CX NextGen
Leadership Network

Check out some of the roundtables we had in 2021.

2021 Programme

Future Leaders

Covid-19 has meant that organisations will now operate quite differently than they did previously.  In an increasingly  difficult operating environment, leaders who thrive are those who work well in unknown conditions. Aspiring leaders will need to develop a range of leadership skills to lead effectively and morph into a leader of the future.


Paul Brewerton, Founder and Chair, Strengthscope

Elly Hoult, Group Director, Assets, NHG

Philip Orumwense CBE, Commercial Director and Chief Procurement Officer Technology, Crown Commercial Service

Lessons From The Top

How do you make the transition from director to CEO? There are no handbooks so what now? How would you cope in your first hundred days and make a lasting impact on your organisation. Join Connex NextGen where CEOs from various industries will  share their experiences and lessons learnt in their first year as Chief Executive.


Sheron Carter, former CEO, Habinteg

David Montague FCCA FRICS CBE, NED, former CEO of L&Q Group

David Grevemberg CBE, International Sport Leader and Innovator, Centre for Sport and Human Rights

Climbing the corporate ladder

Interested in getting your first board role? Attendees will  hear from a diverse panel of board directors who will share their individual journeys to the boardroom, and the challenges one is likely to face in making the transition to a board position.  As well as picking up insights and ideas, this will be a great opportunity to broaden your networks.


Dr Elizabeth Haywood, Non-Executive Director, Natural Resources Wales

Maureen Hopcroft, NED & Chair of People and Organisational Development Committee, SAHA 

Ben Laryea, CEO, Ekaya Housing

Executive burnout

Is Executive Burnout Inevitable?

Burnout has been something we’ve ignored for decades, but no longer. As society starts to recognise just how damaging emotional burnout can be – we can take steps to mitigate it. At this event, we’ll dig into this topic and give you some practical advice on how to maintain the sort of wellbeing that allows for consistent, sustainable productivity.


Fran Hoey, Managing Consultant, 4OC

John Earls, Lead Wellbeing and Burnout Consultant, The Learning Curve

Aileen Evans, Chief Executive, Grand Union Housing Group 

Francesca Okosi, Executive Director of People and Organisational Effectiveness, Nursing and Midwifery Council