The CEOs

The CEO line-up

Pamela Maynard

As CEO of Avanade, Pamela Maynard is passionate about building a people-first culture for Avanade’s 50,000+ global employees while driving sustainable, responsible growth centered around client success.

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Natalie Campbell is Co-CEO of Belu Water, a drinks business that puts people and the environment first.

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Penny James

Penny James was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Direct Line Group in May 2019, having previously held the role of Chief Financial Officer since joining the Group in November 2017.

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Mark Bullingham

Mark Bullingham became CEO of The FA on 1 August 2019, heading up the team of 900 and taking full responsibility for the National Governing Body.

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Helen Gordon

Helen Gordon is Chief Executive of Grainger plc the UK’s largest listed residential landlord.

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Carolyn McCall

Carolyn McCall became ITV's Chief Executive in 2018, where she outlined a new vision - ‘More than TV’ - designed to transform the company in light of the rapid changes in the media landscape.

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Manju Malhotra

Manju Malhotra is Chief Executive Officer of Harvey Nichols.The Harvey Nichols Group is a luxury international retailer, renowned for its exclusive edit of the most prestigious brands across Fashion, Beauty, Food, Wine & Hospitality.

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Ruth Owen

Ruth Owen became CEO for Leonard Cheshire in 2021. A wheelchair user from the age of seven, Ruth believes passionately in the importance of independent mobility in a disabled person’s life and in removing the barriers disabled people face.

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Claire Davenport

Claire Davenport is CEO of notonthehighstreet, the leading curated online marketplace connecting the best small creative businesses with the world.

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Sandra Skeete

Sandra Skeete is Chief Executive of Octavia. Sandra has worked in the housing sector for several decades.

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Kester Scrope

Kester Scrope is the CEO of Odgers Berndtson's UK and Asian Offices. Odgers Berndtson is the organisation behind the CEOx1Day programme.

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Alex Beard

Alex Beard has been CEO of the Royal Opera House (ROH) since 2013. Most recently Alex led ROH through the pandemic, the largest financial challenge in its history, guiding a far-reaching restructuring programme and major Recovery fundraising campaign. 

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Liv Garfield

Liv Garfield is Chief Executive of Severn Trent, the Midlands-based water and waste company responsible for providing clean water and taking away waste water to around 8m people in the Midlands and mid- and north Wales.

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Torry Berntsen

Torry Berntsen was ppointed Regional CEO, Europe and Americas and CEO Europe and UK in January 2021.

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Nick Hampton

Nick was appointed Chief Executive of Tate & Lyle PLC in April 2018 and is passionate about building Tate & Lyle as a Purpose-led business “Improving Lives for Generations” through providing consumers with healthier choices, building thriving communities and caring for the planet.

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