Speakers

Benjamin Laker

Benjamin  Laker

Professor Ben Laker is a globally renowned scholar and outstanding university educator who provides academic direction and leadership to research, executive development and education within the subject area of leadership at Henley Business School. 

He is highly experienced at leading engagements with executives of Fortune 500 firms having served clients including Apple, American Express, Cisco and Lloyds Banking Group for more than a decade.

His scholarly output appears in world class academic and practitioner journals, informs government policy and shapes how thousands of organisations around the world are managed and led.

He is retained by the BBC, Bloomberg and Sky News to provide expert commentary on Business, Economic and Political affairs. 

Susanne Jacobs

Susanne Jacobs

Susanne Jacobs is an Organisational Engagement expert, specialising in trust and intrinsic motivation, who helps organisations create environments where people feel engaged, energised and inspired to contribute. 

Susanne’s work is based on over a decade of research into the neurobiology of human performance and what truly motivates people to think and act differently. Susanne delivers knowledge and practical tools that are easy to grasp and apply so an organisation can quickly achieve change. 

Susanne was recently named as one of the top 100 Thought Leaders in the world by Trust Across America. Her work draws on over 28 years of business experience, 19 years of which were at KPMG in leadership roles with her final role being head of Finance Operations and People. She completed her Masters in International Business with the business schools of Edinburgh University and Paris ENPC and has Post Graduate Certificates in Organisational Development and Advanced Leadership Techniques. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a member of the Neuroleadership Institute. She is the author of DRIVERS, Creating Trust and Motivation at Work. 

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