Feb 27 2019| Leadership

Leadership Conference Will Shine a Spotlight on Values and Horizon Thinking

Raising Leadership Excellence in the Channel Islands

by Phil Eyre Founder

In line with our focus on creating leadership excellence across the Channel Islands, we are hosting our second leadership conference at St Pierre Park Hotel on Thursday 20th June.

Horizon Thinking

The line-up of speakers will present a diverse range of topics focusing on the theme of ‘horizon thinking’, with the aim of shining a spotlight on leadership excellence and stimulating conversations around topical issues facing Channel Islands leaders. 

Curated by Leaders’ founder Phil Eyre, the speakers include Major General Paul Nanson who is the Commandant of the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, and renowned the world over for excellence in leadership development. 

He was recently appointed as the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the newly formed Army Recruiting and Initial Training Command and has held many distinguished roles within the army including Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and Chairman of the Sandhurst Trust. 

Major General Nanson says: ‘I hope to bring each leadership story to life with examples from my own experience and with vignettes from military history.  The purpose is to suggest lessons that might be applicable in a civilian context.’

Courageous Leadership

Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea CBE, DL, Chairman and Founder of Cobra Beer, Independent Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords, will ask the audience - what does courageous leadership require? 

Lord Bilimoria believes that courage is at the heart of effective leadership and will draw on his extensive experience as a businessman, entrepreneur and peer in the House of Lords to challenge the audience’s conventional thinking.

Diverse Thinking

Also speaking at the conference is Dr Ellen Moon, Lecturer in Environmental Engineering. During her childhood in Jersey, she aspired to make a positive difference to the world, and her career in science is enabling her to do just that. 

Dr Moon is a proud advocate for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and strives to make science and engineering more accessible to young women. 

Dr Moon says: ‘Diversity of thought and multidisciplinary learning is becoming increasingly important; it’s too easy for all of us to become immersed in our own “bubbles”. I’m excited that the conference includes a wide variety of speakers and guests; I’m looking forward not only to sharing my experiences but also learning from others.’ 

Long-Term Vision 

Finally, entrepreneurial couple Dame Mary and Douglas Perkins will be interviewed by Phil Eyre. The couple established Specsavers’ joint venture partnership model in 1984, with the vision of making eye care more affordable.

Phil Eyre says: ‘ I’m looking forward to exploring with Dame Mary and Douglas how their personal values have shaped their long-term vision and enabled them to navigate their business and personal challenges.

‘Leaders’ inaugural conference in 2017 was very well received by the business community who enjoyed the different perspectives our guest speakers shared on their leadership experiences. 

‘This year we are equally excited about the line-up of speakers, who will draw upon their diverse experiences to challenge our leadership thinking and stimulate discussions around the theme of “horizon thinking”.’

Thank You to Our Sponsors

The conference has been sponsored by Grant Thornton, Northern Trust, Carey, Specsavers, Active Optimus and Investec (Channel Islands). 

Conference Schedule 

Starting at 4pm and concluding after dinner, the conference schedule includes time in between each presenter for a round-table discussion


The evening’s programme will conclude with the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and network on the terrace, prior to a barbecue which all speakers and delegates are invited to attend.

To book your space, please visit:  www.leadersconsultancy.co.uk/conference/

Time:               3.45pm - 8pm 

Date:               Thursday 20th June 2019

Venue:             St Pierre Park Hotel

Tickets:           £135.00 per person, or table of 10 £1,350.00


About The Author | Phil Eyre

Phil is Leaders’ founder. He has an enthusiastic and inspiring style, drawing on his experience in business, academia and social sectors to help any leadership team to achieve phenomenal performance. Phil has sophisticated expertise in psychometrics and in the application of human data for individual, team and organisational success. He has trained with, and been mentored by, global leaders in this field, notably Dr Chuck Coker in the US. Phil began his career in the UK offshore finance industry in 1994, working for a wealth management company in Guernsey, Collins Stewart (CI) Limited, now Canaccord Genuity Wealth International. Phil was head of the company's Guernsey division, with a staff of 120 and assets under management of £4.5billion before resigning from executive responsibilities in 2008. Phil has served on the boards of three charities, including BMS World Mission, a UK charity with over 80 employees and a global reach. Phil also ran the Guernsey hub of a national theology college, received accreditation as a pastor in the Baptist Union of Great Britain and served as a non-executive director for Canaccord Genuity Wealth International. Phil is a member of the NED Forum and the Institute of Directors.

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