TBN National Conference 2008

  • Friday, 16 May 2008
  • New Connaught Rooms, Great Queen Street, London

Use Your Business Skills To Make A Difference

Using business to bring spiritual and physical transformation to the world’s
One Day Conference 16th May 2008
New Connaught Rooms, Great Queen Street, London

Schedule

Registration 8.30 for 9am start

A Business Response to the World’s Greatest Scandal
Stuart McGreevy

Beyond Philanthrophy
Steve Beck

A Vision for Social Venture Capital
Dr Kim Tan

The Transforming Power of Enterprise
Rev Mary Kinoti

A Hands-on Approach and the Value of Enterprise
Baroness Caroline Cox

An Entrepreneur’s Perspective
Sir Peter Vardy

A Model for Investing in SME’s – Fusion Capital
Phil Goodwin

Case Studies, Journeys and How to get Started
Mike Perreau and Jerry Marshall

Conference will close at 5pm
Lunch and refreshments included

Speakers

Sir Peter Vardy

Peter built up the car dealership Reg Vardy plc following the death of his father Reg in 1976, stepping down as CEO in February 2006 after Pendragon acquired the Group for £506m. A charitable trust, The Vardy Foundation, was established in 1989; he received a knighthood for services to education in 2001; he was founding chairman of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum from 2002; and the Vardy Group including Vardy Venture Capital was launched in 2006.

Steve Beck

Over the past six years, Steve helped develop and lead Geneva Global Inc., an advisory firm providing philanthropic investors with independent insight and access to qualified grant opportunities in the global south. He stepped down as CEO in Jan 08 to develop a new vehicle for investors in small and medium-sized enterprises in Africa and India. Prior to joining Geneva Global he was MD of Gemini Consulting.

Phil Goodwin

Phil is a private equity investor who worked for 3i for 13 years in London, Japan and the North of England, before joining HSBC where he became Head of UK Private Equity. In 2003 he co-lead the buy-out of HSBC Private Equity, which was re-badged as Montagu Private Equity. In 2006 he co-founded Fusion Capital, one of Africa’s first private equity fund managers.

Rev Mary Kinoti

Mary is a Methodist Minister in Nairobi. With her husband, she founded the Window Development Fund in 2001, a microfinance organisation that empowers low income people particularly in the slums of Kibera. She has established many community groups in Kibera; is especially involved in socio-economic empowerment for women and children’s rights; and is a member of the Nation al HIV/AIDS steering committee.

Baroness Caroline Cox

Baroness Caroline Cox was a Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords 1986-2005. She is CEO of HART (Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust) which provides aid and advocacy for forgotten peoples. She delivered medical supplies to Poland during the Soviet era and crossed lines of fire many times in Nagorno Karabakh, Burma, Indonesia, Sudan, Northern Uganda and Northern Nigeria, going in person in order to provide authenticity, advocacy and appropriate aid.

Stuart McGreevy

Stuart is TBN Chairman. He is the founder and former CEO of a leading UK financial services group which was successfully listed on the London Stock Exchange. He is a social entrepreneur, managing businesses that include finance and administration outsourcing in India, a social venture capital fund, an ethical investing business and a fair trade clothing enterprise.

Jerry Marshall

Jerry is a Cambridge economist, Chartered Marketer and serial entrepreneur, founding a consultancy, a social enterprise and a high growth technology company. He joined TBN as a Member in 2004 and leads TBN’s work in Palestine. He joined the TBN staff in 2007 and is General Manager.

Mike Perreau

Mike is a founding board member of TBN. An industrial psychologist and entrepreneur, he serves on the board of several business enterprises and has been CEO, MD and strategic coach of a number of international organisations. He also acts on behalf of governments and international institutions in peacekeeping, conflict resolution and strategic facilitation roles.

Dr Kim Tan

Kim is a serial biotech and social entrepreneur. He is founder Chairman of Springhill BioVentures, a director of several biotech funds and an advisor to Government agencies and Pharmaceuticals on biotechnology. He is a TBN Trustee and is the initiator of the Kuzuko Game Reserve, a conservation and social transformation project in an area of high unemployment.