Horizons

For next gens by next gens

Mission

Horizons is a social enterprise built to inspire, educate and connect next gens who want to positively impact the world in which they live. We are run by next gens so we are conflict-free – you won’t find a sales pitch hidden away – just the finest events, community opportunities and exec education available.

What we do

Community

Horizons is an independent community of next gens. Our community is comprised exclusively of individuals belonging to business families. Within the community members have the opportunity to connect with one another, to overcome challenges, and to be inspired by new opportunities.

We provide exclusive access to inspiring events with some of the worlds brightest investors and companies, challenge our members thinking with thought leadership projects and offer once in a lifetime travel opportunities.

Leadership Development

Horizons is working alongside leading academics and executive coaches to develop a purpose-built educational opportunity for next gens. Our course is divided into bite-size modules which fit into your schedule over the course of a year. These bootcamps will help prepare you for the unique challenges faced by next gens in business and help develop business acumen, soft skills and confidence.

Included in our offering are one-to-one mentors and dedicated personal coaches who can help guide you towards achieving your goals now or in the future. In this way we are able to help turn the next gens of today into the leaders of tomorrow.

Our People

Kydd Boyle

Managing Director

Kydd is a 5th generation member of the Scott family, the owning family of Sandaire Investment Office.

Kydd has spent the important part of his career at  Sandaire, initially in London in 2010 on the Investment Team. He then went on to be key in the development of Sandaire’s Singapore office, in this role he truly discovered the responsibility required to be a leader in a family owned business.

Kydd obtained a BA (Hons) in Politics from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in 2009 and a PGC in International Business in 2011 from Lord Mountbatten Institute in New York. Whilst studying in the United States he undertook a role at Citigroup as an Investment Management Oversight Officer.

Kydd’s blend of exposure to corporate and international family business makes him a unique contributor to next generation and succession planning matters. In his role as Managing Director of Horizons it is his responsibility to articulate the issues faced by the next generation to best-in-class solutions providers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Management of day-to-day operations
  • Event and Workshop Management
  • Leadership Development Programme Director

kydd.boyle@horizons.org

Professor David James

Academic Director

David is an award-winning Professor of Marketing at Hult International Business School where he teaches MBA and Masters students from over 100 countries.

In addition to teaching Masters students, David is a world recognised leader in designing and delivering bespoke executive education programmes. He was Academic Director for Microsoft’s Marketing Academy for EMEA and had similar roles for 3M and Deutsch Telekom running innovative and hugely successful marketing programmes for them.

David is a highly sought after keynote presenter, lecturer, workshop designer, facilitator and motivator, whose  thoughts and research has been covered by CNN, The Economist, The BBC, The Daily Telegraph, LeMonde, Børsen and The Financial Times.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leadership Development Programme Academic Director
  • Advising on Personal Development strategy

DAVID.JAMES@HORIZONS.ORG

Richard Blackwell

Director

Richard Blackwell is a Next Gen of the Blackwell Publishing family.

Richard is a Private Consultant working with early stage companies enabling growth and scaling. Having come from a family business background to have an independent career, Richard is experienced and knowledgeable in both succession planning and personal development.

Richard achieved a BSc in Politics and Sociology at the University of Bristol in 2011. Following graduation he worked at Oxygen Finance before spending time as a Sustainable Investment Analyst at Sandaire. Richard achieved an MBA at Hult International Business School in 2015 spending time in the London and San Francisco campuses. After this, he spent a brief period with a family backed Private Equity and Venture Capital firm before striking out as a Private Consultant and working with Kydd to build Horizons.

Richard has unique insight into family businesses and their mindset for future growth and sustainability.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implementing Social Purpose
  • Business Development
  • Leadership Development Programme Director

RICHARD.BLACKWELL@HORIZONS.ORG

Margereta Koter

Leadership Development

Margareta is a world recognised behavioural and mind management expert and consultant. She is the Founding Director of the Harley Street Wellbeing Clinic where she creates and delivers strategic change programmes for elite international athletes, senior business executives and family business owners.

Margareta’s work has been covered by various international TV and Radio channels such as the BBC and M1, and in the press on topical and impactful issues surrounding mind management and wellbeing. She also speaks at conferences and delivers Personal Development programmes.

She has a profile as a knowledgeable, accessible and hugely impactful Wellbeing Expert and Executive Coach, who inspires and motivates people around the world from Asia across the Middle East, Europe and the US.

Key Responsibilities

  • Head of Coaching and Development

MARGARETA.KOTER@HORIZONS.ORG

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