Join us in the Discovery Centre at the Royal Latin for a fascinating evening in conversation with some of the Latin’s most dynamic and successful female leaders. Our panel includes Old Latins who’ve led the way in the media, the diplomatic and civil service, STEM education, wealth management and in the Royal Navy. Come along to hear their stories, reflections, and the lessons they wish they’d learned sooner, as well as their reflections on how the Royal Latin helped to shape the person they are today.

Read more about our panelists below and book your tickets here.

Sam Tatlow MBE

Sam Tatlow MBE (Class of 2005)

Sam is currently Creative Diversity Partner at ITV, working closely with producers and the commissioning teams to ensure a diverse and inclusive team is involved for ITV commissions. Sam also chairs the board of trustees of the UK’s first disabled-led theatre company, the Graeae Theatre Company, and sits on Disability Advisory Groups for BAFTA and the BFI. In 2021 Sam was listed in the Shaw Trust’s Power 100, the list of the top 100 most influential Disabled people in the UK, and in June 2022 was awarded an MBE for her services to Disabled People in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Lakechia Jeanne

Lakechia Jeanne (Class of 2014)

Lakechia Jeanne MPH is a multi-award winning Scientist-Founder for the social initiative: Girls in Science. She is also an Economic Development officer at Milton Keynes City Council for Inward Investment, and a non-executive board member for the national housing association CDS Co-operatives. Within the first five years of her career, she won five awards and her political projects have been recognised nationally by the UK government. 

Commodore Alison Hofman

Commodore Alison Hofman RRC KHNS MA MSc QARNNS (Class of 1989)

Alison is currently Head of the Royal Navy Medical Service. She is a career military nurse with extensive operational experience in clinical and healthcare leadership and management roles, completing operational tours of Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, and also has NHS experience with clinical postings to Portsmouth, Plymouth and Birmingham. She was awarded the Associate Royal Red Cross and Royal Red Cross in the New Years’ Honours list 2007 and Operational Honours List Sep 2009 respectively. In May 2022 she was appointed Honorary Nursing Sister to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and is honoured to retain the position in service of His Majesty the King. In addition to her military responsibilities, she is an active volunteer trustee of the Florence Nightingale Museum in London.

Virginia Sentance MBE

Virginia Sentance MBE (Class of 2009)

Virginia Sentance is currently Deputy Director at the HM Treasury, and before that was Chief of Staff for the UK COP26 presidency team, when the UK hosted the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) –  the UN’s annual climate change summit – in Glasgow in 2021. Prior to this, Virginia was an International Economist for the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and HM Treasury ministry, focusing on a number of international finance issues including G7, G20 and the IMF, financial services, economic security, and trade. Virginia holds a BSc in Politics and Economics and MSc in Politics both from the London School of Economics. In 2022 Virginia was awarded an MBE in the late Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for her role in delivering the UK’s COP26 Presidency and tackling climate change.

Shan Morgan DCMG

Dame Shan Morgan (Class of 1973)

Shan is currently Chair of the Royal Devon University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and, between 2017 and 2021, worked as the Welsh Government’s Permanent Secretary leading the Welsh Government civil service in delivering the priorities of ministers, accountable for a budget of £17 billion. Her career has spanned a wide range of roles in the civil service and diplomatic service, including as the counsellor responsible for social, environmental and regional affairs for the UK representation in Brussels, Director, European Union in the Foreign Office, responsible for negotiations on the Lisbon Treaty and leading the UK parliamentary process of ratification, and HM Ambassador to Argentina and Paraguay from 2008-2012. She returned to UKRep, Brussels, as Deputy Permanent Representative in 2012, representing the UK on the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the Member States (COREPER I). Shan was responsible for leading negotiations across a wide range of subject areas including climate change, environment, energy, fisheries, social affairs, health, transport, and other single market issues.

Sarah Deaves

Sarah Deaves (Class of 1980)

Sarah has had a long career in banking and particularly extensive experience in wealth management, leading regulated financial planning firms and holding senior leadership positions in a range of major wealth management businesses in the UK. She is a customer champion with a particular focus on leading client-facing teams and delivering client experience. Sarah was appointed to her first iNED as Chair of Hottinger Group in July 2023, and took up a new role at abrdn as Managing Director, Head of Financial Planning in 2022, gaining the FT Non-Executive Director Diploma in the same year. Previous roles include senior positions at Schroders Personal Wealth, Lloyds Banking Group and RBS, and for 7 years Sarah was the first female Chief Executive of Coutts & Co, the UK’s leading private bank. She started her career in NatWest, undertaking a wide range of roles in head office, marketing and general retail banking and lending.

We hope to see you on the evening of 14th November to hear from all of or panelists above. Book your (free of charge) tickets here.

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