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Page In-Person Networking Luncheon: London

calendar_icon_white  Wednesday, March 22 | 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. GMT

 Location pin_white   Mubadala | 25 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London SW1

About the Event

On Wednesday, March 22 at 9:00 a.m. EDT, Gay Flashman, CEO of Formative Content and Page member will take us through her outtakes from this year’s Davos which includes misinformation and polarization and how we need to elevate our brand truth, to generative AI and the potential impact of this technology. She will then moderate a discussion between Dr. Chris Brauer, Director of Innovation, Goldsmiths and Carolyn Esser, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Darktrace on how AI is affecting our work lives.

This event, hosted by Page UK Co-Chairs David Mounde, Managing Director, Deverill Executive Search and Kelly Townley, SVP, Communications, Mubadala Investment Company, will be taking place in-person in London, but given the relevance of the topic, we wanted to give all members the opportunity to listen in on what will be an incredibly insightful conversation. A recording of the discussion will be shared with all registrants.

The lunch will take place at their offices at 25 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London SW1. For those who are out of town, we will provide a virtual offering for you to dial into.


Gay Flashman


CEO & Founder
Formative Content

After more than 20 years as a television news journalist and programme editor, Gay founded Formative Content in the UK. The Formative team uses expert journalistic understanding and insight to help corporate comms teams around the world to get the most of their content and stories.

Formative Content works closely with the World Economic Forum digital team creating social and blog content on a daily basis; they also provide live blog coverage and fast turnaround news coverage at Davos. Formative also works with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries creating ongoing quality corporate content, Tata Consultancy Services delivering live coverage and social media and with the World Government Summit, as well as the Nestlé corporate comms team. Formative built
and runs the Centrica 'platform' brand journalism hub. Formative's client roster also includes BlackRock, Allianz GI and KPMG (UK).

Gay Flashman is a former journalist and Managing Editor of Channel 4 News and Channel 5 News in the UK; she has worked as a Management Consultant in various media environments across the world, including working closely with the head of news at ABC Australia to restructure the news division there. Gay is a member of the PRCA, the Chartered Institute of Marketing and sits on the board of the International Association of Business Communicators, and is a member of the PRCA.


David Mounde


Founder & Managing Director

1992 - 1993 Royal Military Academy Sandhurst 

1993 - 2000 Serving Army Office. Serving in U.K., Europe and US. Role includes Media Relations and Campaigning. 

Last role. Officer Commanding Queens Own Yeomanry. York, UK

2000 - 2003 VMA Group. Consultant. Corporate Affairs, Financial Communications and Investor Relations. 

2003 - 2008 Benchmark. Director. Executive search across Europe in Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations 

2008 - Present.  Deverill. Founder and Managing Director. Executive Search and Performance Management Consultancy focused on Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations

Carolyn Esser

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Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Carolyn is Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Darktrace, a global leader in cyber security artificial intelligence technology solutions. Carolyn is responsible for leading Darktrace’s reputation management and stakeholder engagement programmes, including corporate and B2B media relations, financial communications, digital communications, external stakeholders relations, employee engagement and diversity, equity and inclusion programmes. 

From 2013 to 2022 Carolyn was Deputy Director, Communications, Europe, Middle East and East Asia (EMEEA) at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She was responsible for designing and executing the communications strategy for the world’s largest private philanthropic foundation across the EMEEA region in order to raise awareness of the foundation and its health and poverty alleviation initiatives and to build support for international healthj and development commitments in these countries. 

Prior to joining the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Carolyn was Global Communications Director at Logica, the FTSE 250 technology and business service company, where she was responsible for managing the company’s corporate reputation, internal communications and brand. She started her career in communications at Brunswick, the leading financial and corporate communications consultancy.

Carolyn has a BA Hons. Journalism and BA Value and Policy Studies from Stellenbosch University, South Africa. She is a Trustee of the Orchid Project, the UK NGO which is campaigning for the end of female genital cutting, and Board member of the Coalition for Global Prosperity, which aims to build support for a Global Britain actively engaged in international development, defence and diplomacy. 

Dr. Chris Brauer

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Director of Innovation
University of London

Dr. Chris Brauer is Director of Innovation at University of London and a global industrial strategy officer for the World Economic Forum (WEF) specialising in digitalisation and energy transition and the clean economy. He is a public intellectual and strategic advisor including Chairman of Innovation and a member of the Advisory Board for Edelman. 
His work is informed by empirical research on the intersections of emerging technologies, human behaviour, risk, ethics, governance, productivity and innovation. 
Dr. Chris has over 15 years experience researching and developing augmented workforces combining AI 'co-pilots' with human talent and creativity.