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Trusted Executive Foundation Interview with Brendan Sarsfield, CEO of the Peabody Group

As CEO of the Peabody Group, Brendan heads up an organisation that draws on 150 years of history to provide good quality affordable homes, working with communities and promoting well-being to more than 111,000 residents and 17,000 care and support customers in London and the south east, putting the most vulnerable in society first.

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Trusted Executive Foundation Interview with Dave Shemmans, CEO of Ricardo plc

Dave Shemmans is the CEO of Ricardo plc, the global engineering and project management organisation focused on technology, innovation and sustainability.  Dave is also a Non-Executive Director of Sutton and East Surrey Water. In this interview, Dave highlights the critical importance of trust in underpinning all of the company values,

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Brand Gareth: Thank you Gareth Southgate for being a new leadership role model

Forget losing a world cup semi-final. Remember the emergence of a new leadership role model in Gareth Southgate. Forget the beautiful game. Remember the beautiful man. Remember Brand Gareth. For in these times when we desperately need leadership that relies upon the power of trust, rather than leadership that trusts in power,

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Trusted Executive Foundation Interview with Tristia Harrison, CEO of TalkTalk

Tristia has been the Chief Executive Officer at TalkTalk Telecom Group plc since May 2017, having been an Executive Director at the company since June 2014. TalkTalk aims to be the leading value for money connectivity provider and trusted value champion in the UK telecoms market.  TalkTalk’s annual turnover to 31 March 2018 was £1,658m.

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Trusted Executive Foundation Interview with Michael Ward, Managing Director of Harrods

As Managing Director of Harrods, Michael Ward has one of the most prominent roles in luxury retail. Since joining the business in 2005, he has enabled Harrods to become the successful business it is today with eight straight years of soaring profits. The world-famous London department store broke its sales record in January this year smashing the £2 billion annual sales mark for the first time.

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