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As part of our ongoing mission to share innovation and best practice around diversity, inclusion and culture between in-house leaders, the InterLaw Diversity Forum’s Apollo Leadership Institute is presenting this regular series of seminars aimed at driving change in the legal profession. 
The Speaker Series features thought-provoking ideas, innovative approaches, and creative initiatives which align with our mission of making the profession more inclusive and diverse. Each session is based around a short presentation or interview with the speaker followed by a Chatham House rule interactive discussion amongst the attendees where we can react, ask questions, or propose our own adaptations. 

The Apollo Leadership Institute Speaker Series has been made possible through the generous support of Heriot Brown. Heriot Brown In-House Legal Recruitment is a market leader in recruiting legal professionals in the in-house legal market with an extensive network of legal professionals. The business was founded by ex-lawyers dedicated to giving candidates the chance to expand their career in a more commercial environment whilst providing clients with highly skilled, motivated lawyers who are a strong cultural fit for their business. 

If you are a General Counsel or senior in-house lawyer and would like to participate in the Apollo Leadership Institute, please contact

November 2020 

The Bionic Inclusive Lawyer 

Rob Booth, General Counsel and Company Secretary, The Crown Estate 

Follow-up materials: "The Bionic Inclusive Lawyer: Key Points and Toolkit"


December 2020 

Operationalising Respect 

Pierre Gentin, Global General Counsel, McKinsey & Company 


January 2021 

The Business Case for Diversity for In-House Legal 

Banke Odunaike, Head of Legal – EMEA, CBRE 

Dr. Catherine McGregor, CEO, Catherine McGregor Research 

Follow-up materials: "The Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion"


February 2021 

Failure Camp for Lawyers 

Sheldon Mills, Executive Director of Strategy and Competition, FCA; Chair, Stonewall; Senior Advisory Board Member, Apollo Leadership Institute 

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


April 2021 

Leadership and Inclusion in Start Ups 

Carolyn Jameson, Chief Legal and Policy Officer, Trustpilot 

Monica Risam, General Counsel, Lombard International; Senior Advisory Board Member, Apollo Leadership Institute

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