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Vernon Sankey, Author, Leadership Coach, Director Board Of Directors, Atos SE

April 10, 2021
Dinis Guarda citiesabc openbusinesscouncil Thought Leadership Interviews
Vernon Sankey, Author, Leadership Coach, Director Board Of Directors, Atos SE
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Dinis Guarda citiesabc openbusinesscouncil Thought Leadership Interviews
Vernon Sankey, Author, Leadership Coach, Director Board Of Directors, Atos SE
Apr 10, 2021

Vernon Sankey is an author, coach, leader, independent director and chairman and the current Chairman of the Audit Committee, Atos SE. Vernon Sankey has over 30 years of Board Of Directors experience in US, UK and EU, in FMCG (former CEO Reckitt, Chairman Firmenich) IT, Insurance (Board Director, chair remuneration com, Zurich Insurance), publishing (Board Director, chair audit Pearson plc) family and privately owned businesses (Cofra SA) and other smaller private and public businesses and start-ups.

Vernon Sankey Interview Questions

1. An introduction from you - background, overview, education... beginning history?
2. From your Career highlights how do you deal with failure?
3. How do you deal with multiple cultures in the corporations you have been managing?
4. How do you see the research and philosophical teachings of your books and the sense of real time and technology obsessions we have now?
5. “Sankey and Lockwood (in the last book The Way: Finding Peace in Turbulent Times) … unpack our deep-rooted everyday dilemmas … and point to concrete patterns of thought and action that we can take … Highly recommended!” —Peter Dahlgren, Professor Emeritus, Sweden. How to cope with patterns of thought and action within the dilemmas of everyday life?
6. With Covid-19, our present challenges: what ways do you envision to redesign our society with wisdom, psychology, philosophy, technology and social impact?

Vernon Sankey Biography

British born, Vernon Sankey graduated from Oriel College, Oxford University and received his Masters of Arts from the University of Oxford in 1971. He started his professional career in  Reckitt and Colman plc in 1971, and became Chief Executive Officer in Denmark, France, the USA and in Great Britain in 1992. A role he performed until 1999.

After his experience at Reckitt and Colman plc, he has also held several non-executive positions as Chairman or Board member. He held positions as Chairman of Thomson Travel Group plc in 2000, Gala Group plc (2000 - 2003), deputy Chairman of Beltpacker plc (2000 - 2005), Non-Executive Director of Pearson plc (1993 - 2006), Chairman of Photo-Me International plc (2000 - 2007) , non-executive Director of Zurich Insurance AG (1998 - 2012) and Chairman of its Remuneration Committee) He was a founder board member of the UK's Food Standards Agency (2000 - 2005) and a Non- Executive Director of Cofra Holding AG (2001 - 2007)

In 2000 Sankey set up an executive coaching company called REDCO Ltd of which he was Chairman. He has extensive experience in advising and coaching companies and executives on personal and corporate change and lectures on Leadership and Transformation Management.

In 2001, Sankey became the Governor of Harrow School and a Trustee (Royal Charter) of the John Lyon Charity, a role he performed until 2016.

Vernon Sankey is currently the Chairman of the Audit Committee, Atos SE, a role he has performed since 2005 and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Besides his role as business executive, Vernon has lectured extensively on leadership, personal change and development and corporate and individual transformation in the UK and the US, at international conferences around the world and in schools and universities.

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Vernon Sankey is an author, coach, leader, independent director and chairman and the current Chairman of the Audit Committee, Atos SE. Vernon Sankey has over 30 years of Board Of Directors experience in US, UK and EU, in FMCG (former CEO Reckitt, Chairman Firmenich) IT, Insurance (Board Director, chair remuneration com, Zurich Insurance), publishing (Board Director, chair audit Pearson plc) family and privately owned businesses (Cofra SA) and other smaller private and public businesses and start-ups.

Vernon Sankey Interview Questions

1. An introduction from you - background, overview, education... beginning history?
2. From your Career highlights how do you deal with failure?
3. How do you deal with multiple cultures in the corporations you have been managing?
4. How do you see the research and philosophical teachings of your books and the sense of real time and technology obsessions we have now?
5. “Sankey and Lockwood (in the last book The Way: Finding Peace in Turbulent Times) … unpack our deep-rooted everyday dilemmas … and point to concrete patterns of thought and action that we can take … Highly recommended!” —Peter Dahlgren, Professor Emeritus, Sweden. How to cope with patterns of thought and action within the dilemmas of everyday life?
6. With Covid-19, our present challenges: what ways do you envision to redesign our society with wisdom, psychology, philosophy, technology and social impact?

Vernon Sankey Biography

British born, Vernon Sankey graduated from Oriel College, Oxford University and received his Masters of Arts from the University of Oxford in 1971. He started his professional career in  Reckitt and Colman plc in 1971, and became Chief Executive Officer in Denmark, France, the USA and in Great Britain in 1992. A role he performed until 1999.

After his experience at Reckitt and Colman plc, he has also held several non-executive positions as Chairman or Board member. He held positions as Chairman of Thomson Travel Group plc in 2000, Gala Group plc (2000 - 2003), deputy Chairman of Beltpacker plc (2000 - 2005), Non-Executive Director of Pearson plc (1993 - 2006), Chairman of Photo-Me International plc (2000 - 2007) , non-executive Director of Zurich Insurance AG (1998 - 2012) and Chairman of its Remuneration Committee) He was a founder board member of the UK's Food Standards Agency (2000 - 2005) and a Non- Executive Director of Cofra Holding AG (2001 - 2007)

In 2000 Sankey set up an executive coaching company called REDCO Ltd of which he was Chairman. He has extensive experience in advising and coaching companies and executives on personal and corporate change and lectures on Leadership and Transformation Management.

In 2001, Sankey became the Governor of Harrow School and a Trustee (Royal Charter) of the John Lyon Charity, a role he performed until 2016.

Vernon Sankey is currently the Chairman of the Audit Committee, Atos SE, a role he has performed since 2005 and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Besides his role as business executive, Vernon has lectured extensively on leadership, personal change and development and corporate and individual transformation in the UK and the US, at international conferences around the world and in schools and universities.

About Dinis Guarda profile and Channels
https://www.openbusinesscouncil.org
https://www.dinisguarda.com/
https://www.intelligenthq.com
https://www.hedgethink.com/

https://www.citiesabc.com/
https://twitter.com/citiesabc__

Dinis Guarda's 4IR: AI, Blockchain, Fintech, IoT - Reinventing a Nation