Tracey Camilleri is the co-founder of Thompson Harrison, along with Sam Rockey, and is currently an Associate Fellow at Oxford University’s Säid Business School (OSBS). At OSBS, she designs and directs the flagship Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme (one of the three open programmes at OSBS, ranked number 2 in the world for Open Programmes (Financial Times, 2018)), as well as bespoke senior development programmes. She is known for her innovative design approach, her focus on humanities and what it means to be human in a world increasingly dominated by process and machines.
Earlier in her career she variously ran her own consulting company, WMC Communications, worked as an associate for the private investment bank, Allen and Company in New York, as new business director for the publishing company Marshall Cavendish, a teacher of English literature at St Paul’s Girls’ School in London, as a research associate at Bain and Company. She was a director of the communications company, Interel Epa and of the charity Family Links. She has an MA from Oxford University in English Literature with first-class honours.
Sam Rockey began her career in the first democratically-elected government in South Africa in 1994, in the arenas of development, strategy and change. More recently, she was the Global Head of Leadership Development for the FTSE top 10 company SABMiller, now part of ABINBEV. During her 17-year career at SABMiller, she held a number of leadership roles in human resources at country-, regional- and global level. Sam’s work on leadership development has won awards and has been written up in a number of books and publications. In addition to this, she is a frequent speaker on the topic of leading in transition and organisational transformation.
Sam is on the Imperial College Business School Advisory Board for their Global Online MBA and on the Advisory Board of the Baobab Network, a start-up business that connects early-stage businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa, with talent and investors from around the world. She is also a tutor on the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme, an Oxford Said Business School Open programme. Sam has a Masters of Science in Development Planning and a Masters of Management in Human Resources.
Robert Rowland Smith is a British author and philosopher. His books include Derrida and Autobiography (Cambridge University Press, 1995), Breakfast with Socrates: The philosophy of everyday life (Profile Books, 2009) and AutoBioPhilosophy: An intimate story of what it means to be human (4th Estate, 2018). He is a regular speaker at public- and private events, addressing a wide range of topics that includes philosophy, psychology, politics and art.
Robert was elected to a Fellowship by Examination (‘Prize Fellowship’) at All Souls College, Oxford and was awarded a Doctorate in Philosophy in 1991. While a Fellow of All Souls, he also held lectureships at both Mansfield College, Oxford, and Hertford College, Oxford, as a member of the English Faculty. Robert sits on the board of the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology and of the Institute of Art and Ideas. He is a founding faculty member of The School of Life.
Gavin Weeks is a clinically-trained psychologist who consults to individuals, teams and organisations, on leadership and behaviour change. His work focuses on helping leaders and their teams to make organisational changes through shifting behaviour. He helps clients design leadership models, make values-led changes and ensure their teams are able to manage the complexities they are faced with.
Gavin draws on a professional background in clinical and sports psychology to build performance, and understand and overcome barriers to change. He has a wealth of international experience in multinational organisations (including SABMiller, AB InBev and Spectris), consultancy, sport (working with Harlequins Rugby Club and high-profile athletes) and in various clinical psychology roles for the NHS. He has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Masters of Science in Neuropsychology.
Kim Howard is a South African-based psychologist working with senior leaders and teams at the helm of large institutions and systems, assisting them in aligning behaviour with their strategic priorities, through enhanced collaboration and behavioural insight. She also supports C-suite leaders as an executive coach. Kim started her career as an investment analyst with HSBC analysing the consumer industrial sector on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, before heading investor relations at Standard Bank. From the vantage point of strategic and financial analysis and exposure to senior leadership, she noticed the positive effects of emotional commitment, collaboration and team cohesion on sustainable company performance. Kim returned to university in 2009 to study social psychology, with specific emphasis on identity construction and behaviour associated with sites of belonging. She now combines her business- and psychological knowledge and experience to shift organisational behaviour and inculcate emotional commitment and team cohesion in the workplace, with the aim of achieving sustainable performance. One of her focus areas is enabling groups to facilitate companies to collaborate effectively in multi-cultural settings where multiple worldviews co-exist. Kim has a BCom, BAcc (Wits), CA(SA), BA Hons (Psychology) (Wits), Masters: Consulting and Coaching for Change (University of Oxford and HEC Paris), DPhil (Psychology) (Wits)