Business leaders to pass on their secrets of success at business masterclass

The Institute of Directors (IoD) Aberdeen branch is organising a business event at which established business leaders will pass on the skills and experience that have helped them in developing their careers.

The third annual ‘Sharing the Secrets of Success’ Masterclass will take place on Thursday, September 17 at the Robert Gordon University.

IoD Sharing the Secrets of Success

“The feedback from the past two years has been extremely positive. Our aim this year is to build on that success and we have a particularly impressive line-up of business leaders keen to share the lessons they have learned during their careers,” Mark McCue, the new chairman of IoD Aberdeen explains.

“The IoD is focused on supporting directors and providing them with relevant learning and development opportunities. The idea of the ‘Sharing the Secrets of Success’ Masterclass is to inspire current and future generations of business leaders and provide them with valuable insight that will help them to develop their own businesses and careers.”

The five business leaders leading masterclass sessions are:

  • Roy MacGregor, Founder and Chairman of Global Energy Group
  • George Yule, Executive Chairman of Aberdeen Football Club
  • Alison Sellar, CEO, ActivPayroll
  • Neil Simpson,Finance Director, Brewdog
  • Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski, Principal of the Robert Gordon University

The keynote speaker is Ian Marchant, Chairman of Wood Group and former CEO of SSE plc. The event will be chaired by Jennifer Young, Chairman of Ledingham Chalmers.

The ‘Sharing the Secrets of Success’ Masterclass is a half-day event at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, starting with breakfast at 8 am and concluding with a networking lunch between 1pm and 2pm.

Delegates will each take part in two of the five masterclass sessions, followed by a panel discussion.

The ‘Sharing the Secrets of Success’ Masterclass is open to members and non-members. Places can been booked at, or by calling IoD Scotland on 0131 557 5488.

Registrations are open at a reduced rate until August 9. The ‘early bird’ registration fee is £100 ex VAT for members (£110 ex VAT for non members). After August 10 the price will be £130 ex VAT for members (£140 ex VAT for non members).

The ‘Sharing the Secrets of Success’ Leadership Masterclass is sponsored by Ledingham Chalmers and the Robert Gordon University.
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