CEO Conversation WSM

CEO Conversation: Will Stratton Morris | England

11 September, 8am to 10:30am

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Join us for powerful dose of inspiration at our CEO Conversation event: a no holds barred conversation with Will Stratton Morris CEO of Caffé Nero.

One of the great benefits of being part of The Marketing Society is the opportunity get up close and personal with a purpose-driven, changemaking leader – the kind of person you normally read about and wonder what they’re really like and how they made it to the top.

Will’s impressive career includes 25 years leading branded customer facing service businesses, both in the UK and internationally so expect plenty of hard-earned insights on leadership and brand positioning.

In this event you’ll hear personal revelations, lived experiences, mistakes and successes - and then it’s over to the audience to ask the questions you always wanted to know the answer to, so do your research and come prepared!

We promise you insights and perspectives from this remarkable CEO that will help inform your own leadership journey plus fresh thoughts and ideas to take back to the office right away.


Wednesday 11 September

  • Doors open 8.00am 
  • Presentation 8.30-9.30am
  • Networking and Drinks 9.30-10.30am
  • Event finishes 10:30am

Venue: TBC

Connect with like-minded marketers and business leaders who share a commitment to conscious leadership. Seize this chance to expand your professional network and engage in meaningful conversations. 

Light refreshments will be provided.

Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to gain insights from a seasoned leader and elevate your approach to leadership. 

Limited spaces available. Reserve your seat today


More about Will Stratton-Morris Chief Executive Officer Caffè Nero UK

Will has spent over 25 years in branded customer facing service businesses, living and working in the UK and internationally. His area of expertise is in leading transformational change in customer centred businesses. In 2017 he joined Caffè Nero as its Chief Executive Officer, for its 650 strong UK coffee house business.

From 2012 to 2017, Will was the divisional CEO of the retail business at SSE, and prior to that spent 6 years with InterContinental Hotels Group as UK MD and then COO of Global Change. He lived in Paris whilst working for the Walt Disney Company for the previous 5 years and his 10 years at British Airways were spent in marketing and sales based in the UK, Rome and Paris.

Will began his career on the Marks and Spencer management training program. He then attended Leeds University on a Royal Navy sponsorship and was commissioned onto HMS Ark Royal.

From 2009 to 2013, Will was non-executive chairman of the Employer's Forum for Disability. In late 2011 he joined the Shropshire Business Board. Will is a keen runner and skier; he is married to Tania, whom he met on an Alpha course in 1991, and they have four young adult children together.

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All membership types: This event is included in your membership, please ensure that you are logged into your membership account to book events online
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