Welcome to The People-Led CEO podcast.

Each week Jeremy Campbell, CEO of Black Isle Group, and Wayne Clarke, founder of the Global Growth Institute, host conversations about what it means to be a truly people-led leader.

Episode 1:
For our first-ever podcast we are delighted to have the opportunity to interview Paul Szumilewicz, Global Head of Agile, Global Marketing, HSBC. Tune in to find out about Paul’s philosophy on leadership, what it means to be a People-Led CEO and his personal tips & techniques to being a great leader.

Episode 2:
This week we are honoured to interview the amazing Pinky Lilani CBE – an author, motivational speaker, food expert and women’s advocate. Pinky is the founder and chair of several awards recognising influential women and leaders, including the annual Women of the Future Awards and the Asian Women of Achievement Awards. In 2007 Pinky was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to charity and in 2015 as Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to women in business. Find out about Pinky’s philosophy on leadership, what it means to be a People-Led CEO and her personal tips & techniques to being a great leader.

Episode 3:
This week we interview Atholl Duncan,  Chairman of Black Isle Group.
We discuss with Atholl his new book “Leaders in Lockdown”, which is a unique insight from the women and men who were on the frontline of leading the business world’s fight against Covid-19. From New York to Singapore to Hong Kong to the City of London it captures a remarkable moment in time – when the global economy was brought to a shuddering halt in the struggle to contain a deadly pandemic. These first-hand accounts of 100 days of lockdown tell stories of leadership in a crisis. They also share the wisdom of some of the world’s most thoughtful business leaders as they predict how the world will change in the future because of Covid-19.

Episode 4:
Andrew Selley is the guest on episode 4. Andrew is CEO at Bid Corp UK, an international broad-line foodservice group listed on the JSE. It has 36,000 employees globally, 7,000 of which are in the UK. Jeremy and Wayne chat to him about success, values, collaboration and the launch of his exciting new book. He provides us with fascinating and practical insights to running an People-Led organisation that supply the hospitality and leisure sector in extremely difficult times.

Episode 5:
Peter Cheese is the CEO of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Very well recognised as a consultant, speaker and writer in the field of human capital and organisation, Peter has worked with many organisations, practitioners and thought leaders in this field. In this fantastic and in-depth interview, Peter shares some very interesting insight into the role of the People Leader during the pandemic. In fact, it was so good, we decided to release 2 x 35 min episodes of which this is the first.


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Disclaimer: All views and comments expressed are personal and do not represent the views of any of the organisations our presenters or guests work for or with.

Further News Stories

The New World of Work

The New World of Work:
How industry leaders will be adapting

2nd December 2020

Before COVID-19, remote working was a novelty idea. Atholl Duncan explores how millions migrated to their kitchens without businesses failing.

Leaders In Lockdown - Atholl Duncan

Leaders In Lockdown

12th November 2020

Atholl Duncan’s CityAM article reflecting on the effects of the lockdown on business and the book he has written about it.

Presenteeism is Dead!

12th August 2020

Covid-19 has finally bashed away presenteeism for ever.

Remote working has given many a newfound freedom. It will have liberated others to be more productive with their daily hours, freed from the torture of travel. But it raises many other existential questions.