The Scone Team

William Murray, Viscount Stormont

williamThe Scone Project is hosted in Scone Palace, by William Murray, Viscount Stormont. William is a talented Next Generation Family Business owner. As the son and heir of the Earl of Mansfield, William has developed from a young age an innate understanding of the multi-generational family business and has firsthand experience of the many and complex difficulties wealthy families face.

Previously he worked as a Management Consultant in New York with Cathedral Consulting Group, LLC. Promoted to lead the Family Run Business division, William fast acquired expert technical business management skills consulting business families across the USA. His mandate extended from advising families upon their current business activities, to the creation of family boards and offices, to estate and legacy planning and generation transfer.

William was educated at Eton College and Durham University, before working in Rome as the Aide-de-Camp to Fra’ Matthew Festing, Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta (a multi-national charity).   He is currently studying for an MBA at Oxford University’s Said Business School.

William is a highly motivated and articulate individual with a passion for helping others and making a valued contribution in all areas of his life, whether that be in business, through volunteering, or on a personal level.

Francesco (Franco) Lombardo

francoFrancesco Lombardo is a much sought after international speaker and trusted advisor who has coached some of the world’s most successful and affluent families for over twenty years. He has spoken at Campden Conferences, Institutional Investor, YPO/WPO Chapters and Forum Groups, The Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners and TIGER 21 among others. His many television appearances include shows such as Money Talks and The Morning Show.  Through his extensive work with families, Franco identified a universal connection between people’s relationship to money (Money Motto) and the impact this has on their families, businesses and legacies.

Francesco is the founder of Veritage Family Office which assists individuals within families by uncovering their truth about who they are, so they may better communicate and connect with each other creating harmony in the family. Veritage develops unique recipes for purpose, vision, and mission for the families wealth which feeds and nourishes the family legacy.

Passionate and engaging, Franco is a leading expert in the emotional impact money has on Relationships, Estate, Family Businesses and Family Office operations globally. He is committed to healing the families his team serves and moving from Entitlement to Authenticity to become what he calls “Contributing Leaders”.

Rania Labaki Ph.D.

raniaRania Labaki is Associate Professor of Management at EDHEC Business School where she teaches and conducts research at the intersection of the fields of finance, entrepreneurship and family business. She serves as Director of the EDHEC Family Business Centre, founded in 2012 by leading French family businesses and global corporations, aimed at developing educational programs and engaging in research that supports family businesses in the practical and public policy arenas. Prior to joining EDHEC Business School, Rania was Associate Professor of Management and Director of the Finance and Wealth Management Master Program at the University of Bordeaux in France. She was also Visiting Professor at Baruch College – The City University of New York, Zeppelin University in Germany, and the University of Salerno in Italy.

Rania also serves as Academic Director of the Family Business Global Executive MBA, the first program of its kind in Europe exclusively dedicated to family business future leaders with the prestigious AMBA accreditation.

Rania is actively associated with leading international organizations specialized in family business education, research, and advising. Her intensive experience in public speaking on family business matters spreads across continents. Her recent interests revolve around the relationship between the family’s emotional dynamics and the entrepreneurial and financial behavior of family businesses with a focus on the next generation.

She currently serves as co-editor of the Entrepreneurship Research Journal, positioned as the premier new research journal within the field of entrepreneurship. Rania holds a Ph.D. in Management Sciences from the University of Bordeaux and the Family Firm Institute Certificates in Family Business and Family Wealth Advising. She is recipient of several international awards recognizing her contributions to the family business field.

Tim Corey

timThrough graphic facilitation and graphic recording, Tim helps individuals and groups to see their thinking unfold right before them. His graphic facilitation, which captures ideas and information flow in pictures, words and colours, provides a powerful tool to generate immediate and meaningful feedback.

Tim’s focus is not only on the process, but the relationship he creates while facilitating a session. Even in large groups, he reaches people on personal level, so the work feels very intimate. Tim is skilled at blending right in with a group, creating a safe environment where people can contribute openly. Tim is able to go deep with people, resulting in meaningful, energizing and supportive experiences.

Tim Corey skillfully listens and artfully gives meaning to the information as he illustrates the ideas, words and images.

Keynote Speaker

Craig Kielburger

craig-kielburgerCraig Kielburger is a social entrepreneur and the co-founder of a family of organisations dedicated to the power of WE, a movement of people coming together to change the world. Along with his brother Marc, Craig co-founded WE Charity, which provides a holistic development model called WE Villages, helping to lift more than one million people out of poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Craig is the youngest ever graduate from the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA program. He has also received 15 honorary doctorates and degrees for his work in the fields of education and human rights. Craig is a New York Times bestselling author, who has published 12 books, as well as a nationally syndicated columnist. Craig has received The Order of Canada, the Nelson Mandela Freedom Medal and the World Children’s Prize. He was recently voted by Canadians as one of Canada’s top most trusted influencers in a Readers Digest poll, and along with his brother Marc, he was named Canada’s Most Admired CEO in the public sector in 2015.