Previous lectures

2017 Lectures

Business and management education: innovations and role in global economics and social development
Eric Cornuel, Director General and CEO, European Foundation for Management Development

The path to Better Jobs 
Matthew Blain, Director or HR Operations, Boots UK and Ireland

On purpose... developing leadership skills and achieving more by reconnecting with your purpose
Sarah Walker-Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Browne Jacobson LLP

2016 Lectures

How Changing Consumer Behaviour has Impacted the Logistics Industry
David Frankish, Chief Executive Officer of NFT Distribution Operations Ltd

Is politics becoming more, or less, friendly to business?
Simon Walker, Director General of the Institute of Directors

Engineering Innovation: Meeting Our Greatest Challenges
Nigel Fine, Institution of Engineering and Technology

2015 Lectures

Transformation and Change in the Media and Charity Sectors
Derek Gannon, Chief Operating Officer at Comic Relief

The consumer at the centre of ECCO
Torben Nørgaard, ECCO

The fiscal challenges for the next Parliament
Rob Whiteman, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

Developing Culture and Employee Engagement in Large Organisations
Peter Cheese, Chief Executive, CIPD

2014 Lectures

Leadership and Management in the UK today
Peter Ayliffe, Chairman and Non-Executive Director, Monitise

Punching our economic weight: Nottingham's ambitions as one of UK's nine Core Cities
Ian Curryer, Chief Executive, Nottingham City Council

The Future of the Automobile: Sustainable Mobility
Professor Richard Parry-Jones CBE, Chairman of Network Rail, Co-Chair of UK's Automotive Council and Former VP of Global Product Development and CTO of Ford Motor Company RPJ Consulting

Developing Culture and Employee Engagement in Large Organisations
Kath Durrant, Group Director of Human Resources, Rolls-Royce Plc

Stop Managing; Start Achieving: Why Management Needs a Makeover
Ann Franke, Chief Executive, Chartered Management Institute

Where Next for Business Investment?
Ian McCafferty, Monetary Policy Committee Member, Bank of England

Preparing Town Centres and High Streets for the 21st Century
Bill Grimsey, Retail Expert and Author - wrong image

2013 Lectures

Reinventing the Modern Corporation
Chris Evans, managing Director, IBM

How Data is Changing the World
Craig Boundy, Managing Director, Experian UK and Ireland

The State of the Economy and the Role of Business and Education
John Cridland CBE, Director General, CBI

A Billion Better Lives!
Dave Lewis, President Personal Care, Unilever

The Start of Something New in Business Banking: My Personal Leadership Journey
Robin Foale, Managing Director UK Business Banking, Santander UK

2012 Lectures

The application of business skill sets in a military environment: a personal view
Air Vice-Marshal B M North, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (ACAS)

Economic Prospects of the Global Economy: China, US and EU
Professor Siwei Cheng, Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of 9th and 10th National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China.

Patients, doctors and managers: the NHS in 2012
Sir David Nicholson KCB CBE

The secret of the Chinese miracle: how a communist country was able to reap the benefits of globalisation following the same pattern of the Industrial Revolution. What are the lessons for the West?
Loretta Napoleoni
Professor of Economics, Judge Business School, Cambridge

Why it is crucial for the East Midlands to be on the High Speed Rail Network
David Begg, Director, Campaign for High Speed Rail

2011 Lectures

Responding to the twin challenges of global motor industry - sustainability and gridlock
Joe Greenwell CBE, Chairman, Ford UK

Building an Internationally Recognised Brand
Alex Gourlay, Chief Executive of the Health and Beauty Division, Alliance Boots

What hasn't happened yet: The shape of digital to come
Chris Lenton, Chairman, Chartered Institute of Marketing

How Employees Have Helped to Drive the Growth of Toyota
Tony Walker, Deputy Managing Director, Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd

2010 Lectures

The Crucial Value of True Leadership and Entrepreneurship
Stefano Pessina, Executive Chairman, Alliance Boots

Building brands in challenging times
John Farrell, John Farrell and Associates

The State of UK Industry - a view from Experian
Charlotte Hogg, Managing Director, Experian UK and Ireland

2009 Lectures

The recession and its impact on private sector organisations in Nottingham and the East Midlands
Ian McCafferty, Chief Economic Adviser, CBI

Business and Universities in challenging times
Richard Lambert, Director-general, CBI