CX Housing Leadership Network Events

Explore the CX Housing Leadership Network programme of events for the next six months featuring speakers from Housing and beyond

Winter 2020 - Spring 2021

27th November 2020, 14:00 - 15:00

Unconscious Bias in Executive Recruitment

How can the roles and processes of executive head-hunters and recruitment consultants, who possess the hiring power be used to challenge unconscious bias? Join CX Housing roundtable to discuss the challenges we must overcome in the sector and the changes we must implement to eradicate subtle but harmful biases.



Greg Campbell, Partner, Campbell Tickell  

Lesley Gilmartin, Head of Leadership Services, Badenoch and Clark

Suresh Lal, Partner, Housing Practice at Odgers Interim

21st January 2021, 14:00 - 15:15

Reimagining the Post Pandemic Workforce

As we enter the second phase of the pandemic, organisations are planning a new combination of remote and on-site working – a hybrid model in which some employees are on premises, whilst others work from home. To navigate the now and beyond of the Covid-19 pandemic, organisations must focus on their most valuable asset: their people.



Mike Doyle, Global CFO, Paymentsense

David McQuade, CEO, Flagship Housing Group

Sarah Thomas, COO, Catalyst Housing  Group


26th February 2021, 14.00 - 15.15

The Board and CEO's Role in Shaping Company Culture

Culture matters. It is what makes the difference between a thriving and growing business and one that is struggling with high attrition rates.  A company culture is defined by its leaders setting the ‘tone at the top’ – the Chief Executive. High attrition rates and low employee satisfaction should be red flags to any organisation. 



Michelle Carney, CEO, Special Olympics

David Hunter, Non Executive Director, Loddon Homes Limited

Maggie Porteous, Chairman, The John Lewis Foundation

12th March 2021, 14.00 - 15.15

Leadership in crisis: Covid-19 outbreak and future challenges

How do CEOs and their leadership teams respond in crisis mode?  Hear from top leaders on sustaining the business and maintaining critical functions in uncertain times. In this roundtable CEOs across industry will discuss how they have risen to the challenge of making sound and well evidenced decisions at speed in a rapidly changing  environment.



Jo Causon, CEO, Institute of Customer Service

Sandra Skeete, CEO Octavia Housing 

Jon Dutton, CEO, Rugby League World Cup


23rd April 2021, 14:00 - 15:15

Speaking Up: The Importance of HR Having an Equal Voice in The Boardroom

HR directors have a unique skillset that more than meets the requirements for  NED roles.  The board is usually composed of experienced leaders who focus on high-level issues such as finance and strategy. The lack of HR representation at board level is surprising once you consider all of the issues that are discussed in the boardroom.



Liz Jewitt-Cross, Founder, Cross HR Consulting, former CPO of McArthurGlen Group

Ann Pickering, Former Chief People Officer, Telefonica 02

5th May 2021 2020, 14:00 - 15:15

BLM: A Year On. What Has Changed with Race and Workplace Diversity?

Twelve months on, have BLM corporate pledges stood the test of time or are they just that: empty statements. In this joint event with CX BAME, attendees will hear  how leaders have challenged racism and prejudice both in their lives and in their organisations, and how are they using their positions of power to drive change during the last twelve months.  


 Keynote speakers to be confirmed