“I absolutely love Jill Dando News”: Top world leader speaks to reporter Rose, 11, 

“I absolutely love Jill Dando News”: Top world leader speaks to reporter Rose, 11, 

By Jill Dando News

An entrepreneur who has run some of the world’s biggest companies has praised Rose, 11, and the hundreds of other Jill Dando News reporters

Rose, 11, interviewed Harriet Green OBE who has run some of the world’s largest companies.

Rose is part of Jill Dando News and interviewed Harriet as part of her wider interview with Business Leader magazine.

The student, from Castle Batch Primary School Academy in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, is part of ‘Jill Dando News, helping keep the legacy of Jill Dando alive.

Harriet told Rose: “I absolutely love Jill Dando News.”

To hear her question and answer click here https://youtu.be/RhlCanBVlZU and https://youtu.be/_JaeY5PDLN8

To see the full interview hosted by Josh Dornbrack click here https://www.businessleader.co.uk/business-leader-podcast-harriet-green-obe/

Harriet is an incredible leader with a strong track record.

The Jill Dando News reporters are joining with Business Leader and the Good News Post newspaper in the unique interviewing project.

Business Leader with 100,000 subscribers across the nation and a print edition are interviewing top high-flying business people each week including SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ollie Ollerton and Dragons Theo Paphitis and Steven Bartlett.

Now in a slot called the ‘Good News Postcard’ students aged 9 to 18 in Jill Dando News in The Priory Learning Trust schools are asking a range of questions as part of the interview.

Jill Dando News is a journalist training academy based in the UK that has trained up hundreds of young reporters in the model of ex BBC TV star Jill Dando.

Their stories go on the Good News Post www.goodnewspost.co.uk

Reporters aim to be kind, positive and brilliant in their journalistic interviews and writing.

Reporters in 2017 post their stories to Good News Post and the wider Media.

Jill Dando News was set up with a mission to take Worle to the World with global good news.

They have previously interviewed Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Downing Street in front of millions of global TV viewers, TV’s Fiona Bruce, a NASA astronaut and more after being trained for 6 years by professional journalists and Jill’s brother Nigel Dando with 48 years’ experience.

From 2018 to 2020, Harriet served as the Chair and CEO of IBM Asia Pacific, where she focused on driving innovation-led growth within the organisation. Prior to that, she was the leader and founder of the IBM startup Watson Internet of Things from 2015 to 2017.

Green’s expertise and leadership contributed to the advancement of IBM’s initiatives on the Internet of Things domain.

Before her tenure at IBM, Green held the position of CEO at Thomas Cook Group from 2012 to 2014.

During her time there, she played a crucial role in transforming the company’s fortunes. Under her leadership, Thomas Cook Group’s market worth skyrocketed from £148m to over £2bn, and the company’s share price experienced a staggering increase of 829%.

Following the announcement of Green’s departure, the company’s share value suffered a significant drop of over £350m. This incident highlighted the impact of her leadership on the organisation’s financial performance and investor sentiment.

In addition to her roles at IBM and Thomas Cook Group, Harriet Green also served as the CEO of Premier Farnell from 2006 to 2012 and has been a board member of BAE Systems, a leading multinational defence, security, and aerospace company.

Green’s notable achievements and track record in driving growth and innovation demonstrate her strategic vision and ability to deliver substantial results in various industries.

We talk to Harriet about how innovation-led growth could get us out of the global economic struggles, restructuring a business with empathy, the importance of building trust with your employees and much more.

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