Summer Reading Recommendations

To mark our 15th year in business our founder Wayne Reynolds is interviewing a wide range of highly accomplished corporate affairs leaders about their experience and views of the function. One question he has been asking is ‘What was the last book you read?’ so we have compiled a list of everyone’s most recently read books to inspire you.

Caitlin Hayden at BAE Systems highly recommends ‘The Thursday Murder Club’ series by Richard Osman.

Carolyn Esser at Darktrace most recently read ‘The Poisonwood Bible’ by Barbara Kingsolver.

Greg Dawson at DS Smith is studying wine and the last book he read was ‘The Wine and Spirit Education Trust’s level 3’ course book!

Lisa Tremble at British Airways read ‘How To Kill Your Family’ by Bella Mackie. Expect some funny looks if reading this in public!

Louise Shield at M&G read Sir Clive Woodward’s book ‘How to Win’ having recently interviewed him for an internal event about leadership.

Mark Henderson at Wellcome read his former colleague at The Times, Danny Finkelstein’s book ‘Hitler, Stalin, Mum and Dad’.

Matt Ridsdale at Sky read ‘Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon’ by Michael Lewis.

Paul Matthews at Unilever read ‘Killing Thatcher’ by Rory Carroll.

Rachel Hopcroft at KMPG UK read ‘Any Human Heart: The Intimate Journals of Logan Mountstuart’ by William Boyd.

Rachel Woods at bp read ‘Small Things Like These’ by Claire Keegan.

We’d love to hear your favourite and most recently read books, email us your suggestions hello@birchwoodknight.com.

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4th July 2024

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