Come and meet Roger Parry CBE in Conversation on October 29th.
Our next Business Breakfast event is with Roger Parry CBE, Co-Founder of MSQ Partners and Chairman of Mobile Streams plc and YouGov plc. in conversation with journalist Molly Flatt. Doors open at 8.00 for an 8.30 start, the event finishes at 9.30am.
Book your tickets here – please note you must book for each breakfast – at £25.00 (+ VAT) tickets are limited to 50 people. Please bring your tablets, smartphones and your laptops. We actively encourage Tweeting – please use the #LikeMinds hashtag and follow @wearelikeminds
About the Talk.
Roger Parry has had a rich and varied career to date – his first job in 1976 was as personal assistant to Charles and Maurice Saatchi the founders of Saatchi & Saatchi. From 1977 to 1985 he was a television and radio reporter with the BBC, ITV and LBC. He worked on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4, BBC News and Thames News.
In the 1990s he was part of the team that restructured Aegis Group and built up Carat the media buying network. In 1993 he was appointed the President of Carat North America. In the late 1980s he was Development Director of the advertising group WCRS which became The Engine Group. In the mid 1980s he was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. He was there at the same time as Adair Turner, Howard Davies and Archie Norman.
From 1995 to 1998 he was CEO of the UK media company More Group plc. In 1998 Parry was appointed as a Trustee of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre having been involved with the project since 1987 when he wrote the original business plan – whilst a consultant at McKinsey. In 2005 he was appointed as chairman a post he held until 2013. He was succeeded by Lord Falconer.
In 1998 Parry was one of the founding directors of Clear Media which has become one of China’s leading outdoor advertising companies. In 2001 Clear Media was floated on the Hong Kong stock market with a value of US$450 million. Parry was Deputy chairman.
From 1998 to 2005 was CEO of Clear Channel International which, at the time, was the World’s largest operator in radio broadcasting, live entertainment and outdoor advertising. In 2006 Clear Channel was taken private in a buyout valued at US$27 billion. The live entertainment division was later floated as a new company under the name Live Nation Entertainment
In 2007 Parry become Executive Chairman of international marketing communications group Media Square plc which he subsequently took private in a management buy-out in 2011 to create an employee owned business called MSQ Partners.
From 2001 to 2009 he was Chairman of Johnston Press plc, the UK’s largest regional newspaper group. Based in Edinburgh it owns more than 300 titles including The Scotsman and Yorkshire Post. From 2001 to 2011 he was Chairman of magazine publisher Future plc (based in London, Bath and San Francisco) which owns more than 100 titles including Total Film, Digital Camera and Xbox Magazine.
Molly Flatt is a journalist and consultant who specialises in the impact of technology on business, culture and identity.
As a journalist, she writes about tech and culture for publications including The BBC, The Guardian and The Bookseller. She is Associate Editor at The Memo, where she is in charge of content about innovation and publishing, and Digital Editor for PHOENIX Magazine, where she is about to launch the UK’s first digital-native monthly fashion and lifestyle magazine, The Manual.
As a consultant, she has nine years’ experience training companies such as Microsoft, Adobe and GoPro to embrace innovation without compromising their integrity, and gives keynotes around the world on how to be social without being a drone.
Find her on Twitter @mollyflatt.
The Like Minds Business Breakfasts are held at the stunning Business Members Club 12 Hay Hill in London’s Mayfair. London, and particularly Mayfair, is noticeably evolving into a global business hub. There is a charming bit of history of the Mayfair area, when Beau Brummell was an iconic figure in Regency England.
On an early summer’s morning in 1813, Beau was lamenting a run of bad luck which had led him to become almost destitute. Wandering round the corner of Berkeley Square towards Hay Hill, he saw something glistening on the floor. It was a crooked sixpence. He took the coin home, drilled a hole in it, and attached it to his watch chain. The coin, almost overnight, changed his fortunes and became his good luck charm.
Whilst at 12 Hay Hill we believe you make your own fortune, we hope that a bit of good luck from the place where Beau found his sixpence won’t do our members any harm…
Today’s business behaviour has changed; it is now international, connected and continuous and 12 Hay Hill is becoming the luxury business venue for established London-based entrepreneurs and emerging international figures. They offer an entirely new class of business environment. Members are now able to enjoy a luxurious Club where they can conduct business, meet with likeminded individuals and dine, all under one roof.
We’re delighted to be running monthly Like Minds Business Breakfasts on or around the last Thursday of the month. Sign up to our newsletter on the right to be kept informed of the speakers we’re featuring each month.
The format is informal networking over a breakfast of tea, coffee and pastries, before a brief talk followed by a Q&A session. Guests are invited to stay for as long as they like afterwards and use the 12 Hay Hill co-working space.
A short interview with each speaker will be shot and the event will be blogged and posted in the Articles section of the site by the end of the week.
The Business Breakfasts are presented in association with Traackr the social media influencer platform.
Alongside our venue partner 12 Hay Hill.
Book here – please note you must book for each breakfast – at £25.00 (+ VAT) tickets are limited to 50 people due to the size of venue.