Wednesday, 26th May, 2021

Women Executive Forum

Virtual Discussion


Coffee and Chat

Sarah Friar

CEO, Nextdoor & Co-Founder Ladies Who Launch

Friday, 28th May, 2021

Virtual Lunch Discussion


International Cooperation in the Framework of G7 and COP26

Caroline Colonna

French Ambassador to the UK

Thursday, 24th June, 2021

Virtual Lunch Discussion



Lord David Puttnam CBE

Chair, Atticus Education

Wednesday, 10th November, 2021
Virtual Lunch Discussion



Lord Stuart Rose

Non Executive Chairman, EG Group

Thursday, 2nd December, 2021
Virtual Lunch Discussion


Richard Gillingwater CBE

Chairman, Janus Henderson Group

Video Highlights

Allyson Stewart-Allen & Lanie Denslow
Co-Authors Working with Americans

“America’s Leadership Evolution – Biden and Business”

Cindy Hoots
Chief Digital Officer & CIO, AstraZeneca

“Jump, and Trust that The Safety Net Will Appear”

John Mills
Chairman, JML Group

“Economic Growth Post Brexit”

Fred Kempe
President and CEO, Atlantic Council

“America’s Role in the World: Post Presidential Election”

Sir Geoff Mulgan CBE
Professor of Collective Intelligence, Public Policy and Social Innovation, UCL

“How Covid-19 Has Changed Public Policy”

Sir Roger Carr
Chairman, BAE Systems

“Challenges and Opportunities in the Boardroom Today”

Gavin Lewis
Diversity Project, Steering Committee Member

“Can We Talk About Black?”

Lord Mervyn King
former Governor of the Bank of England

Professor John Kay
St John’s College, Oxford

“Radical Uncertainty: Decision Making for an Unknowable Future”

Women Executive Forum (WEF)

Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe

“Female Advancement; a Case Study in Business and Politics”

Mary Jo Jacobi
Former Assistant US Commerce Secretary

“Shifting Paradigms: Disruption is the New Normal”

Professor Myles Allen
Geosystem Science, University of Oxford

“Achieving Net Zero – Challenges for Business and Investors”

Catherine Mann
Global Chief Economist, Citi

“Global Prospects: Challenges to Growth, to Catalysing the Private Sector and to Social Equity”

Steve Sedgwick
Anchor, CNBC

“Davos Wrap Up”

Chris Adelsbach
Venture Partner, Techstars

“From Founder to FinTech Investor in Four (Short) Stories”

Bruce Daisley
Vice President, EMEA, Twitter

“Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat”

Dr Ian Robertson
Former Board Member, BMW

“A Decade to Change a Century”

2019 Autumn Drinks Reception
with Robert Wood Johnson
US Ambassador to the UK & Northern Ireland at Winfield House

Women Executive Forum (WEF)

Kathryn Jacob OBE
CEO Pearl & Dean

Sue Unerman
Chief Transformation Officer, Mediacom

“The Glass Wall: Success Strategies for Women at Work”

Max Foster
Anchor and Correspondent, CNN

“It’s All About Clout”

Dr Johannes Beermann
Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank

“A Deutsche Bundesbank Perspective on Current Developments in the Economic and Monetary Union”

Rory Sutherland
Vice-Chairman O&M Group

“The Next Revolution Will Be Psychological Not Technological”

2018 Autumn Drinks Reception
with Robert Wood Johnson at the US Embassy
US Ambassador to the UK & Northern Ireland
at the US Embassy

Previous Speakers

Farah Pandith
Author and Senior Fellow, Harvard University

“How We Beat the Extremist Threat”

Women Executive Forum (WEF)
Liv Garfield
CEO, Severn Trent

“From Harrogate to Heading up a FTSE 100 Company”

Baroness Dido Harding
former Chief Executive of TalkTalk Group

“The Opportunities and Challenges of the Digital Revolution”

Andy Haldane
Chief Economist and the Executive Director of Monetary Analysis and Statistics at the Bank of England

“The Role of Fiscal Policy and the Private Sector in Fostering Economic Expansion”

Women Executive Forum (WEF)
Anna Jones
former Chief Executive of Hearst Magazines UK & Co-Founder of AllBright

“From Corner Office to Co-Founder”

John Allan CBE
Chairman of Tesco

“Retail: The Next Decade”

Ambassador Anthony Gardner
Former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union

“The Trump Administration & European Relations”

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

Autumn Drinks Reception
The German Ambassador’s Residence

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”

Bruce Carnegie-Brown
Chairman, Lloyd’s of London

“How to Succeed in Uncertain Times – A Focus on the Insurance Industry”

H.E. Ambassador Wittig
German Ambassador to the UK and NI

“Britain, Europe and Transatlantic Relations – the Liberal Western Order in Crisis”

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”

Women Executive Forum (WEF)
Dame Helen Alexander
Chairman of UBM

“Dame Helen’s Career in Business – the Highs, Lows, and Lessons Learned”

Sir Martin Sorrell

“Britain and the World: Where Do We Belong?”

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% 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”

Andrew Maag
CEO, Alfred Dunhill Ltd

“The Implications of the Globalisation of Luxury”

Thorold Barker
Editor, EMEA, The Wall Street Journal

“Davos Wrap Up”

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”

Alex Beard CBE
CEO, The Royal Opera House

“Steering a Course Through the Pandemic”

Richard Gillingwater CBE
Chairman, Janus Henderson Investors

“Forging a Transatlantic Merger”

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

“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”

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Women Executive Forum Virtual Discussion

Sarah Friar, CEO Nextdoor & Co-Founder Ladies Who Launch

Wednesday, 26th May 2021



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