Managing the Unpredictable
Former Head of MI5 & Former Chair of the Wellcome Trust
Eliza Manningham-Buller headed Britain’s Security Service (MI5) from 2002 to
2007, before serving as Chair of the Wellcome Trust, one of the world’s largest
charitable funders of medical research and other activity to improve human
health. From counter terrorism to pandemics, Eliza has led organisations through
remarkable and pressurised times.
In her keynote presentation, Eliza reflects on 20 years as a leader of two very different organisations, but which
share many traits and goals in managing the unpredictable and trying to keep
millions safe. She outlines how leaders’ priorities must change in order to keep
pace with shifting demands from all stakeholders and the constant emergence of
new, often unimagined challenges. From existential threats such as climate change
and pandemics to diversity and fairness, leaders have to seriously consider an everchanging,
complex landscape of priorities that influence both their organisation’s
success and society’s future.
How to Persuade Anyone to Do Anything (well, almost!)
Author of The Busy Person’s Guide To Great Presenting
With leadership roles in sales for Eurotunnel, Hertz and News International, Lee Warren has also been a professional magician (member of the Magic Circle) and has been a commissioned writer at The Royal Opera House. Lee’s background in sales, magic and theatre gives him unique insight into persuasive communication and informs his keynotes on sales, communication, presenting and networking.
In 2022, Lee was awarded the UK’s highest accolade for professional public speaking - The Professional Speaking Award of Excellence.