Events Archive

Angela KnightCBE is the chair of the Office of Tax Simplification. Until recently she was the Chief Executive of Energy UK, the trade association for the energy industry. Previously she was the Chief Executive of the British Bankers' Association and, before that, the Chief Executive of the Association of Private Clients Investment Managers and Stockbrokers (APCIMS, now WMA). She was a Conservative PartyMember of Parliament representing the constituency of Erewash from 1992 to 1997. She also served as Economic Secretary to the Treasury from 1995 to 1997. She is a Non Executive Director at Brewin Dolphin and Tullett Prebon, a Board Member for Transport for London and an Associate at Goodacre UK.
Event Date Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Lord Stephen Green is the former group chairman of HSBC Holdings who became UK Minister of State for trade and investment in both the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2011. In March 2014 he was appointed chairman of The City UK's Advisory Council, and took up the role from June 2014, replacing SirWin BischoffIn October 2014 Lord Green accepted the role of Chairman of the International Advisory Board for theBritish Chambers of Commerce.

Event Date Monday, 25 April 2016

Roger Bootle is the author of The Trouble with Europe: Why the EU isn't working.

With the EU referendum firmly on the horizon, this presentation will be of significant interest.

Roger Bootle is one of the City of London’s best-known economists. As well as running Capital Economics, which he founded in 1999, Roger is also a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries. He was formerly Group Chief Economist of HSBC and, under the previous Conservative government, he was appointed one of the Chancellor’s panel of Independent Economic Advisers, the so-called “Wise Men’.

In 2012, Roger and a team from Capital Economics won the Wolfson Prize, the second biggest prize in Economics after the Nobel.

Event Date Tuesday, 15 March 2016

John Fletcher was born but his childhood was spent in Buenos Aires and on his return to the UK he was educated at Welbeck College and R.M.A. Sandhurst.

He was commissioned by the Royal Corps of Signals in 1972 and served worldwide, including three operational tours. John retired from the regular army in 1982.

He settled in London, working in private security, and joined the T.A. in the parachute squadron of 39 (City of London) Signal Regiment.

John is a qualified B.S.A.C. scuba instructor and has completed over 1000 dives.

Venue and time for this event to be decided.

Event Date Tuesday, 09 February 2016
The speaker is Andrew Walker. He is a writer, a self confessed "successful tech entrepreneur" and involved in some really interesting projects, from helping companies raise crowdfunding to exploring new kinds of economics and alternative business models for online TV show Renegade Economist. 
 
Andrew is also an ex-CEO, ex-CIO, ex-MD, ex-CD, ex-designer, ex-games developer... with 20 years in digital tech. I've co-founded three companies, worked at seven. Apart from his own tech companies he's worked with magazines, newspapers, ad agencies... even branded social media channels. Digital, writing, comms, product development, strategy, design, data mining... professional geek stuff.
 
He talks and writes about future technology, economic trends, the environment and digital culture. His first book is called "Screwproof" about practical thinking tools to help people avoid bad business decision making. In an interview recently they said he was "writing about the applications of cognitive theory to everyday life" which basically sums up business and tech start-ups perfectly.
Event Date Tuesday, 12 January 2016