Speakers: Going for Growth, Customers | 26 April 2022

John Glen, Visiting Fellow, Cranfield - School of Management

John was Director of the Executive MBA from 2002 – 2004 and the Full-time MBA from 2004 – 2007. He has worked extensively in the area of executive education in the UK and globally. John has published over 30 commissioned reports for a variety of corporate clients and more than 50 academic and conference papers, his major academic interest being in the area of housing and health economics. John regularly comments on UK and global macro-economics and the finance of football on BBC radio and television having given more than 75 interviews in the last three years.

Holly Martin, UK Head of Biddable, Incubeta

Holly Martin is Head of Biddable at Incubeta, with 8 years of industry experience across multiple verticals including retail, travel, FMCG, entertainment and finance.

Holly’s experience working for some of Incubeta’s biggest clients such as M&S allows expert insights into retail strategy, omnichannel and paid media. Holly also heads up Incubeta’s UK biddable team.

Greg Klingaman, Strategic Advisor, Anyroad, and former Global Retail Director for Diageo

Greg Klingaman is a D2C retail and consumer sector executive with over 20 years’ experience leading omni-channel retail transformations and creating experiential destinations for major brands including Johnnie Walker, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, and The Home Depot. Based in Amsterdam, he is currently advising AnyRoad on their European growth strategy, pricing, packaging, solutions, and customer messaging. AnyRoad is an experiential marketing software that empowers brands, retailers and field marketers to scale, measure, and optimise the impact of their experiences and events, whether in-person, virtual or hybrid.

In his previous role as Global Retail Director at Diageo, he architected and led Diageo’s £185M investment in creating Scotch whisky brand home destinations, the largest-ever investment of its kind in Scotland. He enjoys sharing his work at industry conferences and webinars including serving as a keynote speaker at NG Retail Europe Summit, Retail EXPO, Scottish Tourism Alliance, and Polaris Webinar Series. He has been published in industry magazines Marketing Week, Retail CIO, and Brand Growth Inspiration.

Greg has a BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University and an MBA in Marketing from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

Tom Hares, Founder and CEO, Buzzbike

Buzzbike was founded by Tom Hares, an ex-Apple ad executive and Andy Nunn, a former strategy consultant at KPMG with an ambition to make it as easy as possible to get around the city on a bike. As well as it’s direct-to-consumer business Buzzbike also partners with companies to offer a low-cost, flexible way to get employees cycling to work.

Orianna Rosa Royle, Senior Reporter, Management Today

At Management Today, you’ll find Orianna interviewing Britain’s top bosses, championing inclusive leadership and bringing to light issues impacting workers - From the lack of miscarriage policies to the misuse of mental health champions, the list goes on. Having worked as a presenter and video journalist, Orianna Rosa Royle pivoted to the magazine industry in 2017. She has written and filmed for a number of media publications including Campaign, Market Leader, Women’s Health, Sky News, Your Local Guardian and London Live.

Kate Magee, Editor, Management Today

Kate Magee is the editor of Management Today. Here she oversees MT's editorial portfolio, including a quarterly magazine and daily bulletins. She has 15 years of experience as a journalist, most recently as Campaign's associate editor, where she won PPA's Business Writer of the Year, twice. She has also worked at PRWeek, reporting on the news behind the news.

Allyson Stewart-Allen, Educator, Advisor, Author, Speaker and Non-Executive Director

Allyson Stewart-Allen is a renowned educator, advisor, author, speaker and Non-executive Director whose expertise in brand internationalisation and creating in-company leadership development programmes is sought by global businesses

Allyson applies her extensive international consulting experience, MBA and languages (French, German) to the company she founded, International Marketing Partners. She has advised more than 240 businesses in 26 countries including Aegis, Burberry, HSBC, Shell and serves as a Board member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

An experienced and frequent commentator, she lends her insights to broadcast, print and digital media across the globe. She has appeared on Sky News, and several TV shows including BBC’s The Apprentice. Other outlets regularly applying her insights include BBC News, ITV News, CNN and The Financial Times. A frequent keynote speaker at international conferences, Allyson has appeared on the platforms of The Global Peter Drucker Forum, The Conference Board and Financial Times Board Directors Programme.

Neil Barrie, Global CEO, TwentyFirstCenturyBrand

One of the world’s leading progressive brand strategists, Neil loves working with companies that are changing things for the better. He's proud to have led the development and global growth of a range of top tier brands such as Airbnb, Netflix, Pinterest, Unilever, Snapchat and Disney. Before co-founding TwentyFirstCenturyBrand, Neil served as Chief Strategy Officer at Chiat Day Los Angeles, leading the global creative strategy for Airbnb in close collaboration with the CMO and CEO.

Neil previously led the strategy of Zag, the ventures arm of London ad agency BBH, where he worked directly with the founders of a range of high growth disruptors in the finance, photography, music and CPG sectors, helping them develop their brands, products, marketing campaigns and also raise funds.

With more than a decade of brand and marketing experience, Neil’s insight has been shared at events such as SXSW, Web Summit, and Ciclope as well as on juries for the Global Effies, AICP and The Drum Content Awards. Neil has also co-authored a White Paper on the business case for creating an iconic brand, which was the subject of a panel at SXSW.

Janthana Kaenprakhamroy, CEO & Founder, Tapoly

Janthana Kaenprakhamroy is the CEO and Founder of Tapoly, winner of Insurance Provider of the Year at the British Small Business Awards 2018 and finalist for both the MGA Initiative of the Year and Technology Service Provider of the Year at the Insurance Times Awards 2021. Tapoly is a digital managing general agent (MGA) providing tailored commercial lines insurance to micro SMEs and freelancers. Tapoly also works globally, building end-to-end white labelled SaaS solutions that utilise emerging technologies to connect insurers with their distribution partners across the world.

Janthana was named Insurance Woman of the Year at the Women in Finance Awards 2021, was listed by Forbes as number 6 of the Top 100 Women Founders to watch and was named in the Insurance Business UK’s Elite Women List 2021 and 2022. Janthana is a chartered accountant and former internal audit director at top-tier investment banks. More information is available at https://www.tapoly.com/

Jessica Jacobs, Global Director, Incubeta

Jessica Jacobs is Global Director at Incubeta, creating & directing innovative and strategic solutions to complex brand & communication challenges.

In 2020, Jessica helped restructure Incubeta business across Europe, creating new leadership positions in the Benelux, France, DACH & Nordic regions, enabling deeper, richer relationships with clients which led to stronger partnerships & increased revenue for Incubeta.

What she uniquely brings to the table is a global network of creative understanding, helping to build inspiring narratives that people can relate to; working with some of the largest global brands including L’Oreal, Accor, Qatar Airways, Zalando, Sanlam and Club Med.

Sean Keyes, Managing Director of Civil and Structural Engineering, Sutcliffe

Having spent over 30 years within the company Sean has become the dynamic leader he is today. In that time he has developed a forward-thinking, pragmatic approach to problem solving which allows him to lead with the team with strength and direction.

Sean adopts several roles within the business including the management of all client relationships and quality management of all processes, ensuring innovation and engineering excellence. As a chartered engineer for over a quarter of a century he supports the wider team providing expert technical advice when required and has developed many of the structural engineering practices within the company. Within the business he is one of the very few who has trained chartered surveyors, and civil and structural engineers, of which he is very proud.