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Throughout the year, we have a number of guest speakers visit us and our MBA students to discuss pertinent business issues. Over the last couple of months alone, we’ve played host to the likes of Martin O’Grady, CFO for Orient Express; Gordon McAlpine, CEO of The Sales Club and Mark Anderson, President, Global Strategy & Business Development, Pearson International.

Martin O’Grady came to discuss finance and strategy within the Orient Express Hotels Ltd, and to discuss managing hotels, restaurants, trains and cruises in challenging economic times.

Gordon McAlpine was recently featured on the UK Channel 4 programme Secret Millionaire where “Millionaire benefactors say goodbye to their luxury lifestyles and go undercover in deprived areas to find out who needs their help”. Gordon returned to the area of Govan in Glasgow and a number of local community organisations benefitted from his help. He spoke to our MBA students about not only his business background but his “Secret Millionaire” experience and the importance of giving back.

Mark Anderson visited the school in a joint event by the SPS – the Strategic Planning Society and Strathclyde Business School. The SPS Strategy Club runs a number of talks addressing Strategy and Mark Anderson addressed the question, “Strategic Leadership: It’s All About People” and students and alumni were invited.

Details of guest speakers are provided to students when on our MBA and alumni are also informed of relevant events too. You can also read more news and events from Strathclyde Business School here.