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Upgrade Masterclass breakfast: The future of leadership

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Time: 7.00am - 8.30am
Venue: One Bird Cage Walk, Westminster, London, SW1H 9JJ
Price: free

Upgrade Masterclass breakfast: The future of leadership

Join us for a panel discussion and networking breakfast as our alumni leaders explore the future of leadership in an ever changing global society.

Our panel will share their insights and experience on how they see leadership changing in an evolving world. How do you lead teams as remote working grows? How do you lead in the growing world of start-up businesses? What are the future pressures leaders will face? 

The interactive panel will be chaired by Engin Mustafa, lecturer and module leader for Career and Leadership Journey for the MBA programme at Kingston University. Join us to hear what skills and expertise leaders will need in 2030 and beyond. 

Panel speakers

Mark Wignall (PGDip Marketing, 1980)

Mark is the Managing Partner of Mobeus Equity Partners LLP, a leading equity investor in UK smaller companies. He leads the business and is Chairman of the Mobeus Investment Committee.

Mark graduated from the University of Leicester with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, thereafter obtaining a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from Kingston University.  

Mark began his career with MAI Plc, a financial services and media group, thereafter entering the UK venture capital industry in 1987 by joining GLE Development Capital. Here, Mark worked in portfolio management and completed new investments and brought together Mobeus' current senior management team. In 2004, Mark led the acquisition of GLE Development Capital to form Matrix Private Equity Partners. In 2012, Mark led the team's MBO from Matrix to form Mobeus.

Mark has been a valued supporter of postgraduate scholarships at Kingston and has been a judge at previous Bright Ideas Competitions in recent years.  

Carlos Gomez (MBA, 2006)

Carlos is a prominent leadership and entrepreneurship specialist with over 15 years of experience in international leadership at senior level. After graduating from Kingston with his MBA in 2006, he co-founded and is currently the director of Bmita Group, which runs training and development programmes for leaders. 

Carlos has also written The Clear-Minded Leader, which explores how being a success leader requires an authentic mindset and he is currently researching the concept of evolutionary coaching including its applications to leadership development.

Claudine Reid, MBE (MSc Occupational & Business Psychology, 2019)

Claudine is a Director of PJ's Community Service, a renowned social enterprise specialising in enhancing and transforming communities by providing care, education and economic empowerment to vulnerable young adults. 

Voted as one of Britain's Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs by real business magazine in 2008, Claudine is also a trainer, inspirational speaker and TV & Radio presenter. Claudine supports organisations and individuals to develop their social enterprise and social impact strategies. Claudine is currently studying MSc Occupational & Business Psychology at Kingston University. 

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Kingston University Alumni
Tel: 020 8417 3178


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