List of 2015 past briefings

January 13, 2015

Ed Balls MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer:

"Achieving long-term sustainable economic growth"

January 21, 2015

The Hon Bernard Jenkin MP, Member of Parliament for Harwich and North Essex and Chairman of The Public Administration Select Committee:

What would constitute a new relationship with our EU Partners?

February 4, 2015

Corinne Le Quéré Professor of Climate Change Science and Policy University of East Anglia and Director Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research:

“Decarbonising our economy”

February 11, 2015

Baroness Wheatcroft of Blackheath:

“Do we need an industrial strategy?”

February 18, 2015

David Yelland, Partner Brunswick Group and former Editor The Sun:

“Redefining the power of the press”

February 25, 2015

Leigh Turner, British Consul-General to Turkey and former British Ambassador to the Ukraine:

“Ukraine and Turkey: parallels, challenges, opportunities”

March 2, 2015

Sir Simon McDonald KCMG, UK Ambassador to Germany:

“Germany update”

March 5, 2015

Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive WPP:

“Immigration – the life blood of the UK economy”

March 11, 2015

Rt Hon David Davis MP, Member of Parliament for Haltemprice and Howden:

“Closing the gap between political leaders and the people they serve”

March 17, 2015

Chuka Umunna MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

“How a Labour government would work with business”

March 25, 2015

Dr George Buckley, Chief UK Economist Deutsche Bank:

“Budget Update”

April 20, 2015

Syed Kamall, MEP for London:

“Brexit or Fixit?-a European parliamentary perspective on the issues of substance”

April 29, 2015

Rt Hon David Willetts, former Minister of State for Universities and Science:

“Rebalancing the UK economy – the role of science, research and innovation”

May 13, 2015

Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Director, Web Science Institute, University of Southampton:

“Privacy versus security—the revolution in technology and its commercial and social consequences”

May 27, 2015

Peter Kellner, President You Gov:

“Election Update”

June 3, 2015

Peter Madden, Chief Executive Future Cities Catapult:

“The future for cities”

June 24, 2015

Jeremy Warner, Assistant Editor Daily Telegraph:

“Productivity, Britain’s forgotten economic challenge”

July 1, 2015

Terry Morgan CBE, Chairman Crossrail & Manufacturing Technology Centre:

“UK infrastructure investment—how do we secure the skills to match the opportunity?”

September 11, 2015

Ivan Rogers, UK Permanent Representative to the EU:

“Europe Update”

September 16, 2015

Martin Donnelly, Permanent Secretary Department of Business Innovation and Skills:

“Partnerships with business – innovation, emerging technologies and exports”

September 23, 2015

Alex Chisholm, Chief Executive Competition and Markets Authority:

“Digital Markets—the challenges and opportunities for regulation”

October 7, 2015

Spencer Dale, Group Chief Economist BP:

“Where next for global energy?”

October 21, 2015

Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive, Universities UK:

“How can universities and industry deliver more effective pathways to higher level skills?”

October 28, 2015

Professor Juergen Maier, Chief Executive Siemens

“Rediscovering engineering and manufacturing—coordinating education and training in the critical skills”

November 2, 2015

Sir Peter Westmacott KCMG LVO, UK Ambassador to the United States of America:

“USA Update”

November 18, 2015

Dr Hermann Hauser CBE KBE, Co-founder Amadeus Capital Partners:

“Commercialising knowledge to help UK industry gain competitive advantage”

December 2, 2015

Rona Fairhead CBE, Chair BBC Trust:

“The future of the BBC”