University of Bath

The secrets of how sport can increase business productivity

How to support your workforce in the world of business through sport.

28 Jan 20193.30pm
28 Jan 20198.15pm
Netball target practice at the STV indoor track.
Shooting practice on our indoor courts

Are you unaware of how to support a big percentage of your workforce? What makes some young people “less prepared” than others for the world of business? We will seek to answer these other questions in an interactive session including the panel and audience, drawn from business and sport. This will follow a scene-setting talk sparked by some insightful EY research.

15:30-17:45 talk with interactive session
17:45-18:45 buffet reception
19:00-20:15 Vitality Netball SuperLeague 2019 match between Team Bath and Surrey Storm in the Sports Training Village


Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, Vice-President Corporate Engagement, Dean and Head of the School of Management
Professor Veronica Hope Hailey has two senior management roles at the University and holds a Chair in Management Studies. She specialises in working with large, mature organisations in collaborative research partnerships and is particularly interested in the relationships between organisational change and individual transition. Veronica teaches and consults on an international basis, sits on several boards and is involved in a number of government initiatives connected with people and productivity.

Stuart Doughty, Director of Financial Planning, Mogers Drewett, Chair to the Bath Rugby Foundation and Team Bath Netball Sponsor
Stuart has worked in banking and finance since 1985 and has advised clients since 1992. He gained blue chip experience with Barclays, Aviva and Eversheds prior to moving to Cavendish Grant (Bath) in 2001. Stuart focuses on relationship centric private client work and the long-term management of post-settlement Personal Injury cases. Away from work he chairs Bath Rugby Foundation and is an ambassador to Tryactive.


Dr. Margaret Heffernan, Entrepreneur, Business Author & Former CEO
Dr. Margaret Heffernan was born in Texas, raised in Holland and educated at Cambridge University. She worked in BBC Radio for five years where she wrote, directed, produced and commissioned dozens of documentaries and dramas. Later on she moved to the US and joined CMGI where she ran, bought and sold leading Internet businesses, serving as Chief Executive Officer for InfoMation Corporation, ZineZone Corporation and iCAST Corporation. She was named as one of the Top 100 Media Executives by The Hollywood Reporter. Margaret is the author of five books for which she has received numerous awards. Her third book 'Willful Blindness : Why We Ignore the Obvious at our Peril' was named one of the most important business books of the decade by the Financial Times. Her TED talks have been seen by over 6 million people. She has been invited to speak at all of the world’s leading financial services businesses, the leading FTSE and S&P corporations as well as the world’s most successful sports teams. She holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Bath and continues to advise private and public businesses, to mentor senior and chief executives and write for the Financial Times, the New York Observer and the Huffington Post.

Samantha Murray, 2012 Olympic medallist, full-time athlete at GB National Training Centre for Modern Pentathlon
After competing in her first Modern Pentathlon at the age of 12, Samantha progressed through junior and youth competitions which lead her all the way up to becoming an Olympic Silver Medallist at the London 2012 Olympics. She is also a University of Bath alumna, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in French and Politics.

Pamela Cookey, England and former Team Bath netballer and businesswoman
Pamela Cookey is one of the nation’s most-capped players with World and Commonwealth Games medals, putting her in the University of Bath Sport Hall of Fame. Pamela graduated from the University of Bath with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and successfully combined her sporting commitments with roles in business, including a spell as Site Services Manager for Airbus before becoming Business Manager for Westsport in Bristol. For two seasons she moved to be Director of Netball at the Severn Stars superleague franchise but has now returned to business as