The Lens: UK Responsible Business Podcast

Join global business leaders and emerging future leaders for an unscripted conversation that will challenge the way you think about responsible business.

Every month, The Lens: UK Responsible Business Podcast brings together a global business leader and an emerging future leader for an open and unscripted conversation. It will challenge the way you think about responsible business. Listen, rate and subscribe on Acast, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or your preferred podcast provider. The Lens is supported and produced by McCann and in partnership with One Young World.

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CAPITA: Why your postcode should not define your future

This month our host Sarah Travers is joined by Jon Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of Capita, and Kalm Paul-Christian, Investment Banker, Financial Institutions Advisory Team at NatWest Markets.

In this episode, Sarah and her guests discuss the role employers can play in future proofing opportunities for all young people, and the importance of this in a time of unprecedented change and economic uncertainty.

They also explore how young people can overcome disadvantage in terms of education and employment, and we’ll look at how businesses can get involved in inspiring young people while they are still in education.

Find out by listening to the latest episode of The Lens with Capita’s Jon Lewis and Kalm Paul-Christian, Investment Banker, Financial Institutions Advisory Team at NatWest Markets.

Our guests

Jon Lewis, Chief Executive, Capita

Jon Lewis was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Capita in December 2017. He has a strong track record of guiding large, multinational organisations through periods of significant change.

Jon is overseeing the transformation of Capita from traditional outsourcer to world-class consulting, transformation and digital services business.

Capita deliver innovative solutions to simplify the connections between businesses and customers, and between government and citizens. We partner with clients to transform their businesses and services, employing more than 55,000 people and touching the lives of millions of people.

Before joining Capita, Jon was CEO of Amec Foster Wheeler, where the transformation he oversaw culminated in a £2.2 billion acquisition of the business by John Wood Group. Previously, he worked for more than two decades at Halliburton, holding a number of senior management positions.

Over a 30-year career, Jon has worked in Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He has expertise in strategy formulation, innovation through technology and the development of human capital.

Jon sits on the board of directors for Norwegian energy company, Equinor. He holds a PhD from the University of Reading and is a graduate of the Stanford University Executive Program.

Jon is married and has two children. He is an avid supporter of the Welsh rugby team.

Kalm Paul-Christian, Investment Banker, NatWest Markets

Kalm advises executive management teams to execute strategic and corporate finance decisions for sustainable growth.  

He began his career with Rothschild & Co in the Global Financial Advisory division before joining The Social Investment Consultancy where he advised charities, social enterprises, corporates and investment funds on revenue diversification, social business models and impact evaluation. 

As an advocate for Social Mobility, Financial Inclusion and Disability Rights, Kalm has been working in the broader field of accessibility since 2013, working on policy change and advocacy with organisations such as Department for International Development (DFID), The Global CSR and Philanthropy Council, The Ditchley Foundation and One Young World.

He is a graduate of the University of Oxford, Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and a member of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers. He is also trustee of national UK charities The Shaw Trust, Turn2Us and Switchback; a former school governor; and a junior adviser to Chatham House.


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What a year it was!

Many thanks to all our listeners all over the world. To McCann for their generous support of this podcast, to One Young World, our Business In The Community (BITC) member companies. We of course would also like to thank our inspiring guests, the senior and future leaders making the world of business more responsible, illuminating new perspectives and leading by example. Season three was powered by Fujitsu.

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