Speaker: The Honourable Private Roundtable with Canadian Minister of Finance, the Honourable Bill Morneau, Canadian Minister of Finance

Members are invited to join Canada’s Minister of Finance, the Honourable Bill Morneau, for an exclusive round table discussion. Minister Morneau will provide an overview of Canada’s economy and approach to inclusive growth, including support for skills development and innovation in key industry sectors and the creation of the Canada Infrastructure Bank.  Members will have an opportunity to share views on the existing and future Canada-UK commercial relationship, and areas of potential collaboration in global markets.

Bill Morneau was appointed as Minister of Finance of Canada on November 4, 2015, following his election as the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre. Prior to that appointment, he had a very successful business career. He has been an active volunteer in Toronto Centre for more than 20 years.

When Bill became President of Morneau Shepell in 1992, the firm employed 200 people and provided employee benefits and pension services. Under his leadership, the company expanded to become the largest Canadian human resources company, employing 4,000 people in Canada and around the world, and he took the company public in 2005 on the TSX. Bill studied retirement issues as a member of the Government of Ontario's Pension Advisory Council, and in 2012 he was appointed as Pension Investment Advisor to Ontario's Minister of Finance.

Bill's community service in Toronto Centre is extensive. He has worked to support the arts, help street kids, and improve access to health care and education. He was chair of the board of St. Michael's Hospital, Covenant House and the C.D. Howe Institute, and sat on the boards of the Loran Scholars Foundation and The Learning Partnership. Internationally, Bill founded a special school for Somali and Sudanese girls in an African refugee camp.

In 2002, Bill was named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40. He has co-authored a book, The Real Retirement, and has authored numerous articles on public policy issues. Bill holds a BA from Western University, an MSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD.

To attend, please pre-register for security clearance, with Robyn Smith - rs@strategyinternational.co.uk