Crystal Lecture 2015

Crystal Lecture - Thursday, 22 October 2015

Developing the next generation of management and leadership

We are delighted to announce that Mike Clasper, CMI President will deliver the keynote address at this year's prestigious lecture.

Mike will be discussing:

  • Why a sense of purpose is fundamental to every well-managed organisation.
  • Why managers need more confidence to tackle difficult conversations.
  • How UK plc can stop creating ‘accidental managers’ and develop the potential of the next generation.



18:00: Refreshments & Networking
19:00: Lecture
21:00: Event closes


Millennium City Building, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SB



Book your place

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For queries, contact Sasha Gray at University of Wolverhampton on or telephone 01902 321747.


Mike Clasper CMgr CBE CCMI

Mike Clasper took over as President of CMI in October 2014. He is Non-Executive Chairman of Coats Group plc, as well as a Senior Independent Director at Serco PLC and Chairman of Which? Ltd. Mike has outstanding experience across a wide range of organisations, including private, public, third sector, FTSE 350 and SMEs.

He was formerly Non-Executive Director at ITV, Chief Executive of BAA plc. Operating Managing Director at Terra Firma Capital Partners Limited and Chairman of HMRC. He has also held a number of senior executive positions at Procter & Gamble. Mike grew up in Sunderland and studied Engineering at St. John's College, Cambridge. He is proud to hold an Honorary Doctorate from Sunderland University and in his spare time enjoys the theatre as well as watching and playing sport.

Watch the video of last year's Crystal Lecture delivered by Sir Peter Rigby