The Boardroom Club | Thrive On Innovation
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Stop lamenting the lack of innovation in your company and start creating a culture where innovation is the norm 

Forbes, 2021


The argument for innovation during a crisis is well documented. Most recently, McKinsey research identified a unique set of companies that grew three times faster than their peers during the last crisis. These companies represent just 8% of the total and have five characteristics that mark them out as distinct from their competition. At the heart of each these characteristics is innovation.


Despite the evidence for innovating during a crisis, often it doesn’t happen. Innovation is difficult to systemise and build into the fabric of your business and culture. It’s also risky when cash is key. But in the longer term, the lack of innovation is proven to be a far greater risk. And building a model for systemic innovation is vital.


The path out of the pandemic offers an opportunity to drive growth, profitability and strategic market position. What is it the 8% of companies are doing that is fundamentally different to their competitors? And what is the best way to build innovation into your team and take it through to production?


Join us for this exclusive, private meeting where we explore the DNA of innovation and identify a roadmap to fit your own organisation.


James Alexander is an innovator within the corporate world. After his time as Strategy Director at Egg, he founded Zopa, a peer-to-peer lending platform that introduced the world to a new way to invest and raise capital. Today this market is worth in excess of £100M. James is now helping organisations deliver more impactful innovation as part of Future Agenda. His experience of introducing new business models into existing markets is invaluable, and during this session he will outline a practical approach to disruption, innovation and foresight.



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