Executive Briefing – The Post-Covid Economy, Boom, Inflation, or Recession?
Join us for our next executive briefing with Behavioural Economist - Roger Martin-Fagg.
In this briefing, Roger will talk us through what to expect in the future of a post-COVID environment. Will we have a boom, inflation or head into recession?
Roger Martin-Fagg is an economist turned strategist. He began his career in the New Zealand Treasury, then moved into Airline Business Planning and teaching post-graduates all aspects of economics. He designed and ran the post-graduate diploma in Airline Management for British Airways before joining Henley Management College in 1987 where for 21 years he taught senior managers macro-economics and strategy. Roger is an independent teaching-consultant.
Roger is a practical researcher. He focuses on how the economy really works and on the links between FT100 reward systems, the behaviour of banks and economic instability. He also researches his clients trading environment as a necessary component of his teaching. His book ‘Making Sense of the Economy’ is in its fourth reprint. He speaks at conferences around the world on the economic outlook and its impact on business.
Paul is an Author, Speaker, Facilitator and Coach. Born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa, Paul was brought up with a high work ethic. He went on to start and run a number of businesses. With over 30 years of experience, Paul is able to see things from a different angle and make complex things easy to understand. He has researched several effective organizations and the people that lead them.
Paul was voted 12th in the Top Most Influential Leadership Gurus in the World for three consecutive years and was included in the top 100 Management Gurus of all time in 2010. Paul’s audience admire his global perspective, combined with personal research as it results in practical and actionable ideas to improve their leadership and management skills.
I am passionate about people & business development. Being the VP of Human Resources for ex2 Academy enables me to fulfil those passions in so many ways. My early career and discipline came from my development as a manager with Marks and Spencer plc. I also took a secondment to HR, which included being part of a team integrating the Point-of-Sale system throughout the retail network. In both roles I saw first-hand the impact of good training and development, and the importance of continuous improvement of the people.
I also took on an external role for a year to help the largest retail bank in UK change the culture of the business towards Health and Safety. This involved identifying team champions, devising the actual training curriculum, deciding how this was going to be deployed and helping pilot and deliver the training nationwide.
With this under my belt, I wanted to understand more about business development.
Looking for a new challenge, I moved to the hospitality industry and took the position of senior manager at a five-star hotel where I was responsible for the Golf and Leisure Operations, which also included event management. I was part of a team that turned a failing hotel into a high performing business.
In recent years I have been involved in various business development roles. As part of the hotel turn around we utilised various standards to validate our systems, processes, and learning/training. I decided that it would be good to understand what it takes to assess a company, and what is necessary for a business to succeed.
I qualified as an Assessor and Advisor against Standards such as Investors in People, Customer Service Standard, The Merlin Standard, matrix and the Health and Wellbeing Good Practice Model.
This gave me the unique opportunity to see a range of businesses and work with business owners, HR directors, and people from every level of an organisation. These unique insights have directly fed into my current role as VP of HR at ex2 Academy.
For ex2 Academy I am directly involved in the learning and development programs offered by the Academy, and work with our members HR departments to make this a reality.
Specialities: I am known for my organizational skills, planning and documenting, assessment and analysis as well as managing outsourcing and project development.