The CEOs

Meet the 2018 line up of CEOs that will be mentoring selected students for a day 

Adam Warby

Adam Warby
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.

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Andy Ransom

Andy Ransom,
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. 

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Anne Jessopp

Anne Jessopp
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.

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Bernadette Kelly

Bernadette Kelly
Permanent Secretary, Department for Transport

Bernadette Kelly became Permanent Secretary – the most senior Civil Servant - at the Department for Transport in April 2017.

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Carolyn McCall

Carolyn McCall
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.

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Charlotte Hogg

Charlotte Hogg
Chief Executive Officer Europe, Visa

Charlotte Hogg is executive vice president and chief executive officer for Visa’s European operations.

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Mike O'Driscoll

Cheryl Giovannoni
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.

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Christopher Hill

Christopher Hill
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.

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David Sleath

David Sleath
CEO, SEGRO

With some £8 bn of assets under management, David Sleath oversees a company which owns, manages and develops modern warehousing and light industrial properties.

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David Stevens

David Stevens
CEO, Admiral

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.

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David Wild

David Wild
CEO, Domino’s

One of the world’s largest pizza delivery brands, David Wild leads the Domino’s Pizza Group plc operating across the UK and Europe.

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Evelyn Bourke

Evelyn Bourke
CEO, Bupa

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.

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Helen Gordon

Helen Gordon
Chief Executive, Grainger plc

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

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Javed Khan

Javed Khan,
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.

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Kester Scrope

Kester Scrope
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.

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Lionel Barber

Lionel Barber
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.

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Martyn Phillips

Martyn Phillips
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.

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Mary Stuart

Mary Stuart
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.

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Michael Izza

Michael Izza
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.

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Mike Coupe

Mike Coupe
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.

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Roland Sinker

Roland Sinker
Chief Executive, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Roland started as Chief Executive of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in November 2015.

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Tim Stacey

Tim Stacey
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.

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