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TLC Programme of events and speakers

One of our unique characteristics means that meetings have enlisted some of the best authorities and speakers – and all drawn from the membership.  These have included:

  • Professor Gary Evans (KPMG)
  • Richard Smelt (ex HR Director Northern Rock and Carphone Warehouse)
  • Major General Andy Salmon RM (Commandant General, Royal Marines) x 2
  • Chris Mellor (ex Chairman Northern Ireland Water and Deputy Chairman, Monitor)
  • Maxine Dolan (Group Academy Director, Tesco)
  • Edwin Booth (Chairman, Booths Supermarkets)
  • Commodore Jake Moores ADC (Commodore, Devenport Flotilla)
  • Mark Pennifold – HR Manager, Jaguar Land Rover, Halewood
  • Ravi Chand – Head of Diversity, Home Office
  • Jayne Stokes – Head of Learning, Santander
  • Sir Jon Murphy, Chief Constable of Merseyside x 2
  • Dom Mellonie – HR Director 2020 Mobile
  • Dusty Amroliwala (Pro Vice Chancellor at UEL) and Melanie Whitfield (Int. HR Director)
  • Lord (Michael) Bichard – Chair Soham enquiry
  • Jeanette Kehoe-Perkinson (interim HR Director, Iceland)
  • Matthew Taylor – Chief Executive, RSA x 2
  • Air Commodore David Stubbs, Commandant RAF College Cranwell
  • Sandy Rogers,  MD – Customer Loyalty, FranklinCovey
  • Steve Davies, Director, National Railway Museum
  • Leonie Williams, Head of Personnel, Bentley Motors x 2
  • Andy Meadows, HR Director, East Coast Railways
  • Nick Mackeson-Smith, Goldman Sachs University
  • Alan Cairns – HR Director, MoneySupermarket.com x 3 (Liverpool, London & visit to Moneysupermarket)
  • Tessa Oversby – Head of Employability, UK Retail & Business, Barclays
  • Phil Sampson & Dave Hall – SampsonHall
  • Molly Harvey – Founder – Corporate Soul
  • Mike Mister – Director – Global People, Ernst & Young
  • William Lees Jones – Chairman, WJ Lees Brewers
  • Richard Bevan – Chief Executive, League Managers Association
  • Geetu Bharwaney – Founder EI World
  • Raja Saggi – Head of SMB Marketing, Google x 2
  • Mike Farrar – Chief Executive, NHS Confederation
  • Rob Ashcroft, Senior Learning Manager, Santander
  • John Leathem, Leadership Development Director, Ford Retail
  • Steve McGuirk, Chief Fire Officer, Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue
  • Admiral Sir Trevor Soar and Nigel Allfrey – The Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust
  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford –  RAF Club, Piccadilly
  • 3 Panel meetings covering the subject “Women in Business – where’s the level playing field
  • Sally Kettle – Atlantic rower and broadcaster
  • Kevin Vaughan-Smith- Head of Leadership Development, EY
  • Dame Margaret Hodge MP
  • Steve Davies, Chief Executive. Surf Snowdonia.
  • Sara Carthy – Liverpool 1
  • Phil Sampson – CEO – Sampson Hall. Making the most of your failures
  • Nancy Parks – Academy Operations Manger, Tesco
  • Christine Hardy and Mairi Probin – Iceland
  • Simon Boyle, Executive Chef, The Brigade
  • Vice Admiral Sir David Steel – Portsmouth
  • Julie Fadden – CEO South Liverpool Housing
  • Chris Recchia & Mike Carson – Deloitte. Thinking Clearly Under Pressure Paice
  • NHS – The Great Debate. Chaired by Mike Farrar with panelists, Sir Andrew Cash, Dr Richard Newland, Professor Liz Paice and Stephen Dorrell MP
  • Lord Digby Jones – What happens now?
  • Lord (Michael) Howard of Lympne CH PC QC – Post Election Reflections
  • John Develing, Chief Officer, Wirral CCG
  • Chris Brindley, Managing Director, Metro Bank
  • Sir David Henshaw – Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
  • Mayor Joe Anderson – Liverpool City Region
  • Gina Lazenby – Women in Business
  • Lord (David) Alton – Dinner at House of Lords
  • Luke van Beek – Leadership experiences in dangerous situations
  • Gurnek Bains – Cultural DNA. The psychology of globalisation
  • Richard Smelt, HR Director, McCain Foods – 25 years as a HR Director
  • Commodore Jake Moores DL, OBE – Leadership lessons of a life underwater
  • Professor Michael Parkinson – Liverpool City Region – How will we make the most of devolution?
  • Kerry Hall & Peter Haydock – How to keep the entrepreneurial sprit alive and thrive in the turbulence…
  • Matt Hyde – Chief Executive, The Scouts Association. Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders
  • Ian Rowe – Trans Atlantic rower. Achieving extreme goals – How much would you give?
  • Tim Stimpson ex England & Lions RU star
  • Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive, NCVO – Rebuilding the Big Society
  • John Mohin OBE – Trading with the Commonwealth
  • Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson – Aim High
  • Kirsty Homer and Jane Kirton – Leadership in Partnership
  • James Timpson – Timpson organisation and values
  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier – Annual Dinner at RAF Club
  • Lord (Peter) Hennessy of Nymphsfield – Watching Prime Ministers
  • Great NHS debate chaired by Mike Farrar CBE
  • Jane Kennedy PC – So, what do PCCs do?
  • Anthony Douglas CBE – CAFCASS – Leadership and the most vulnerable in society
  • Dr Ruth Lea CBE – The British Economy and BREXIT
  • Professor Moira Clark – Building a customer-centric organisation 
  • Lord (Jonathan) Evans of Weardale KCB DL – Leading MI5 and beyond
  • The Crisis in Social Care. Who cares? Who pays? – Senate House, Liverpool Hope University 

    Extraordinary venues we have visited:

    House of Lords
    Portcullis House
    Britannia Royal Naval College
    Royal Military College Sandhurst
    RAF College Cranwell
    RAF Club
    Cavalry & Guards Club
    Royal Naval Dockyard, Portsmouth plus Dinner with Second Sea Lord
    Chatham Naval Dockyard
    Bentley Motors, Crewe
    The Brigade restaurant
    Special Forces Club
    Ernst & Young HQ
    Deloitte Academy
    National Railway Museum
    Moneysupermarket HQ
    Iceland Foods HQ
    Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue HQ
    Google HQ
    St Georges Park
    Royal Liver Building
    St Georges Hall, Liverpool
    Athenaeum Club, Liverpool
    Liverpool University
    Alder Hey Children’s hospital
    Wirral CCG HQ
    Pearson HQ, The Strand
    Regents College
    Hard Days Night Hotel, Liverpool
    Metro Bank HQ
    De Vere Holborn Bars
    60 Hope Street
    Liverpool John Moores University HQ
    Liverpool Hope University
    Grand Connaught Rooms