Event review: audience with Lord Hogan-Howe QPM

— 06.02.20

by Caroline Foster

We welcomed the Lord Hogan-Howe QPM to our Sheffield Alumni in London Network event on 28 January to speak on his experiences of leadership, decision-making and managing change.

Our guests listened intently as the Baron drew upon his vast experiences as the former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police to share his knowledge and insight, while they enjoyed a light finger buffet with wine and soft drinks. During a question and answer session afterwards, the Baron received intelligent questions and gave perceptive answers on the topics of leadership and his experience of Policing in general.

“Working together we will achieve far more. If you want to work alone, fine, but if you want to work together you can achieve fantastic things”

Lord Hogan-Howe QPM, University of Sheffield MBA Alumnus

Guests joining the event included alumni from the Management School, Department of Economics and the School of Law, the event had a high attendance with 54 alumni, 12 of our placement students, as well as staff and faculty from Sheffield University Management School.

Our guests ranged all the way from alumni who graduated in 1967 right up to some of our most recent 2019 graduates, and current students as well. The networking session in the latter half of the event was therefore an ideal occasion for alumni to reconnect with old friends, form new bonds and reminisce fondly about their time at the University of Sheffield.

Feedback from event attendees offered high praise, commending the event in particular for the fascinating talk delivered by Lord Hogan-Howe QPM and the opportunity for networking and meeting other alumni afterwards.

“It is great to continue the link with this fantastic university and fellow Alumni members. I really enjoyed the Sheffield Alumni in London event with Lord Hogan-Howe and connecting with fellow graduates. I look forward the next one and highly recommend you come!”

Alice Dartnell, Life and Success Coach, BA Business Management Alumna

About the Lord Hogan-Howe QPM

Born in Sheffield and beginning his career with the South Yorkshire Police, Bernard Hogan-Howe went on to the University of Sheffield where he graduated with an MBA from the Management School. Climbing up the professional ladder, Bernard Hogan-Howe became Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis, the most senior role in British Policing, in 2011 before being granted a knighthood in 2013. He was bestowed with a life peerage upon his retirement in 2017, gaining the official title of Bernard Hogan-Howe, Baron Hogan-Howe QPM Kt.

“We had a web chat every 4 weeks. If you wanted to you could get hold of the management team live in a web chat. Some of the things we did so successfully, some of our best ideas, that’s where we got them. When you talk to people, they tell you stuff that you should know.”

Lord Hogan-Howe QPM, University of Sheffield MBA Alumnus


Sheffield Alumni in London Network: with The Lord Hogan-Howe QPM


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