Key Speakers

Speakers at the 2010 Conference include:

Alistair Campbell
Charles Leadbeater
Jack Paine
Michael Hill
Steve Martin
Richard Newman

Alistair Campbell

Alistair_CampbellAlastair Campbell is a writer, communicator and strategist best known for his role as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy from 1994-2004. Still active in Labour politics, he now splits his time between writing, speaking, charitable fundraising, politics and campaigns.

Alastair Campbell played a key role helping to create New Labour and return the Party to power. After the 1997 election he became the Prime Minister's Chief Press Secretary and Official Spokesman, which entailed the co-ordination of Government communications and twice daily briefings of the press. He did this job for Labour's first term but after helping Mr Blair win a second landslide election victory, he became Director of Communications and Strategy. He did this until he resigned in September 2003.

In his time in Downing St he was involved in all the major policy issues and international crises. He has said that in ten years in the media, and a decade in politics, he saw his respect for the media fall and his respect for politics rise. He is a sought after speaker at events around the world, specialising in strategic communications.

In 2007, he published his first book on his time with Tony Blair, The Blair Years, extracts from his diaries from 1994 to 2003, which was an instant Sunday Times Number 1 bestseller. In 2008 he broadcast a one hour documentary on BBC2 about his own breakdown in 1986. Both the film, Cracking Up, and All In The Mind, won considerable praise from mental health charities and campaign groups for helping to break down the taboo surrounding mental health.


Charles Leadbeater

charles_leadbeater1Charles Leadbeater is a leading authority on innovation and strategy, and is rated as one of the most influential creative people in the world. He has advised companies, cities and governments.

"We-think", his latest book, charts the rise of mass, participative approaches to innovation. It is one of several acclaimed books; Living on Thin Air, a guide to living and working in the new economy; Up the Down Escalator, an attack on the culture of public pessimism accompanying globalisation and In Search of Work which was one of the first books to predict the rise of more flexible and networked forms of employment. He has also written extensively and influentially on the case for more personalised, participative approaches to education, most recently a report entitled What's Next? 21 Ideas for 21st Century Education.

In 2002 he was listed by GQ magazine as one of the Most Powerful Men in the UK. The New York Times anointed Charles' idea, The Pro-Am Revolution, as one of the biggest global ideas of 2004. In 2005 Charles was ranked by Accenture, the global management consultancy, as one of the 30 top management thinkers in the world. In 2007 the Financial Times ranked him the outstanding innovation expert in the UK, and in 2008, the Spectator Magazine described him as "the wizard of the web".

He spent ten years working for the Financial Times where he was Labour Editor, covering industrial relations and training; Industrial Editor, and Tokyo Bureau Chief, before becoming Features Editor.


Jack Paine

Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
Director – Procurement
Department for Transport

Jack-PaineJack Paine began his career as a management trainee with a major retail organisation. The main focus of his training was on retail operations and logistics. Following a period in a number of management disciplines Jack joined the British Airports Authority. After a period in operations he became a duty manager and subsequently a Commercial Manager at Heathrow Airport. Jack held a number of senior management roles in this period and was closely involved with the commercial and retail aspects of the privatisation programme at BAA. Jack held a senior post in the corporate commercial division and subsequently transferred to the international projects area. After a period in the international development area he joined an aviation services company as Commercial Director. Following this he worked for an American company with responsibilities for business development across Europe.

Throughout this period Jack worked both in the UK and abroad in the private and public sectors and began to specialise in procurement including the submission of bids. After a period as a self-employed consultant Jack joined OPRAF and was responsible for one of the early franchise procurement projects.

With the formation of the SRA Jack became Head of Procurement for the SRA and joined the DfT in 2005.

He is currently Director – Procurement at the DfT and sits on a number of internal steering groups and boards. In addition Jack is Chair of the ITSO Board.


Michael Hill

Procurement Transformation Manager (PTM)
Office of Government Commerce

Michael-HillMichael is one of four Procurement Transformation Managers (PTMs) in the Capability Improvement Division of OGC. He has four government departments (DWP, DFID, MoD, HMT) and manages their Procurement Capability Reviews and assists with them in implementing their improvement plan post review to aid develop their procurement capability.

As an accredited Medium Risk Review Tem Leader and a High Risk Review Team Member, he has undertaken several Gateways. He has also worked on the development of Gateway systems, processes and documentation.

Michael headed the OGC's Procurement Policy unit providing advice, training and support on the implementation into UK law of the European Procurement Directives. In OGC's Kelly Programme he reviewed the DH's market for Independent Sector Treatment Centres (ISTMs) and reported to DH's Ministers and Board. During his time in MoD, HMT, CCTA, OGC, CO and DCMS his programmes and projects included: strategic and tactical planning; Electronic Document and Records Management System; Business Contingency; Departmental Information and Personnel Security; Environmental Policy and its implementation; ICT systems and services.

At the Civil Service College he developed and delivered training and consultancy for public and private sector clients in Project and Programme Management, Service Support and Delivery, Contingency Planning. At CCTA, Michael was IS methodology consultant in PRINCE, SSADM, Euromethod, GEMINI, Risk Management and Managing Successful Programmes. Michael also developed and delivered consultancy support in these methods for government departments and their projects/programmes.

Michael has professional qualifications in Managing Successful Programmes, Management of Risk, Certificate of Competency in Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), Project Management, Service Support and Delivery, and, a Diploma in Professional Studies: Information and Records Management.


Steve Martin

New York Times bestselling author
Business columnist and Managing Director of Influence At Work UK Limited

Steve-MartinSteve Martin is the Managing Director of Influence At Work.

His book Yes! 50 Secrets from the Science of Persuasion is an international bestseller and has been translated into 24 languages.

In 2008 Yes! was nominated for the Royal Society's annual prize for science writing and in 2009 Harvard Business School listed Yes! in their prestigious "Breakthrough Ideas" list.

Steve is a regular columnist; his popular 'Persuasion' column in British Airways in flight magazine is read by ¾ million people every month and he speaks on the subject of influence and persuasion to a wide variety of commercial and government organisations around the world.


Richard Newman

Richard Newman Dip W.D.A.D.A., T.E.F.L.
Body Language Expert

placeholderRichard will boost your success in business, with advanced sales, negotiation and presentation skills. He has worked with body language since 1995, training over 12,500 people from 45 countries.

Clients include the McLaren Formula 1 Team, FTSE 100 Companies such as Barclays and BT, the UK Parliament and international celebrities.

His expertise has been featured on BBC Radio, SKY TV (a 15-minute special on how to read people), Channel 5, in More magazine, The Daily Express, on The Daily Telegraph website and a special feature in the prestigious American edition of Forbes Magazine.

He has also been featured as a body language expert on radio in Washington DC, correctly predicting the results of the 2008 American Presidential elections, 15 months before the voting took place.

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