Chris and Beth talk at the IoD event

16 Feb Chris and Beth talk at the IoD event

Directors Chris and Beth spoke at the IoD North West event in January. To hear their talks please click on the following link

Chris Brindley, who was recently recognized by the IOD as the UK’s Non-Executive Director of the Year for 2017, after just over 2 years as a NED, after stepping down as the MD of Metro Bank. Chris has had a history of transitioning, including switching executive roles from NatWest to British Gas, as well as moving into the sporting world from the business world. Chris has previously been recognized as “Britain’s Best Boss”. He now has a portfolio of roles in business and sport and also lectures on the Sporting Directors Masters degree programme on the topic of Leadership. Many IOD members have aspirations to secure NED roles. Chris has achieved this after life as a full time exec and can share the planning, preparation and execution needed to make this goal happen.

Beth Tweddle who is Britain’s most decorated female gymnast and shared her transition story. Even whilst competing at the highest level, Beth not only completed her degree at Liverpool John Moore’s University, she also set up her Total Gymnastics business in the knowledge that her career would come to an end one day. Although Beth is an accomplished broadcaster in sport, she wanted to leave a legacy for every child in Britain and support other athletes on their transition journey. Beth shared her insight and mindset that helped her become as successful in business as she was in gymnastics, including how she continues her lifelong journey of learning, both practically as she grows her business, and also academically.

As business leaders, supporting individuals transition journey is a key part of growing a business and this IOD North West event provided valuable insights into the mindset required to make any transition successful, whether in business or sport.