Best Boss Series -Young Leaders: Esther Swaffield-Bray, Director, UK

Esther Swaffield-Bray, is the England Director for the International Justice Mission (IJM- IJM is the world’s largest anti-slavery organisation, partnering with governements and local authorities across the world to rescue children and families from oppression. Highlighted as one of 10 non-profits “making a difference” by U.S. News and World Report, IJM’s effective model has been … Continued

Best Boss Series – Young Leaders: Lucy White, Founder, UK

Lucy White is Head of Marketing for GrowthInvest, having started her career working for high-growth technology businesses and their investors. After holding marketing roles at CMR Surgical and Silicon Valley Bank, Lucy also developed and co-launched a social impact accelerator programme for early-stage SEIS/EIS-qualifying businesses. Lucy is the founding director of a charity that exists to champion girls and young women in their … Continued

Best Boss Series: Zahid Malik, Founder, UK

Zahid is an ex-physicist and academic researcher who co-founded Fry in 2000 after being inspired by Ricardo Semler’s book: Maverick. He is married with three teenage children who help keep his ego in check. He is interested in work-place culture, AI and science fiction.What do you think are the qualities of a successful leader?  Someone who … Continued

Best Boss Series: Felicity Corcoran, Headmistress, UK ​

Felicity Corcoran studied Modern Foreign Languages and took up her first teaching post in September 2000 after successfully completing a postgraduate qualification in education at the University of Cambridge. She has 18 years’ experience in education, 11 of which have been in senior leadership roles in secondary schools in London. After serving as Assistant Principal and … Continued

Best Boss Series: Ian Stevenson, Executive Project Director, France

Ian spent 35 years in the oil, gas and petrochemical Industry and has inspired engineers and managers from Africa to Asia, with Europe in between. One of Ian’s priorities has always been the development of teams – to deliver projects and align the objectives of all stakeholders in the ultimate challenges faced on major construction projects. … Continued

Best Boss Series: Ross Buchmueller, President and CEO, USA

Ross Buchmueller is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the PURE Group of Insurance Companies, a specialist group of companies dedicated to serving the personal insurance needs of more than 75,000 successful families across the United States. Ross’ career spans more than 30 years and has been exclusively focused on the specialised high net worth property … Continued

Best Boss Series: Laura Brunnen, Private Equity Partner, UK

Laura Brunnen is a private equity partner at global law firm Reed Smith, with over 15 years’ experience advising on international private equity transactions. Laura started her legal career at Slaughter and May before specialising in private equity at Kirkland & Ellis and then at Fried Frank where she was promoted to partner whilst pregnant with her first … Continued

Best Boss Series: Nikki Gatenby, Managing Director, UK​

Nikki Gatenby is a leader, writer, speaker and consultant in her role as MD and co-owner of Propellernet, a globally operating, digital marketing agency based in Brighton, England. Her business has been named one of the top 20 Best Places to Work in the UK since 2013, and billed as one of the most progressive search agencies in … Continued

Best Boss Series: Marc J Halsema, Chief of Staff and General Counsel to Pennington Partners & Co, USA

Marc J. Halsema serves as Chief of Staff and General Counsel to Pennington Partners & Co., a private investment office and strategic advisory firm in New York City customized to the goals and aspirations of successful entrepreneurs, families, family offices, merchant family groups and privately held businesses around the world. Marc’s role at Pennington Partners builds … Continued