This edition of CANVAS is our first since we have emerged from the pandemic, but life in the UK and beyond comes with continued and acute economic, social and environmental challenges. It is a difficult world to navigate for many people and regulators have a vital role to play in protecting and promoting consumer interests over the coming year.
Strong, flexible and people-focussed leadership made the difference between success and failure for many organisations during the pandemic and individuals and organisations are investing time well if they reflect on what they should learn from that time. In our last edition we talked about people’s enthusiasm to see innovation in leadership, technology, community and purpose remain high on the agenda. We are delighted to be able to share two interviews with leaders who have been delivering across these areas.
We were pleased to speak to Richard Moriarty, the outgoing Chief Executive of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Richard tells us how his team and the aviation industry at large has navigated many challenges of the pandemic, while recognising the increasing responsibility to innovative positively for the climate, the public and the industry. Authentic and collaborative leadership is at the heart of his approach and he shares how his experience has shaped this view and offers great advice for future leaders coming behind him. Richard will leave the CAA in April 2023 after five years as CEO and we wish him all the very best for his next role
We are also delighted to talk to Dr Bill Moyes, after his first year of becoming Chair of the Accounts Commission for Scotland. Bill’s depth of regulatory experience is augmented by his previous broader roles and presents a perspective that encourages challenge while fostering positive engagement.
Our own Partner community is what makes us stand out and so we are very happy to introduce our colleague Corrie Cowlard as she shares her personal and professional experience and snapshot insights into the sector.
We do hope you enjoy this edition and welcome any feedback you may have.