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Leading the Way – Women leading, innovating and role modelling.

22nd November 2023


6:00-8:30 PM



Salesforce London Tower , Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY


Leading the Way – Women leading, innovating and role modelling

Please note in addition to your ticket you will need some photo id & please contact us to advise if you have any special accessibility needs.

Chaired by Jo Butlin WUN Co-Founder & Director, EnergyBridge.

Charlotte Kirby, Area Vice President of Manufacturing, Salesforce.
Carly Leonard, Head of Environmental Strategy,Anglian Water
Katy Taylor, Chief Customer Officer, Southern Water.
Frances Caldwell, Chief People Officer, Gentrack.

Speaker bios:

Charlotte Kirby Area Vice President of Manufacturing, Salesforce.
Charlotte is Area Vice President of Manufacturing at Salesforce, responsible for leading the company’s growth in the Manufacturing, Automotive and Aero/ Defence sectors. Since joining the business in 2013, Ms Kirby has been a passionate advocate of technology innovation and its role in driving sustainable business transformation and customer success. She is a champion of Responsible Business and the role of business as a platform for change.

Prior to Salesforce, Ms Kirby worked in senior management roles in the telecommunications industry, holding senior management positions within Verizon and WorldCom and focusing on business transformation and customer success. Ms Kirby holds a BA (Hons) in Business from Anglia Ruskin and a MSc in Corporate Governance from London South Bank.

Carly Leonard, Head of Environmental Strategy, Anglian Water
Carly oversees environmental strategy and policy as alongside delivery of key environmental activities within the team with wider links across the business. This includes the preparation and management of our WINEP (Water Industry Natural Environment Programme) and delivery of catchment management and biodiversity. A large area of focus for Carly and her team is working in collaboration with others to achieve greater environmental outcomes.

Prior to her role at Anglian Water, Carly was Chief Executive of an environmental charity for eight years. She has also worked in regional and local government as well as setting up a social enterprise focussed on climate change and sustainability.

Katy Taylor, Chief Customer Officer, Southern Water.
Katy joined Southern Water in 2021 as Chief Customer Officer, having previously spent nine years as Chief Strategy and Customer Officer at Go-Ahead, the FTSE 250 international passenger transport business. Her responsibilities have included customer services, marketing, commercial development, digital transformation, corporate affairs, innovation, strategy, sustainability and culture change.

Before Go-Ahead, Katy held director-level roles in financial and professional services, and hospitality including Kroll, Vneshtorgbank and IG Group. Katy is a Non-Executive Director at England’s largest housing and care provider Anchor, a member of the Board of Governors at Kingston University and an advisory Board Member at micro-giving charity Pennies. She is also a founding member of the Business in the Community Place initiative.

Frances Caldwell, Chief People Office, Gentrack.
Currently the Chief People Officer for Gentrack, Fran is a commercial HR leader, with over 20 years of experience in leading and transforming Global people functions and the businesses they partner. Prior to Gentrack, Fran has led HR functions within global multinationals including Barclaycard, Intertek and KPMG. A large part of Fran’s early career was in leading specialist functions of Reward and Employee Engagement, Executive coaching and strategic transformation and change. Fran is passionate about working with innovative, and commercial technology led companies with a strong sense of purpose – inspiring the teams to deliver meaningful change for people and the planet.

Jo Butlin, WUN Co-Founder & Director. EnergyBridge.
Having qualified as an accountant, Jo spent the majority of her career in leadership roles working across the energy sector before setting up her own consulting company, EnergyBridge (UK) Limited in 2017, to help businesses and investors navigate the energy market.

Jo has built a portfolio of Non Executive and advisory roles across the market. She is Chair of the OFGEM’s ESO Performance Panel, Chair of the Board of Thrive Renewables plc, Chair of the board of The Energy Consortium and a NED of Kensa Group Limited in addition to Board advisory roles to several clients. She works with organisations and individuals with a passion and ambition for facilitating the transition to a net zero world.

Jo is mother to two adult daughters. She spends her time outside work rowing, playing the piano, cello and organ and exploring the world with her husband in a very cool VW campervan.

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