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Business Leaders Lecture Series

Your invitation to learn from the experience, advice and knowledge of some of the brightest minds in business.

From global business leaders to renowned entrepreneurs, we invite our network at Nottingham Business School to share their experiences with our community. Past speakers have represented companies including Unilever, Ford, Boots, Diageo, Experian, The RAF and CBI.

Our Business Leaders Lectures are free to attend and open to students, alumni, colleagues and professionals. Keep an eye on this page along with our NBS social channels for further updates in relation to our next Business Leaders event.

If you're a Nottingham Business School student, these events can count towards your CPD hours if applicable to your Personal Development Goals. Please see the event pages for more information.

Recent lectures

In conversation with Andrew Bostock, Senior Partner at KPM, about the future of business

In this lecture, Andrew shared his insights on emerging market trends, current industry challenges, and the developing technologies that are shaping all our economic futures. In conversation with the Deputy Dean of Nottingham Business School, Melanie Currie, he also told us what KPMG looks for in its graduate recruits.

Lorna Holder: Ever-Evolving

This talk explored Lorna’s journey through her multi-layered career history of over 45 years. Lorna shared the heartfelt process as a professional black woman who took control of her life's narrative.

José Luiz Rossi: How to Stay Relevant in the Changing World of Technology and Management

In this lecture José Luiz Rossi drew upon his 40 years of leading major businesses in 20 countries across multiple business sectors, cultures, as well as a rapidly evolving technological landscape. He highlighted how one has to keep learning to successfully navigate through changes in technology, new business and management trends and cultural differences to stay relevant.

Mike Keoghan: Artificial Intelligence, Data and the Economy

Mike Keoghan, Deputy National Statistician & Director General, Economic, Social and Environmental Statistics Group at the Office for National Statistics, discussed the ONS’ rationale behind AI data, examples of work they are doing and where they want to go next. The talk covered how the use of transactional data and data modelling the opportunities are not only endless, but play a critical role in how data, in it’s modern form, impacts and shapes our economy.

Tim Moody: The opportunities and challenges of working in a global business

Tim Moody, the Head of Global Hybrid IT Strategy at Fujitsu, explored the critical importance of cultural awareness in driving effective teamwork within multinational IT teams. He delved into the key concepts, benefits, and strategies for fostering cultural understanding and collaboration, ultimately paving the way for success in the global IT landscape.

Debbie Hewitt: What tips would I give to my younger self about being a business leader

Debbie Hewitt, The Football Association’s first female Chair and one of the UK’s most influential women, gave an overview of her non-executive and executive career as she dispelled some of the common entrepreneurship myths. This was followed by an insightful Q&A session.

Marvin Cooke, Executive Vice President for Manufacturing at Toyota Motor Europe

The automotive industry is going through profound transformation. In response, Toyota has declared a shift toward a 'Mobility Company' with the aim of contributing to the improvement of society through its cars and services. But with a host of factors threating disruption, how is the automobile giant approaching this goal?

Past speakers

Browse through the photos below to see some of our past speakers and events

Listen to our Business Leaders Podcast

Nottingham Business School's Business Leaders Podcast offers insights into how leaders and innovators achieve success. Hosted by Honorary Professor Mike Sassi, the podcast is broadcast every fortnight and features leaders and high-achievers