Global Growth Institute founding partner to give free public lecture at Bucks


Date: 7th Jun 2016

Wayne Clarke, founding partner of the Global Growth Institute and former managing partner of the Best Companies Partnership LLP, will be giving a free public lecture at 6pm on Thursday 24 October at Bucks New University's High Wycombe Campus.

Wayne helps to improve the performance of organisations through improved people engagement. He has advised leaders and CEO's from over 350 private, public and third sector organisations in over 25 countries. His approach is focussed on helping organisations to win by improving the experience of the workplace for the benefit of its employees, customers, owners, and the communities within which it operates.

During his lecture, entitled: 'Winning companies - what the best organisations do to get high performance and keep it!', Wayne will consider what high performing organisations have done to maintain high levels of employee engagement. From understanding the key factors that drive engagement to looking at leadership and management, he will discuss the practical steps some of the best organisations have taken to create a culture that delivers for its people and its customers.

Before his work with the Global Growth Institute, Wayne led the Best Companies Partnership LLP, the advisory arm of the company behind the Sunday Times 'Top 100 Companies To Work For' lists. Over 2.5 million employees were surveyed from over 4,000 organisations in 25 countries, which provided compelling data for organisations and governments about the links between organisational performance and economic prosperity.

Previously Wayne had spent ten years managing complex change programmes for three global professional service firms, beginning his career with Deloitte. He went on to help BDO, the world's fifth largest accounting network, to improve its people engagement through a combination of deep leadership and management engagement. In the UK, BDO moved from 91 to 19 in the Sunday Times lists and sustained its organic growth at over 20% for three years becoming the fifth largest accounting network.

Wayne's influence extends internationally. At the New York JCI/UN Partnership Summit in 2012, he was formally recognised as a JCI Ambassador for his work in promoting the principles of JCI and the United Nations Foundation; previous recipients include UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.

Wayne said of his forthcoming lecture: "We've learnt so much about what makes great organisations so great. We've learnt that the way companies are led and managed has a direct and measurable impact on their levels of attrition, service delivery and profitable growth. I'm excited to share what these great leaders and managers actually 'do', and am very pleased to share some of this as part of this series of public lectures organised by Bucks."

Wayne's presentation is the next in a series of free public lectures to be held at Bucks New University which seek to discuss issues affecting the community both locally and nationally. The lecture will be chaired by Ian Plover, Faculty Director: Design Media & Management at Bucks New University.

The lecture will take place:

Time: 6-7pmDate: 24 October 2013Venue: Gateway Lecture Theatre at Bucks New University's High Wycombe Campus, Bucks HP11 2JZ.

Light refreshments will be served beforehand from 5.30pm and after the event.

Admission to the lecture is free and is open to anyone on a first come, first served basis.

Note that places should be reserved in advance; please visit the website or contact Lorna West for a booking form:

Tel: 01494 603 002