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April 23, 2024

#312: Roland Rudd: Founder & Chair FGS Global

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Roland Rudd – Founder & Chair, FGS Global

Roland Rudd is a founder and Chair of FGS Global, the leading stakeholder advisory group created through the combination of Finsbury, Hering Schuppener, Glover Park Group and Sard Verbinnen. He provides personal counsel to board members and senior executives at the most critical moments for their companies.

Prior to founding the strategic communications company Finsbury in 1994, he worked as a political and financial journalist at the Financial Times and The Times.

Roland is also the Chair of Tate, which he has been involved with for the past 25 years, first serving as a Patron, Chair of the Business Advisory Group and then as Deputy Chair. He has also been a Trustee and fundraiser for the Royal Opera House and is currently a Trustee of the Bayreuth Festival, as well as a patron of Grange Park Opera and the Holburne Museum.

He is currently Chair of the Governors for Millfield School, a Trustee at Speakers for Schools, an ambassador for Made by Dyslexia and an Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Corporate Reputation, Regents College, Oxford University. He also serves as a Specially Appointed Commissioner at the Royal Hospital Chelsea and is an Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Top Leadership Tip:

Be focused: it’s so easy to waste time on things that have little or no relevance to what you are doing. Most people waste at least half their time doing irrelevant stuff.

Be effective: make what you are doing count, by making a difference. Don’t put things off; do them now.

Have fun: you are best at what you are most passionate about. And in pursuing what you like best, it’s important to have fun.

Summary 1-line: “Be focused, be effective, and have fun – you are best at what you are most passionate about, and in pursuing what you like best, it’s important to have fun”.

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