No one ever said that switching to a permanent hybrid model would be easy. Two senior leaders who have made a success of it have some hard earned insights to offer organisations still grappling with the transition.

Date: Wednesday, 5 July 2023

Time: 08:30am-10:00am

Where: BDO, 7th Floor, North, 55 Baker St, London, W1U 7EU

Relevance to: Chief People Officers, COO’s, Senior IT and Real Estate Directors

*All registrations will be verified and invitations confirmed.


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At this in-person breakfast event for senior leaders, taking place at BDO’s impressive London headquarters, special guests and top business leaders Peter Haigh, Chairman of Mintel (one of the world’s leading market research firms) and Ben Roberts, CEO of the British Film Institute (the UK’s lead organisation for film and moving image) will share their personal learnings and insights from leading their respective hybrid organisations through the last 15 months to  ‘go hybrid’ long term.

Hear how the leaders have successfully navigated all the common pitfalls and challenges associated with officializing their long term hybrid model, including:

  • Do we really need everyone back in the office long-term?
  • What’s the best way for our people to communicate and collaborate?  
  • How has our own role changed and what skills have we had to develop?
  • How can we build trust but keep our workers accountable? 
  • How can we continue to enrich the experience of our people in a hybrid model? 
  • Can we now truly build organisations where our people can work from anywhere in the world?

They will share the pros and cons to making the change, how their cultures have evolved, how their processes, policies, practices and measurements have changed, and how well middle managers have accommodated leading hybrid teams. All this as well as a host of personal tips and recommendations to anyone wanting their organisation to ‘go hybrid’ long term.

Discussions will be led by Brad Taylor of AWA and Ross Robertson of BDO, both highly experienced in supporting the cultural transformations to hybrid working and addressing cross border taxation issues with leading international organisations.

To apply for an invitation to this exclusive event, please complete your details via the link below.




About Peter Haigh

Peter has been Mintel’s Executive Chairman for the last 18 months and prior to that was the organisation’s CEO for 17 years, growing it from £35 million to £160 million in turnover with 16 global offices and a team of 1,350 people.  Peter Joined Mintel in 1996 as Marketing Director following a career in advertising.


About Ben Roberts

Ben Roberts is Chief Executive of the BFI, responsible for the organisation’s future strategic and cultural direction, and providing leadership for the UK’s screen industries. Appointed in February 2020, Ben has navigated the organisation and the industry through the challenges of the pandemic and led a major culture change for the organisation that is inclusive, dynamic and driven by a shared vision that is based on society needs stories.