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Business Leaders Lecture Series - Mary Hunter, Chief People Officer, Columbus

Mary Hunter
Public lectures

Join us for the next talk in our series of Business Leader Lectures, where we welcome Mary Hunter from Columbus to share her insights, learning and practice with us.

  • From: Thursday 5 March 2020, 6 pm
  • To: Thursday 5 March 2020, 7.30 pm
  • Registration: 5.30 pm
  • Location: Lecture Theatre 5, Newton building, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 4 March 2020, 5.00 pm
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Event details

As we celebrate International Women’s day NBS is delighted to welcome Mary Hunter, Chief People Officer for Columbus to share her insights, learning and practice with us. Mary is a member on the Women in Technology and Women of The Channel boards and the Culture Chair for IAMCP UK Board. In 2018 she was Nottinghamshire Live Business Women of the Year,  winner of Microsoft Channel Partners Global Leadership award 2018, finalist for CRN’s Woman of the year 2019 and most recently finalist for Women in IT’s Woman of the year 2020.

Drawing from her personal experience and expertise, Mary will walk us through an inspiring and interactive presentation, rich with advice on how you can leverage your personal strengths to enhance your future, whilst having the confidence to control and navigate the emotional journey from student life to employment.

Attendees will walk away with:

  • A renewed sense of purpose
  • Confidence to explore proven strategies and the drive to apply those to day to day life
  • Tools and techniques to uncover and realise your dreams/goals
  • Reassurance of how to maximise your future
  • The ambition to make an impact in life


Mary Hunter is the Chief People Officer for Columbus and leads the global strategy for culture and people. An experienced industry leader Hunter has led one of Microsoft’s most successful UK channel partner businesses for 18 years. She has a deep passion for motivating and inspiring people to realise their full potential, both in the workplace and actively supporting the next generation too. Diversity and inclusion is an important element to creating the innovate continual learning culture needed in a global technology business like Columbus; therefore building confidence and personal leadership capabilities in underrepresented areas of the workforce is a critical focus area in her role to enable a successful diverse workforce of the future.

Mary is on numerous boards including an Advisory member to the Business School at Nottingham Trent University. A member on the Women in Technology and Women of The Channel boards and the Culture Chair for the International Association of Microsoft Chanel UK Board.


5.30 pm - Registration in the main Newton building with welcome drinks

6 pm - Lecture

7 pm - Refreshments, wine and canapés

7.30 pm - Close

Booking information

This event is free to attend. To book your place, click the Reserve your place button at the top of the page.

Location details


Lecture Theatre 5, Newton building


Burton Street

Past event

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