Sheffield Haworth Webinar: Creativity and Thought Diversity – The creative case for diversity beyond the Arts

‘Creativity and Thought Diversity – The creative case for diversity beyond the Arts’


Watch the recent discussion with our esteemed Panel sharing their views on Diversity of Creativity and the creative case for diversity beyond the Arts. Our business leaders explain why they view creativity as key business drivers and the benefit this brings to their organisations.

To find out more about ‘The Power of Creativity’ series with the University of the Arts London, please click here.


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Our Panel includes:

Caroline Connellan, CEO, Brooks Macdonald

Caroline joined Brooks Macdonald as CEO in April 2017. Before joining, she was Head of UK Premier and Wealth at HSBC where she led the transformation of the UK Wealth business.  Prior to this, Caroline held a number of senior corporate roles, including Group Strategy Director at Standard Life, and had extensive experience in the wealth and asset management sector as a consultant at McKinsey. She started her career as a Fund Manager with Newton Investment Management in London.  Caroline is a member of the Investment Association board and has joined the Government’s Asset Management Task Force.


Shaili Poddar, Strategy & Operations Consulting, Deloitte

Shaili is an experienced management consultant currently working with Deloitte Consulting in their Finance & Performance team in Zurich, Switzerland. She has many years of experience in the areas of consulting, financial analytics, tax, and internal audit. She has worked across various industries including pharmaceuticals, consumer goods and reinsurance. She has also passed the CFA level 1.  She began her career as a Private Client Advisor at KPMG, London and earned her Chartered Tax Advisor qualification during that period.  Shaili has a master’s degree in Management from Imperial College London along with an undergraduate degree in Fashion Management from the London College of Fashion, and a Foundation in Art and Design from the London College of Fashion as well.  In her spare time, she enjoys painting and photography.


Ben Johnson, Managing Director & Global Head of Insurance, Sheffield Haworth

Ben leads the Insurance Practice at Sheffield Haworth.  He has over 12 years’ experience in the sector building up a track record of placing Executive Interims and Consultants at C-Suite level across some of the biggest names in the insurance sector.  Ben is also a board member of the Link Committee, the LGBT Insurance Network. He is a member of the Alumni at the University of Arts London and holds a BA in Fashion Marketing.


Moderated by:

Richard Sant, Head of Careers & Employability, University of Arts London

Richard Sant is Head of Careers & Employability at University of the Arts London. He has developed and launched the Creative Attributes Framework, a model of employability and enterprise for a creative curriculum. He has also opened the award winning not just a shop, a creative enterprise space which combines retail sales with entrepreneurial learning opportunities for students and graduates of UAL. His focus on enterprise has contributed to UAL being named in a recent published report as the UK’s No1 university for graduates starting or managing a business. Previous experience includes working at the University of Portsmouth as Director of the Centre for Enterprise in the Faculty of Creative Industries and leading the MA Creative and Cultural Leadership. He has a particular interest in theoretical models of employability and developing new ways to measure it.  Current interests include a focus on creativity as an employability skill outside of the creative sector.


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