Gary Hamel is one of the world’s most influential and iconoclastic business thinkers. He has worked with leading companies across the globe and is a dynamic and sought-after management speaker. Hamel has been on the faculty of the London Business School for more than 30 years and is the director of the Management Lab.
Hamel has written 17 articles for the Harvard Business Review and is the most reprinted author in the Review’s history. His landmark books have been translated into more than 25 languages. His most recent bestsellers are The Future of Management and What Matters Now. In these volumes, Hamel presents an impassioned plea for reinventing management and lays out a practical blueprint for building organizations that are “fit for the future.”
Fortune magazine describes Hamel as “the world’s leading expert on business strategy,” and the Financial Times calls him a “management innovator without peer.” Hamel has been ranked by The Wall Street Journal as the world’s most influential business thinker and is a fellow of the Strategic Management Society and of the World Economic Forum.
Hamel’s groundbreaking concepts such as “strategic intent,” “core competence,” “industry revolution,” and “management innovation,” have changed the language and practice of management in organizations around the globe.
Jennifer Petriglieri is an associate professor of organisational behaviour at INSEAD. She directs the Executive Education Management Acceleration Programme, the Women Leaders Programme and the INSEAD Gender Diversity Programme.
An award-winning researcher and teacher, Petriglieri was shortlisted for the Talent award in 2017 and shortlisted for the Radar New Thinker award in 2015 by Thinkers50, the ranking of the most influential management authors in the world. She was also included among the world’s best 40 business school professors under 40 by Poets & Quants.
Petriglieri’s research investigates how individuals craft and sustain their personal and professional identities in contexts characterised by high uncertainty, such as mobile careers or organisations and professions in crisis. Her writing has appeared in the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Learning & Education, and the Journal of Organizational Change Management. It has also been featured in the Business Week and the Harvard Business Review. She is the author of a book entitled “Couples That Work” (HBR Press, 2019), which explores how working couples can thrive in love and in work.
Petriglieri has long been involved in experiential leadership development initiatives for multinationals from a variety of industries. Her work in this domain pays particular attention to the interplay between individuals’ life stories and group memberships and their decision-making and professional style in leadership roles.
Alastair Blair is country managing director for Accenture in Ireland. A senior managing director in the company, he also sits on the UK and Ireland Leadership Team. In his role, Alastair has overall responsibility for the growth and success of Accenture’s business in Ireland. Accenture has been operating in Ireland for over 50 years and is a major local employer with approximately 4,500 people serving clients across multiple industries. Ireland is home to The Dock, Accenture’s flagship Global Innovation Centre based in Dublin, as well as Accenture’s Corporate Services Hub which services the firm’s internal operations globally.Show more
“Being open to different approaches and ways of thinking is critical in employer relations as the pace of change in our workplaces accelerates driven by new technology, increasing diversity and globalisation.”
Director of Employer Relations (2015 to date). With Ibec since 2000 in senior positions including Head of IR/HR Traded Services, and Director of the North East Region. A graduate of Trinity College, prior to joining Ibec, Maeve McElwee worked with the World Bank in Washington DC.
Anton is long established on both radio and television and has proven himself to be a highly versatile broadcaster and, most importantly, a firm favourite with audiences across the country. His Savage Sunday show took that slot to its highest ever ratings with 110,000 listeners. Anton is Managing Director of The Communications Clinic, one of Ireland’s leading communications training and advisory companies which he co-founded in 2008.Show more
Davina Ramkissoon is Zevo Health’s Wellbeing Director. Specialising in Health Psychology and its application to the workplace, her research has focused on the process of switching off from work and how work related rumination affects wellbeing. Prior to working within corporate wellbeing she has worked within the provision of psychological support services, providing support to children, adolescents and families experiencing a range of psychosocial problems, including; mental health, domestic abuse, relationship breakdowns, chronic health conditions and homelessness. She is skilled within Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and is also a practitioner of Mindfulness & Meditation. She has worked and volunteered within the UK, South East Asia and South America and is also an accredited yoga teacher.
Ray Coyne has had a long and successful career with Dublin Bus. He was the Project Manager for the strategic redesign of the public bus transport system (Network Direct) in Dublin from 2009 to 2011. This was the largest revision of a public transport network in Europe. The implementation has proven to be successful, resulting in improved financial stability, increased customer usage and improved product understanding for customers. He was appointed Human Resource Manager in 2011 and in 2015 he was made Chief Executive Officer of the company. During his tenure as CEO, Dublin Bus has seen consistent growth and last year carried 142 million customers, a 5% increase on 2018.Show more
Fiona Tierney is an experienced non-executive director, with a successful career history of leadership in the public and private sectors.
Currently serving as a non-executive director on the board of eir and of Wells Fargo Bank International UC, Fiona is Chair of the Audit Committee in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General and is a Trustee of the Irish Management Institute (IMI), Ireland’s leading provider of executive education, ranked in the FT Global Top 50; and of Pieta House, a charity in Ireland focussed on the prevention of suicide.
Fiona was appointed by Government in 2018 to ‘Better Balance for Better Business’, a business-led working group examining gender representation in leadership of Irish business. She was also appointed by the Taoiseach in 2019 as a member of the Top Level Appointments Committee (TLAC), a standing interview board which recommends candidates to Ministers and to Government for appointment at the most senior levels of the Irish civil service.
Fiona previously held the position of CEO of Ireland’s Public Appointments Service (PAS) from 2012 – 2018, where she was central to the introduction of a new process for making appointments to State Boards. Prior to that she worked in executive search and in management consulting (Hay Group), building on a long and successful career in Ireland’s largest telecommunications company, eircom.
Educated at Trinity College, Dublin (BA (Mod) in Economics and Political Science) and at University College Dublin (Masters in Public Administration), Fiona is a Chartered Director of the Institute of Directors.
Stacey Machesney currently works as the Head of Health & Wellbeing for Irish Life. In her previous role, Stacey was the Head of Ireland at Spectrum.Life delivering wellness solutions for over 500,000 users across the UK & Ireland. Stacey’s extensive experience in public health, HR leadership and health education drive her passion for creating robust, measureable employee wellbeing solutions based on credible research to achieve long-term success. To focus on her own health and wellbeing, Stacey enjoys developing new cooking, competing with her mum a food scientist, for the most nutritious recipes, sometimes sacrificing on taste.
Director, Financial Services Ireland (FSI), Ibec’s group representing the financial services sector. Previously Director of Technology Ireland, and a board member of both DIGITALEUROPE and FIT; and formerly Head of Transport and Public-Private Partnership Policy. Chartered Engineer with additional qualifications and programmes from the Institute of Public Administration, TU Dublin and University of Oxford. Board member of Gaisce - The President’s Award.Show more