Past Speakers

Andrew Hawkins, Chairman and Founder of ComRes
“Trusting the Polls: Why We Should and Why it Matters”

Christopher Woolard, Executive FCA Board member and Director of Strategy and Competition, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
“Technology, Innovation and the Regulatory Environment”

Anne Richards, Chief Executive, M&G Investments & Executive Director, Prudential
“A Long-Term Approach to Corporate Governance in a World of Short-Term Pressures”

Women Executive Forum (WEF)
Hosted by the High Commissioner of Canada, HE Mrs. Janice Charette at the High Commission of Canada
Moya Greene, Chief Executive, Royal Mail
“The Highs, Lows, and Lessons Learned in Privatization”

Lord John Browne, Executive Chairman, L1 Energy; and former Chief Executive, BP
“The Future of Energy and Renewable Resources”

Tim Montgomerie, Columnist, The Times
“The New U.S. Presidential Administration: Three Days Until the Trump Era Unfolds”

Gavin Patterson, Chief Executive of British Telecom Group
“Designing for Cyber-Resilience”

Women Executive Forum (WEF)
Baroness Susan Greenfield, Neuroscientist, Writer and Broadcaster
“With Sex in Mind: Insights from the Neuroscience of Gender Differences

2016 Autumn Drinks Reception
The German Ambassador’s Residence, hosted by the German Embassy London

Matt Brittin, President of EMEA Business & Operations, Google
“Innovation, for Everyone”

Counsellor G. Cem Işık, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Turkey
“Turkish Foreign Policy and Economy in Challenging Times”

Jo Bertram, Regional General Manager for UK, Ireland and the Nordics, Uber
“Uber’s Evolution: From San Francisco Luxury to Everywhere for Everyone”

Tim Skeet, Spokesman, Business for New Europe
“Why the UK Should Vote for Remain (A Europhile’s Perspective on the EU Referendum)”

Jon Moynihan OBE, Chairman, Ipex
Why the UK Should Vote Leave (A Eurosceptic’s Perspective on the EU Referendum)”

Matthew Elliott, Chief Executive of VoteLeave & Roland Rudd, Chairman of Business for New Europe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “The Brexit Debate: Inside the Campaigns”

Sir Paul Collier CBE, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University
“How Migration Is Changing Our World”

Dr David Landsman OBE, Executive Director, TATA Limited & former UK Ambassador to Greece & Albania
“From Tea to IT in a Jaguar: Tata’s Story in the UK”

The Inaugural Women Executive Forum – a new AEBA offering for women members
Dame Helen Alexander, Chairman of UBM
“Dame Helen’s Career in Business – the Highs, Lows, and Lessons Learned”

Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP
“Britain and the World: Where Do We Belong?”

2015 Autumn Drinks Reception with the Canadian High Commissioner Gordon Campbell                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Canada House

Sir Roger Carr, Chairman of BAE Systems
“New Challenges Facing International Boards and Practical Solutions”

Xavier Rolet, CEO of London Stock Exchange Group
“Making the UK an International Hub for High-Growth Companies”

Helena Morrissey CBE, CEO of Newton Investment Management & Founder of the 30 Percent Club
“How close is the 30% Club to reaching its 2015 goal of 30% women on FTSE-100 boards?”

Stuart Levey, Chief Legal Officer of HSBC & First Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence in the US Department of the Treasury under Presidents Bush and Obama
“Economic Sanctions at Controlling Rogue Regimes?”

Dominic Jermey OBE, CVO, Chief Executive, UK Trade & Investment and former UK Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates
“Doing Business: Global Partnerships”

Baroness Susan Greenfield, Neuroscientist, Writer and Broadcaster
“The Impact of Digital Technology on the Brain: How to Optimize Business in the 21st Century”

H.E. Ambassador Ammon, German Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s & Northern Ireland
“Transatlantic Relations and Global Challenges for Europe and the UK – a German Perspective”

Professor Juergen Maier, Chief Executive, Siemens Plc UK
“The Dual Education System of Germany: Is There Something We Need to Learn?”

Drinks Reception, Winfield House, US Ambassador’s London Residence

Sir Mark Walport, FRS Kt FRCP FRCPath FMedSci, Chief Government Scientific Adviser and co-Chair, Prime Minister’s Council for Science & Technology
“What The Chief Government Scientist Does – Emphasis On Energy”

Sir Iain Lobban, KCMG CB, The Director, GCHQ
“Cyber Security: The Story So Far – The Story To Come”

Ian Davis, Chairman, Rolls-Royce
“Perspective On The Busines Environment”

John Cridland, CBE, Director General, Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
“Business And The UK’s Recovery”

Antony Jenkins, Chief Executive, Barclays Group
“Repairing And Rebuilding: Banking For The Future”

Professor Michael Kelly, Prince Philip Professor of Technology, Department of Engineering and Professorial Fellow at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge
“The Wise Response To The Changing Climate”

Christof Ruehl, Chief Economist & Vice President, BPplc
“The Global Implications Of Shale Gas And Tight Oil”

Sir Howard Davies, Chairman, Heathrow Ezpansion Committee, Professor of Practice at the Paris School of International Affairs, former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, former Chairman of the FSA
“The Eurosone – Problem Solved Or Problem Deferred”

Keith Williams, Chief Executive, British Airways
“Flying Into The Future”

John Griffith-Jones, Chairman, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chairman, FSA
“Conduct – A New Regulatory Approach”

Paul Tucker, Deputy Governor Financial Stability, The Bank of England
“Remarks Related To Current Macroeconomic And Financial Conjuncture”

Professor Roger Cashmore, Chairman, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authrity (Previously, Principal Brasenose College Oxford and Professor of Experimental Physics, University of Oxford)
“Current And Future Energy Policies”

Gordon Campbell, Canadian High Commissioner
“Canada and Europe: The New Ways Forward”

Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor and Assistant Editor of the Financial Times
“The US Presidential Election”

Field Marshal The Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank, Colonel of the Life Guards, former Chief of the Defence Staff and the SAS
“Is Britain Still A Military Power”

Sir Peter Gershon, Chairman of the National Grid and Tate & Lyle
“Challenges And Opportunities For Quoted UK & US Companies In This Decade”

Ambassador Boomgaarden, German Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s and Northern Ireland
“Germany, The Eurozone And The Global Economy”

Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive, WPP Group Plc
“2012 So Far (……. And Now What?)

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, Minister of State for Trade & Investment (past Chairman HSBC)
“It’s Not All About The BRICS”

The Rt. Hon. Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, KT, GCMG, Hon. FRSE, PC, Chairman, The Ditchley Foundation; Vice Chairman TNK-BP; former Director General, NATO
“Are We Prepared For The Next Geopolitical Surprise?”

Frank Gardner, BBC Security Correspondence
“The Arab Spring”

Samir Brikho, Chief Executive, AMEC and UK Business Ambassador, Chairman of Offshore Europe 2011 Conference, Co-Chair, UK-UAE CEO Forum
“Lessons Learned In Building Sustainable Operations Worldwide”

H.E. Liu Xiaoming, Ambassador the Court of St. James’s for The Peoples’ Republic of China
“China’s Development”

H.E. Roberto Jaguaribe, Brazilian Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s and Northern Ireland
“The Opportunities Of European Business In Brazil”

John Buchanan, Chairman, Smith & Nephew; Chairman, International Chamber of Commerce UK;  Deputy Chairman, Vodafone Group;  former CFO, BP
“Effective Boards: Lessons From The Past Five Years”

Dr. Chris Gibson-Smith, Chairman of the London Stock Exchange and British Land Company
“Europe As A Competitive Force In The Global Economy: Responding To The Challenges Of The New Economies”

Sir Brian Fall, GCVO, KCMG, Chairman Anti-Corruption Committee of ICC (UK): the UK Chapter of the International Chambers of Commerce and Special Representative to the South Caucuses
“Anti-Bribery: Where Do We Stand”

Sir William Castell, Chairman, Wellcome Trust, Board Member of BP and GE
“Is Capitalism A Good Partner For Sustainability”

Sir Mervyn King, Governor of The Bank of England
“Reflections On The Crisis”