Masterclasses

Leaders in business, charity and the public sector speak on challenging topics.

These masterclasses attract an audience of prominent figures, students, staff and the general public.

Speakers share responses to challenges they've faced, and pose social, ethical, environmental and business dilemmas.

2022 speakers

  • Nick Waters - strategy and challenges within aviation in the 21st century
  • Sanjay Bhandari - confronting inequality in football

Speakers from previous years

  • Keith Rozelle, Director, Sales Marvel
  • Professor Robert Dingwall, Nottingham Trent University
  • Dr Glenda Rivoallan, Founder and SEO Soulgenic
  • Stephen Perkins, London Metropolitan University
  • Tracy Walters, HR professional
  • Cynthia Davis, BAME Recruitment Ltd
  • Geraldine Brennan, Irish Manufacturing Research
  • Reetu Kansal, University of London
  • Matt Lynch, Big Sofa technologies
  • Chris Jaume, Cooper King Distillery
  • Peter Lunt, Airbus
  • Emily Arnold-Fernández, Asylum Access
  • Sarah Black-Smith and Carl German, Siemens plc
  • Paul Rennie OBE, Head of Global Economy Group, British Embassy
  • Alice Maynard, Future Inclusion
  • Carlos Ohde and Leandro Santos, Flex, Brazil
  • Ivan Ling, University of Southampton Malaysia
  • Abisola Barber, Financial Services Manager and Diversity Advocate
  • Sue Jefferson, Possibilities Realised Ltd
  • Katie Thomas, York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Caroline Conroy, Too Good to Go
  • David Booth, Strategy Journeys
  • Karolos Papadas, University of York
  • Ian Kirkpatrick, University of York
  • Nick Waters, Major UK airline 
  • Sanjay Bhandari, Chair of Kick It Out