An evening with Cressida Dick, Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis
4 July 2018
We’ve been working closely with the Met Police for nearly two decades. Last night we celebrated our partnership at a dinner with Cressida Dick with a fantastic range of women CEOs and top civil servants.
We don’t normally hold all women events, but it proved to be a wonderful opportunity to hear the experiences of leaders from across many sectors talk about their individual challenges prompting a lively discussion.
Cressida is keen to bolster the dialogue with business around the role of business in the safety, social and economic prosperity of London. The Met is changing, particularly around skills, technology and digital, therefore business is fundamental to help them think and develop differently.
The recruitment and retention of talent has to reflect the communities the Met serves, so Cressida’s message was clear — that the Met is ‘open for business’ and keen to hear from and collaborate with business.
London First has the same message that London is ‘open for business’ and Jasmine outlined our priorities around talent, skills, housing and infrastructure.
Great experiences were shared around the table and there was a recognition that top-level challenges faced by business leaders are very similar in every kind of business in London.
This forms the basis of our Leadership Exchange programme, a joint mentoring scheme between senior police and business leaders. It enables participants to discuss and hear a different perspective on some of their key leadership challenges.
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