Distinguished Leaders Series Highlights 2012-13

Posted on Thursday 4th April 2013

distinguished-leaders The Distinguished Leaders Series of guest speakers at Birmingham Business School featured a number of high profile leaders from a range of industries across the world, reflecting on their personal journeys and discussing the qualities of a great leader.

The series was launched in 2012 by the Business School Alumni Relations team and continued into 2013. The speakers involved in the series included:

  • Nick Humby
    Chief Finance Director, Lawn Tennis Association
  • Mike Coupe
    Group Commercial Director, Sainbury's
  • Sarah Cox
    Head of Business Planning, London 2012 Olympic Organising Committee
  • Douglas Johnson-Poensgen
    Managing Director, Barclays to You
  • Ian Tyler
    Chief Executive, Balfour Beatty


About the series, Sarah Cox said that it was “a great opportunity to share some of the experiences I’ve had” whilst Douglas Johnson-Poensgen viewed it as a way to “potentially help a cohort of MBA students”.  As well as sharing their own experiences and advice, Ian Tyler said that the series was a great chance “to come back to where I graduated more than 30 years ago and to just reflect back on that”.

You can view further videos for the Distinguished Leaders Series at the University of Birmingham YouTube channel.

Details about future speakers will be announced on the Business School Alumni pages at a future date.