Date of release: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Jane HowardHigh-profile speakers from business and industry will be appearing at the university this autumn as a new series of the Big Picture seminars gets under way.

Run by the Business School, the series aims to provide students, staff and the local community with an insight into a ‘bigger picture’ of the commercial world, as speakers share their expertise on topics ranging from entrepreneurship, leadership and management to economics and the media.

The events, which are based at the Greenwich Campus and are free to attend, have proved to be hugely popular, and registration in advance is essential.

The new series starts on Tuesday 8 October with Jane Howard, founder of corporate communications business Reputability, discussing the subject of Understanding reputational risk – what really causes corporate catastrophes. By using up-to-date case studies and new research, she will demonstrate how changed thinking and a fresh approach are vital throughout corporate and institutional life.

After graduating from London School of Economics, Jane joined Kingsway PR and became part of its management team. After working in the US and Europe, she went on to head the Leedex PR Group, joining the board of its parent company, Birkdale plc.

Jane has 30 years of international and award-winning communications experience. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Public Relations, a founding Fellow of the Public Relations Consultancies Association and a trustee of Fair Trials International.

For more details of the forthcoming series of Big Picture seminars, including how to register online, see:

For those who cannot attend, all the events will be podcast, with details at the above site.

To find out more about studying with the Faculty of Business, see:, email or call 020 8331 9000.

Story by Public Relations

Picture: Jane Howard.