Cressida Dick DBE QPM, Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service
"It is the mission of the Metropolitan Police Service to keep London safe for everyone. Exchanging ideas and perspectives with some of the world’s most talented and innovative business leaders helps us deliver a world-class policing service, and I’m delighted that London’s business community finds a lot to learn from the expertise and dedication of the Met’s officers. After more than 15 years of taking part in the London First Leadership Exchange, I look forward to building even more productive partnerships with the private sector and working together to keeping the Capital safe"
Robert Swannell CBE, former Chairman Marks and Spencer
“This program is a great opportunity for both Mentor and Mentee and particularly so when each operate in, seemingly, very different fields; it’s rare that the issues encountered by each don’t have a common thread and depend on human relationships and behaviour. You need to be curious about the world around you to survive in today’s rapidly changing world. Mentoring meets this requirement and allows you to learn about an entirely new field and, hopefully, make a positive contribution. I have never failed to be energised and engaged by this process and I couldn’t recommend it more wholeheartedly, for mentor and mentee alike.”