Guest speakers

Enhancing your learning through a programme of additional activities is an important part of the programme. The One Planet MBA includes:

Our speaker programme for this academic year is shown below. We regularly update our speaker programme throughout the year with new guest speakers and events so please revisit regularly for the latest information.


Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever

Breakfast with Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever 17th December 2016

Ken Webster, Head of Innovation, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Keynote Speaker at the One Planet MBA 5th Anniversary Celebration 16th December 2016

Gavin Warner, Director Sustainable Business Unilever

The One Planet MBA Corporate Challenge: "Driving a shift towards a more circular economy" 12th-16th December 2016

Richard Eckley, Senior Investment Analyst, Crowd Cube

The Future of FinTech 9 December 2016

Andrew North, Engagement Manager, Co-op UK

Co-ops: Past, Present and Future 8 December 2016

Trevor Worth, OPMBA Alumnus, Portcullis Legal

Business Model Innovation 7 December 2016

Kate Few-Singh, Director of Income Generation, Hospiscare

Assignment Partner 6 December 2016

Erinch Sahan, Acting Head Private Sector Team, Campaigns & Policy, Oxfam GB

Assignment Partner 6 December 2016

Ciara Eastell, CEO Libraries Unlimited

Steve Turner, Head of Commercial & Innovation Libraries Unlimited

Business Doing Well and Doing Good 6 December 2016

Georgie Morris, BLAB

Business Doing Well and Doing Good 6 December 2016

Alexandra Florea, Marks & Spencer

M&S - Translating Value to the Customer 6 December 2016

Ryan Sheppard, Vice President, Content Strategy, Production and Promotion, Thomson Reuters

  28 November 2016

Mike Bernard, Head, Portfolio Marketing, IBM Europe

What Makes a Good Leader? 14 November 2016

Alistair Banks, Director, Optix Solutions

Social Media Marketing 21 October 2016

Emmanuel Lulin, Senior VP and Chief Ethics Office, L'Oreal Paris 

How Ethics Shapes the Way L'Oreal does business 20 October 2016

Tony Roxburgh, Economics Advisor, WWF UK 

Global Challenges: Risks to Business 20 September 2016

Prof Stephan Harrison, Climate Risk,

Climate Cgange Risk Management 20 September 2016

Athena Peppes, Economist, Accenture

Global Economic Cgallenges 20 September 2016

Dr Martin Rosbson, Lecturer in Strategic Studies, Strategy & Security Institute, University of Exeter

Global Challenges Geo Political 20 September 2016

Robin Gaddum, Associate Partner Resilience, IBM

Technological Risk 21 September 2016

Erinch Sahan, Acting Head Private Sector Team, Campaigns & Policy, Oxfam GB

Global Societal Challenges, a view from Oxfam 21 September 2016

Dan Morey, Innovation Manager, Fairtrade Foundation

Fairtrade and Innovation 21 September 2016

Chris Hewitt, Head of Climate Service Development, MET office

Climate Resilience 21 September 2016

Pat Gaudin, CIPR Chartered PR Practitioner

Professional Practice, Planning Research and Evaluation, Campaign Planning 25&26 May 2016

Jason Mackenzie, President-Elect of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations & Managing Director, Liquid

Public Relations in Context 25 May 2016

Ben Verinder, Founder and Managing Director, Chalkstream Communications Limited

Introduction to Strategic Public Relations 24 May 2016

Sue Wolstenholme, Ashley Public Relations

Module leader, Strategic Public Relations 24-27 May 2016

Peter Naude, Professor of Marketing, Manchester University Business School

Developing a Value Proposition Toolkit for Business to Business Marketing 17&18 May 2016

Matthew Morley, Student Entrepreneur in Residence, University of Exeter

Effective Pitching 27 Apr 2016

Peter Stockman, Senior Manager for SME Banking, Lloyd's Banking group

Sources of Finance 27 Apr 2016

Jack Romero, International Entrepreneur

Consolidate Blank Canvas 27 Apr 2016

Tom Moore, IP Specialist, Stephen Scown Solicitors

Intellectual Property 26 April 2016

Andrew Martin, Senior Manager - Monitoring and Continuous Improvement, Foreign Trade Association

Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) 24 March 2016

David Solomides, Business Growth Coach

Marketing the Opportunity 24 March 2016

Robin Jackson, Set Squared, Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Innovations Limited

Value Proposition & Managing Customer Relationships/Revenue Streams/Idea Communication 23 Mar 2016

Louise Rose, Try Student Start Ups Coordinator, University of Exeter Students' Guild

Idea Generation and Opportunity Recognition/Idea Validation

Networking and Virtual Team Building/Effective Pitching

23 Mar 2016

27 Apr 2016

Andrew Honnor, Managing Partner and Founder of Greenbrook Communications

A Masterclass in Crisis Communication and Leadership 4 Mar 2016

Graham Moxham, Divisional Investment Manager, Wessex Water

Leading and Managing Change 2 Mar 2016

Jamie Stewart, Centre for Leadership Studies

John Sutherland, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers

Lucie Hartley, Chief Executive, EDP Drug and Alcohol Services

Justin Featherstone, Leadership and Expedition Consultant, Lecturer

Simon Lawder, Author, Leadership Coach and Workshop Facilitator

Leadership Debates

15, 22, 29 Feb 2016

Jamie Cole, Executive Partner, IBM Analytics

Big Data for a smarter world

24 Feb 2016

DCI Samatha de Reya, Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

Ethics and Professional Standards

19 Jan 2016

Gavin Warner, Head of Circular Economy, Unilever

The journey to creating the world's largest circular economy company

15 Jan 2016

Stephen Childe, Fab Lab Exeter & Charles Isiadinso, movie R

Emerging Business Models: 3D printing

14 Jan 2016

Michael Saunby, Infomatics Lab, UK MET Office

Emerging Business Models: Big and open data

14 Jan 2016

Kathie Treene and Richard Eckley, Crowdcube

Emerging Business Models:  Crowdfunding

14 Jan 2016

Mary Woodgate, Global Programmes Senior Manager, Accenture Development Partnerships

The rise of the fouth sector and utilising intrapreneurship for good

13 Jan 2016

James Vaccaro, Head of Corporate Strategy, Triodos Bank

Social entrepreneurship: The rise of B-corp and impact investment

13 Jan 2016

Mark Hodgson, Founder, QSA Partners & Co-cars Exeter

Collaborative consumption & the sharing economy

13 Jan 2016

Trevor Worth, Founder, iWill and One Planet MBA alumnus

Emerging Business Models: Case Study - iWill

12 Jan 2016

Matthew Gitsham, Director of Business and Sustainability, The Ashridge Centre

Strategic Challenges of Sustainable Development Goals 

5 Jan 2016

Will Kernan, CEO, The White Company

MBA Corporate Challenge: Deepening Customer Engagement at The White Company 7-11 Dec 2015

Surrie Everett-Pascoe, Sustainability and Management Systems Manager, Canon

Leadership in Practice: Leading others and Personal Accountability 9 Dec 2015

Sandra Starkey, Owner, Leaders in Synergy, Bearing Change

Leadership in Practice: Leading others and Crucial Accountability 9 Dec 2015

Simon Mitchell, CEO and Founder, LinuxIT

Leadership Signature: the role of values in shaping decisions and behaviours 8 Dec 2015

Previous guest speakers