Leadership will be the focus of the first Business Breakfast of the new year with a series of high-profile speakers discussing the key challenges and opportunities for organisations.
Chris Matchan, a consultant and executive fellow at the University of Aberdeen, has enjoyed a highly successful career in the field of line management and human resources spanning over 20 years. From an early career in selling advertising space and managing sales teams, Chris moved into the field of human resources and spent seven years in various UK based HR roles at ICL/Fujitsu before becoming HR manager for the Middle East and Africa.
Following eight years at Guinness as HR director for United Distillers in Hong Kong, Sydney, and the international region, he worked on the change management process that brought Guinness and Grand Metropolitan together to form Diageo in 1997. He has also worked with clients such as Carphone Warehouse, Scottish Courage, The Tussauds Group, PUMA, Columbia Sports, Britvic and the Grants Whisky Company to name but a few.
Joining Chris at the breakfast will be Dr Ian Heywood, senior lecturer at the University of Aberdeen Business School and MBA programme director. He is an experienced facilitator and educator who has worked with teams at all levels in the organisation and has extensive knowledge and practical experience of delivering training and development in both face to face and on-line settings, having previously been director of the Centre for Open and Distance Learning at the Robert Gordon University.
Ian was also director of growing business and skills with Scottish Enterprise Grampian where he had leadership responsibility for the organisation's portfolio of 300 high growth companies.
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DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen Treetops
161 Springfield Road
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