9.15 - 10.30 – Monday, 27 June 2016
A template for managing performance and growing businesses
Gavin McCallum, Chief Operating Officer, Clyde Blowers Capital
Gavin is actively involved in developing and supporting the growth strategies in CBC’s portfolio businesses. Currently, he manages CBC’s investments in the Moventas and Parsons Peebles assets. Gavin has responsibility for the continual development of CBC’s Operating Model. Additionally Gavin is a member of CBC’s Investment Committee.
16.00 – 17.30 – Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Strategists at Work
Robert MacIntosh, Professor of Strategic Management, Head of School of Management and Languages, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
Robert’s research interests lie in the areas of strategy development and organizational change. He has a particular interest in what people do in the development of strategy. He has studied away days and workshops as well as conducting longitudinal studies with a range of FTSE-listed organizations, major public-sector organizations and SMEs. In his work he has used complexity theory, narrative, learning and a range of other processual explanations of how and why strategy and change occur. His recent book, co-authored with Donald MacLean, entitled Strategic Management: Strategists at Work is a practical, step-by-step guide to creating strategies that combine both logical rigour and cultural fit with a particular organization. His work has been described as combining a blend of practical insights and deep wisdom from the best of traditional and contemporary thinking about strategy.
9.15 - 10.30 – Wednesday, 27 June 2016
Fail-Fast – Creating a people centred workplace that encourages learning
Sarah is Director of Manufacturing for Optos Plc, a UK based company which designs, develops and manufactures its core ultra-widefield retinal imaging devices. She is responsible for providing leadership and direction for staff in the manufacturing facility, and has a strong understanding of cGMP and LEAN philosophies and methodologies.
Sarah holds a BSc(Hons) in Laser Physics and Optoelectronics and an MSc in Laser Engineering having started her career as a Laser Engineer with Thales Optronics she joined Optos as a Senior Optical Engineer in January 2000 and progressed through Operations and R&D teams in to her current role as the Director of Manufacturing. She is currently the Chairperson of the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Board.People are at the heart of how Sarah runs her manufacturing division. Since taking over as the Director of Manufacturing she has managed to create an environment where people have fun, they are engaged, open and participative. In her talk Sarah will give real practical examples of what worked and what didn’t from the perspective of both the management and the workforce.