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‘Developing the Entrepreneurial Mindset’ Workshop Series: Meet the Expert Speakers at our London Workshop

The next workshop in our series centred on ‘Developing the Entrepreneurial Mindset‘ is almost upon us. Hosted in the centre of London, next to Tower Bridge, in this workshop we will be looking at two of our six identified characteristics of the entrepreneurial mindset,

  • Leading the way
  • Using resources smartly

The following workshop speakers have been invited to share their expert insight on these characteristics:


Frances Brown
Frances designed and delivers Leading Change, a unique leadership and development course drawing on international expertise to support and challenge The Commonwealth’s future leaders. The online course is enhanced through a specially created residential study at the University of Cambridge and a six-month mentoring programme. Frances is also an advisor to the NACUE, the UK’s leading membership organisation for engaging students in enterprise, comprising a network of over 32,000 students in 260 institutions.



Piers Cain
Piers is Head of Knowledge and Stakeholder Relations at the Chartered Management Institute. He has held senior business development and strategic positions in small, medium and large organisations, and has extensive strategic, consulting and operational experience in the public and private sectors, and with leading international institutions. Piers delivered the “21st Century Leaders” programme, a UK-wide consultation on the future of the business school curriculum, in partnership with the Association of Business Schools and the UK Quality Assurance Agency.



Todd Davey
Previously at Deloitte Australia, Todd supported the commercialisation of research and technology, working with clients such as BAE Systems, SAAB and the Australian Capital Territory (CAT) Government. Todd is a leading expert on university-business cooperation in Europe, having undertaken the largest study in Europe on UBC for the European Commission and having published more than 10 country analysis reports on UBC. Todd is also the Director of the Practitioners Board at the University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN).



David Hare
David Hare is National Relationship Manager for the Business Growth Services team within Grant Thornton. His projects include GrowthAccelerator (the partnership between government and private enterprise) which helps SMEs in England achieve their ambitions, and aims to build a community of entrepreneurial, high-growth businesses that are driving turnover, profit, and jobs.





Peter Lodemore
Peter Lodemore is an international coach and facilitator and the founding owner of Galatea Consulting Limited. He works closely with chief executives, senior teams and senior leaders from a wide range of sector leading organisations including global multinationals, universities, utilities, charities, the police, local and central government, community groups, and complex strategic partnerships.





Suzy Kerr-Pertic
Suzy Kerr-Pertic, is an arts management specialist and higher education professional, currently working on innovative projects as Head of Education Projects at GSM London and Consultant attached to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) at Coventry University, England.






Anita Thornberry
Anita Thornberry is Director of MedTech which aims to drive the growth of the medical technology business sector and transform the innovation process, gaining health system-wide adoption of the latest advances in technology and patient care. She previously worked in local government in the South East of England in the role of Head of Economy, Regeneration and Tourism. Anita is experienced in sector development, innovation and general business support as well as project and programme management of large schemes.



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