Meet The Leaders Who Are Readers


Alan Jope


Alan was appointed Chief Executive Officer of consumer goods giant Unilever in January 2019. Before being appointed as CEO, he served as President of Unilever’s Beauty & Personal Care Division from 2014. He also worked in leadership roles in North America for 14 years and Asia for 13 years.

Alan wants to read Nigel Vaz’s, Digital Business Transformation – How Established Companies Sustain Competitive Advantage From Now to Next.


Debbie Wosskow


After selling her home-swap subscription business for $53m in July 2017, Debbie Wosskow co-founded AllBright, a club and community that celebrates and connects women at work. . She is a Member of the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board and sits on the Board of the Women’s Fiction Prize. In 2016, she was awarded an OBE for services to business. 

Debbie wants to read Robin Dunbar’s Friends – Understanding The Power of Our Most Important Relationships


Christian Gladwell


Christian Gladwell leads a team operating from eleven offices on four continents.  After leaving the Army as an officer in 1996, his career has followed an arc of digital disruption through advertising and media.  His data-centric, ROI-positive approach combines human intelligence with state-of-the-art machine learning.

Christian wants to read Will Page’s Tarzan Economics, Eight Principles for Pivoting Through Disruption.


Dr Anne Limb


The first woman to be elected  as Chair of the Scouts Association and Vice Chair of the City & Guilds Of London Institute, Anne Limb has a stellar background advising government and industry on learning, development and digital inclusion. In 2015 she was awarded a CBE for public and political services. 

Anne wants to read Clive Lewis’  Toxic, Rebuilding Respect and Tolerance in a Hostile Workplace..

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