My guest today is another great leader from the sporting goods industry: Alistair Cameron. Alistair led ASICS, the Japanese running brand, as CEO in Europe for more than a decade. ASICS has a deep commitment to sport. It was founded to bring hope and optimism to the young people of Japan after the Second World War. And this philosophy has a new relevance today as it inspires and supports sport and movement. Alistair, a very warm welcome.
I would like to introduce Dr Scarlett Brown and Sarah Pierman, the two formidable founders of Dynamic Boards. Dynamic Boards is on the bold mission to make boards more dynamic and diverse, they inspire and support companies to maximise their performance and value with an optimum mix of skills, experiences and perspectives. The two combine Scarlett’s academic career in research on leadership, diversity in leadership teams and on boards with Sarah’s impressive early career in banking and subsequent entrepreneurial foray into the world of start-ups. Both women have served on boards before the age of thirty.
My guest today is Bert Hoyt, who until recently was VP/GM EMEA at Nike. Bert had a progressive career in the sporting goods industry, initially spending 10 years with Puma and then 22 years at Nike. Stepping back from his executive career, Bert is now working as a strategic board advisor and non-executive director with midsized and often founder/owner-led businesses.