Pre-Conference Focus Day

Monday 30 November 2020

11:30 am Join Online, Grab Lunch & Network in the Platform

  • Amy Radley Global Head of Life Sciences, LEAP HR

11:55 am LEAP HR Welcome

  • Amy Radley Global Head of Life Sciences, LEAP HR

12:00 pm Chair’s Opening Remarks

12:05 pm Fireside Chat: Advice I’d Give Myself At the Start of My Career

12:45 pm Speed Networking Session

1.00 pm - Speed Learning - What skills do you need to be a CHRO?

Successfully navigating your career from Head of HR, to CHRO and beyond: building the skillsets, competencies and capabilities needed to stay ahead when you’re at the top, and open you up to opportunities in leadership outside of HR. Join our three leaders to discuss how to build on your current skillset, and get to grips with the types of skills you need: leadership, knowledge and experience. Each discussion will last for 60 minutes.

Table 1

Lisa McGrath, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Surface Oncology

Table 2

Andy Dawson, Chief Human Resources Officer, BVI

Table 3

Steven Rotman, Chief People & Corporate Engagement Officer, Karyopharm Therapeutics

2:00 pm Afternoon Networking Break

2:20 pm Discover: The New Normal: Key Strategies When Emerging from Turbulent Times

  • Adam Thomas Chief People Officer & Secretary, Synlogic

2:50 pm Closing CHRO Panel Discussion: Exploring Lessons Learned in the COVID Response & What it Takes to Lead HR in the New Operating Landscape & Beyond

3:30 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Focus Day