Michael Woodford worked his way up through the ranks of Olympus to become the first non-Japanese head of the century-old company. However, he was dismissed as CEO after just four months when he uncovered explosive financial irregularities.
The story reverberated around the world with Michael’s life being threatened whilst also being named Business Person of the Year.Read more
As recounted in Michael’s book Exposed, and the BBC documentary Full Exposure, the Olympus tale takes in the Yakuza, corporate secrecy, and Japanese concepts of loyalty and reputation. More generally it gets to the heart of what is and what isn’t ethical capitalism. In a frank and entertaining way, Michael will tell his story, exploring lessons of business morality and risk management against a truly dramatic backdrop.
On 6 July 05′ Martine and work friends gathered to watch the announcement of the host city for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The next morning, Martine caught the Circle line and sat just three feet away from one of the four suicide bombers who coordinated a series of attacks on London. Suffering from the most severe injuries, she was consequently the last rescued survivor of the 7/7 bombings. Martine was trapped for over an hour having lost 80% of her blood supply, as well as both legs above the knees. There followed a painful year of rehabilitation including learning to walk again on prosthetics.Read more
In 12′ Martine was named inspirational Woman of the Year by Zest Magazine, the Vitalise Woman of Achievement, and at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards she won the Helen Rollason Award for outstanding achievement in the face of adversity. Post 7/7, Martine has been a public campaigner for the families of the victims of the 7/7 bombings. Her story resonates with all audiences, and her presentations focus on teamwork, diversity, healthcare and overcoming adversity.
Raised in Bedfordshire, Ian Jolley had a mixed childhood which resulted in a number of years in social services care and culminated in being admitted to borstal for 18 months in order he could gain an education in 1982. In 1990 it was suggested that this young man needed discipline and so went about joining the Army. He recalls his uncle dropping him off at Luton train station and saying “Don’t worry the world is a peaceful place” Ian reminded him of that statement later in 1990 whilst sitting in an armoured vehicle in the desert of Saudi Arabia!Read more
Ian left the Army and joined North West Ambulance service in August 2015 and is now an Emergency Medical Technician in Salford, a job he thoroughly enjoys.
Contra Costa Health Services
As a nurse and CEO of Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (166-bed community hospital). Anna’s patients are the underserved Contra Costa population, this includes some of the most affluent communities in the California-San Francisco Bay Area to some of the most marginalised communities. The facility provides primary care and contracts out services with many of the specialty hospitals in the area.Read more
Committed to the engagement of frontline staff as drivers of change, Roth established the CCRMC Change Agent Fellowship to cultivate leaders from within her system as local redesign experts and to create a culture of continuous improvement. She also sees the inclusion of patients, families and the community as essential to transformation and includes them as full partners in delivery system redesign. Roth has played a key role in advancing health care reform efforts and other joint performance improvement initiatives with public hospital systems, safety net organizations and government agencies..
Until recently, DeVone was the Neighborhood Safety Director for the city of Richmond, CA, founded in 2007, when Richmond’s murder rate was nine times the national average, DeVone’s work helped the rate plummet to its lowest levels in four decades: 11 deaths per 100,000. Even more impressive is the fact that the decline in violence is happening faster in Richmond than anywhere else in the country.
As it’s Founder, Advance Peace interrupts gun violence in U.S. urban neighbourhoods by providing transformational opportunity to young men involved in lethal firearm offences and placing them in a high-touch, personalised fellowship. By working with and supporting a targeted group of individuals at the core of gun hostilities, Advance Peace bridges the gap between anti-violence programming and a hard-to-reach population at the centre of violence in urban areas, thus breaking the cycle of gun hostilities and altering the trajectory of these men’s lives.Read more
Advance Peace’s model was first implemented by DeVone in Richmond from 2007 to 2016, where DeVone was responsible for the development, implementation and management of comprehensive approaches to reducing firearm assaults, preventing retaliation associated with firearm conflict, and transforming the lives of young men identified as the city’s most lethal. The Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS) is the first agency of its kind in the US in that it is a government non-law enforcement agency with one single directive, reduce firearm assaults and associated injury and death. The ONS utilises a variety of community driven, developmental approaches to reducing gun violence. One of the ONS most impactful strategies is the Operation Peacemaker Fellowship.
Previously, DeVone served as Policy Director for Safe Passages, a non-profit public/private partnership focused on improving urban health outcomes for Children, Youth and Families. DeVone is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.
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