Dr David Landsman OBE is to give the keynote address at this year’s CIPR International Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture.
David’s address will draw from his extensive experience of working internationally and will cover topics such as:
- Should PR strive to be regarded as a profession, or is there a better future to aspire to?
- Playing with emotions – does the end justify the means?
- Diplomacy and PR: two sides of the same coin?
Dr Landsman was formerly Executive Director of Tata Limited, the UK-registered European subsidiary of the Tata Group holding company. The company provides support to Tata companies across the UK, including Tata Steel, Jaguar Land Rover, TCS, Tata Global Beverages, Tata Chemicals and Taj Hotels. Before this, he held a number of senior British diplomatic appointments including as Ambassador to Greece and Albania.
He is now the co-founder of Agora Envisioning, a transformation consultancy and Director of Beargarden Advisory which focuses on strategy and stakeholder relations. He is also a Visiting Fellow of Judge Business School University of Cambridge, a member of the Advisory Board of Strategy International and a Director of the UK-India Business Council.
Dr Landsman commented: “Communication has been a common thread throughout my otherwise varied career. It started with linguistics and politics, and was followed by a career as a diplomat and two periods in the corporate world. I look forward to speaking at this prestigious event and hope that my experiences will provide a different perspective to international practitioners navigating today’s increasingly complex world.”
This must-attend event will be held at the beautiful One Great George Street which provides the perfect backdrop for the evening with its rich neo-Palladian and Baroque interior.
The magnificent Grade 11 listed Edwardian building, in the heart of Westminster, has witnessed the filming of many movies such as Ghandi and Bridget Jones, some high-profile weddings and the signing in 1945 of the UNESCO founding charter.
The Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture will be followed by a drinks reception, providing an excellent opportunity to discuss the learnings of the evening and network with fellow communication practitioners.
The event will take place the evening of Thursday 23 May 2019. Tickets and further details are available here.