Meet the 2018 line up of CEOs that will be mentoring selected students for a day
Chief Executive Officer, Avanade
Adam Warby is the chief executive officer of Avanade, which was created in 2000 as a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft to combine deep industry and business expertise with the best enterprise software solutions.
Chief Executive Officer, Rentokil
Rentokil Initial plc is one of the world’s largest business services companies. The company has operations in 70 countries and employs 35,500 people.
Chief Executive, The Royal Mint
Anne joined The Royal Mint in 2008 as HR Director. On 16 February 2018, she was appointed as Chief Executive.
Permanent Secretary, Department for Transport
Bernadette Kelly became Permanent Secretary – the most senior Civil Servant - at the Department for Transport in April 2017.
Chief Executive Officer, ITV
Carolyn McCall joined ITV in January 2018 and launched a review of the company’s strategy in light of the rapidly changing media landscape.
Chief Executive Officer Europe, Visa
Charlotte Hogg is executive vice president and chief executive officer for Visa’s European operations.
CEO, Girls Day School Trust
Cheryl Giovannoni is the CEO of Girls Day School trust. She was born and brought up in South Africa and has a BA in English, Communication and Psychology from the University of South Africa.
CEO, Hargreaves Lansdown
Christopher became Chief Executive Officer of Hargreaves Lansdown in April 2017, having previously been first Chief Financial Officer and then Deputy Chief Executive Officer.
With some £8 bn of assets under management, David Sleath oversees a company which owns, manages and develops modern warehousing and light industrial properties.
David is a founder Director of Admiral and was recruited in 1991 to set up the business. He took over as CEO in May 2016 having previously held the position of COO.
One of the world’s largest pizza delivery brands, David Wild leads the Domino’s Pizza Group plc operating across the UK and Europe.
Evelyn was appointed Bupa’s Group CEO in July 2016, having been Acting Group CEO from April 2016. She is a member of the Bupa Board.
Chief Executive, Grainger plc
Helen Gordon is Chief Executive of Grainger plc the UK’s largest listed residential landlord.
Chief Executive Officer, Barnardo's
Javed Khan is a leading figure in the UK public and voluntary sectors, with over 34 years’ experience developing a track record of successfully managing change through key high profile leadership roles.
CEO, Odgers Berndtson UK & APAC
Kester Scrope is the CEO of Odgers Berndtson's UK and Asian Offices. Odgers Berndtson is the organisation behind the CEOx1Day programme.
Editor, Financial Times
Lionel Barber is the editor of the Financial Times. Since his appointment in 2005, Mr Barber has helped solidify the FT’s position as one of the first publishers to successfully transform itself into a multichannel news organisation.
Group Chief Executive, Welsh Rugby Union
Martyn Phillips joined the Welsh Union Rugby's Board in 2015. He is a member of the Six Nations Council, a director of the British Lions Designated Activity Company and Celtic Rugby Designated Activity Company.
Vice-Chancellor, University of Lincoln
Mary studied for a degree with the Open University and following a career as a social scientist she went on to become Vice-Chancellor at the University of Lincoln.
Chief Executive, ICAEW
Since 2006 Michael has led the international membership body for the accountancy profession that promotes, develops and supports more than 147,000 members worldwide.
Group Chief Executive Officer, J Sainsbury plc
Mike Coupe leads one of the UK's leading food, general merchandise and clothing retailers, Sainsbury’s. Since 2016 the Group has also owned brands Argos and Habitat.
Chief Executive, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Roland started as Chief Executive of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in November 2015.
Chief Executive Officer, DFS
Tim Stacey joined DFS in 2011 and has responsibility for the DFS Group: DFS, Sofa Workshop, Sofology and Dwell having previously held roles - Online Development and Business Director and Chief Operating Officer.