In Conversation with: Tom Riordan and Clare Barclay

Hosted by Leeds City Council

An exclusive fireside chat between Tom Riordan, Chief Executive at Leeds City Council and Clare Barclay, Chief Executive Officer, CVP at Microsoft UK. Tom and Clare will discuss leadership in a digital age, embracing diversity and the opportunities across technology, as well as the importance of influential role models and local leaders.

Additionally, a great opportunity to connect and network with peers and senior leaders across industry.


Tom Riordan

Tom is Chief Executive of Leeds City Council and has overseen a significant transformation of the council and the city since 2010. Tom’s top priority is for Leeds’ growth and public services to be inclusive, championing mental health and diversity causes in the city. Tom has held various roles leading local and central government engagement.

Clare Barclay

Clare became Corporate Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft UK in October 2020. She is responsible for Microsoft’s product and service offerings in the UK, and for driving success with our customers and partners across the commercial and public sector. As a keen advocate for diversity and inclusion, Clare supports the growth and development of young people in careers across the tech sector, as well as championing Women in Leadership. Clare has nearly three decades in the IT industry, and has a deep passion for accelerating growth and innovation across the UK economy. Prior to her 24 years at Microsoft, she held many business development and marketing roles within IT and distribution channels.


This is an invitation only event.

Careers & Education, Community & Society, Diversity and Inclusion
In Conversation with: Tom Riordan and Clare Barclay
19th Sep 2023 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Hosted by Leeds City Council
Black & White Lounge, First Direct Arena, Arena Way, Leeds LS2 8BY

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