The Leadership Lecture – 20th September

Leadership is becoming one of the key debating points and is as important as ever. We are delighted to announce an evening lecture from three illustrious characters that have been driving forces in different fields over the past two decades. They have kindly offered to share their thoughts, lessons and experiences on leadership.


David Morgan-Hewitt is Managing Director of The Goring and is as much of an institution as the hotel itself, having been with The Goring since 1990. In 27 years he has overseen some of the hotel’s greatest and exciting periods of transformation. David was named Top General Manager of the Year Worldwide by Luxury Travel Advisor.

Simon Halliday is Chairman of European Professional Club Rugby. He played for England in the 1980s and early 90s as well as with the great Bath team. He has seen the leadership of Clive Woodward and Will Carling from close quarters amongst other leading captains of that Rugby era. Simon was a Director with Lehman Brothers at the time of its fatal crash and saw a different leadership style in action.






Bob Cotton worked with the great Gardner Merchant board, under Garry Hawkes, in the 1980s and 90s bef ore becoming an advisor to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and then a successful tenure as CEO of the British Hospitality Association (BHA).






These three great characters have rare insights that should make for a fascinating and illuminating session for those that are intrigued by the need for great leadership.

The Leadership Lecture is sponsored by GIG – the mobile app that matches businesses in the hospitality and retail sectors with an on-demand workforce. View their website here.






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