Michaelmas Term 2016
|Date||About the session|
Beating the Odds, Flexibility and Pivoting
Monica Grady CBE, Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences, Open University
Tim Jones, CEO, Allia Group
Laying the Foundation for Creativity Early
John Williams, Founder, The Ideas Lab London
Carrie Bedingfield, Founder, Onefish Twofish
Leveraging Resources and Social Capital
Herman Narula, CEO, Improbable
Travelling the Road of Business and Philanthropy
Lloyd Dorfman CBE, Founder of Travelex, entrepreneur and philanthropist
Lloyd is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the Founder and President of the Travelex Group, the world's largest retailer of foreign exchange which he started in 1976 from one small shop in central London. In 2014, an agreement was reached to sell the business, following which he retains a five per cent shareholding.
He has a variety of other business interests. He is Chairman and majority shareholder of The Office Group, the leading flexible office company. In 2014, he co-founded and became Chairman of Doddle, a retail business which enables people to collect, return and send their online shopping. He is also a Shareholder and Board Director of the London Theatre Company and Ben Ainslie Racing's America's Cup Challenge. He was on the Board of M&C Saatchi from 2004 to 2015.
In the charity sector, he became Chairman of the Prince's Trust in August 2015, having joined the charity's Council in 2007. He also became Chairman of Prince's Trust International in December 2015. In addition, he is a Trustee of the Royal Opera House, of the Royal Academy Trust and of JW3; Deputy Chairman of the Community Security Trust. He was a Governor of St Paul's School from 2005 to 2016. He served on the Board of the National Theatre for over nine years and one of its theatres, the Cottesloe, was renamed the Dorfman Theatre in 2013.
In 2008, he was appointed CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for services to business and charity. In 2011, he was awarded The Prince of Wales Medal for Arts Philanthropy. He is an Honorary Fellow of St Peter's College, Oxford and an Honorary Bencher of Lincoln's Inn. He is married with three children, five grandchildren, and lives in London.
Lent Term 2017
|Date||About the session|
Joining the Dots
Sir Tim Smit KBE, Executive Vice Chairman & Co-founder, The Eden Project
Igniting the Passion, Capturing ValuePanellists:
Toby Norman, Co-founder and CEO, Simprints Technology
Ann Cotton OBE, Founder & President, Camfed
Ashley Blackmore, Director, PopUp Business School
Incubating for Disruption: Collaborative Business Models
Matt Meyer, CEO, Taylor Vinters
Tim Pullan, Founder & CEO, ThoughtRiver
Zeev Fisher, Founder, Pekama
Rough Diamonds Pitch for Your SupportPanellists:
Simon Thorpe, Angel Investor, Angel AcademyOther panellists to be confirmed