Supporting the personal and professional development of future leaders

Future Leaders Forum

Supporting the personal and professional development of our future leaders

Future Leaders Forum

Supporting the personal and professional development of our future leaders

Future Leaders is sponsored by Forvis Mazars and Frettens

Future Leaders was born from the desire of Forvis Mazars to develop a professional business network to support the development of their younger employees. They discussed with Dorset Chamber and together, Future Leaders was formed.

Future Leaders is a series of events supporting the personal and professional development of young professionals aged 18 – 30. Meeting on a bi-monthly basis, these events continue to provide a valuable networking opportunity as well as a focus on a range of themes, including:

  • Effective networking
  • ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)
  • Financial Planning
  • Public speaking
  • Interview skills
  • Building confidence

As a Chamber, we’re keen to do more to support our future business leaders, our next generation, in their personal and career development. Future Leaders has been set up to help our next generation of leaders come together to network, learn from each other, and develop their skills as they look forwards in their career.

Our ongoing ambition is to be a modern, relevant and inclusive chamber – that is very much in touch and engaged with our next generation. Key areas of discussion that were highlighted at Future Leader events included:

  • Networking skills
  • Hearing from inspiring business leaders
  • Development of soft and interpersonal skills
  • The opportunity to discuss key issues such as sustainability within business

Recent Events

Effective Networking | Forvis Mazars, Poole | 30.03.23

Yoga Morning Event | Evolve, Poole | 18.05.23

Future Proofing Your Finances | Foundry UK, Poole | 28.06.23

Networking Walk | Branksome Chine Beach | 22.09.23

Networking Event | Vitality Stadium, AFC Bournemouth | 07.11.23

Christmas Social Event | The Marriott Hotel, Bournemouth | 14.12.23

Networking Event | LUSH Green Hub | 20.02.24

Exercise Class | E-Motion Fitness Hub | 19.03.24

Shaping the Future of Entrepreneurship | Bournemouth Foodbank | 05.06.24

Upcoming Events

Meet our Future Leaders Committee

In June 2023, we appointed Toni Taylor as chair of Future Leaders, with Jack Ormesher and David Massieu-King as joint vice-chair.


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Toni Taylor | Chair

Toni is managing director of recruitment specialists, Tru Talent, and also sits on the Dorset Chamber Board to represent Future Leaders and share issues raised by young professionals.

She has highlighted the scope Future Leaders has to impact the community, educate businesses on the changing desires and needs from young professionals, and the opportunity to learn from each other as well as hearing from inspiring speakers at events.

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Jack Ormesher | Vice-Chair

Joint vice-chair Jack Ormesher is a trainee solicitor at Trethowans, whose personal focus is to drive initiatives within Future Leaders, and ultimately the local area, to help combat climate change and biodiversity loss.

He continues to shed light on the many advantages, whether monetary, social, or otherwise, of operating a business sustainably.

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David Massieu-King | Vice-Chair

Fellow joint vice-chair David Massieu-King is a business development manager at Bournemouth and Poole College and is a keen advocate for helping young people advance in their careers.

Having worked in the education industry for several years, David is familiar with the triumphs and struggles that occur in early career progression and is excited to see the success from members of Future Leaders.

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Aden Harrison

Aden is an associate client advisor at Mazars and supports Future Leaders by financially advising on the organisation of upcoming events, building on key topics to discuss, and helping to find expert speakers.

Aden’s commitment to staying up to date of industry trends and providing tailored financial solutions aligns seamlessly with Future Leaders’ mission to empower the next generation of leaders.  

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Olivia Parkinson

Olivia is a dispute resolution solicitor at Frettens Solicitors dealing with all aspects of civil and commercial litigation. Being a Bournemouth University graduate herself, Olivia works closely with the University, including Frettens’ placement students, providing talks and advice to current students about their future careers and life as a solicitor.

Olivia is keen to work with other local future leaders across various disciplines to gain a valuable insight into other young professionals’ journeys towards success.

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Kat Freeman

Kat Freeman serves as the Events Coordinator at Dorset Chamber, where she focuses on organising events for the Future Leaders initiative. She handles venue booking, speaker arrangements, and event logistics, contributing to the smooth execution of each event.

Kat’s role plays a key part in fostering connections and professional, and personal development within the Dorset business community.

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Greg Lear

Greg is the Marketing Executive at Dorset Chamber, where he focuses on driving brand engagement and enhancing visibility for the Future Leaders initiative.

His ability to provide innovative and creative ideas, as well as his digital marketing experience, plays a key role in fostering a dynamic and vibrant community of young professionals in Dorset.