The Power of Leading People
Host: Simon Shaw
Date: 24th January 2024
Start Time: 12:30 GMT
Duration: 1 hr
Who is it for: Anyone who leads or manages
What's it about?
- A FREE Team Member Motivation Survey to help you identify what you need to do to motivate your team.
- A 10% DISCOUNT code for our fully online Leading People course. Here you or your team members can discover even more tools and insights to help you unlock their full potential and emerge stronger!
Billy Meldrum joined the Royal Marines at nineteen years old and has served on exercises and operations all over the world.
He has amassed over twenty years of real leadership and management experience, leading teams in complex, high threat and high tempo environments. He has excelled in this, advancing to the highest possible non commissioned rank when he was just 35 years old. Now, as a senior Regimental Sergeants Major, he is part of the Senior Leadership Team that is directly responsible for over 2000 people, the largest single Unit within the Royal Marines.
He has gained Masters level equivalent accreditation for Leadership and Management, is a Chartered Manager and also received a 4* Commendation in recognition of his professionalism and delivery of results.
He is passionate about people being at the heart of success.
Ivana-Maria Carrioni-Burnett AFRIN
Ivana joined the Port of London Authority in 2019 to train as a marine pilot and has accrued 4 years on the River Thames, in the UK’s largest port district. Since qualifying, she has served over 400 ships, working with over 120 pilots in the UK’s busiest port. Ivana is one of just 3 women pilots working for the PLA. She also advocates for human rights at sea, women seafarers and women veterans. Ivana served 11 years in the Royal Navy, is an Associate of the Royal institute of Navigation and a Freeman of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners.
Ivana commenced her sea-faring career in the Royal Navy aged 18, developing her leadership and management strengths in a wide range of complex operating environments. From counter-piracy operations in the Persian Gulf to fishery protection in the hostile weather conditions off the British Isles in winter, from hydrographic surveying in the Red Sea to migrant operations in the Mediterranean, Ivana has experienced and witnessed first hand a range of both toxic leadership and passionate, inspirational and truly effective leaders.
As an IHO qualified hydrographer, Ivana completed her BSc in Marine Sciences while serving in the Royal Navy. Her career took a turn towards specialising in navigation where she found a passion for training and instruction as well as ship-handling. She found that a coaching style of leadership suited her best and, having experienced the rewards herself, sought to develop that skill. Her efforts enabled her to successfully complete the highly sought after Command Qualification - the Navy equivalent to a Master Mariner's ticket - and gain a Career Commission.
Instead of progressing this career path, Ivana chose to jump ship and transfer her love of navigation and ship-handling skills to the commercial world. Now a marine pilot for the Port of London Authority, Ivana navigates ships through the Thames Estuary to berth them on the river in a range of complex tidal conditions.
Her spare time allows her to contribute elsewhere in maritime sector. Ivana is currently contributing to Women on the Water whose focus is to support and encourage women in operational roles on the River Thames. An Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation, she is the chair-elect of the newly re-established Maritime Navigation Group, representing the RIN at meetings such as the Safety of Navigation Advisory Committee for the UK. Keen to establish herself as a non-executive director, Ivana was managing the Board of Advisors for the internationally recognised charity Human Rights at Sea and now sits on both their Board and that of Campaign Force, a community interest company encouraging veterans to stand up and serve again in the political arena.
Nick O'Sullivan MBE
Nick gained a degree in sociology before later becoming an officer in the Royal Marines.
He served for 13 years, completing two tours of Afghanistan and spending four years working with the Special Forces. He worked on strategic reviews and operational designs of key parts of Defence, worked internationally with a range of stakeholders and managed people in groups ranging from small, specialist teams to organisations of thousands. As a military communications specialist he blended his leadership and management skills with technology and information systems, proving technically as well as operationally proficient.
In 2015 he put all his experiences to good effect and earned an MBE for his leading role in planning and delivering and enduring, multinational event which forms a cornerstone of the UK's very high readiness forces.
Life after the Marines saw him qualify as a financial adviser before returning to the field of leadership and management, becoming a Chartered Member of the CMI in 2021. Now he’s on a mission to help others discover the power they can have to drive positive change.
Beyond work, Nick lives by the adage, "Once a Marine, always a Marine" and likes to ensure he can still hold his own in the mountains or on a pull up bar!
Simon has 40 years’ experience of leading established businesses and forming new ones. He’s also been a consultant to large organisations and governments in the UK and internationally. Highlights include strategy and programme development, project implementation, and research.
He’s fascinated by leadership in all shapes and forms, not only because of his own role as a leader but also by being thoroughly immersed in theory and practice. This means he brings a dual perspective to Mojave courses – as a leader himself and as someone who tries to make sense of everyone else’s ideas about leadership as well.
As Mojave’s Course Director, Simon feels hugely enthusiastic about putting his knowledge and experience on the line by making Mojave courses memorable and meaningful to anyone who shares the aspiration and ambition to be a better leader.