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White Swan: How being an all-rounder helps control a crisis

A crisis can come in many forms. But whatever it looks like, one thing is certain: businesses need to be prepared. White Swan: The Crisis Podcast showcases host Gavin Megaw and guest Gary Cleland, both of Hanover Communications, our sister company in the United Kingdom, and Karen White of our Halifax office to talk with a special guest to look at crises from all angles to explain how senior business leaders stay on top of things during those tense, headline-making moments.

Each episode of White Swan features an in-depth conversation with a senior figure from the world of business, who tells us about their crisis experiences and gives you the lessons you need to hear.

In episode 7, Gavin Megaw speaks with Steve Elworthy MBE, the Managing Director of Events & Special Projects at the England & Wales Cricket Board.

Steve talks about how his international test cricket career has influenced his administrative career, including his role as Managing Director of the 2019 Men’s Cricket World Cup.

Steve and Gavin talk about the importance of being a generalist—rather than a specialist—when controlling a crisis. Steve talks about how he worked hard to build a network on his arrival in England—and how important that network has been in tackling crises, allowing him to move quickly when crisis hits.