations – but only if based on merit. In addition to bringing a different perspective that broadens the Board’s view, her willingness to get her hands dirty and bring a sense of humour to almost every situation make her the perfect fit for Partick Thistle.
Jennifer entered the world of communications within the IT industry, but then moved onto financial services. With over 20 years' experience in PR, starting at Lloyd’s of London, she advanced her career within the insurance sector to Head of Financial Communications and more recently as Head of Internal Communications & Experience at Direct Line Group. She is also a leading diversity champion within Direct Line Group. Through her role as Chair of the Gender & Working Families strand, her aim is to move diversity and inclusion up the boardroom agenda and encourage businesses to see the benefits of a truly diverse workplace.
Neil Pickering CMgr FCMI
Neil has 32 years post apprenticeship experience in industry; with 30 years in the Oil and Gas Industry. Neil has undertaken various roles throughout his early career ranging from detailed design through to commissioning and operations.
A chartered manager and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute
Neil is also ECITB Regional Chair Offshore Oil and Gas sector and an ECITB Board member.
- Catering provided
- Disabled access
- Refreshments provided
Questions about this event should be addressed to CMI Events Team at CMIEvents@managers.org.uk or by telephone on 01536 207461.
CPD Points: 6