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Exclusive Podcast with Justin King CBE – Vice Chairman, Terrafirma – Keynote Speaker at the London Law Expo 2019

During this exclusive pre-event Podcast, Netlaw Media is delighted to present ‘London Law Expo 2019’ Keynote speaker Justin King CBE – Vice Chairman, Terrafirma

In an exclusive interview ahead of his key Keynote presentation, Justin King CBE discusses:

  • The effect ‘change management’ methodology can have on leadership, performance, people and business culture within professional services
  • Cultivating the strategy to undertake major transformations in term of processes, systems and people
  • Pioneering dramatic changes in the relationship between management and staff
  • What the professional services industry can learn from the retail industry when it comes to bringing about cultural change in large organisations
  • As Keynote speaker at the London Law Expo, what he is most looking forward to at the event.

Justin King CBE – Vice Chairman, Terrafirma

Justin is Terrafirma’s Vice Chairman. He joined the business in September 2015 and  acts as an adviser to the General Partner. With over thirty years of experience working in and leading large businesses, his significant operational insight and experience in business transformation are invaluable in advising the General Partner on potential new transactions.

Justin chairs two Terrafirma portfolio companies (Santander/Brighterkind and Wyevale) and sits on the boards of Everpower, Annington and RTR.  Outside of Terrafirma, Justin also sits on the PIB of PWC and is a Non-Executive Director of Marks and Spencer.

Justin was the CEO of Sainsbury’s between 2004 and 2014, where he led the business through a major turnaround which led to nine years of profit growth. Before joining Sainsbury’s, Justin was Head of Food at Marks & Spencer. He held prior roles at Asda, Haagen-Dazs, PepsiCo and Mars in a thirty year career spanning consumer goods and grocery retailing.

Justin has previously served as a director of Staples and a board member of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and was on the audit committee of both organisations. He was also a member of the UK prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group.

Justin received an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Bath, and in 2009 the University of Bath awarded him with an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration. Justin was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 2011.

Justin is well known for his interest in motorsport and enjoys combining his passion for cars and spending time with his family. He served as interim Chairman of the Manor racing Formula One team, overseeing its recovery from administration in 2014, and his son, Jordan, is an international racing driver.


Roger Kennedy, Professional Radio Presenter and Journalist

Roger Kennedy is a professional Radio Presenter and Journalist with over 25 years experience working full-time for top UK radio stations.

Over the years Roger has presented live and recorded programmes on a wide range of specialist topics, including Motoring, Business, Personal Finance, Consumer Electronics, Holidays, Legal Issues, Medical, and many more. He has also been Head of Programming, Features Producer and Programme Controller at several different radio stations.

For 4 years Roger presented Decision makers, a weekly Business and Finance programme, covering all subjects to do with personal finance and running a business. Roger would get advice on the programme from top Bankers, Solicitors, Entrepreneurs and Politicians. Guests included such names as Alan Sugar, Richard Branson, William Hague and Tony Blair.