Last Tuesday evening, FWB Park Brown hosted its annual Leadership event, this year ‘online’ for 90 of Scotland’s most influential business leaders.
We had keynote contributions from Iain Mackay (Group CFO of GSK plc) and Doug Gurr (Head of Amazon UK, former President of Amazon China and newly appointed Director of the Natural History Museum) followed by group discussions, an open plenary and an engaging Q & A session.
The evening was held in aid of the fantastic British Heart Foundation and thanks to the generosity of our guests we raised over £10,000 which will go to crucial research and treatment.
Discussion questions posed by Iain and Doug during digital break out rooms:
- As leaders what do you know now about leading teams and crisis management that you wish you had known months ago?
- With the knowledge gained over the last nine months what might you have done differently in leading your teams at the outset of the pandemic?
- How might you lead your teams or collaborate with others differently in the months and years ahead?
- Projecting forward, perhaps 12-18 months to a time when this is all over, what one thing would you want people to remember about you as a leader during this time?
Some takeaway quotes from our speakers and guests
Reflections and Learnings:
Since the 17th March 2020, FWB Park Brown are delighted to have held over 200 varied leadership events, crisis committees and networking groups. We are extremely grateful for everyone’s support and commitment to these and feel privileged to have been part of such insightful and important conversations.
Over £10,000 raised for
With this event, we are also delighted to have raised over £10,000 for The British Heart Foundation, and are grateful to all of our guests for their contributions to make this target. The British Heart Foundation was set up by doctors and philanthropists in 1961 when more than half of all deaths in the UK were caused by cardiovascular disease. Their aim, as now, was to reduce this through research and innovation. In the 60 years since, this number has halved, though cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide so this money raised is going to help this crucial research and on-going treatment to save lives.
Whilst we look forward to planning next years event, hopefully virus free and back in person, we will continue our smaller leadership events weekly. If you would be interested in attending or have a topic you would like us to consider for one of these please get in touch with any of our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0131 539 7087.