Speaker: Jeremy Lefroy MP
We are pleased to welcome Jeremy Lefroy MP to one of the first meetings of the year. The dinner will offer an excellent opportunity for members to brief Jeremy on the work they do around the world.
Jeremy serves on the International Development Select Committee (IDC), where he sits as one of 11 members. He was elected to the committee in 2010 when he became an MP, representing Stafford for the Conservative Party. On re-election to Parliament in 2015 he was also re-elected to the IDC, and was then asked to serve on the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) sub-committee, where he is one of 6 members. Jeremy is also Chair of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF and regularly attends the World Bank annual meeting.
Jeremy has also just been elected to the newly formed Exiting the European Union Select Committee (Brexit) (he voted to remain in the EU).
A qualified chartered accountant, Jeremy has a background in manufacturing, international trade and agriculture. From 1989 to 2000, he and his family lived in Tanzania where he worked in the coffee industry. On returning to the UK, he worked assisting smallholder farmers in East Africa, until his election to Parliament in 2010. He believes in tackling poverty through enterprise and job creation and founded Equity for Africa (www.equityforafrica.org) which provides equity-type funding for small businesses. In 2010 he helped to establish the charity Stafford Works, which promotes apprenticeships, job creation and entrepreneurship in Stafford constituency.
Jeremy will join us straight after the last vote in the House of Commons, which is expected to be at 1900. Members are invited to arrive for networking drinks from 1930, and when Jeremy joins us we will sit down for dinner at 2000. The dinner will finsh at 2130.
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