Rona Fairhead Announced as Keynote Speaker for Women in Business: Whatever it Takes Conference (MAY20)

rona fairheadRona Fairhead, former Chairman and Chief Executive of the Financial Times Group will be the keynote speaker at the Women in Business: Whatever it Takes conference taking place on  Monday 20th May 2013 at London Metropolitan University, 84 Moorgate, London EC2M 6SQ

Rona has wide experience in business, finance, services and manufacturing. She was Pearson’s chief financial officer before beginning her current role in 2006. In addition to the FT Group, Rona headed Pearson’s professional and careers business that includes Pearson VUE (their electronic testing and certification business) and various skills and professional training businesses. She previously held senior management roles at specialty chemicals company ICI plc, and in aerospace with Bombardier/Shorts.

She has an MBA from Harvard Business School. Rona currently serves as non-executive director of The Cabinet Office of UK Government and of HSBC Holdings plc, where she chairs the risk committee. She is also a member of the Cambridge University Library Visiting Committee.

She was made a Commander of the British Empire in 2012.

Other speakers confirmed for the panel discussion include Tamsin Fox-Davies (Educational Marketing Expert, Constant Contact UK); Sharon Eden (Inner Leadership Coach, Psychotherapist, Passion Whisper) and Marilyn Devonish (founder of Trance FormationsTM) to name a few.

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