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Date of event: 25 April 2019
Event ends: 25 April 2019
Start time: 09:30
End time: 16:30
Price: Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership *Up to 2 Places*
In Conversation With... NEW

*Board and board-aspirational directors*


Roger Horton rose from humble beginnings to be Chief Executive of one of the most successful publishing businesses. He led a public company through a decade of transformational change that saw it become an business you would aspire to run. So how did he achieve that success? And what did he learn along the way that he’d absolutely love to share?

Roger will offer his stories and anecdotes about how to get to the top, and how it feels when you do. He will discuss how being a self-confessed impostor, and a “fear of being found out”, has shaped his approach. And he will bring the group back to the biggest issue in business - how do you lead successful transformational change? Join this immersive and interactive day, featuring the wit, wisdom and common sense of a down-to-earth boardroom CEO.

Who Should Attend?

Senior directors either working at board level, or aspiring to do so (and are recognised as having that potential). You will want to understand how to work at CEO level, and the key skills required to deliver successful growth and transformation.


The primary theme is STRATEGY and the secondary theme is LEADERSHIP.

It is relevant to the development of Transformation, Growth, Success, Ambition, Storytelling, Conversation.

THP, The Henley Partnership

Roger Horton

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Roger Horton was in academic and reference publishing for over thirty-five years. His career has encompassed roles in sales, marketing, editorial, distribution and senior management in three companies.

On joining the Taylor & Francis board in 1994, he became part of the executive team that successfully floated the company on the London Stock Exchange in 1998 and then merged with Informa in 2004.

As CEO, he led the acquisition of well over 50 companies and saw his business grow its turnover from £18m to more than £500m, with paralleled profitability, and become part of a billion-pound group in the FTSE 100, where he sat on the executive management team.
Having stepped down, he is now non-executive chair of CABI, a visiting fellow at Cranfield School of Management, an occasional guest speaker at several business schools and a Vistage professional speaker on transformational change; Roger also works on various advisory projects.

*Per member organisation. “Up to” indicates the maximum number per member organisation, it is not an allocation of places. All places are subject to availability at the time of nomination. Nomination Forms are dealt with on a first come first served basis and a place cannot be booked or held without a fully completed and approved Nomination Form.

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