Speaking in his first leadership interview, after England won against Fiji in the world cup, Exeter Chiefs Chairman Tony Rowe congratulated Geoff Parling for playing well and stated that he will be a good leader in future years back on the field at the Exeter ground, Sandy Park.
Tony took over running the Exeter club twenty years ago with ambitions to propel it into the premier league. Now the club has a clutch of world cup players as well as three world cup games to be hosted at Sandy Park. There are further ambitions to create access for twenty thousand fans in the coming years, increasing the number of families that can enjoy the game.
As a leader, he insists that his secret is to empower everyone who works for him at the club and also his company SW Comms. Leaving school at fifteen to join the Royal Marines, (he says to avoid getting into trouble), he is now aiming for a thirty million pound turnover for SW Comms by 2020.
To be successful he admits it is important to have a real belief that you can win. Exeter Chiefs went on to victory against Bath on Saturday.
Leaders in business schools around the world have been assessing the impact of the recent financial crisis.
The Broadcast PR Business has been talking to William Davila of IE Business School in Madrid who says that it has been important to extend what they teach in response to the crisis.
‘We have put in more teaching courses covering history and ethics because the past has such important lessons for us. It is important to be constantly innovating in the way we teach and to link our MBA and executive education courses to real world problems’, says William Davila, IE’s Director of International Development.
‘This is why we encourage so many students from different areas of the world – Africa, the Middle East, China as well as Europe – because they bring so many real life business problems to discuss in seminars – and this provides a diverse as well as dynamic learning environment.’
View our interview clip with William Davila below…and contact us about our leadership event for business schools being held at our offices in The Gherkin in January 2014.
The Broadcast PR Business is to hold its first international healthcare investment conference at The Royal College of Physicians in London debating the role of private investment in solving healthcare concerns of the future.
As healthcare costs rise here and abroad, it seems as if elements of “ObamaCare” might survive The Supreme Court’s ruling in June.
Some US medical insurers have said that whatever the ruling, they will continue to support some of Obama’s healthcare reform measures. UnitedHealthcare said it would continue some preventive services such as vaccinations and screening for high blood pressure and diabetes.
In our recent interview with Group CEO of Nuffield Health, David Mobbs quotes the York Health Economics Consortium report which says that the rising cost of diabetes in the UK could bankrupt the NHS. Better to encourage businesses to look after their employees, he stated, to safe-guard our economic future and security
You can view our interview here www.broadcastprbusiness.com and listen to David who says that the NHS is looked to for cure, but the future corporate social responsibility of companies to look after their workforce is a better route to solving the rising cost of health issues in the UK.
Contact us to find out more about our future conference on international healthcare investment.
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Coverage of our latest ‘Women on Boards’ interview with Barclays’ Chairman, Marcus Agius, included features in Bloomberg Businessweek as well as finance.yahoo.
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Barclays chairman, Marcus Agius, wants more awareness of how women are gradually reaching the top in business and achieving board positions on FTSE companies. Marcus has been talking to us about this issue and explaining how seriously Barclays feels about it:
“Diversity is central to Barclay’s citizenship agenda. We have some fantastic female role models at executive level including Maria Ramos who is Group Chief Executive of Barclays Africa with forty four thousand staff reporting to her. Valerie Soranno Keating is head of our successful Barclaycard operation. Twenty percent of the Executive Board is female. Now we are pushing for greater awareness.”
View our interview with Marcus Agius here.
Lord Davies of Abersoch, who leads the Government commissioned review into women on boards, also wanted to discuss the current situation with us:
“The good news is that 25% of all new board appointments to the FTSE are women. We don’t like quotas as we need to self-regulate but the more diverse the team the better the company performance.”
“Beyond financial services there is a strong talent pool of women, but headhunters need to identify them and chairmen need to interview them.”
View our interview with Lord Davies here.
Cranfield University has just brought out its 2012 Female FTSE board report and co-author Professor Susan Vinnicombe says:
“The past twelve months have seen a significant amount of global activity around diversifying boards.If the momentum we have seen since the Lord Davies review continues, we could achieve 30% women on boards in less than four years.”