Join us to:
Tackle self-doubt head on and learn how to really make networking work for you with Personal Impact Coach, Janie Van Hool
Hear from Patrycja Samet, Senior Strategic Sourcing Consultant at McDonalds, David Fowler, Commercial Director, Cargill Protein Europe and Katharine Haenelt, UK Managing Director, OSI as they share highlights and key learnings of their personal career journeys and how they’ve handled pressure and challenges along the way.
Build your network by meeting more of our fantastic community and connect in a safe and supportive space.
End your morning with a networking lunch, kindly provided by McDonald’s UK.
The first in a series of smaller regional events, our Community Connect series will be held at six different locations across the UK and Ireland throughout 2024.
We'd like to extend our heartfelt thanks to McDonald's UK and their team for their support with this event.
Commercial Director - McDonald’s , Cargill Protein Europe
David is European Commercial Director at Cargill Protein, and is principally responsible for leading Cargill’s Poultry Business with McDonald’s across Europe.
David started out his career with Coca-Cola, before moving to Cargill in 2009. In his 15-year tenure with Cargill, David has held a number of Key Account Management & Commercial positions, across several of Cargill’s Businesses. David has a passion for working with people and with customers, and has successfully built and managed relationships with many of the top F&B/CPG companies across the world.
Having lived up and down the UK, David currently lives in Lincoln with his wife, Natalie, and daughter, Georgina (6). In between family and work commitments, David likes to keep active, and having dabbled in most sports over the years, is currently focussing on cycling with a view to taking on some big rides this summer!
Senior Strategic Sourcing Consultant, McDonalds
I am currently a Senior Strategic Procurement Consultant with 15-year experience in the dynamic world of retail in EasyJet, Tesco, McDonalds. I also have achieved a Masters in International Business. Beyond my professional career I am a devoted mother of two, balancing passion for procurement with commitment to family.
Communication Expert & Personal impact coach,Janie is an author, speaker, facilitator, and teacher in the art of brilliant communication, supporting leaders to connect with and inspire their people. She teaches in-person and online in one-to-one conversations and interactive group sessions that are playful and experiential, whilst providing challenging and constructive feedback. Her focus is on practical ideas, tools and encouragement that create confidence, enable impactful change and shape inclusive, listening cultures. Janie’s award-winning, bestselling book - The Listening Shift - draws on the learning and experiences she gained as a RADA-trained classical actress, a voice teacher (she has an MA in Voice Studies), from her research into Performance Psychology at Edinburgh University and from her years volunteering as a listener for Samaritans in the UK.