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IoD Scotland - The Game Changer

26 Nov 2019
Cairn Energy Plc, Edinburgh
How organisations in business and sport not only improved performance; they also changed the rules of the game in their industry.

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Date & time: 26 Nov 2019 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Cairn Energy Plc, Edinburgh
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Ms Patricia Huth
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The event is aimed at CEOs and Directors of businesses, sports and not-for-profit organisations in the private public and third sectors and their executives.

Attendees will learn from the experience of a number of organisations and the five performance themes highlighted in The Game Changer, and how they made change happen. The case studies are based on real examples of client projects that bring theory and process to life, with positive outcomes. Many of the clients secured significantly improved strategic outcomes and higher levels of performance from their people.

The case studies are based on the practical experience of Alistair Gray and colleagues at Genesis, who worked with the organisations to achieve game-changing performance improvement over a period of time.

Examples of the Game Changer include how:

NCR achieved global leadership over IBM in the ATM manufacturing industry
Scotland’s Food & Drink and Energy industry clusters increased growth in revenue, profits and exports, out-performing other nation’s industries.
The Macallan became the world’s most valuable single malt whisky and The Famous Grouse secured a premium position in blended Scotch, out-performing Diageo
The first ever corporate and performance strategy for The FA in 2008 – this led to a new approach to performance management and the creation of the national performance centre at St George’s Park.  It was followed by the first-ever strategy for the development of Women’s football in England
The football associations and rugby unions of England, Scotland and Ireland developed new corporate and performance strategies as did the governing bodies of Rugby League, Cricket, Golf, England Netball and British Swimming in the UK and Cricket Australia.
International sporting organisations such as the International Cricket Council, World Rugby, The R&A and the European Hockey Federation modernised their strategies, structures and systems.
The All Blacks achieved sustained global leadership as a rugby union and a win ratio in excess of 90% over 15 years

Refreshments will be provided on arrival.

Timing of Event:

Arrival and Networking – 6-6.30pm
Presentation 6.30-7.15pm
Q&A/Discussion 7.15-7.30pm
Networking – 7.30 -8pm

Signed copies of The Game Changer will be available to purchase at the event.


Presented by Alistair Gray, the founder and Managing Director of Renaissance & Company and one of Europe’s leading strategic management consultants. He has consulted internationally in business with UPM Kymmene, Akzo-Novel, Hewlett Packard, ScottishPower, Iberdrola, Nokia, Rémy Cointréau, NCR, National Semiconductor, RBS, DTZ International and Mobil Plastics Europe. He is a non-executive director of a number of organisations (public and private) and lectures, as a faculty member of the Strategy and Organisation department, on the University of Strathclyde’s (Strathclyde Business School) International MBA programme (triple-accredited). Strathclyde was the UK’s business school of the year in 2016. He was the founding chair of the Scottish Institute of Sport (1998 to 2007) widely regarded as the best and most successful small Institute of Sport in the world. He has served the sport of hockey as President and Chair of the Scottish Hockey Union and as a director of the European Hockey Federation. In addition he has served as Chair of British Basketball and British Swimming and a board member of the UK Sports Institute, where he contributed to the highly successful high performance programme – Mission 2012 – in preparation for the London Olympic Games.



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  • Cairn Energy Plc
  • 50 Lothian Road
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 9BY

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