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Friday 9 July 2021 09:00 - 10:30

Today’s breakneck pace of technological change has an immense impact on leaders and as a result, on their organizations’ capacity to transform. All too often, executives remain stuck in outdated mindsets and modes of operating, even when they recognize the need to reinvent themselves.

Leadership expert Herminia Ibarra upends traditional, introspective advice and proposes that by acting first, you can change your way of thinking. Whether you are moving into a new role or leading change in your current post, Herminia will demonstrate how you can increase your impact by:

  • redefining your job so that your contributions are less routine and more strategic, and the job itself becomes a platform for learning new things
  • expanding your network so that you connect to and learn from a bigger range of stakeholders inside and outside your firm
  • being more playful with your sense of self so that you grow beyond your old (and possibly outdated) leadership styles and ways of contributing.

With colourful stories and vivid research insights, this interactive session shows how the most effective way to change is through action, not reflection, and how to apply a growth mindset to our own leadership capacities.

Following her presentation, Herminia Ibarra will be joined by Louise Pryor, incoming IFoA President, and Hash Piperdy, Managing Director at Epitome Global, for a panel discussion around the themes of the session.The panel will be chaired by Tan Suee Chieh.


Herminia Ibarra

Herminia Ibarra is the Charles Handy Professor of Organizational Behavior at London Business School. Prior to joining LBS, she served on the INSEAD and Harvard Business School faculties.

An authority on leadership and career development, Thinkers 50 ranks Ibarra among the top management thinkers in the world. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network, a judge for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, and one of Apolitica’s 100 most influential people in gender policy. She was the 2018 recipient of the Academy of Management’s Scholar-Practitioner Award for the contributions of her scholarly research to management practice.

Ibarra is the author of best-selling books including Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader and Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career. She writes regularly  in the Harvard Business Review and leading academic journals as well as business publications including the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times. Ibarra speaks internationally on leadership and organizational transformation.

A native of Cuba, Ibarra received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University, where she was a National Science Fellow.

Louise Pryor

Louise has had a varied career as an actuary, academic, software development manager and risk consultant. She has lectured in Artificial Intelligence at the universities of Birmingham and Edinburgh, before returning to the actuarial world as a software risk consultant. She was Director, Actuarial Standards at the Financial Reporting Council until 2011, where she led the development of the UK’s suite of Technical Actuarial Standards.

Louise now specialises in climate risk and sustainability and is a Director of Callund Consulting Ltd, Chair of the London Climate Change Partnership, and a Director of the Ecology Building Society.

Hash Piperdy

Originally from the UK, Hash Piperdy started his actuarial consulting career over 20 years ago and relocated from London to Asia around 10 years ago. Currently he is Managing Director with a Singaporean headquartered technology and analytics business.

Hash has held regional market leadership roles at global consultants WTW & Marsh McLennan and has had a diverse career covering P&C, Life/Pensions and broader management consulting. More recently, in addition to technical actuarial advice, Hash has moved into data science and machine learning specialism and is passionate about raising awareness of data science applications amongst colleagues in Asia.

Event organiser

Contact Niki Park for more information.

020 7632 2152