2 December 2021

Arrival at Cliveden House

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 
Welcome Lunch 

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm 
Welcome Remarks from the Co-Chairs

Matthew Wilson, General Counsel, Fremantle 
Ciara Cullen, Partner, RPC

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Navigating Global Disruption

In today's world the risk profile of companies changes at lightening speed. During this interactive discussion, general counsel members will candidly share their own war stories and the key steps that they have implemented to ensure they can lead the organisation through the next era of global chaos. They will share their most important lessons learnt, whilst also sharing what they would do differently in the future. 

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm 
The Future is What? 

Following the upheaval of the pandemic, are businesses really charting a different course than existed before?  And, is there a real risk of a backlash from employees due to a misalignment of expectations between leaders and employees?  In this session, GLL Members will discuss how they have ensured their team remains adaptable, agile and flexible. The speakers will share how their organisations are transforming to fit employee’s needs and will discuss the future of work and company culture. 

3:15 pm - 3:35 pm
Coffee Break

3:35 pm - 4:20 pm
What is the Role of Authenticity in Leadership?

Teams feed off of leaders who are purposeful, but what else matters? How can leaders sustain and remain faithful to their purpose over many years? We often talk about what good leadership looks like but here GLL Members will be encouraged to address their own leadership styles and consider what works and what doesn’t. 
Jeremy Barton, General Counsel, KPMG UK

4:20 pm – 5:30 pm
Keynote - Battlefield to Boardroom

Andrew Powell served globally with the British Armed Forces, including around six years with the Special Forces before moving on to the corporate world. Since then, Andrew has held several roles including COO of Colt Technology Services, and has more recently founded route2work which changes the lives of thousands of talented people every year through educational and career-based programmes. Andrew will share his frank observations and takeaways from the battlefield to the boardroom in order to help you become an impactful business partner.
Interviewer: Richard Harris, Chief Legal Officer, Robert Walters
Interviewee: Andrew Powell, Special Forces Soldier and Former COO of Colt Technology Services

5:30 pm
Closing Comments from the Co-Chairs 

6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Gala Dinner Drinks Reception

7:45 pm onwards
Gala Dinner

3rd December 2021

7:00 am - 8:30 am

8:45 - 9:00
Opening Remarks from the Co-Chairs

Matthew Wilson, General Counsel, Fremantle
Ciara Cullen, Partner, RPC

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Keynote - Ten Shifts That Will Reinvent Business

A look at a selection of key emerging changes that will impact how businesses operate, how they create value, how they interact with talent and how they are judged. Drawing on insights from multiple expert discussions around the world on topics such as the future of data, future of work and the future of the company, this talk will share some thoughts on how the landscape may have changed by 2030.
Dr Tim Jones, Futurist

10:00 am - 11:00 am
ESG: The Perfect Storm to Drive Value for Your Organisation

Corporations are increasingly being measured by more than just their stock price, and political leaders are highlighting their dedication towards ESG issues. The growing collaborative capacity of the GC gives them an ideal vantage point to lead creative innovative changes. GLL members will explore the confusing landscape to provide you with a coherent idea of the direction of the reporting standards and the developing rules at a global level. They will discuss how they are defining corporate citizenship, how they are influencing others, and the steps legal departments can take to incite change. 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Championing Inclusion

Inclusion is very different from diversity, yet the two are often spoken about as a single concept. Inclusion is hard to measure and even harder to achieve. Leaders can strive to create a diverse team but if the people within those teams do not have parity in how they bring issues to the table then you are not moving the needle. GLL Members will honestly discuss the strategies that have been implemented to bolster inclusion and will share their key learnings.

12:00 pm- 1:00 pm
Farewell Lunch