Leading Business by Design – Agenda

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Design Council Gif


10:00 – Welcome

Event chair: Kirsty Lang, Broadcaster and Journalist

Opening address: John Mathers, Chief Executive – Design Council


10:30 – Innovation and growth

Using design to pioneer and prosper

Dick Elsy, Chief Executive – High Value Manufacturing Catapult

Lee Hopley, Chief Economist – EEF

Caroline Simcock, Global Head of Compliance & Approvals – Dyson


11:30 – Break


12:00 – Supply chain

Using design to create competitive edge

Richard Baker, Head of Supplier Engineering – Rolls-Royce

Chris Guy, Engineering Manager – Hydro Systems

Phil Swash, CEO – GKN Land Systems


14:00 – Skills

Using design to develop talent and potential

Professor Dame Julia King, Vice Chancellor – Aston University

John Male, Managing Director – Lloyds Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre


15:00 – Break


15:30 – Futureproofing

Using design for a sustainable strategy

Professor Stephen Boyd Davis, Professor of Design Research – Royal College of Art

Richard De Cani, Managing Director of Planning – Transport for London

Paul Priestman, Co-founding Director – PriestmanGoode


16:30 – Plenary


Dr Pietro Micheli, Associate Professor of Organisational Performance – Warwick Business School

Beverley Nielsen, Director Corporate Affairs – Birmingham City University


17:00 – Close


17:30 – 19:30 BMM15 Closing Reception sponsored by AGA

Rangemaster plc and Birmingham City University

Introduction from John Mathers, Chief Executive, Design Council

Keynote speaker: 7pm Andy Street, Chairman, Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP and CEO, John Lewis Partnership