Martin Newman has 25 years’ experience working internationally to help leaders stand up and be counted. His main focus is confidential, 1-1 work with business leaders on personal impact, but he is equally at home in the worlds of sport and politics. He coaches CEO, C-Suite and high potential individuals at a number of FTSE 100 and 250 firms, as well as private businesses. Clients include GKN, HSBC, Rio Tinto, Kerry Foods, Tate & Lyle, and Vodafone. He was Team Coach for two winning Olympic bids (Sochi 2014 and Tokyo 2020), and continues to advise the Tokyo 2020 team.
In 2008, Martin set up The Leadership Council to bring together some of the UK’s most senior corporate and public leaders in a not-for-profit research and thought leadership body.
He regularly publishes on leadership topics and currently has a best selling book out in Japan, ‘Personal Impact’. He lectures at business schools and universities in Europe and Asia. Martin is principal partner of The Newman Partnership, Executive Director of The Leadership Council, and founding partner of Tokyo-based Stand Consulting.
Sir Tom Shebbeare (b.1952) is the current Chairman of Spring Films and a former Chair of Virgin Money Giving, Virgin StartUp and The Royal Parks Foundation. He is the former CEO of The Prince’s Trust (1988- 2003) and Director of Charities to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
Yan Zheng (Beijing), is CEO of Dentsu Public Relations Consulting and previously worked for Accenture and Dentsu Group (Japan). Yan has more than 20 years’ experience in international strategy formulating and consulting, serving a number of transnational enterprises to establish brand reputation worldwide especially in China. Over the past 20 years, she has had the chance to work across different countries and cultures spanning China, Japan and America in leadership roles. These diverse experiences have given her the opportunity to understand how to best shape and deliver corporate reputation and personal leadership impact for clients doing business with or from China.
Ambassador Sadaaki Numata (Tokyo)
LL.B. Tokyo University. M.A.(P.P.E., University College, Oxford).
Sadaaki’s career in Japan’s diplomatic service has included postings to London (twice), Jakarta, Washington, D.C., Geneva, and Canberra. He dealt with American affairs for two decades, and also served as the interpreter in English for five Prime Ministers. He was actively engaged in media relations as Foreign Ministry Deputy Spokesman (1991-1994), Deputy Head of Mission in London (1994-1998) and Foreign Ministry Spokesman (1998-2000), including hundreds of interviews with foreign media including BBC and CNN. He served as Ambassador to Pakistan from 2000 to 2002, going through the challenge of 9/11. Upon completion of his tour as Ambassador to Canada from 2005 to 2007, he retired from the diplomatic service and served as Executive Director, the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP). In July 2009, he accompanied Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress on their visits to Canada and Hawaii as their official spokesman. He has been involved in the task of fostering global communicators in Japan through nurturing public speaking and debating skills as Chairman of the English-Speaking Union of Japan (ESUJ) since 2011.
Significant global experience in large and medium sized organisations across Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Middle East and Africa. An Occupational Psychologist and HR Executive who works closely with executive leaders and teams and with Boards of Directors. She has worked in different countries and her sector experience spans Pharmaceuticals, Extractive, FMCG, Manufacturing and Financial Services.
Anushia has broad expertise in talent strategy and succession management including CEO succession, assessment, leadership development, coaching at executive level, organisational effectiveness and change. Her work is grounded in the business context, behavioural sciences and underpinned by trusting relationships.