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Discussion of report on post 18 education and funding

Discussion of report on post 18 education and funding

Philip Augar, Practitioner and Writer

Philip Augar has been involved with the City as a practitioner and writer for 40 years. His six books include the celebrated Death of Gentlemanly Capitalism (2001), The Greed Merchants(2005) and Chasing Alpha (2009, renamed Reckless in paperback). His latest book is The Bank That Lived a Little: Barclays in the Age of the Very Free Market (2018). He has written many articles for the Financial Times and other publications and appears regularly on BBC radio and television.

Lunch with The Rt Hon David Gauke MP

Lunch with The Rt Hon David Gauke MP

The Rt Hon David Gauke MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

David was born in 1971 and was educated at Northgate High School, a state comprehensive in Ipswich, and read law at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University. After a year working as a Parliamentary researcher, he attended Chester College of Law before becoming a trainee solicitor. He qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and worked for a leading City firm until his election as MP for South West Hertfordshire on 5 May 2005.

Lunch with Stephen Dance, Director of Infrastructure Delivery, Infrastructure & Projects Authority

Lunch with Stephen Dance, Director of Infrastructure Delivery, Infrastructure & Projects Authority

Stephen Dance, Director of Infrastructure Delivery, Infrastructure & Projects Authority

Stephen has more than 30 years of experience in infrastructure projects. Recently his focus has been on the delivery of the UK’s critical economic infrastructure projects in transport, energy, water, waste and telecommunications, as well as the provision of infrastructure to deliver urban regeneration and housing.

Lunch with Claudia Harris, Chief Executive, The Careers & Enterprise Company

Lunch with Claudia Harris, Chief Executive, The Careers & Enterprise Company

Claudia Harris, Chief Executive, The Careers & Enterprise Company

Claudia Harris is the Chief Executive of The Careers & Enterprise Company. She has held this role since the organisation was established in 2015. Prior to that, she was a partner at the consultancy firm McKinsey & Company. Her previous roles include working in the healthcare team at the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit. Claudia is an Enterprise Adviser at Quintin Kynaston School in Marlborough Hill, London where she helps support the team in developing their school careers strategy. She is also on the board of the 30% Club Steering Committee where she leads their work connecting to schools. Claudia grew up in London and has an undergraduate degree from Oxford University and an MBA from Harvard.

Lunch with Jeni Tennison, CEO, The Open Data Institute

Lunch with Jeni Tennison, CEO, The Open Data Institute

Jeni Tennison, CEO, The Open Data Institute

Jeni Tennison is the CEO of the Open Data Institute. She gained a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, then worked as an independent consultant specialising in open data publishing and consumption. She was the Technical Architect and Lead Developer for legislation.gov.uk before joining the ODI as Technical Director in 2012, becoming CEO in 2016.

Lunch with Wendy Addison, Founder & CEO, SpeakOut SpeakUp

Lunch with Wendy Addison, Founder & CEO, SpeakOut SpeakUp

Wendy Addison, Founder & CEO, SpeakOut SpeakUp

Recently acknowledged as a Business Disruptor and Rebel with a cause alongside Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, Simon Sinek and Pat MCcord, it’s Wendy’s’ unique perspective, rooted in her own personal experience of having secured justice in an eleven-year battle against corporate corruption in the case known as “South Africa’s Enron”, the biggest corporate disaster in South Africa’s history, that attracted this recognition. This, in addition to persevering for eight years to successfully reinvent and rebuild herself.

Lunch with Gary Aitkenhead, DSTL

Lunch with Gary Aitkenhead, DSTL

Gary Aitkenhead, Chief Executive, DSTL

Gary has spent his career in the development and supply of mission-critical wireless communications solutions to public safety, industrial and transportation sectors.
As Dstl’s Chief Executive, Gary will lead an organisation of over 3,800 scientists and engineers providing specialist, and in many cases world-leading expertise, across a wide-range of disciplines.

Coping in a volatile and uncertain world

Coping in a volatile and uncertain world

Vanda Murray OBE, Chair, Marshall Plc

Vanda now serves as Non-Executive Chair for Marshalls plc, Senior Independent Director for Bunzl plc, Non-Executive Director at Redrow plc and Manchester Airports Group.

She is also Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the Board of Governors at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Board member for Maggie’s Manchester.

How the UK retains its operational edge

How the UK retains its operational edge

Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive, UK Research and Innovation

Sir Mark Walport is the Chief Executive of the newly formed UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), which is responsible for the public funding of research and innovation.
He was Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) and Head of the Government Office for Science from April 2013 to September 2017.

Lunch with Geoff Mulgan CBE

Lunch with Geoff Mulgan CBE

Geoff Mulgan CBE, Chief Executive, Nesta

Geoff Mulgan CBE is Chief Executive of Nesta, the UK's innovation foundation, which combines investment, research and practical programmes in many fields, from health and education to industrial policy and entrepreneurship.  Nesta is based in the UK but currently works in over 40 countries.

My vision for the Civil Servants of the future

My vision for the Civil Servants of the future

Rupert McNeil, Chief People Officer and Non-executive Director, Civil Service HR

Rupert joined the Civil Service from Lloyds Banking Group, where he was the Group HR Director. He began his career at the Confederation of British Industry before becoming a partner in Deloitte and Arthur Anderson. Since then he has worked for Barclays Bank plc, first as Executive Management Director and then as the HR Director for Global, Retail and Commercial Banking, and at Aviva where he was HR Director and then HR Centre of Expertise Director.

How to ensure the market remains competitive

How to ensure the market remains competitive

Mansoor Hanif, CTO, Ofcom

Mansoor Hanif has 24 years experience of planning, building, optimising and operating mobile networks around the world: including France, Italy, Spain, the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean.

Climate Change - solutions to the global threat

Climate Change - solutions to the global threat

Prof Chris Rapley CBE, Professor of Climate Science, UCL

Chris Rapley is Professor of Climate Science at UCL. He is the Chair of the UCL Policy Commission on the Communication of Climate Science, and Chair of the London Climate Change Partnership, which seeks to ensure that London is the capital city best prepared for the impacts of climate change.

Innovation in Construction

Innovation in Construction

Marc Enzer, Chief Technical Officer, Mott Macdonald

Mark is a keen champion of innovation in the context of collaborative delivery models and he is particularly interested in transformational change in infrastructure engineering, including the application of digital transformation, Smart Infrastructure, low-carbon sustainable solutions, product-based delivery, BIM and design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA).

Mark is the leader of the Digital Transformation workstream as part of “Project 13” for the Infrastructure Client Group, which represents the UK’s major infrastructure client organisations.  Mark was the Lead Author of the Infrastructure Carbon Review, published by HM Treasury.

Italy, Britain and Europe

Italy, Britain and Europe

Ambassador Raffaele Trombetta, Italian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Italian Embassy, London

Raffaele Trombetta has been the Italian Ambassador to the United Kingdom since 29 January 2018.

Lunch with Andrew Griffith, Sky Corporate

Lunch with Andrew Griffith, Sky Corporate

Andrew Griffith, Group Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Sky Corporate

Andrew was appointed as a member of the Board and as Chief Financial Officer in 2008 and became Group Chief Operating Officer in 2016. His current role includes responsibility for Group Strategy, Corporate & Business Development, Group Product, Digital and Supply Chain. 

Strategy

Strategy

Professor Jeremy Black MBE, MA Cantab PhD Dunelm FRSA, Professor of History, Exeter University

Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. After graduating with a starred First from Cambridge, he undertook research at Oxford and has subsequently been Professor of History at the universities of Durham and (since 1996) Exeter.

Lunch with Sir Philip Rutnam KCB, Home Office

Lunch with Sir Philip Rutnam KCB, Home Office

Sir Philip Rutnam KCBE, Permanent Secretary, Home Office

Sir Philip Rutnam, KCB, joined the Home Office as Permanent Secretary in April 2017. He is responsible for running the Home Office, the UK Government’s lead department forpolicing, counter-terrorism, serious and organised crime, fire prevention, immigration, passports, and borders.

The future UK-Korean relationship

The future UK-Korean relationship

Ambassador Enna Park, Ambassador of the Republic Korea to the UK, Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Dinner with Sir Mark Sedwill

Dinner with Sir Mark Sedwill

Sir Mark Sedwill, Cabinet Secretary & Head of the Civil Service and National Security Adviser

Sir Mark Sedwill was appointed Cabinet Secretary in 2018. He is also Head of the Civil Service and National Security Adviser.

Government Playbook

Government Playbook

Claire Ward, CEO, The Institute for Collaborative Working

Claire Ward has been appointed as Chief Executive as of 1st January 2019. Claire brings to ICW a wide spectrum of experience from her career in politics and government alongside her extensive business network and having previously been CEO of a membership organisation.

Lunch with Stuart Martin, Satellite Applications Catapult

Lunch with Stuart Martin, Satellite Applications Catapult

Stuart Martin, CEO, Satellite Applications Catapult

Stuart Martin is CEO of the Satellite Applications Catapult. He joined the Catapult in January 2013 from Logica (now part of CGI) where he was Business Director for Space and Satellite Communications for nearly seven years, leading all the company’s activities in the Space domain. Stuart is a former vice-chair of UKSpace, the British trade association representing the Space industry, and council member of Eurospace – its European equivalent.

Lunch with Leo Johnson, Partner - Disrupting Lead, PwC UK

Lunch with Leo Johnson, Partner - Disrupting Lead, PwC UK

Leo Johnson, Partner - Disrupting Lead, PwC UK

Leo Johnson leads PwC's Disruption practice and co-presents the Radio 4 series “FutureProofing”, exploring the impacts of exponential technologies on business and society. 

Formerly at the World Bank, Leo is the co-Founder of the advisory firm Sustainable Finance, now part of the PwC group. 

He is the co-author of “Turnaround Challenge: Business and the City of the Future” (Oxford University Press, 2013) and a Visiting Business Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise & Environment at Oxford University.