Young Leaders
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About Young Leaders

To celebrate its 70th anniversary, Henley Business School is assembling 36 of the brightest young leaders, who share Henley’s values, to debate what successful leadership looks like in the digital age.

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Young leaders will hear from Jamal Edwards MBE, founder of SBTV, Rob and Paul Forkan from social enterprise Gandys Flip flops and Niamh Corbett from Board Intelligence about their companies’ journeys and their leadership styles.

Dr Chris Dalton, Associate Professor of Management Learning, will guide discussions among attendees to tease out the common behaviours, values and practices that make this group such successful modern-day leaders.

Taking place on 1st March between 9:30 and 13:00 GMT, the event will be live-streamed and interactive. So if you’d like to hear first-hand about Jamal, the Gandy brothers and Niamh’s secrets of successful leadership, then add the livestream to your calendar by clicking on the reminder button below.

Live Stream

1 March 2016, from 09:30 to 13:00 GMT

Agenda

9:30 GMT Start and introduction to the day
10:00 – 10:40 Zone 1 Roots: An introduction to Rob & Paul Forkan, Gandys Flip Flops
10:40 – 11:05 Break
11:05 – 11:45 Zone 2 Reality: An introduction to Jamal Edwards MBE, SBTV
11:45 – 12:25 Zone 3 Stewardship: An introduction to Niamh Corbett, Board Intelligence
12:25 – 13:00 Summary

Live Stream

1 March 2016, from 09:30 to 13:00 GMT

Our Guest Speakers

Jamal Edwards MBE

Jamal Edwards MBE

CEO at SBTV

Rob & Paul Forkan

Rob & Paul Forkan

Co-founders at Gandys

Niamh Corbett

Niamh Corbett

Board Intelligence

Inspiring a new wave of digital entrepreneurialism, Jamal Edwards MBE is one of Britain’s most influential young entrepreneurs, the founder of the UK’s leading online youth broadcaster, SBTV and one of the Queen’s Young Leaders.

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He was one of the UK’s earliest YouTube stars, starting his urban music channel on the site in 2006 when he was just a teenager. Credited with reviving British grime and rap music, (think Dizzee Rascal and Tinchy Stryder) the channel has broadened its musical reach as well as expanding to cover business, fashion and sport. He has also interviewed a number of highly-prominent figures including HRH Prince Charles, Ed Milliband and Chad Hurley (co-founder of YouTube).

Jamal’s phenomenal success is due in large part to his drive and ambition and most of all, his self belief. Frequently called upon to represent young entrepreneurs, he has been featured in all corners of the media and has been placed at No 2 in The Guardian’s top 30 young people in digital media and appears on The Times Young Power List.

It seems Jamal has the Midas touch but learning just a little of his ambition, his energy and his can-do attitude, it soon becomes clear that his expanding business portfolio and his reputation for helping others to succeed show no sign of abating.

Gandys has been created by Brothers Rob & Paul, who had a bohemian upbringing, travelling and volunteering all over the world.

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The brothers wanted to created something unique, driven by their personal passion after the tragic loss of their parents in the Boxing Day Tsunami. Rob & Paul founded Gandys with the vision to fund their charitable foundation; ‘Orphans for Orphans’ supporting children in need and to create a legacy in their parents name.

Rob & Paul wanted to do something innovative, that would reflect the vibrant upbringing they had. They though the best way to express all the different cultures they experienced on their travels was to create a life-style brand with the ethos of Explore & Inspire.

The brothers are dedicated to trying to create a better future for fellow Orphans as it was the children of Sri Lanka that helped the brothers and their younger siblings to survive and escape. Gandys has built its very own children’s home in Sri Lanka to mark the 10-year anniversary of the Tsunami. With various homes now funded in Sri Lanka and India the brothers are hoping more people will join them on their journey in creating a better future for those less fortunate.

“After all we have seen in life we felt we needed to create something special.” Rob & Paul.

In less than 12 years, Niamh Corbett has made a profound impact on the corporate world as a powerful voice for women in business.

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Part of her earlier career was spent in investment banking with Morgan Stanley where she quickly advanced, advising fast-growing start-ups and global organisations.

She now mentors Fintech start-ups in various incubators in London, in particular those developing technology to disrupt the banking sector. Niamh is also an Advisory Partner at Board Intelligence, a leading consultancy that provides information and decision-making tools to board members.

When she is not blogging for the Huffington Post, Niamh is doing what she is perhaps best known for: her work as a writer and speaker on gender equality and diversity in the workplace. She is on the Steering Committee of the 30% Club, a cross-business initiative aimed at increasing female representation in business, campaigning to get more women on the boards of FTSE companies and improve diversity across all levels of UK business. Niamh is also on the Global Advisory Board of Astia which aims to accelerate the funding and growth of high potential, high-growth, women-led start-ups worldwide.