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Firmwide Leaders Group

The Group aims to help members attain greater clarity over priorities, new capabilities and skills, insights and practical tips, awareness of policy developments, as well as making new contacts and building relationships.

Leader & Policymaker Roundtables for up to 20 leaders.


  • Leader: To assist firmwide leaders attain greater clarity over priorities, new capabilities and skills, insights and practical tips.  
  • Policymaker: To assist firmwide leaders interested in staying informed of developments. Tracking politics and policymaking receives far less attention than regulatory changes. Given the current turmoil, this is no longer a sensible strategy.


  • LeaderBusiness thinkers, sector role models and thought leaders.
  • PolicymakerPoliticians, government officials, economists, analysts and lobbyists.


  • Leader: Executive coach Richard Thorby
  • Policymaker: John Rowland of Cicero Group

20 to 30-minute presentations, followed by an open discussion conducted under Chatham House rules.

Free books for each attendee when a presenter has recently written on the topic.

Extra roundtables, possibly at short notice, arranged when Harvard Business Review authors are in town.



High performance leadership

Monday 27 January 2020

Having the right mindset is mission critical:

  • "The idea of making the team but not pushing forward was not really an option for me… I’m not going to settle for just this… We are always pursuing excellence and self-improvement. If we’re not doing that, I don’t really see the point."
    Elite athlete after winning Gold at Rio 
  • "In this team it is expected that when things don’t go as planned, every individual will first look in the mirror and ask: “what could I have done more for the team today?” Once you’ve answered that question you might not want to criticise any of your teammates."
    All Black captain Andy Dalton to a new All Black 

Following a keynote from Catherine Baker, key issues arising will be debated by a panel of senior management professionals, including Paul Kelly of HSBC. From cutting edge insight and research, through to incredible stories of performance, prepare to be entertained and challenged in equal measure.

Strategy Summit

Monday 16 March 2020

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Using Red Team Thinking to make better decisions

Thursday 12 March 2020

Join the firmwide leader roundtable to learn how to think differently about your firm, in particular how to:

  • make critical and contrarian thinking part of your DNA
  • consider the unintended consequences of your actions
  • see how clients, competitors, and other key stakeholders will react to your moves before you make them
  • create a culture of innovation
  • stay relevant
  • become a disruptor and turn disruptive events to your advantage – rather than be one of the disrupted.

Productivity Summit

Monday 01 June 2020

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Technology Summit

Monday 09 November 2020

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Leadership Summit

Monday 25 January 2021

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