Episode four: Lord Michael Hastings
Join free · Online · Thursday 20 January · 8.30 to 9.30am GMT
Leadership flipped: Learn how to lead from behind and empower others
Lord Michael Hastings, Professor of Leadership at the Stephen R. Covey Leadership Centre at Huntsman Business School, USA has appreciated a deeply purposeful career across the public, private and non-profit sectors. He has dedicated his time to helping and empowering others, bringing about positive change in the UK and internationally.
At a time when we are recovering from a global pandemic and faced with a climate crisis, values are coming to the fore. There is a call for businesses to reinvent the way they do business and put purpose before profit. As business leaders, CAs need to be the drivers of such change.
With his refreshing and giving approach to leadership, Lord Michael Hastings will share with event attendees his key ingredients to successful leadership. Flipping traditional ideas on their head, he will suggest an empowering form of leadership that inspires and develops others and leads to positive and lasting change.
About Lord Hastings
Lord Dr (Michael) Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE has enjoyed a distinguished career in education, philanthropy, justice, and commercial business to support and develop communities around the world. He is currently the Professor of Leadership at the Stephen R. Covey Leadership Centre at Huntsman Business School, USA and sits on the Concordia Leadership Council. He served as Chancellor of Regent's University London from October 2016 to October 2021. He is an NED at Saxton Bampfylde.
He is also a Vice President at UNICEF UK and a trustee for the Africa Philanthropy Foundation. Lord Hastings is the former Head of Public Affairs at the BBC and was their first head of Corporate Social Responsibility serving for 12 years. He also served as the Global Head of Citizenship for KPMG for 13 years and is a former Trustee of the Vodafone Group Foundation and subsequently a Governor of the Vodafone/Safaricom M-PESA Academy in Nairobi for 800 of Kenya’s poorest children. Lord Hastings began his career as a teacher then worked across government agencies on policies to build racial equality being a Commissioner with the Commission for Racial Equality for nine years, workforce development working alongside government on urban renewal, and safer and more effective crime prevention strategies founding Crime Concern and Catch22 having been a trustee and Chairman of Crime Concern for 21 years. Lord Hastings is Co-Founder of My Brother’s Keeper – an in-depth ongoing in- prison service and support network building better outcomes for insiders. He is Chair of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Black Business Association and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Black Business Institute. Michael also served as an NED on BT’s Board for Responsible and Sustainable Business for 9 years. In 2021 he became President of UKCF – the UK’s Community Foundations network – and separately A Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers in the City of London.
He was conferred with a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2003 for services to crime reduction and with a Peerage to the House of Lords by HM The Queen in 2005 as an Independent Baron. He received The UNICEF Award in 2005 for Services to Africa’s Children and a Doctorate in Civil Law from the University of Kent, Canterbury in 2014 in recognition for his leadership at KPMG and the BBC, and for his work in international development and corporate responsibility. In 2019 he was the first ever recipient of the Stephen R. Covey Leadership Award for a life built on principles and effective leadership in business and public life.
Registration is now open.
At this exclusive event for London Members, attendees will meet with Lord Michael Hastings and have the chance to put their questions direct to him and network with fellow Members in the City.
Keep an eye out for an email from ICAS to secure one of a limited number of spaces at this unforgettable event.
Read more about Lord Hastings in the December / January issue of CA magazine.