GDST Young Leaders’ Conference

30th Sep – 2nd Oct 2016

Cheryl Giovannoni

Cheryl Giovannoni Cheryl Giovannoni is the Chief Executive of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST). The GDST is the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools with schools and academies in England and Wales. It aims to be the leader in girls’ education.

Cheryl was born and brought up in South Africa and has a BA in English, Communication and Psychology from the University of South Africa.

Before joining the GDST Cheryl enjoyed a 25-year career in branding, marketing and advertising. During her career at WPP she ran three of its companies, most recently Ogilvy & Mather, the advertising agency. Before this, Cheryl was European President of Landor Associates, a global brand consulting firm, where she was responsible for managing seven units across the region and worked with clients including P&G, Diageo and Kraft. Cheryl had previously been CEO of Coley Porter Bell, a consumer design and branding business.

Cheryl enjoys mentoring and coaching and supports many young women, either informally as their mentor or through programmes run by WACL (Women in Advertising and Communication London). She is also a non-executive director of Fearless Futures, a charity launched to promote gender equality through its schools’ programme.

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Ann Francke Ann Francke, CEO of Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Winner of the Louis Armstrong Award for outstanding leadership of a UK professional body 2016 and Author of: Financial Times Guide to Management: How to Make a Difference and Get Results.

Ann is a transformational leader with vision, pace and proven ability to deliver profitable growth and build organisational capability. At CMI, she uses her experience in leading organisations to promote best practices in management and leadership, and improve management standards across the UK and beyond.

Ann has been named in the top 100 women to watch in the 2015 Female FTSE report from Cranfield and is an expert on current challenges facing women in the workplace. Ann is Strategic Advisor at Tongal and a Non-Exec at Grant Thornton International. She is also a member of the CRUK Women of Influence Board, WACL, MGGB and an Advisory Board member of Lancaster Management, Nottingham Trent and the Open University Business Schools.

Prior to CMI Ann was Global General Manager at the British Standards Institution, held executive board positions at Boots and Yell and was European Vice President at Mars. Ann began her career at P&G and managed a variety of international brands including Pampers, Always and Olay before rising to global general manager.

Ann holds a BA with Distinction from Stanford, an MBA/MS from Columbia; Honorary Doctorates in Business Administration from UWE and Nottingham Trent Universities and a Doctor of the University from Oxford Brookes.

Ann and her husband live in West London; she has one daughter.

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Ann Francke

Ann Francke, CEO of Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Winner of the Louis Armstrong Award for outstanding leadership of a UK professional body 2016 and Author of: Financial Times Guide to Management: How to Make a Difference and Get Results.

Ann is a transformational leader with vision, pace and proven ability to deliver profitable growth and build organisational capability. At CMI, she uses her experience in leading organisations to promote best practices in management and leadership, and improve management standards across the UK and beyond.

Ann has been named in the top 100 women to watch in the 2015 Female FTSE report from Cranfield and is an expert on current challenges facing women in the workplace. Ann is Strategic Advisor at Tongal and a Non-Exec at Grant Thornton International. She is also a member of the CRUK Women of Influence Board, WACL, MGGB and an Advisory Board member of Lancaster Management, Nottingham Trent and the Open University Business Schools.

Prior to CMI Ann was Global General Manager at the British Standards Institution, held executive board positions at Boots and Yell and was European Vice President at Mars. Ann began her career at P&G and managed a variety of international brands including Pampers, Always and Olay before rising to global general manager.

Ann holds a BA with Distinction from Stanford, an MBA/MS from Columbia; Honorary Doctorates in Business Administration from UWE and Nottingham Trent Universities and a Doctor of the University from Oxford Brookes.

Ann and her husband live in West London; she has one daughter.

 

Kate Richardson-Walsh

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 Kate Richardson-Walsh

Kate Richardson-Walsh, Captain of GB and England women’s hockey teams and an Olympic Gold Medalist is the most capped female hockey player in her country’s history. Kate maintained elite performance levels for 17 years and made over 370 appearances for her country.

An inspirational and charismatic leader she has been widely credited for helping build the incredible team ethos and commitment that drove the GB team to a nail biting victory at the Rio Olympic Games. In winning gold Kate also made history in other ways, becoming one half of the first same-sex married couple to win an Olympic medal playing in the same team.

As GB captain Kate was instrumental in helping to construct the team ethos and resilience that ultimately paid off in Rio. From a disastrous low of 11th place at the World Cup in 2014, a process of self-examination and rebuilding was instigated in which the team built and signed up to their own collective culture of behavior, created a sense of common purpose and installed a distributed leadership structure to make sure this lived and breathed every day.

Shortlisted for the FIH World Player of the Year Award, Kate has also been GB Hockey’s Athlete of the Year, has twice won the prestigious Hockey Writers’ Player of the Year, and in 2017 was awarded an OBE for services to hockey. Kate was also nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award in December 2016.

In 2013 Kate Walsh married Helen Richardson, her team mate since 1999. Having retired from international hockey following their Rio success, both are now set to join Dutch side Bloemendaal. Kate currently serves as an ambassador for the Women’s Sport Trust, supports disability hockey as an ambassador for Access Sport, and sits on the British and European Olympic Athlete’s Commissions.

With the pressures of international hockey behind her she is also looking forward to indulging a few of her other passions, including travel, fashion, cooking and Manchester United.

Amandine Flachs

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Amandine Flachs

Over the past 7 years, Amandine Flachs has had the chance to work with amazing Tech Startups across France, the USA and the UK where she has met and learned from successful teams, entrepreneurs, investors and mentors.

After spending time in the USA, Amandine started her Virtual Reality journey back to Paris in 2013, before Oculus was available. As soon as the modern VR headsets arrived, the market slowly changed and opened the door for a brand new rising ecosystem and a diversity of new actors. She identified a chance to combine her experience of VR and her willingness to support entrepreneurs, and moved to London to look for a new adventure. In London, she not only discovered a dynamic startup hub but also a fantastic tight and welcoming community.

Amandine is involved in, and fascinated by emerging technologies including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence (AI) & cryptocurrencies. She is also interested in mentoring, consulting and providing feedback to support innovative entrepreneurs and working with technology startups.

Amandine also co-founded Unfold UK to facilitate inclusion and support of all kinds of diversity (gender, origin, sexual orientation, language, skills) in immersive technologies, empowering and supporting entrepreneurs and the entire community.

Glen Fendley

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Glen Fendley

After a stint working in the oil industry as an international project analyst, Glen was inspired by his then school teacher partner (now wife) to join the NSPCC and be part of the feasibility team evaluating whether it could raise £250 million to help end cruelty to children. When the NSPCC Full Stop Campaign was given the green light, Glen took the leap to become a professional fundraiser and soon found himself raising six and seven-figure gifts from companies and individual philanthropists. Having found his career niche, Glen went on to enjoy similar roles within charities as diverse as the Children’s Society, WWF, and Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres.

Subsequently, Glen set up his own international philanthropic consultancy, where he provided counsel to a range of institutions in Europe, United States and South Africa, including Oxfam, Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Human Rights Watch, Action Medical Research, The Nature Conservancy, MaAfrika Tikkun, and the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts.

His successful business (over 50 long term clients) was bought out by one of the world’s largest philanthropic consultancies, GGA, and the firm made him their Chief Executive-in-Europe, where he continued to support his existing clients and extended his professional expertise to higher education institutions such as the University of Oxford, Harvard University, Georgetown University, University of Leeds, Kings College, Cambridge, and AMC Hospital, Amsterdam.

20 years on and Glen is still in the professional fundraising business. In his current challenge as the Head of Development at the Girls’ Day School Trust, his team are responsible for raising vital income towards bursaries and driving the delivery, innovation and growth of GDST’s fundraising programmes across its 24 schools and two academies in England & Wales.

Glen recently became Chairman of the Institute of Development Professionals in Education (IDPE), the UK’s leading schools’ fundraising membership organisation. He is the author of IDPE’s best practice checklist series and a regular contributor to fundraising training publications for the sector.