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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. Places are limited. Please register in advance to confirm your place.

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.

Previous lectures

Tuesday 11 October 2022, 5.30pm

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?

Full 2022/2023 schedule of Business Leaders Lectures to be confirmed soon.

Past speakers

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

  • Mike Sassi
    Honorary Visiting Professor Mike Sassi delivers 'Government Ministers want to level-up Britain. Can that be done without levelling-up local media first?'
  • Guests at a Business Leaders Lecture
    Guests at a Business Leaders Lecture
  • Frances Haque
    Frances Haque, Chief Economist at Santander UK delivered 'Where is the UK economy heading - what might the future impacts be?'
  • Sarah Walker-Smith
    Sarah Walker-Smith delivered 'On purpose…developing leadership skills and achieving more by reconnecting with your purpose' while COO of Browne Jacobson LLP
  • Mathew Blain
    Mathew Blain delivered 'The path to better jobs' while director of HR Operations at Boots UK and Ireland
  • Guests engage with a Business Leaders Lecture
    Guests engage with a Business Leaders Lecture
  • Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE delivered 'The future of business and what comes next?'
    Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE delivered 'The future of business and what comes next?'
  • Mary Hunter, Chief People officer at Colombus delivered 'Your future is formed today!'
    Mary Hunter, Chief People Officer at Colombus delivered 'Your future is formed today!'

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