Announcing our launch speakers

We're delighted to announce the full line-up of speakers for the launch of HEY100 on 26 January. Tickets are selling out quickly, so to reserve your free spot at the event sign up now. 

Joining our keynote speaker, Dawn Austwick, are Jamie Peacock MBE, Head of Rugby at Hull Kingston Rovers; Helen Bissett, MD at Yorkshire-based communications agency H&H; David Sanderson MBE, Chief Executive Officer, The Rank Foundation; and JJ Tatten, Manager at the Warren Youth Project in Hull.

All five speakers will take part in a panel discussion chaired by John Kampfner, CEO of the Creative Industries Federation and Chair of Clore Social Leadership. 

 Jamie Peacock MBE

Jamie Peacock MBE

 Helen Bissett

Helen Bissett

 Dawn Austwick 

Dawn Austwick 

Jamie Peacock MBE, Head of Rugby at Hull Kingston Rovers said, ‘Great leadership is about inspiring the people around you to grow and develop so that together you can achieve your shared goals and be successful. I urge anyone who wants to build their leadership skills to join us for this event. The HEY100 Leadership Programme is a fantastic opportunity that the entire region will benefit from.’

The HEY100 Leadership Programme, a free leadership and management development series, is open to managers and leaders in Hull and East Yorkshire. It aims to cultivate leadership excellence to further strengthen the region’s voluntary, social and cultural sectors.  

Helen Bissett, Managing Director at H&H, a leading UK communications agency based in Yorkshire added, ‘In my experience, it is the quality of leadership that makes the difference. Everyone is capable of individually achieving great things, but it’s leadership that gels the potential together into something extraordinary. If you passionately care about your organisation’s success, this is an event not to be missed.’

Dawn Austwick, Chief Executive of the Big Lottery Fund, will deliver a keynote speech about generous leadership, and there will be question and answer sessions when event attendees can find out more about the HEY100 leadership series, and sign up for training and leadership opportunities.

The HEY100 launch is on 26 January from 10 - 12:30. Tickets are free.