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What is the Chief Executives' Club?

Access to international networks and research strengths of Queen's

The Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s (CEC) is a valuable business forum in Northern Ireland that supports high-level business networking, established to strengthen links between higher education and the business community.

Membership facilitates access to the international networks and research strengths of Queen’s University.

CEC lecture or dinner events are held several times a year, usually in Riddel Hall.

CEC provides outstanding opportunities for business and public sector leaders in Northern Ireland and beyond to gain insight from keynote speakers of international regard and help promote enterprise and innovation across the region and the island of Ireland. The events are normally chaired by the Queen’s President and Vice-Chancellor, or by a Pro-Vice-Chancellor.

Membership is available to the Managing Director, Chief Executive, Chairperson or most senior member of staff in an organisation and to senior staff within Queen’s University.

For further information contact Dolores Vischer, Business Networks Manager,, 028 9097 2573 or click here to view our CEC Leaflet 2015-16

If you are interested in taking up membership please click here for an Application Form

Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s Forthcoming Events


The Chief Executives' Club at Queen's and the Queen's Management School

Date(s): 5/12/2016 - 5/12/2016
Time: 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Location: Riddel Hall, Stranmillis Road, Queen's University Belfast

Aspects of Leadership Breakfast Series

Aspects of Leadership Breakfast Series

Find out more about this series of leadership themed events.

This exclusive series of events is jointly hosted by the Chief Executives' Club at Queens (CEC), the William J Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen’s, and the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD).

Aspects of Leadership

Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s Previous Events

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Professor John Turner

"What sort of economy will our grandchildren inherit"


John Turner Event - 08/09/2016

Bertie Ahern Lecture

'Reflections on Peace in a Changed Ireland'


Bertie Ahern

The Harri Holkeri Lecture 2016

"Women, Leadership and Peacebuilding," delivered by First Minister Arlene Foster


Harri Holkeiri 23/05/2016

Guest Speaker: Chris Browne, MBE

"Leadership Lessons from the Travel Industry: Flying, Feminism, Fun and Freedom,"


Chris Browne - 11/05/2016

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Brexit Debate

"The Economic Implications of Brexit in Northern Ireland"


Brexit Event 26/04/2016

KPMG Lecture

"Strategy, Structure, Stadium and Success: The Four S Approach of the Irish Football Association"


KPMG Lecture 21/04/2016

January Event

"Driving a Major Change Programme"


January Event 27/01/2016

InterTradeIreland All-Island Innovation Programme

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InterTradeIreland All-Island Innovation Programme

The programme aims to promote and encourage innovation across the island of Ireland. It brings international expertise in innovation to Queen’s University Belfast, NUI Galway, UCC and UCD.

Best international practice in an area of innovation is shared with business leaders, students, academics, knowledge transfer professionals and policy makers in each region via innovation lectures, seminars and masterclasses.



Dr Bettina von Stamm

How to thrive through collaboration and innovation


Dr Bettina von Stamm - 7/10/2016

Contact Business Networks

Business Networks team key contacts:

Business Networks Manager
Dolores Vischer
028 9097 2573

Clerical Officer
Brenda Carabine
028 9097 1153