FASCINATING SPEAKERS FROM ALL AREAS OF HUMAN ENDEAVOUR
Our speakers are such experts in their fields and they never fail to inspire some flash of insight. As business leaders and entrepreneurs, we know that it only takes one little spark to lead to our next great idea.
The EAGB meets on the second Thursday of every month for a reception, lunch, and to hear from exceptional guest speakers. We start with Mikado Experience, a guided networking session, which runs from 12:00 until 12:45, followed by a drinks reception at 12:45. Lunch is served promptly at 13:15 and the event closes at 15:15.
Tickets cost £112 for members, £120 for non-members (plus VAT).
Jane Gunn is a former city solicitor, now a full time mediator with 20 years' experience of mediating commercial cases. She has mediated hundreds of disputes and is frequently chosen for her extensive mediation experience as well as her ability to handle complex and emotive cases.
Jane believes that mediation provides a unique opportunity for parties to step away from formal and adversarial modes of communication. Involving both lawyers and their clients in planning the mediation is of critical importance to her in creating the right environment to enable them to communicate and negotiate as effectively as possible.
Accredited in 1996 (CEDR), she is a Mediator Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a CMC-registered mediator and an IMI (The International Mediation Institute) Certified International Mediator.
Norman Jackson played first class rugby for the Edinburgh Academicals and London Scottish and social rugby for the British Rugby Club of Paris, YC & AC in Tokyo and the University of Wellington in New Zealand. For the last 11 years he has been on the Board of London Scottish, a fully professional rugby side in the RFU Championship, one below the Premiership. With Investor Relations responsibilities, he has helped raise over £7 million from 160 investors.
For the last 30 years, he has worked with the owners of SMEs as an Adviser, Mentor, Non-Executive Director, Chairman and Corporate Financier, buying and selling companies and raising investors’ monies, working with over 1,000 businesses in the process.
With the final of the World Cup in Japan taking place on 2nd November, the timing is ideal for Norman to speak about “What Business Owners Can Learn from the World of Rugby”.
LONDON'S AIR AMBULANCE CEO
Before London’s Air Ambulance, seriously injured patients were dying unnecessarily because of the delay in receiving prompt and appropriate medical care. The doctor on board model for air ambulances, which they pioneered, aims for effective delivery of time critical interventions.
After a distinguished career in the city, Jonathan comes to London’s Air Ambulance from Social Investment Business, where he dealt with charity and social enterprise investment as the company’s CEO. He has a lifelong commitment to charity work, serving as trustee for a number of third sector organisations including Bright and Ethex.