Explore with our all-star panel when, how and whether to bring in a CEO at All Together’s first ever in-person event.

About this event

All Together x Investec // A Three Things Event

The Founder’s Dilemma: Succession

When, how, and whether to hire in a CEO for founder-led and family-run businesses.

Are you planning an exit in a few years? Are you re-evaluating your priorities post-COVID? Would you like to step back from day-to-day management, or move sideways to focus on what you love? Have your board or investors suggested it might be time for a CEO to take over?

With a panel of expert founders and CEOs all offering their Three Things – three pieces of actionable advice – we unpick real life examples, what’s worked and what’s hardest, and debate when, how and whether a founder or family-run business should hire in a CEO.

Followed by break-out workshops, drinks and canapés.

Event details:

Keynote: Ruth Leas, the first non-founder CEO of Investec, on her succession story and Three Things.

Panel discussion:

Camilla Dolan, founding Partner Eka Ventures, on backing founder-led businesses.

Clive Beharrell, Chairman and investor, on succession planning with eight different founders.

Tim Lee & Giles Humphries, CEO + co-founder of Mindful Chef, on their succession journey.

Moderator: Jamie Mitchell, co-founder of All Together, and former CEO for founder-led businesses.

Followed by 30 minute breakout workshops

Get ready for exit – advice and Q&A from some of Investec’s top corporate finance professionals

Succession from the inside – Marjoleine Hulshof, Investec’s People & Org Lead, on managing talent

Protect your legacy through employee ownership – Clive Beharell on selling to employees, not PE

Q&A with Camilla, Tim and Giles


Wednesday June 15th, at Investec Head Office (Gresham Street EC1)

4pm Keynote, panel and workshops

6pm Inaugural All Together Meet Up (Drinks and canapés on Investec’s city roof terrace)

Limited spaces

Tickets for All Together members and Investec clients only.

All Together members have one week’s priority registration