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Michael Howell, Managing Director, CrossBorder Capital
Considering the circumstances, the Russian economy has been impressively resilient in recent years. The inevitable collapse that many predicted, founded on collapsing oil and gas prices, corruption and Western-led sanctions, has not come to pass: indeed, a combination of new economic policies has seen an increased stability, with inflation in decline after the troubling peaks of 2016 and dependence on foreign debt much reduced.
H.E. Koji Tsuruoka, Ambassador of Japan to the UK
Prime Minister Abe’s recent statement that Britain would be welcomed into the Trans-Pacific Partnership with “open arms” sent a clear and welcome message to our beleaguered government: there is a world outside the EU, and it wants to work with Britain. The UK is Japan's second-biggest investment destination after the US, with £117bn committed as of 2017. With strong ties in industry and defence the foundations for a long and profitable trade relationship are already in place.
Andrew Koleros, Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning at Palladium
Mark Oldenbeuving, Senior Expert, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning at Integrity
Join us as Andrew Koleros, Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning at Palladium and Mark Oldenbeuving, Senior Expert in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning at Integrity share a recently published paper in the American Journal of Evaluation which outlines a new framework for improving the design and evaluation of complex programmes.
Sir Richard Dearlove KCMG OBE, Former Chief of MI6
The D Group is delighted to welcome Sir Richard Dearlove, former Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, from 1999 to 2004. With a career spanning over thirty-eight years in British Intelligence, Sir Richard rose to Chief, known as “C”, after serving as a frontline case officer behind the Iron Curtain, in Geneva and Paris, in Africa and as station head in Washington D.C. Sir Richard was elected the Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge, in 2004.
Rob Evans, Director Ecosystems and Channels, GE Digital
As part of the GE Digital Ecosystems team, Rob enables Service Providers, ISV's and System Integrators to partner with GE Digital to deliver digital transformation with GE’s Industrial Internet Solutions.
Jake Berry MP, Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government
Jake Berry was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on 8 January 2018. He was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government from 14 June 2017 to January 2018.
Richard Burn, HM Trade Commissioner for China, Department for International Trade
China will be clearly be a major market as Britain looks to build and cement trade relationships globally in a post-Brexit world. Trade between the two countries is at record levels, worth over £59 billion annually, with British exports to China growing by more than 60% since 2010. Chinese investment into the UK more than doubled from $11 billion in 2016, to $28 billion in 2017, making it one of the largest European recipients of Chinese foreign direct investment.
HE Mr Robin Ord-Smith MVO
We welcome British Ambassador Robin Ord-Smith MVO for his final event at British Expertise International as Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic, before he takes up a new posting in the summer.
The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
What next for UK business? The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, will discuss next steps on Brexit and how businesses can be part of the government’s modern Industrial Strategy.
Jonathan Brearley, Executive Director, Ofgem
Jonathan was appointed Executive Director of Systems and Networks from 1 April 2018. He is responsible for energy systems strategy, leads on regulation of price controls for the distribution and transmission networks for gas and electricity (RIIO) and leads on the interconnector and offshore transmission regimes.
Richard Gledhill, Lead Commissioner & Paul Harvey, Team Leader, ICAI
Join us a Lead Commissioner, Richard Gledhill and Review Team Leader Paul Harvey present on the finding of the ACAI review on the UK’s approach to funding the UN humanitarian system.
Dr Ian W Campbell, Executive Chair, Innovate UK
We are delighted to welcome Ian Campbell, Interim Executive Chair for Innovate UK, who has extensive entrepreneurial and business experience in the healthcare sector to lead a discussion over dinner on 13th February.
HE Tamar Beruchashvili
We are delighted to welcome HE Mrs Tamar Beruchashvili, Georgian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, for a discussion on the economic and political situation, and the commercial opportunities for UK companies in Georgia.
Commissioner Cressida Dick CBE QPM, Metropolitan Police
Educated at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities, Commissioner Dick joined the Metropolitan Police as Constable in 1983. She spent several years as a Superintendent with Thames Valley Police before returning to the Met as a Commander in 2001. From there, she advanced through the ranks to be appointed Commissioner in April 2017, and her first official duty was to attend the funeral of PC Keith Palmer, the officer killed in last year’s Westminster attacks.
Philip Rycroft, Head of UK Governance Group and Permanent Secretary, Department for Exiting the European Union
We are delighted to welcome back Philip Rycroft, Head of UK Governance Group and Permanent Secretary, Department for Exiting the European Union for a discussion over dinner on 21st February.
Harriett Baldwin MP, Minister of State for Africa at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Minister of State for International Development
Harriett Baldwin was appointed Minister of State for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister of State at the Department for International Development on 9 January 2018. Her previous brief was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence from July 2016 to January 2018.
Dr Pete Burnap, Data Science & Cyber Analytics, Cardiff University
Dr Pete Burnap is a Professor of Data Science & Cybersecurity at Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. He developed a reputation for data-driven, innovative, and interdisciplinary research that broadly contributes to the growing field of Data Science, working closely with the Cardiff School of Social Sciences and School of Engineering.
General Sir Gordon Messenger KCB DSO* OBE ADC, Vice-Chief of Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence
Messenger was appointed as Vice Chief of the Defence Staff in spring 2016, in succession to Air Chief Marshal Stuart Peach. Messenger was formally promoted to full general on 16 May 2016. He is the first four-star Royal Marine general since 1977.
Charles Gibbons, Chief Domain Architect - 5G & Service Management, BT
Charles is a Chief Architect at BT responsible for the Service Management and OSS domains. BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Charles’ work supports the service delivery of new propositions across multiple lines of business. His recent focus has been on the service management and OSS integration of EE into BT for the delivery of converged propositions. Charles is BT’s lead on IT & systems architecture for 5G.
The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport
Given his diverse portfolio of ministerial appointments across Work & Pensions, Justice and now Transport The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP is well equipped to lead the main effort and also our discussion. We look forward to listening to the Secretary of State as he sets out his vision for ensuring our transport network remains fit for purpose now and adaptable for the future.
Barry White, CEO, Transport for the North
Prior to his appointment at Transport for the North, Barry was Chief Executive at Scottish Futures Trust where he led the organisation in improving the planning and delivery of infrastructure investment and asset management in Scotland.
Adrian Gregory, CEO UK & Ireland, Atos
Adrian joined Atos in 2008 and became CEO in 2015 enhancing Atos’ position in a number of sectors including Financial Services, where Atos provides FCA regulated operational services.
Adrian is CEO UK&I, responsible for all aspects of client business and future strategy. He has a 20 year blue-chip background with experience of a wide range of technology solutions and multiple client sectors.
Julian Kelly, Director General Nuclear, Defence Nuclear Organisation, Ministry of Defence
Julian Kelly was appointed Director General Nuclear at the Ministry of Defence in May 2017.
As a Director General Nuclear, Julian is responsible for leading the Defence Nuclear Organisation, which acts as the focal point and sponsor for the Defence Nuclear Enterprise, from strategy to delivery. Prior to this appointment, Julian was Director General of Public Spending and Finance at HM Treasury. In this role Julian led work on the 2013 Spending Round.
The 2019 ADB Business Opportunities Fair
We are looking to organise a mission to the 2019 ADB Business Opportunities Fair (BOF). Please register your interest to participate and your sector focus. We will organise sector focused meetings with ADB specialist teams to ensure relevant and productive engagement. Specialist sectors include; infrastructure, agriculture, environment, energy, transport, water, urban development, health, and education sectors.
James Kirkup, Director, The Social Market Foundation
Immigration remains a key political issue with a perceived public demand to better control immigration being a major factor in the EU referendum debate. However, according the Social Market Foundation, the British public’s attitude towards immigration is much more a grey area than is commonly appreciated.
Sir John Armitt CBE, Chair, National Infrastructure Commission
We are delighted to welcome Sir John Armitt CBE, Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission for a Dinner event on 2nd April.
General Sir Chris Deverell KC MBE ADC Gen, Commander, Joint Forces Command UK
We are delighted to welcome General Sir Christopher Michael Deverell, KCB, MBE, ADC Gen for dinner on 3rd April 2018.
Promoted to Major General in 2008, he became Director General Logistics Support and Equipment in Headquarters Land Forces, before moving to Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) in 2011 as Director Materiel Strategy. In 2012 he was appointed Chief of Materiel (Land) and Quartermaster General. Upon promotion to General in April 2016 he assumed Command of Joint Forces Command.
Dick Elsy CBE, CEO, High Value Manufacturing Catapult
Dick Elsy is the Chief Executive of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Prior to his appointment, Dick spent his time at Land Rover and then Jaguar, where he was engineering director. At Land Rover he became a member of the Board from where he led the creation, development, and manufacture of the Freelander. Dick was also the CEO of Torotrak plc the FTSE listed developer of traction drive technology. Dick is the holder of a Silver Medal from the Royal Academy of Engineering and is also a Fellow of the IMech E and IET. Dick was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2018.