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Dedicated to utilising research and data, sharing best practice and supporting in-house leaders, the Apollo Leadership Institute brings together senior in-house lawyers to collaborate on culture, organisational change, leadership, and talent. 


The Apollo Leadership Institute 2022 Summit will explore the most pressing DEI and culture challenges affecting in-house leaders today. General counsel and senior in-house lawyers will exchange ideas and co-develop actionable solutions - while learning from some of the leading figures in our industry. With the increasing focus on in-house leaders as culture carriers and as the level of urgency around DEI increases, can you afford to miss out? 

The 2022 Summit has been generously sponsored by Jefferies.


Our Keynote address has been generously sponsored by Burford Capital







Our Champagne Reception has been generously sponsored by the Marsden Group.




2022 speaker line-up


  • Keynote address from John Amaechi OBE, Organizational psychologist and Founder of APS Intelligence

  • Gretchen Bellamy, Chief Impact Officer, Class Rebel

  • Landé Belo, Group Legal Director, Employment Counsel, Kantar

  • Charlene Brown, Co-founder & Managing Director, Howlett Brown

  • Patricia Wick Christias, Assistant General Counsel & Head of Legal, Microsoft UK

  • Samantha Cookman, Business Line General Counsel, Elekta 

  • Ingrid Cope, Senior Legal Director Europe, Coca Cola

  • Richard Harris, Chief Legal Officer, Robert Walters 

  • Clare Harvey, Global Inclusion Lead, Vodafone 

  • Shaun Jones, Creative Consultant and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator; Founder, Prototipe

  • Chris MacFarlane, VP, Regional Deputy General Counsel, Peloton 

  • Barry Matthews, SVP General Counsel, Meggitt

  • Banke Odunaike, Head of Legal EMEA, CBRE

  • Rubya Ramjahn, Legal Director, EMEA Retail Standards and International Operations, eBay

  • Kenny Robertson, Head of Outsourcing, Technology & IP Legal Team, NatWest

  • Catie Sheret, General Counsel, Cambridge University Press & Assessment 

  • Hardip Shokar, Head of Legal – Commercial, Ocado

  • Lubna Shuja, Vice President of the Law Society of England and Wales

  • Emily Smith-Reid, Deputy GC, UK Wealth & Personal Banking, HSBC

  • Justine Thompson, Executive Director, InterLaw Diversity Forum

  • Daniel Winterfeldt MBE QC (Hon), Managing Director & General Counsel EMEA & Asia; Founder & Chair, InterLaw Diversity Forum


Summit programme


9:15 AM       Registration


9:30 AM       Welcome 


9:45AM        Breakout session 1: 

Facing strategic DEI opportunities and challenges together 

  • Finding diverse suppliers

  • The great resignation and the challenges of retention

  • Using Corporate Governance to drive DEI and culture change 


10:45 AM     Break 


11:00 AM     Keynote address from John Amaechi, sponsored by Burford Capital 


12:00 PM     Lunch 


1:00 PM       Plenary session 1: 

“We have the data, so now what?” Best Practices in using DEI Data 

Our panel will discuss best practice and practical tips on collecting and interpreting, discussing, and - most importantly - taking action on DEI data, focusing both on internal diversity data collection and on supplier initiatives. 


2:00 PM       Breakout session 2:

Developing practical solutions 

Workshops led by diversity and culture thought leaders.  Session options to include a Lego serious play workshop.


3:30 PM       Break


3:45 PM       Plenary session 2: 

Turning goals into reality


4:15 PM        Plenary session 3: 

"Everyone's Responsibility" 

For too long, driving DEI and culture change has sat disproportionately with women and those in underrepresented groups.  Our panel of senior leaders share practical steps to engage and empower straight white male leaders as authentic allies and advocates.

5:15 PM       Networking reception, sponsored by Marsden 

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