CMI Scotland 2016

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Start Date: 04 Nov 2016

Start Time: 10:00 AM

End Time: 4:00 PM

Duration: 6 hours

Capacity: 200

Venue: Old Fruitmarket, City Halls, Merchant City, Glasgow, G1 1NQ › View map

Member price: £60.00

Non-member price: £75.00

CMI Students price ?: £10.00

Event Capacity: Full

Join us at the CMI Scotland 2016 Annual Conference at Glasgow's spectacular Old Fruitmarket . 

This year the agenda is centred around the theme of driving leadership through various organisational changes and external challenges.

The conference will feature a number of high profile speakers who will share their personal and organisational stories relating to leading change.

  • Amanda McMillan,  Chief Executive Officer of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton (AGS) Airports / Managing Director of Glasgow Airport  
  • Paul Little, Principal and CEO, City of Glasgow College
  • Laura Lee, Chief Executive, Maggie’s Centre
  • Nick Cohen, Founder & Young Entrepreneur, CEO of PCR
  • Phin Mpofu, Founder HOMESPLACE and Director for Scotland Startup Grind
  • Bruce Walker, Founder, We are the Future

Our speaker presentations, panel discussions and networking sessions will provide some useful time-out to reflect on the role of management and leadership in driving success in organisations, whether this be caused by challenging economic environment or by exciting growth opportunities. 

Join us and start your journey on the road to driving leadership




Coffee & Registration


Simon Bowen CMgr FCMI, Director of Member Engagement, CMI


Values Based Leadership - how to sustain through change
Amanda McMillan, CEO, Aberdeen Glasgow and Southampton Airports

From College to Super College: Transformational
Paul Little, Principle and CEO, City of Glasgow College


Driving the Vision: inspiration and beyond
Laura Lee, Chief Executive, Maggie's Centre


Amanda McMillan, CEO, Aberdeen Glasgow and Southampton Airports
Paul Little, Principle and CEO, City of Glasgow College
Laura Lee, Chief Executive, Maggie's Centre


Driving CMI Forward in Scotland


Lunch and Networking


Leading in a Young Entrepreneurial Start-up
Nick Cohen, Founder and Entrepreneur, PCR


Serendipitous Leadership in Entrepreneurship 
Phin Mpofu, Founder HOMESPLACE and Director for Scotland Startup Grind


Innovating Leadership
Bruce Walker, Founder, We are the Future


Nick Cohen, Founder and Entrepreneur, PCR
Phin Mpofu, Founder HOMESPLACE and Director for Scotland Startup Grind
Bruce Walker, Founder, We are the Future


Thank you & Close
Liz Hoskin, Chair, CMI Scotland Board

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Drinks Reception & Networking


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Amanda McMillan OBE - Chief Executive, AGS Airports Limited

Amanda McMillan was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton (AGS) Airports Limited in December 2014 following the sale of the three airports to Ferrovial and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) from Heathrow Airport Holdings. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Ms McMillan is responsible for leading and developing a high profile, national business that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and supports over 8,200 jobs. In addition to her role as CEO, Amanda is also the Managing Director of Glasgow Airport – a position she has held since 2008 after joining what was then BAA in October 2005. Prior to that, Amanda also worked for worldwide drinks business Diageo, and global accountancy firm KPMG. In June 2013, Amanda received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in recognition of services to business and tourism. Her success as Managing Director was further recognised in October 2015 when Glasgow Airport was crowned ‘UK Airport of the Year’ at the National Transport Awards in London.
Amanda also holds a number of positions out with AGS Airports Limited, including; Member of the First Minister of Scotland’s Council of Economic Advisers; Non-Executive Director of utilities firm Business Stream; Member of the University of Glasgow Business School Advisory Board; Ambassador for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

Paul Little - Principal and CEO, City of Glasgow College

Paul Little is the founding Principal and CEO of City of Glasgow College, Scotland’s largest college, ranked number one in the UK for the standard of its technical and professional skills (WorldSkills).
He is amongst the UK’s foremost Thought Leaders and Change Innovators with a global reputation, having successfully reshaped five colleges and also redefined college education across Great Britain.
A distinguished academic and alumni of Harvard, as well as eight other world class universities, Paul is an advanced management graduate of Harvard Business School and also an Executive Government Graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School.
Principal Little has combined his distinguished 30 year career in the Tertiary Sector with 30 years part-time service with Her Majesty’s coastguard for which he was decorated three times by the Queen.

Laura Lee

Laura Lee - Chief Executive, Maggie’s Centre

Laura Lee was born in Scotland and trained as an oncology nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. She worked as a clinical nurse specialist at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, where she gave chemotherapy to Maggie Keswick Jencks when her breast cancer was re-diagnosed. Laura shared Maggie’s vision of a cancer support centre housed in a non-clinical and uplifting environment where anybody affected by cancer, either personally or through a member of their family or a friend, could visit the Centre to access free of charge practical information, psychological and emotional support to help them build a life beyond a cancer diagnosis. By the time Maggie died in July 1995, all the necessary groundwork had been done to ensure the first Centre could become a reality and Laura took on responsibility for making Maggie’s vision a reality. To date there are now 19 centres with plans for future centres both in the UK and overseas. In 2014 Laura was appointed as a Member of the British Architectural Trust Board.

Nick Cohen - Founder & Young Entrepreneur, CEO of pcr

Nick Cohen is the Founder and CEO of well-known and fast growing Glasgow based IT provider - pcr.
As a young, innovative entrepreneur, at the age of 13 Nick established his first business, PC Repair, from his bedroom at home. This then led onto opening two repair centres and eventually, as the company expanded with the market, pcr moved to focus solely on providing B2B IT support.
Now at the age of 26 Nick leads a company of 12 staff and has plans for more this year. The business is based in Speirs Wharf and manages IT for SMBs across the UK. With the advent of cloud computing, Nick quickly identified a more effective and efficient way to provide IT supports, which lead the company to launch their flagship bizanywhere service at the end of 2015.
Nick’s achievements have been recognised by business chambers, council authorities and nationwide award panels, including Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce in 2012 when he won Young Business Person of the Year.
For Nick, success is about having the right work/life balance. As the years have progressed, Nick has become less of a ‘techie’ and more of a solutions man. He likes discovering new ways of simplifying and becoming more efficient.

Phin Mpofu

Phin Mpofu - Founder HOMESPLACE and Director for Scotland Startup Grind

Phin Mpofu is passionate about entrepreneurship and how it can be used as a force for good. With experience in both residential real estate and technology, Phin founded HOMESPLACE, a venture working on helping renters become home owners by developing a simple finance solution that has the security of a mortgage, but the flexibility of a tenancy. His passion for entrepreneurship, helping and connecting people is further represented through his role as Director for Scotland at Startup Grind, the largest independent entrepreneurial community with over 400,000 members, in 200 cities and counts Google for Entrepreneurs as a global partner. Most recently, Phin co-founded Tech Beach Retreat, an annual gathering of 250 tech influencers held in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Phin is also Founding Curator for the Global Shapers Edinburgh Hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. His commitment to helping founders was recognised in 2016 by the Centre for Entrepreneurs. He was listed on The Maserati 100, the annual list which recognises entrepreneurs who are generously giving their time and resources to support the next generation of young entrepreneurs.

Bruce Walker - Founder, WeAreTheFuture

At just twenty two years old, Bruce has worked with some of the worlds biggest brands and business names, creating a global organisation that operates across Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia. As Founder of WeAreTheFuture, Bruce's organisation hosts entrepreneurship summits around the world to bring together business leaders, innovators and startups into one room. In 2016 they launched FutureX Innovation to support businesses and corporates to realise their innovation potential.

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  • Disabled access
  • Buffet

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