In recent years Dido Harding been named repeatedly as one of the most powerful women in the UK by BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. Over the years, she has occupied senior positions with many of the country’s best known companies including Thomas Cook, Woolworths, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and most recently as the Chief Executive of Talk Talk. She serves as a non-executive director of The Court of the Bank of England and sits on the boards of British Land and Cheltenham Racecourse. In 2014, she was made a life peer in recognition of her significant contribution to the world of business.
In this Distinguished Lecture, Dido will not only draw upon her experience from the worlds of business and public service but she will explore the challenges and opportunities of the coming 4th industrial revolution and its likely impacts across business, public policy and wider society.