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Careers Panel and Networking Event 2023

7 September 2023 @ 6:00 pm

I am delighted to announce details of our Careers Panel and Networking Event on Thursday 7th September at 6pm in the Club Room at the Guildhall (entrance va West Wing on Aldermanbury) in the City of London.  This is particularly targeted towards younger scholars, but all scholars are welcome.  Discussions will be led by our committee member Fay Margo, CEO and Founder of award-winning PR & Marketing agency Brackendale Consulting, who will be leading a deep dive into the fascinating and wide-ranging career paths of our panel of speakers.

The panel will last no longer than one hour with plenty of opportunity for questions from the floor. Afterwards attendees are invited to stay on and network over drinks and refreshments, which will be served until 8.30pm. And to top it all, this is all free!

Click the button below to sign up. Not a commitment at this stage, but just to give us an idea about numbers. We will back in contact w/c 28th August.

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Confirmed Moderator
Fay MargoCEO of Brackendale Consulting (KS 1997)
Fay founded Brackendale, a private equity marketing and communications agency, 10 years ago. She previously worked as Investor Relations Manager at private equity fund Cipio Partners. Prior to this she was a private equity journalist, writing for publications including the Economist, the Financial Times group and private equity trade press. Fay has an MA in French literature on WW1, and a BA in French, Italian and Russian, both from Leeds University.

Confirmed Panellists
Laura Hendry, Journalist and Producer on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme (KS 2013)
Laura is a broadcast journalist with experience working across radio, TV and digital. Prior to joining Today, she worked as a Producer for BBC Breakfast, NBC News and BBC Radio 4’s World at One, PM and World Tonight programmes. She has an MA in Broadcast Journalism from City University and studied French and English Literature at The University of Edinburgh.

Nicola Huet, Digital commerce, digital marketing & digital transformation leader (KS 2000)
Nicola has recently taken on a new position as Chief Marketing Officer at GROUNDTRUTH Global. She is an experienced marketing professional who has worked in senior roles at Louis Vuitton, Sweaty Betty, Ralph Lauren and Boden, after spending time as a management consultant at Mercer. Nicola holds an MBA from INSEAD and studied philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford University.

Laura Hendry, Journalist and Producer on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme (KS 2013)
Laura is a broadcast journalist with experience working across radio, TV and digital. Prior to joining Today, she worked as a Producer for BBC Breakfast, NBC News and BBC Radio 4’s World at One, PM and World Tonight programmes. She has an MA in Broadcast Journalism from City University and studied French and English Literature at The University of Edinburgh.

Alex Gordon Lennox, Serial entrepreneur (KS 2010)
Alex is an ex-management consultant who has recently held leadership roles in high growth technology startups backed by leading venture funds like Softbank and Northzone. He is currently founding his own business and has previously co-founded a venture capital and private equity fund called Douro Capital. He holds an MBA from the Quantic School of Business and Technology in Washington, and studied Mechanical Engineering at Bristol University.

Sophie Orr, Underwriter at MX Underwriting (KS 2011)
Sophie is about to start a new career at Willis Towers Watson in August this year. Previously she was a Right of Light Surveyor at GIA (Gordon Ingram Associates). She studied geography at Newcastle University.

Dr Megan Thomsett, Senior Policy Advisor, Department for Science, Innovation and Technology  (KS 2010)
Megan has recently joined the Government Office for Technology Transfer in DSIT as a senior policy advisor after developing chemicals policy in The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Prior to her roles in the UK government, Megan worked at the University of Nottingham at the interface of business and academia to facilitate commercialisation of research. She holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham.

A number of other Committee Members will be on hand for discussion, with backgrounds in teaching, human resources, investment banking, engineering and quantitative analysis/Big Data.

All in all, an unmissable event! We hope to see you there in September.

Best wishes,

Simon Piggott
Chair Kitchener Scholars’ Association

Details

Date:
7 September 2023
Time:
6:00 pm
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Venue

Guildhall
71 Basinghall St
London, EC2V 7HH United Kingdom
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