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Perspectives from the Top Podcast

Perspectives from the Top is a leadership and business podcast that enables any leader or potential leader gain insights and ideas for action to be more successful.

Chris Roebuck, Leadership Speaker

About Perspectives from the Top

Guests include current and former global CEOs, top public service leaders, from mass transit to cyber security, Nobel Prize winners, Prime Ministers, global investors, entrepreneurs & founders, senior military officers, leading media figures, athletes and world record holders, the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross and Archbishop of Canterbury amongst others.

Perspectives has listeners in over 70 countries and is highly ranked globally. Guests’ insights and ideas for action have delivered real benefits to listeners across the world. Here’s an example:

“I have just started my MBA and your podcast provided some invaluable inspiration during my application. It definitely played a role in helping me to secure my MBA Scholarship – thank you! I look forward to listening more during 2023…” — Jon C, Operations Director, UK

It is also used by some global MBA programmes for “background listening” and classroom discussion and some in C suite have used it to help developing leaders in their organisation…

Here are the amazing guests who have contributed so far. The first year’s series of guests concluded end of 2022 and series 2 will launch in late 2023. Guests for this next series will be shown here as “future guests” as they join the team. Back soon!

Latest Podcast Guest

Leading Through Complexity, Creating a Community

Tony joined Etihad as Group Chief Executive Officer in January 2018. He has over 30 years of international leadership experience in transportation, infrastructure, and government sectors. He joins Etihad Aviation Group from the UK’s Ministry of Defence, where he served as CEO of the Defence Equipment and Support department, managing a budget of US $25 billion a year. Tonys achievements are even more significant given that he left school at 16 to work on the motor industry shop floor and grew his leadership skills from there.

Previously, he was CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports Company and Abu Dhabi Ports Company, and in UK he held senior positions with airport operator British Airports Authority (BAA), and Chief Operating Officer and Group Chief Executive designate of Laing O’Rourke. His roles under BAA included Managing Director of the Heathrow Terminal 5 construction project, Group Supply Chain Director, Group Technical Director, and CEO of Heathrow Airport.

Tony holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Lancaster in the UK.

All Podcast Guests

Bringing Buddhism to Business

Marshall has so many accolades I don’t have space to cover them all, for business, leadership and executive coaching amongst them, top ranked global business thinker for 10+ years, No 1 global executive coach, Harvard Institute of Coaching Life Time award plus the author of numerous best selling books, each helping people get the best out of themselves, their work and their lives.

Marshalls first degree was in Mathematical Economics but he moved into studying people via his PhD and onto being Professor of Management Practice at Dartmouth Tuck. He then moved into the world of executive education starting his own brand. He works with numerous top global corporate and government leaders and has helped literally millions of people be better in someway. His new book “The Earned Life” really pulls all this together, based on his Buddhist philosophy, showing readers how to be better fulfilled and have fewer regrets.

Action First

After battling addiction for several years in his late teens and early 20s — and going in and out of seven addiction treatment facilities before finally getting clean — Jaime Blaustein is now leading a team of health professionals helping others through their tough times.

After recovering Jaime gained his MBA and, after time in Wells Fargo and Lord Abbot, a mutual fund manager, he became an investment banker at Credit Suisse in its Global Industrials coverage group in New York City. Here he was responsible for advising clients in the basic materials sector on strategic matters, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, restructurings and various debt and equity financings. In September 2021 he decided to give up his investment banking career to found the center for those with mental health challenges seeking support.

Diversity, Respect and Lifelong Learning

Stephen started his career in UK Governments Overseas Trade Dept, moving to McKinsey before joining HSBC. Here Stephen worked across the world for the bank in different roles becoming CEO of the Investment Bank, then Group CEO in 2003 finally Chairman of HSBC Group in 2006, by then one of the biggest banks in the world with over 240,000 employees in over 100 countries.

In 2010 he then joined UK Government as a Trade Minister serving until 2013 and is now Chairman of UKs national Natural History Museum and sits in the Upper House of the UK Parliament, the House of Lords. Stephen is also an ordained minister in the Anglican Church and an author.

Authenticity – Powering Brands and Leadership

Emily began her career in Procter & Gamble, then in Apple, where she led Retail Marketing across APAC, as the brand entered China before becoming Chief Commercial Officer InterContinental Hotels Group, Greater China, where she was responsible for all commercial functions across 320+ hotels, six hotel brands, three loyalty programs, and a Sales & Marketing team of 5,200. Emily then became Chief Marketing Officer for Starbucks China, where she led customer engagement and the digital ecosystem.

She is now CEO of McCann Worldwide, the Marketing Agency, for China leading a team of 400 launching McCanns new China presence. But Emily also found time to write an great book – “The Spare Room” – which looks at how we optimise our social legacy by identifying what we offer in resources, experience and capability and what inspires us. Its woven around Emilys own legacy of caring for 17 disadvantaged children in her spare room over 22 years, as well as stories of others in different stories of others in different walks of life.

Leadership Conversations – Unleashing Possibilities

Jamie gives listeners some great insights and ideas for action based on his varied career in large corporates such as Prudential, UBS but also leading a start up 1-800-Doctors before becoming CEO of Advisor Group, US largest group of independent financial advisors supporting over 11,000 businesses across USA.

A combination of insights he gained from Prudential, his work on the Group Managing Board during the creation of UBS, now a Harvard Case Study, and those from leading a start up have enabled him to take Advisor Group to new levels of success such that he was voted CEO of the Year for 2021 in the Wealth Managements industry large organisation category.

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