Corporate Wisdom

Corporate Wisdom | Leeds University Business School | University of Leeds

Our flagship lecture series welcomes talks from key business figures from across the globe, representing a variety of sectors, who offer expert knowledge and insight into a range of current issues affecting business leaders today. They also offer an excellent opportunity for networking in an informal environment:

  • Networking opportunities between current and future business leaders
  • Engaging audiences with exceptional motivational speakers
  • Providing valuable and unique insights into a variety of business fields
  • Encouraging the exchange of knowledge and informed debate surrounding key global issues facing businesses today.

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Contact us

For more information please contact Hannah McCormick at or call 0113 343 0068. Alternatively email 

Previous speakers

Alan Grogan, IBM Digital Disruption
Professor Sir Paul Collier, Professor Colin Mayer The Future of the Corporation
Dr Martin Stow, Chloe Barrett, Tim Kastelle Panel event on Collaborative Innovation
Gareth Stace Director General, UK Steel
Fred Burt Founder, Olix Consulting
Ashok Gupta Chair, The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, Defined Benefit Taskforce
Gisela Abbam Global Executive Director, GE Healthcare
Jane Cordell Result CIC
Dr Simon Hayward Chief Executive, Cirrus
Sofi W Elfving Research Manager, Ericsson AB
Louise Fowler Marketing Director, First Direct
Lord Robert Skidlesky Emeritus Professor of Political Economy, University of Warwick
Neil Doncaster Chief Executive, Scottish Professional Football League
David Noon Head of Audit Advisory, Deloitte LLP
Roger Bootle Managing Director, Capital Economics
Rashik Parmar President, IBM Academy of Technology
Dr David Chaffey Publisher, Smart Insights
Jason Gatenby Chief Executive, Montagu Private Equity LLP