Events & Conferences



Breakfast briefings


Leadenhall Consulting organises events on a regular basis to highlight strategic issues that affect our clients.

Whether a breakfast briefing, a conference or an HR Directors’ dinner, we enjoy creating opportunities for people to share ideas, network and hear what’s going on in other organisations and their industry. Ideas play a major part in helping our clients to be successful, and relationships and opportunities to meet and share knowledge and views is always valuable.

We encourage our clients and contacts to ‘get out and about’. There are powerful forces in organisations that incline us to be inward looking and present focused, which is why we offer people the opportunity to look outside of their business for new ideas, new approaches, and new solutions to challenges.

Leadenhall Consulting regularly provides free breakfast briefings with interesting speakers who are people with a passion for their subject. The topics are generally key strategic issues and are a great opportunity to meet with colleagues and build your network.

A breakfast event held on 11 June 2019, was on the topic of Impostor Phenomenon and titled ‘Faking it or Fabulous? The workplace and leadership implications of the Impostor Phenomenon’.  Leadenhall Consulting collaborated with Dr Terri Simpkin and our Associate, Preeta Cooley, to bring a new perspective to light by offering an exploratory session that identified the foundations of the impostor phenomenon, highlighting how imposter behaviours impact on individuals and others in the workplace and what can be done in response.

Dr Terri Simpkin is the Managing Director of Mischief Engineering (UK and Aust) and a Visiting Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University. She has been investigating the impostor phenomenon and how it impacts on workplaces for nearly a decade.

Other recent breakfast events include sessions on Team Coaching – specifically the Patrick Lencioni model from his book ‘The Five Dysfunctions of a Team’; the Controls Functions Leadership Framework developed by Leadenhall Consulting in partnership with Halsey Keetch; Functional vs Gender Diversity on Boards and The Psychology of Money with our associate, Professor Adrian Furnham.

Recent conferences


Leadenhall Consulting organises an annual conference as well as mini-conferences:

Seventh Annual Conference – 17 October 2019

At the Controls: Leadership in Risk, Compliance and Audit

How many of those in Risk, Compliance or Audit joined their chosen profession because they wanted to manage people, influence culture, lead a function and transform their organisation?  That is what many are being asked to do – and be an expert in their field.   The last twenty years have seen a growth in the control functions and the importance of their role in enabling their firms to succeed in an increasingly fast moving, globalised, highly regulated and complex world.

What is expected of a Leader in these disciplines?  How does Leadership differ from leadership in other areas of the business?  How do we develop leaders of the future?  And how do we balance technical knowledge and skills with interpersonal and leadership skills?

For the 7th Leadenhall Consulting Annual Conference, we brought attention to the importance of Leadership in the Control Functions bringing together Risk, Compliance, Audit and HR professionals to consider the development of current and future leaders in these critical areas of the business.

Speakers included experienced leaders from the world of Risk, Compliance and Audit sharing their thoughts with contributions from experts in Leadership, Culture, Search and the Legal Profession joining perspectives from inside and outside of organisations.

The speakers and panel members:

  • Prof Adrian Furnham, Organisational Psychologist, author of over 90 books and adjunct Professor at BI: The Norwegian Business School
  • Kyle McMullan, Managing Director, Chief Auditor, AML International, Citi
  • Steve Reeve, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Equifax
  • Martyn Rodden, Chief Risk Officer, MS Amlin
  • Alison Diana, Former Audit Director, Markets, Royal Bank of Scotland and Associate, Leadenhall Consulting
  • Chris Fisher and Chris Chapman, Partners at Mayer Brown International
  • Fortune Chigwende, Head of Internal Audit, Hermes Asset Management
  • Caroline Keetch, Director, Halsey Keetch and Ambassador for The Diversity Project
  • Gary Storer, Founder and CEO of Enterprise Learning


Past conferences

Sixth Annual Conference / 1 November 2018 / Whatever happened to the High Performance Organisation?  A New Perspective

The conference brought together speakers with very different backgrounds from business, sports and academia to share insights on the performance of people at an organisation, team and individual level.

Fifth Annual Conference / 12 October 2017 / Technology + People + Psychology = Results

What does 21st Century Talent Development look like? How do you combine technology, the latest ideas in psychology with practical, business focused, commercially successful Talent Development.  The fifth annual Leadenhall Consulting conference looked at how to put practical applied psychology to work in effective solutions for businesses.

Fourth Annual Conference / 19 October 2016 / The Gender Pay Gap

The GPG Regulations were due to be in force by April 2017 with a mandatory requirement to publish the data by April 2018.  The fourth annual conference took a solutions based approach to measuring and responding to the Gender Pay Gap.

Third Annual Conference / 3 June 2015 / Culture: Revolution vs Evolution – which route to sustainable success?

Peter Drucker famously said ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast’.  For all the emphasis put on strategy and plans, it is the culture of an organization that will determine whether it is successful.

Second Annual Conference / 22 May 2014 / A new Talent agenda for the City

The recovery from the financial crisis had seen renewed investment in the talent agenda with a greater emphasis on ROI and demonstration of effectiveness.

Speakers included Adrian Furnham, Professor of Psychology at UCL talking about his new book ‘High Potential’, written with Ian McRae and the research that underpins their insights.

Inaugural Conference / 16 May 2013 / The People Premium

A range of industry and academic speakers looked at different aspects of how the insurance industry can identify, develop and retain talent in a challenging and competitive market.

Networking events


It can be both lonely and busy at the top! We hold networking events to provide an environment for top HR professionals to hear about new ideas, share their views with their peers and get an opportunity to meet others in similar roles within their industry.

We recently invited a small group to the HR Guild Banquet held at the Mansion House. Leadenhall Consulting is a member of the HR Guild – a newly formed Guild with the purpose of bringing together individuals from the profession to support and promote activities within Human Capital Management and to contribute to the City and the wider community.

On another occasion we arranged, with our colleagues at City HR, a lunch for Insurance Sector HR Directors with Peter Cheese, CEO of the CIPD.

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