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“Saying farewell is also a bold and powerful beginning 

Aron Ralston, 127 Hours


When you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place, your options are drastically limited. What happened to Aron Ralston is this idiom turned into real life. When he found himself stuck between a rock and canyon wall, it led to a terrifying rollercoaster of a journey that was later captured by Danny Boyle in the film 127 Hours. There were some truly difficult decisions for Aron, one in particular. We’re delighted he’s joining us to share his experience and also talk about his journey afterwards, when he decided to not only survive, but to thrive.


Every business has had to face its own 127 Hours; the pandemic forced us to make decisions to survive. But now the focus is on thriving. In fact,  79% of senior executives believe the pandemic has opened up the greatest opportunity for growth they’ve ever seen [McKinsey 2020]. After this tough period, how do you galvanise your team to capitalise on the opportunities ahead? How do you enable your team to continue to operate with the same clarity and decisiveness? How do you motivate them to Thrive As One?


Join us as we explore these topics with Aron and draw parallels from his extraordinary story to the business world we operate in. Speed and intelligence will be paramount in the recovery. And so are people. Join us to explore how you can lead your team through the next phase of the recovery and Thrive! in 2021.


Aron Ralston’s extraordinary story of survival after an 800-pound boulder trapped him in a remote Utah canyon captured global headlines in 2003. In his New York Times best seller, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, the Oscar-nominated film, 127 Hours, and on stage, Ralston takes audiences vicariously through those six days without water, means of communication, or hope of escape, to the ecstatic moments when he freed himself by severing his arm.



The Boardroom Club is open to senior

executives of FTSE350-sized

organisations. Our members include:


Chief Operating Officer, BNP Paribas
Chief Operating Officer, Network Rail
Chief Financial Officer, Santander
Chief Information Officer, Allen & Overy
Global Chief Information Officer, Selfridges
Chief Operating Officer, Rank Group
Chief Operating Officer, Société Générale
Chief Operating Officer, Lloyds Bank
Chief Operating Officer, DWP 

Chief Financial Officer, HMRC
Chief Financial Officer, Vice Media
Chief Financial Officer, AMT Insurance
Chief Technology Officer, Lidl
Chief Operating Officer, ICBC Bank
Deputy Chief Digital Officer, HSBC
Chief Operating Officer, Barclays
Chief Data Officer, Willis Towers Watson
Chief Information Officer, Virgin Care 


Places are limited at this meeting, so please

register as soon as possible and the Club Director

will confirm your place within 24-hours.


All of our meetings are collaborative and informative, designed to give you actionable ideas you can take back to your business the next day. This virtual meeting is no different. Prior to the virtual meeting taking place, each attendee is interviewed to understand their interests and perspective. Those who register early will also contribute towards the Think! series of reports, which are published prior to each virtual meeting.

Webinar experience


The Club is supported by our partners at SAS Software, the number 1 AI and advanced analytics software platform. With a scope to cover all sectors, SAS use machine learning to fight fraud, computer vision to improve cancer survival rates, and natural language processing to increase customer understanding.


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James Harris

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Georgina Hayes

Club Director

Camilla Jørgensen

Research Director
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Philippa Brown

Research Director

George Parry

Research Director
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Elle Brasier

Operations Manager

If you have a question about attendance, please contact me:


Georgina Hayes

Club Director 

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3322 6788


Address: 18-20 Huntsworth Mews, Marylebone NW1 6DD