'CEOs are never prepared for running a company' - Charles Llewellyn ...

vistage chair - 8/19/2019

Vistage Chairs often have an interesting story to tell – perhaps none more so than Charles Llewellyn. Charles' career includes 16 years in the Royal Navy, a dozen years with a US bank, plus periods in...

'The most enjoyable work you'll ever do' - Life and learnings from ...

vistage chair - 8/19/2019

Harry Marsland is no stranger to business challenges. After a successful career in marketing and advertising, when the opportunity arose to become a Vistage chair, he said yes. Eighteen months on, Har...

Expert advice and 8am raves: Uncovering the life of a Vistage Chair

vistage chair - 7/15/2019

Vistage members provide a valuable source of advice and support for one another, and over time they can develop strong personal bonds. Frank Esson's Vistage group became so close they ended up attendi...

'I couldn't think of anything I'd rather do' - Jan Lloyd on the ...

vistage chair - 5/22/2019

There’s no such thing as a stereotypical Vistage Chair. The knowledge and experience that make a good Chair can be gained from almost any career path – but the most important attribute is a desire to ...

“Having your answers questioned” - Vistage chair Adam Harris on the ...

vistage chair - 8/7/2018

Adam Harris is the youngest Vistage chair in the UK (and the third youngest in the world) - but his CV is nonetheless impressive. In a handful of years, he went from trolley boy at Sainsbury’s to CEO ...

'The most enjoyable work you'll ever do' - Life and learnings from ...

vistage chair - 7/26/2018

Harry Marsland is no stranger to business challenges. After a successful career in marketing and advertising, when the opportunity arose to become a Vistage chair, he said yes. Eighteen months on, Har...

Vistage: The Elixir of Executive Youth

Business, vistage chair - 11/12/2014

It was obvious to my wife that something wasn’t right and I couldn't see what it was. As usual I hadn’t been able to hide it. I also hadn’t been able to put my finger on it. Something about the future...

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Poor Business Advice

Looking for high quality independent business advice can be an infuriating process. The market is flooded with consultants who propose blanket approaches and ignore the importance of your individual b...

Why I'm saying NO to Retirement

There has been a great deal of comment of late about the need for people to go on working after the notional retirement age of 60 for women and 65 for men. Certain members of the trade unions have bee...

The Reason Why I’m Not Retiring- Ever

I have no intention of retiring. None whatsoever. Even though I have spotted a few grey hairs now (how come you never spot them unit they are fully grown – at full length?) I’m not saying that because...