We provide an update on some key events happening at Saxton Bampfylde.
Continuing with our successful engagement in Scotland, we were delighted to welcome Professor Eve Poole as a host at a lunch event in late September at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern Two). Aimed primarily at leaders and directors within the luxury retail, design and arts sector, Professor Poole, who has recently released her book Leadersmithing: Revealing the Trade Secrets of Leadership, shared her thoughts and insights in an interactive session focusing on the tools needed to succeed as a leader. Specific themes she covered included the science of leadership, and how to help leaders develop the muscle memory needed to remain calm and in control in a crisis occurs.
A dinner event with Eve will be held in October with 30 of Scotland’s most prominent leaders to discuss their own experiences of leadership. This event will be centred on the challenges faced by leaders across multiple sectors. We will welcome Chairmen and CEOs from the Arts and Culture, Financial Services, Conservation, Manufacturing, Not for Profit and Health sectors.
To continue the work that we have been undertaking within the Higher Education space during the past 30 years, we are delighted to announce that we will be commencing another piece of research this year, looking at the future and evolution of the Vice Chancellor role. We plan talk to a broad base of current Vice Chancellors and Chairs of Council across many leading institutions in the UK to get a real insight into this topic and identify emerging themes, which we will then develop into a research report.
This work will follow on from the thought leadership piece we delivered in 2016 looking at the evolving nature of the University Council and the roles of the different members within it. It covered many topics of interest, including the relationship between Chairs and Vice Chancellors, the changing role of the Chair of Council and the current and future make-up of the board.
Over the past year we have been delighted to host a number of dinners for university Chairs to discuss the findings of our research. It has been very well received and we believe that our next piece of work will develop on some of the key themes which arose.
In November 2017, Saxton Bampfylde will be welcoming guests to its fourth annual winter party at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh. This event is one of the calendar highlights, ushering in the beginning of festive celebrations for many of our clients, colleagues, and friends.