Join us for an interactive panel discussion where we will be discussing all things relating to the next generation in family firms. Topics to be covered by the panel will include how to prepare the next generation for entry into the family business, onboarding and creating a presence to developing into future leaders.
We will also be looking at some of the key challenges faced by the next generation as they further their careers in the family business and offer up some ways that these can be addressed.
Our panellists for this session are Kirsty Ross, Mairi Mickel, Gavin Annon and Nike Anani.
Kirsty Ross – KPMG
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Gavin Annon – Mount Charles
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Mairi Mickel – Mairi Mickel’s Business Families
Mairi is a Family Firm Institute (‘FFI’) Advanced qualified Family Business advisor with her own consultancy specialising in family dynamics, governance and communication. Supporting generational and business transitions through a blend of coaching, mediating and advising, she holds safe spaces for business families and their owners to make collective decisions about their futures together.
Previously a main board director, she continues to be an active 4th generation owner of her 96 year old Scottish construction family firm, Mactaggart & Mickel Group Ltd and holds an independent director role on a 2nd Generation Family business in Colorado. She’s a qualified leadership coach and also tutors on Family Business Governance with the IOD Scotland and Lancaster University’s School of Management. She is also on the Faculty for the FFI ‘Certificate of Family Business Advising’ programme.
Nike Anani – African Family Firms
Nike is an entrepreneur and a Consultant. She was rated as one of the top100 Family Business Consultants globally. She helps her clients bridge the gap between the senior and younger generations. As a result, they communicate, collaborate and collectively gain clarity, to increase profit and productivity in their family businesses.
With over a decade of family business expertise in Nigeria, Nike helps owners lead their family organizations to long-term impact and legacy. Her inside experience as a second generation family business owner birthed a passion to help other families in building legacy enterprises that would outlive them. Nike is an accountant (ex-Deloitte UK) and a top-rated family business expert, with a Family Business and Wealth advisor qualification from the Family Firm Institute. She is the co-founder of African Family Firms, a pan-African association of family businesses, and the host of “The Connected Generation” podcast.
Nike’s clients choose to engage her, not only because of her extensive professional training, but also because of her practical experience as both a business founder and a NextGen. This allows her to uniquely empathise with both generations and act as a connector.
Nike is a champion for diversity and celebrates the uniqueness in every individual, family and business.