Come to meet four inspirational speakers from a variety of business sectors within the West Midlands. These ladies have been very successful in their particular field and will talk about what they have achieved and how they did it.
We are pleased to welcome: -
Yvonne Mosquito - West Midlands Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner
Liz McKenzie - Corporate Services Director, Wesleyan Insurance
Nicola Fleet-Milne - Managing Director of FleetMilne Property
Lynda Kettle - Vice President of the Royal Birmingham Society of Arts (RBSA)
Following the presentations, there will be a Q&A panel session. The evening will conclude with drinks and a chance to network with the speakers and other fellow guests.
This event is open to all - everyone is welcome. Email Julie Witts at Julie.email@example.com to book your free place.
Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 3AH
6pm for 6.30pm - Arrival, registration and buffet served
6.30pm – Presentations
Yvonne Mosquito, West Midlands Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, was elected as a councillor to Birmingham City Council in 1996 and has served as an executive member of the Birmingham City council cabinet, chair of the labour group and deputy chief whip.
Yvonne has chaired several committees including Birmingham City council's people and organisation committee, the West Midlands immigration strategic board, the social cultural and health board and the Birmingham housing benefit review board. She has chaired local ward committees including Ladywood, Nechells and Sparkbrook districts, and has been health authority representative on the Perry Barr Primary Care Group.
Yvonne was formerly vice chair of West Midlands Police Authority, where she served on several committees, including chair of the personnel committee and vice chair of the equalities committee. Yvonne also represented West Midlands Police Authority at the National Association of Police Authorities.
Liz McKenzie, Group Corporate Services Director, Wesleyan Insurance
Liz McKenzie joined Wesleyan in October 2010 as head of corporate planning. Prior to this, she trained as a production engineer before spending nineteen years at Toyota in a variety of roles, including business and production planning, project management and continuous improvement. Twelve months after joining the Society, Liz was made director of HR and corporate planning.
She joined the board in January 2014 as group corporate services director with responsibility for the company secretary and corporate planning functions. Liz is also chair of Wesleyan's charity advisory committee, which has helped the society raise more than £1.3 million for local and national charities, including recently, over £180,000 for Birmingham Children’s hospital.
Nicola Fleet-Milne is owner and commercial director of award winning agency, FleetMilne Property. With prestigious offices in Birmingham’s Colmore Business and Mailbox District, FleetMilne specialise in selling, letting and managing premium properties.
Nicola set up FleetMilne Property in 2004 in a prospering market and has successfully guided the business through interesting times. The team at FleetMilne are excellent at what they do and they draw on all their knowledge and experience to offer a comprehensive service which has maintained the reputation as market-leading property agent in Birmingham.
Nicola herself is a former ‘Birmingham Young Professional of the Year’ category winner and an active member of the city’s thriving professional community. Nicola is the relationship director for the professional membership organisation BPS Birmingham, board member at Colmore Business District, a trustee of Birmingham Hippodrome and mentor to young talent.
Lynda Kettle is vice president of the Royal Birmingham Society of Arts (RBSA), membership secretary of the Birmingham Watercolour Society (BWS), a member of the Birmingham Art Circle and a member of the Birmingham and West Midland Pastel Society.
Lynda trained at Birmingham College of Art, specialising in theatre design. She was a stage and costume designer for London and Midland theatres, progressing to a career as a production designer for BBC television. She is a creative designer for over 200 high profile productions.
Lynda will talk about her career at the BBC and explain how she became well known within the Birmingham art world. She will share her experiences of a woman in a prominent role and will offer some advice on developing leadership skills.
What you can gain: -
Below are URLs for the CGMA and CIMA Thought leadership reports on Women in leadership and Leadership.