Shaunagh Connaire Reporter & Filmmaker: Guest Speaker at LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club | GC SUMMIT

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Shaunagh Connaire

Emmy Nominated Journalist & Filmmaker at Channel 4

Guest Speaker

at our

Inaugural General Counsel Summit  |  London

Wednesday 2 November 2016  |  2.00 PM to 6.30 PM

Venue:  Keltie LLP  |  No. 1 London Bridge

 Gold Sponsor
Keltie LLP
Silver Sponsors
Michael Benson & Associates  |  Boston College’s Global Leadership Institute  |  Catalina Consulting  |  US Visa Solutions

Good afternoon,

To celebrate the LBDC’s | Lawyers’ Business Development Club |


we are organizing a very special and unique event; our Inaugural General Counsel Summit in London.

Our guest speakers have each very kindly agreed to give us a TED style TALK about their personal career journey.  I am absolutely delighted to let you know that Shaunagh, the Emmy nominated journalist has just confirmed that she will be our guest speaker at our GC Summit.

It promises to be a fun and inspirational afternoon.



Shaunagh Connnaire 

Emmy Nominated Journalist & Filmmaker at Channel 4

Shaunagh Connaire is an Emmy nominated journalist and filmmaker. She reports for Channel 4’s critically acclaimed foreign affairs series Unreported World and their flagship show Dispatches. In 2014 she travelled to Sierra Leone and filmed in the epicentre of the deadliest Ebola outbreak ever recorded. The resulting film was nominated for an Emmy award and won the prestigious Columbia DuPont award. Shaunagh also did TEDx talk in 2015 about her experience as the first filmmaker to cover the Ebola crisis

In 2015 she went undercover into China and worked with LGBT activists to expose clinics who were offering conversion therapy and sometimes even electric shock therapy as a so called cure for homosexuality. In 2016 she was the first ever reporter to make a film in Iran for Unreported World. Shaunagh’s most recent film explores the plight of LGBT refugees who have escaped persecution in Syria and Iraq only to find they’re exposed to the same levels of homophobic abuse in Europe.

Shaunagh has produced and directed for BBC 1, BBC World, CNBC International and regularly produces debates alongside the World Economic Forum in Davos. Shaunagh’s work has been published in the Guardian, the Telegraph, Elle Magazine and The Irish Times. Before pursuing a career in journalism Shaunagh trained as an accountant with KPMG in Ireland.

Shaunagh’s TED TALK

If you are interested in watching Shaunagh’s powerful TED TALK, you can do so by clicking on the link below:

Link to Shaunagh’s TED TALK

General Counsel  |   Guest Speakers

Shaunagh will be joined by the following wonderful guest speakers.  Our General Counsel guest speakers have also kindly agreed to give us Talks about their career journeys.


More Information

If you would like more information, please feel free to get in touch.  My email is:


I look forward to hearing from you.



Funke Abimbola

General Counsel & Company Secretary of Roche UK


Matthew Fawcett

Executive Vice President & General Counsel of NetApp Inc (Fortune 500 Co).


Tim Grayson

Managing Director at Goldman Sachs


Mark Horncastle

General Counsel at GE Capital International


Robert Ivens

General Counsel (retired end August 2016) of Marks and Spencer plc


Pavel Klimov

General Counsel EMEA at Unisys


Andrew Magowan

General Counsel & Company Secretary of ASOS plc


Catie Sherat

Associate General Counsel at Pearson Plc


Edward Smith

General Counsel at O2 (a Telefonica company)

Richard Tapp

General Counsel & Company Secretary of Carillion plc

Christian Waida

General Counsel of Open Text



This will be a small intimate invite-only event.

If you would like to receive an invitation to join us, please drop me a line.

It will be FREE to attend if you are a UK based lawyer.  If you are an over-seas lawyer and would like to join us, please drop me a line and I can provide you with the registration details.

I look forward to hearing from you.



LBDC  |  Lawyers’ Business Development Club |
London │Paris | Dublin | New York | Boston | San Francisco | Dubai
50 Guest Speaker Talks  |  Est’d London 2011
Previous Guest Speakers include:
The Chairman of Goldman Sachs International | The Deputy Worldwide Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi | The CEO of Facebook (Ireland) | The CEO of PayPal (MENA) | The CEO of Hogan Lovells | The CEO of O2 / Telefonica

Official Partner in London – Keltie LLP  |  Official Partner in Dublin – Boston College’s Global Leadership Institute   

Est’d London 2011

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