Inspiring stories from diverse global leaders from a range of different organizations and industries on how they innovate and improve to become the best possible leader. Hosting every conversation is Peter Rabey, CEO of the X4 Group, a global talent partner to high-growth start-ups through to some of the largest corporations in the world. Listen as Pete has candid conversations about their successes, failures and most valuable learns from both.
Leadership Learns over the last 12 months: Natalie Douglas, Co-Founder at RareiTi
Natalie is an award-winning business leader and entrepreneur, and has spent most of her career in the healthcare sector, starting in the pharmaceutical industry at Johnson and Johnson. As an entrepreneur she built a global healthcare services business and in 2020 co-founded rare disease specialist health technology company RareiTi.
Before this, Natalie took the seat as interim CEO, leading a business transformation programme for Britain’s biggest clinical homecare provider, Healthcare at Home and as founder of Lucidity LLC, Natalie invests in healthcare technology businesses fuelled by passionate leaders and provides strategic counsel to founder CEOs and their board of directors.
Natalie is also board director of US based CEEK women’s health and a strategic advisor at Draper and Dash.
Leadership Learns over the last 12 months: Lisa Hau, COO at Bidstack Group
Lisa Hau, COO & Board Member at Bidstack Group, an in-game ad platform, has 15+ years’ experience working at FTSE 100’s including WPP, where she led investor relations before joining Bidstack Group in 2020.
Lisa shares her inspiring career journey and transition from the corporate world into start-up culture and how being comfortable with feeling uncomfortable has helped her succeed.
Passionate about delivering more than what’s expected and stepping outside of your comfort zone, Lisa is a strategic business leader as well as a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Leadership Learns over the last 12 months: Punam Owens, VP Quality Management at BD
Punam Owens has almost 30 years’ experience in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries and is currently VP of Quality Management at BD, one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world.
Passionate about inclusion and diversity, Punam is a strategic and dynamic business leader as well as a qualified coach and mentor, and is heavily involved in local community initiatives.
Punam shares her inspiring career journey and some of the ways BD help their leadership team recognise stress and take action, as well as delving into the shadow of a leader concept and the important question all leaders should ask themselves “How do people feel when you’ve left the room?"
Leadership Learns over the last 12 months: James Sullivan, COO & GC at Ziglu
James Sullivan has spent the last few years working in disruptive, fast growth, early-stage companies and is currently COO & General Counsel at Ziglu, the Crypto and payments app. He previously headed up the legal team at challenger bank, Monzo during a period of rapid growth, and before that has held roles as MD of a fund administrator and COO at a Real estate investment manager.
James has an MBA from Cass Business School and in addition to the day job is on the executive committee of the Disruptive GC Network, and a speaker at Cass Business School's FinTech course.
James shares his fascinating story going from the legal sector to fintech, how to be an authentic leader and the importance of being forward looking and the ways he keeps this front and center.
Leadership Learns over the last 12 months: Jason Foster, CEO at Cynozure
Jason is the founder and CEO at Cynozure, a data and analytics strategy company with a mission to create a better future for all through the open and positive use of data. He is co-author of ‘Data Means Business’ and was recently featured in the DataIQ 100 Most Influential People in Data, 2020 and 2021.
From running and implementing the data capability for M&S’s loyalty and membership offering to founding Cynozure, Jason sheds light on the importance of a clear goal, clear outcome, and alignment of expectation and how he had “a moment of complete clarity about what they needed to do” when the pandemic hit 12 months ago through a set of principles called "Leading through adversity."
"Being a good human helps me run a successful business"
Leadership learns over the last 12 months: Janet Hadfield, Director at Biotherapy Services
Janet Hadfield is an accomplished healthcare professional (MBA) with over 20 years’ experience in the global business and healthcare arenas. High energy levels combined with expert clinical knowledge have resulted in a proven flair for developing and launching new healthcare concepts.
Janet has an expert knowledge in the building and development of high-performance teams and is focused on the development of innovative biotherapeutic services and regenerative medicine.
Janet shares her journey over the last 12 months, the important attributes of successful leaders in a post pandemic world and how leaders need to prioritise getting a good team of people around them to execute their vision.