Lord Michael Hastings to appear at Kent & Medway Business Summit

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Lord Michael Hastings has been announced as the latest speaker to appear at the Kent & Medway Business Summit 2023, which will be held at The Sibson Building, University of Kent on Friday 13 January 2022.

Lord Dr. Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE is an Independent Peer in the House of Lords and has had a fulfilling career across the public, private, and non-profit sectors, working within education, philanthropy, and business to support and develop communities around the world. He is a real advocate for the 17 Sustainable Development goals the world must reach by 2030 to give dignity to all.

His accolades include working as Chairman of SOAS, University of London and the recent Chancellor of Regent’s University London and remains Professor of Leadership at the Stephen L. Covey Institute at the Huntsman Business School, University of Utah, USA. He is also a Non-Executive Director at Saxton Bampfylde, the Executive Search firm and is Chair of the London Chamber of Commerce Black Business Association & a director/trustee of the new National Institute of Teaching. The former Head of Public Affairs at the BBC also headed up their important area of Corporate Social Responsibility.

As a philanthropist, Lord Hastings works tirelessly as Vice President at UNICEF UK, an Ambassador for Tear Fund and Chair of the Council of ZANE (Zimbabwe Aid) and a trustee for the Africa Philanthropy Foundation. Lord Hastings is the former Head of Public Affairs at the BBC and was their first head of Corporate Social Responsibility. He also served as the Global Head of Citizenship for KPMG and is a former Trust ee of the Vodafone Group Foundation and subsequently a Governor of the Vodafone/Safaricom M-PESA Academy in Nairobi for 800 of Kenya’s poorest children.

We are really excited to welcome such an incredible professional and social pioneer to our line up at the Kent and Medway Business Summit and look forward to his keynote speech on the day.

See Lord Hastings and many other speakers at the 2023 Kent & Medway Business Summit – purchase your tickets here.

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