Speaker: Stephen Lovegrove CB, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Defence
We are delighted to welcome back Stephen Lovegrove who became Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence in April 2016. He recently noted in an interview with Civil Service World that “the department has a big role to play helping central government policymakers develop the industrial strategy to which Theresa May’s government is committed in the post-Brexit world” – and he added that “where the rules allow the department to buy from British suppliers, it will”.
And the MOD’s departmental plan for 2015-2020 includes a commitment to “Promote our Prosperity”, including contribution to the UK’s economic security and support to industry, wider skills and citizenship development.
How does Stephen see this going forward? He brings extensive senior private and public sector experience to the task. Following 10 years with Deutsche Bank he became CEO of the Shareholder Executive and then Permanent Secretary at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, and was our speaker while holding both of these positions. We know, therefore, that this will be a wide-ranging, interesting and illuminating discussion of considerable relevance to many business sectors.
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