CENTRE FOR
LEADERSHIP

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Great corporate affairs starts with great corporate affairs leadership. The Ithaca Centre for Corporate Affairs Leadership has the sole mission of ‘making corporate affairs better’.

It brings together the discipline’s most senior practitioners and experts to increase understanding of corporate affairs and has three areas of focus:

  • Thought leadership on the profession and its success factors
  • Consultancy services to strengthen capability and performance
  • Executive development tailored for corporate affairs directors

Everything we do is designed around the particular demands corporate affairs directors face and the difference they make when leading an expert, professional function.

Very simply, we help corporate affairs directors deliver.

OF THE FUNCTION
FOR THE FUNCTION

Sarah Larvor, Director of Consulting

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OF THE FUNCTION
FOR THE FUNCTION

Sarah Larvor, Director of Consulting

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Managing the dynamic of a CA function can be a job all of its own. We can support you to create the right relationships, structures, operating models and culture.

Far from theory, our consultancy services are rooted in real experience of what works to help you tackle thorny issues and strengthen your function.

Our team of corporate affairs professionals have experience of some of the trickiest challenges out there. And our proprietary diagnostic tool will help you build a function with clear purpose, optimised capability and tangible results.

We help corporate affairs directors to:

  • Benchmark and reset the function
  • Build a ‘100-day Plan’ as you come into post or pick up extra responsibility
  • Respond to a new CEO or a change in strategy
  • Engage business leaders in a new way of seeing corporate affairs
  • Deepen the credibility of a team as business partners
  • Set your team up for success

OUR
LEADERSHIP
FRAME

OUR
LEADERSHIP
FRAME

We’ve created the Ithaca Corporate Affairs Leadership Frame to help you explore and expand your capability in 9 critical success factors across the three dimensions of Functional, Personal and Business Leadership.

Our insights, tools and development programmes are designed around the specific demands of the Corporate Affairs profession.

All our coaches, mentors and business psychologists know and understand your world and are focused on helping you succeed.

We can help you – and your team – assess and explore your capability spikes and hot-spots, and build tailored plans to turn potential into performance.

WHY NOW?

Lucinda Armitage, Ithaca Partners

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WHY NOW?

Lucinda Armitage, Ithaca Partners

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The global events of the past 18 months have thrown into sharp relief the unique value that corporate affairs professionals bring. Matters of social justice and climate crisis have never been so real and relevant. And expectations of businesses and their leaders have never been higher. It is an era of stakeholder capitalism where organisations must unlock the value of trust.

Of course, these are not responsibilities that Corporate Affairs holds alone. They are shared accountabilities that start at the top and must permeate an organisation’s culture and decisions. And corporate affairs plays a unique and vital role in helping organisations and leaders spot, understand and navigate these issues, manage risks and turn them into opportunities.