Joe Garner

27 & 28 november

Joe Garner

Joe Garner is an experienced and accomplished CEO who believes passionately in the importance of leading with humanity and purpose, particularly through tough times. 

Joe’s career started with Procter & Gamble in 1991, helping to lead expansion in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2001 he joined Dixons/Currys before moving to HSBC in 2004. Joe rose to lead HSBC’s UK retail division through the Great Financial Crisis of 2008 and was promoted to Head of HSBC in the UK. 

In 2014 he became Chief Executive Officer of Openreach – BT’s infrastructure division. During his tenure and in partnership with local and central Government, he led the deployment of superfast broadband to over 90% of UK homes. Joe served as a Non-Executive Director of the Financial Ombudsman Service from 2008 to 2010 and sat on the Board of UK Finance for six years. Joe is passionate about the value of physical and mental wellbeing in leadership. He is a Patron of British Triathlon and a GB age group competitor.


Pennine Healthcare

Hear from the team at Pennine Healthcare, an SME manufacturer in Derby, about how they turned the business around since becoming employee owned in February 2021. Hear from people across the business about the strategy behind their transformation, who had been involved, and how collectively the team have achieved such success.

Chris Turner is Executive Director of B Lab UK, the charity building the B Corporation movement in the UK. Chris is also Campaign Director of the Better Business Act, aiming to change the law to ensure every company in the UK aligns their interests with those of wider society and the environment.


Miatta is Chief Executive of the New Economics Foundation. She has a wealth of experience in developing and delivering policy to empower communities and change people’s lives. She has been at the forefront of generating new ideas on reshaping our economy inside government and out.

Alex Veitch

Alex joined the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) as Director of Policy and Insights in March 2022. In this role he is responsible for developing BCC policy positions; engagement with government officials; and for the BCC’s extensive business insight programme.

Pat Brenan

Pat is the Independent Trustee Director of Cleantec Services, an industry leading contract cleaning company with over 2,000 employees across the country. Cleantec has come to specialise in the education sector but now serves an increasingly wide variety of commercial and public sector organisations and has done for over 20 years.

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