16 OCT




As part of our Future of the Workplace campaign we are proud to present a talk by Suzanne Williams.

Suzanne Williams is an experienced hostage negotiator who has worked on some of the most high profile and dangerous hostage situations across the world. This has required negotiating in war zones, on the high-seas with modern pirates, and on behalf of well-known families. Whilst a Scotland Yard detective she was the most senior ranking officer in charge of both the Kidnap and Hostage Negotiation Units. At the highest level, Suzanne has been an active contributor to the UK Government’s crisis response in cases of the kidnap and abduction of UK citizens overseas. For her work here she received the Queen’s Police Medal in recognition of her commitment to the fields of kidnap, negotiation, and saving of life.

As Emerging Professionals many of us are exposed to contractual and potentially confrontational meetings with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders. The ability to negotiate succinctly and successfully is an advantageous skill to not only improve the position for your client and your company but also for oneself as an individual. Working with senior and experienced individuals can be daunting experiences and having the skill to be calm and negotiate for what you want think is best is an valuable talent.

Suzanne's presentation will introduce us to her experiences in a sector where negotiation can be the difference between life and death. The lessons learnt in this training will be useful in our workplaces although without quite the same consequences on the line!

Please arrive at 18:00 for networking before the presentation. Food and drink will be provided.

Tickets cost £6 per person and book your place via EventBrite. Please note that refunds are not available for this event. However if you are unable to attend, you may nominate a delegate to attend in your place by contacting the organisers.




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Georgia Hughes

Georgia Hughes

Management Consultant

Georgia is chair of Emerging Professionals, ACE's group for future leaders.