Developing leaders of the future to be discussed in free Leeds talk
Natalie, Regional Director for Yorkshire and the North East, will be delivering her guest lecture as part of a series of events run by the University’s Centre for Governance, Leadership and Global Responsibility, based within the Leeds Business School at Leeds Beckett. Previous talks have included Tom Riordan, Chief Executive, Leeds City Council and Nicola Rimmer, Director, Barclays Bank.
Leeds-born Natalie is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University and an ambassador for the Leeds Business School. After running her first business at the age of 17, Natalie has gained a wealth of experience in numerous sectors, including hospitality, health and wellbeing, and real estate. She has been integral to the success of various strategic teams, delivering healthy profits whilst achieving the highest industry awards with national and international hospitality groups at senior management and board director level.
A practicing young director, working towards Chartered Director status with the IoD, Natalie is Chairman of Groundwork North Yorkshire and Director and shareholder of an exclusive estate in North Yorkshire where she also sits on the liaison team. She has also served as a board director at the renowned, Grade II Thackray Medical Museum.
The full list of talks in the series is:
‘Engaging Leaders and Nurturing Entrepreneurs’ – Natalie Sykes, Regional Director, Institute of Directors, Yorkshire and the North East. Tuesday 23 February 2016
‘Fraud and Corruption in the World of Business’ – Chris Clements, Partner, Deloitte LLP. Tuesday 8 March 2016
‘Upside Down Management’ – John Timpson CBE, Chairman of Timpson Ltd. Tuesday 12 April.
‘Leeds: The City of Collaboration’ – Allison Page, Partner, DLA Piper and member of the Two Percent Club. Tuesday 26 April.
‘Governance – A Necessary Evil or a Driver of Performance?’ – Alex Simpson, General Counsel, Company Secretary and Chief Ethics officer, ASDA. Tuesday 10 May (8.30am to 10pm).