Beyond leadership

Thursday 4 December 2014

6.00pm - 8.30pm (refreshments available 30 minutes before)

BCS London, Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Simon Kearey

People concerned with the new technology adoption and business transformation will be aware that successful organisations need effective leadership. So how exactly do leaders emerge from within the organisation and how does the organisation make room for new leaders? Simon's presentation traces the pathway from team member through leadership roles to people who eventually transcend leadership.

How they do this and the special qualities they have will be covered in this presentation which will leave much room for discussion and debate as to how this concept can be replicated in many of the delegates' organisations. Along with ways that people can achieve this, the presentation will cover the values implicit in these new leaders and what makes them so special and so crucial to modern organisations.

About the speaker:

For the last five years Simon Kearey has worked in a senior leadership position for Oxfordshire County Council. (Prior to that he was Head of Business Support and Performance Management). He led a key division which provided both a support role (Finance, HR, Property, Facilities Management, Contracts and Procurement, Performance, Systems) and a service role (Access and Assessment Teams, Complaints, Strategy). He also led on the delivery of change management for the directorate, which included implementation of the Transforming Adult Social Care programme.

Prior to working in local government he worked for the BBC for 12 years in a number of roles managing both the finances and the business. It was through being seconded to being CEO of Kids Company that he realised that his future lay in the public sector. He has a background in financial and commercial Systems implementation and has turned around a number of business units from loss making to profit making enterprises. He also managed shared services in a number of organisations and has an MBA, an MSc in both IT and Public Service Management and a BSc in Paper Technology.

Event report

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