Events Archive


Following the AGM, Alexander "Alex" Deane who is an English writer, political commentator and consultant will address the membership.

Mr. Deane has more than 10 years’ experience in advocacy and has worked with numerous high profile individuals and companies in a senior advisory capacity. A Cambridge graduate, Mr. Deane practiced as a barrister for several years. He served as the founding Director of Big Brother watch and often appears in the media as a political commentator; he is a Sky News regular and a BBC Dateline London panellist An active member of the Conservative party since 1995, Mr. Deane served as Chief of Staff to David Cameron and Tim Collins during their respective periods as Shadow Secretaries of State for Education in opposition. In 2007, he was asked to serve as an adviser to the Liberal Party's campaign for re-election at the federal polls under John Howard. For six years, Mr. Deane was an elected Common Councilman in the City of London, serving on the main decision-making body, the Policy and Resources Committee.




Event Date Tuesday, 19 September 2017

As a successful corporate financier, director and senior manager who has specialised for 18 years in the Oil & Gas and Mining sectors, Frank is passionate about helping companies to achieve their goals and develop great businesses. 

During his career he has advised on or managed over 135 successfully completed corporate finance transactions, comprising 40 flotations and reverse takeovers as well as significant numbers of other equity fundraisings, acquisitions and disposals (including hostile and recommended bid and defence situations).

Frank is also a published author and has lectured on corporate finance and related matters in the UK, Europe, Africa, South-East Asia and North America.

Event Date Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Jay is a member of the Bank's Greater London Agency Network, responsible for assessing economic and financial conditions affecting businesses, collecting market intelligence from the real-economy and providing input to the MPC and FPC.

 As the Bank's “eyes, ears and voice”, he is also responsible for collecting information about trends and developments across the country, and explaining the Bank’s policy decisions to local businesses, industry and labour groups.

Event Date Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Wealthify is a major player in the emerging robo-investing market. Conceived as a low-cost alternative to traditional investing, Wealthify is an online investment service open to anyone who wants start investing, regardless of income or experience, from tech-savvy millennials to experienced investors looking for a lower cost solution.



Michelle Pearce is Chief Investment Officer and co-founder of Wealthify. After leaving medical school to pursue a long-standing passion for investing, she began her career in Stockbroking, quickly completing the industry exams and moving to work as a discretionary Wealth Manager. However, she soon became frustrated with many aspects of the industry - the layers of unnecessary complexity in traditional wealth management, extortionate fees, and high minimums needed to get started. In a bid to address these failings and build a service designed for the 21st Century, she co-founded Wealthify in 2014.

Event Date Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Based in London, Susannah is an independently-recognised expert in financial crime and related regulatory work. She advises a wide range of clients across industries on issues related to anti-corruption, sanctions, anti-money laundering, fraud, insider dealing and related issues, both contentious and non-contentious. A recognised expert in her field, Susannah is ranked in band 1 for corporate crime in Chambers UK 2013-2016.  Global Investigations Review named her in their list of "40 Under 40 – the world's leading investigations specialists" in April 2014. She was appointed as one of the UK's first independent compliance monitors for the purposes of a World Bank and SFO settlement.

Event Date Wednesday, 24 May 2017