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Guest Speaker Series

We run an annual guest speaker series open to businesses, professionals, students, alumni and staff. Industry experts, leading business figures and entrepreneurs are invited to speak across a range of subjects including business and management, leadership, marketing, PR, economics, finance, accounting, and human resource management.

Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing, Chief Executives of the British Bankers Association and Leeds Rugby Ltd, the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan.

Our guest speaker events are free to attend (unless otherwise stated), but places are limited, so please register in advance to secure your place.

Upcoming Guest Speakers

Nov 21

So Who Asked For GDPR?

May 2018 sees the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulations. Join Duncan Smith as he explores some of the questions businesses face when handling and sharing our information.

Dec 5

Women in Business: Leadership & Empowerment

The role of women has developed considerably over recent years, both in large corporates and smaller firms. As a partner sponsor for EY’s Women’s Network in Yorkshire, Suzanne will be examining the benefits of a balanced workforce at all levels.

Jan 16

LBS Guest Speaker - Will Holman: Economic Prospects

Will’s session will look at the current global economic development and uncertainty and how this is likely to affect the UK and regional economy.

Feb 6

Ann Wagner: The Patient Will See You Now Dr ….The Changing Face of Healthcare Communications

With an Executive career that has included regional and national roles in the NHS, Ann Wagner shares her reflections and experiences when she returns to Leeds Business School some 30 years after graduating.

Feb 20

Fraud and Corruption in Business

Chris will talk about fraud within business and how, as a forensic accountant, his work sees him involved across a range of commercial activities. His presentation will draw on actual cases, what was involved and steps taken to flush out and resolve such occurrences.

Mar 6

A World View on Yorkshire – What Could The Chinese Ever Do For Us Tykes?

Learn how to manage the complexity of managing across-borders and cultures with insights and advice from Jon Geldart who has worked internationally for more than 20 years in areas such as Latin America, Africa, India, Eastern Europe and, most recently, China.

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Some of our previous Guest Lectures

"Fraud in the World of Business": Chris Clements (Partner at Grant Thornton)

"The 2008 Banking Crisis": Hugh Pym (Chief Economics Correspondent for the BBC)

"Upside Down Management": John Timpson CBE (Founder and Chairman of Timpson Shoe Repairs)

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