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Behavioural Science Series with Keith Grint - Wicked Problems, Clumsy Solutions and Leading Change

Monday 19 April 2021 09:00 - 10:30

Part of the Behavioural Science SeriesWicked Problems, Clumsy Solutions and Leading Change

Keith Grint is Professor Emeritus at Warwick University. In this event, Professor Grint will outline how the nature of some of the problems we face within our own businesses and organisations - particuarly those around governance, culture and change - range from the complicated to the complex (wicked). He will share his insights on how these issues manifest themselves and how we can resolve them through various solutions: solutions which may themselves be ‘clumsy’. Following his talk, Keith will be joined by Nick Spencer and Angela Darlington for a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

Keith Grint 

Keith Grint is Professor Emeritus at Warwick University, where he was Professor of Public Leadership until 2018.

He spent ten years working in various positions across a number of industry sectors before switching to an academic career. Since becoming an academic, Keith has held Chairs at Cranfield University and Lancaster University and he was Director of the Lancaster Leadership Centre. He spent 12 years at Oxford University and was Director of Research at Saïd Business School.

Keith has published several seminal books on leadership and management. He is currently writing a book on mutiny.


Nick Spencer

Nick Spencer is a sustainable investment strategist. He founded of Gordian Advice which helps UK Pension Funds integrate responsible investment into their investment strategies and portfolios. Nick is Chair of the IFoA’s Sustainability Board and co-chair of the IFoA's climate-related risks taskforce. He is also a founding member of Actuaries for Transformational Change.

Angela Darlington

Angela Darlington is the CEO of UK Life Insurance at Aviva, a position she has held since April 2019. She is responsible for leading the UK Insurance business and is a member of the Aviva Leadership Team. Prior to her CEO role, Angela was the Group Chief Risk Officer for Aviva Plc, for 4 years.  Since joining Aviva in 2001, Angela has also held a variety of actuarial roles including UK Life Chief Actuary and the UK Life Chief Risk Officer for three years. 

Event organiser

Contact Niki Park for more information.

020 7632 2152

This webinar will broadcast live at 09.00 on Monday 19 April.