Caspar Berry is a professional motivational and keynote speaker started his
career early on as the lead in the first series of Byker Grove on BBC1
alongside Ant and Dec. He went on to read Economics and Anthropology at
Cambridge and, after aiming to become a professional film writer – he was able
to have his first screenplay produced by Film Four in his final year. At the young age of twenty-three, Caspar was writing for Columbia Tri Star
and Miramax. Merely two years later, however he decided he needed a change in
his life, which led him to Las Vegas where he became a professional poker
player. While at twenty-first-century media, he began his career as a speaker and
catalyst for new thinking within business about risk-taking and
decision-making. In 2008, he decided to sell Twenty-First Century Media to Bob
Geldof’s media giant, Ten Alps.
His presentations focus on the need to embrace uncertainty and taking
calculated risks in order to get ahead and achieve success. They are not sector
specific and are therefore perfect for any training day or conference where new
ideas need to be discussed or debated. He is very inspirational and stimulates
change with his upbeat and energetic style.
Chris is an executive director with 24 years of
consumer services leadership experience and has worked for blue chip brands
including M&S, Boots the Chemist and Accenture. He was the Global Supply Chain Director at B&Q UK and
Ireland from 2011 to 2013 and Chief Executive Officer of Tuffnells Parcels
Express from 2015 to 2017.He is currently
lecturing on the Global Business Environment at the University of Chester as
well as running a presentation coaching/ training business.
Terry Murphy has worked in the logistics and supply chain industry
for almost four decades. Initially
studying Geography at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, he
subsequently graduated with a Master’s degree from Cranfield Institute of
Technology (now Cranfield University).
Initially he worked for many years with Whitbread, where he was
employed in both the drinks and food logistics businesses. Following this, since 2000, he has
concentrated predominantly on non-food retail supply chains, firstly with Argos
and latterly with DSG (Dixons), where he was Distribution Director for the Home
Delivery operation, responsible for the stockholding and delivery of circa 1.8
million customer orders per annum.
Since joining John Lewis just over ten years ago, he has
assumed accountability for the national distribution and fulfilment network, which
supports the replenishment of the retailer’s 50 shops and 23 Customer Delivery
Hubs as well as the ever increasing demands of John Lewis .com, which now
comprises almost 50% of total sales.
James Spencer started his career in oil refining in
1994, after graduating from Cambridge University. Having been shouted at by Production and Jetty
Operators for a few years, he was transferred to BP’s Head Office for a quieter
life in Supply and Trading.
In 2003, James joined the Bayford Group of
Companies (Gulf Petrol Stations, Commercial Fuels, Home Heating and Routemate Fuelcards)
as Group Operations Director, looking after their £500m pa operational
portfolio. During this time, he also
became Chairman of the Association of UK Oil Independents, which represented
the petroleum interests of Supermarkets, Importers and Wholesalers in the UK.
In 2009, he set up Portland Fuels, a specialist trading
company offering fuel price hedging, fixed price fuel supply, niche oil trading
lines and downstream advisory services. He
is a regularly contributor to national UK debates on oil prices and has
appeared numerous times on the BBC and other British media outlets.
Scott Dance has been working in the
recruitment industry with Hays for the past 15 years, with an exceptional
network of contacts and relationships across the procurement, supply chain and
Scott is currently the head of the procurement,
supply chain and logistics specialisms and leads the strategy for the UK &
Robert is a political, transport and
business consultant having previously been an MP for twelve years until June
2017. He is also the Chair of the Transport Board for an international
In Parliament, he was an elected member of
the Transport Select Committee as well as founding and chairing the All-Party
Parliamentary Freight Transport Group. He was a member of the Speaker’s Panel
of Committee Chairs, chairing secondary legislation committees and debates in
Between 2010 and 2013 Robert was Shadow
Justice Minister and during the last Labour government was the Parliamentary
Private Secretary (“PPS”) to the Secretary of State for Defence. Before that he
was PPS to the Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government and
Cabinet Office, and prior to that was PPS to the Lord Chancellor.
Robert was the Parliamentary delegate to
the Financial Reporting Advisory Board and a member of the House of Commons
Finance and Services Commission. He is also a Fellow of the Industry and
Parliament Trust having undertaken study with several multinational businesses.
Prior to being elected, Robert was Chief
Executive of the Malachi Community Trust and was also a city councillor on
Birmingham City Council.
Richard advises business leaders in the UK and Europe on a range digital transformation challenges. However, it is building an innovative enterprise that is his real passion. As well as leading Sopra Steria’s own global innovation programme, Richard works with customers helping them turn ideas into results. Richard lives in the UK but travels extensively throughout Europe.
Nicky McGroarty qualified as CIMA Accountant 11 years ago having spent 7 years working in finance for a high street Retailer. Having spent most of her early career in Retail, she decided to move into Telecommunications in 2003 and joined Telefonica O2. Not long after Nicky moved from Finance to Supply Chain and now runs the Supply Chain for the UK business. Her passion is for the customer experience whilst delivering a cost efficient Supply Chain, what’s pivotal to this is having the right partnerships in place across the whole Supply Chain. Nicky is married with 3 children and most weekends are spent walking and cycling in the countryside.
Richard joined CILT in January 2016, after 34 years in the RAF where he initially flew the F-4 Phantom and subsequently the Tornado F 3. In 2008 he was promoted to air commodore and, in February 09, was appointed as Air Officer Scotland and Station Commander RAF Leuchars. He attended Her Majesty as an Aide de Camp, commanded the transition of Leuchars from a Tornado into a Typhoon base, and led RAF Engagement throughout Scotland.
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