List of 2016 past briefings

January 13, 2016

HE Mr Liu Xiaoming, Ambassador People’s Republic of China to the UK:

“China/UK relations--update after the China State visit”

January 27, 2016

Nick Boles MP, Minister of State for Skills:

“Developing the skills relevant to the growth agenda”

February 3, 2016

Professor Sir David King, Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change:

“United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21 Update”

February 10, 2016

John Manzoni, Chief Executive Civil Service:

“Efficiency and reform—addressing the project implementation and delivery challenges”

February 17, 2016

Paul Stein, Director Research and Technology Rolls-Royce:

“The tension between political, economic and climate change considerations for power generation technologies”

February 24, 2016

Sir David Ramsden CBE, Director General and Chief Economic Adviser HM Treasury:

“The British Economy: where will the growth come from?”

March 1, 2016

Andy Haldane, Chief Economist Bank of England:

“Governance reform—achieving long-term value for all stakeholders”

March 9, 2016

Phil Smith, Chief Executive Cisco UK & Ireland:

“Technology entrepreneurship as a key enabler of economic growth”

March 16, 2016

Dr Penny Dash, Vice Chair The King’s Fund:

“Is the NHS sustainable?”

April 6, 2016

Sir Simon Gass KCMG CVO, Political Director Foreign and Commonwealth Office and former UK Ambassador to Iran:

“Iran Update”

April 13, 2016

Professor Sir David Omand GCB, Visiting Professor, Department of War Studies, King’s College, London:

“Cyber security—achieving the balance between national security and public trust”

April 20, 2016

Jeremy Pocklington, Acting Permanent Secretary Department Energy & Climate Change:

“Update on the Government’s energy strategy”

April 26, 2016

Chuka Umunna MP, Member of Parliament for Streatham:

“Labour’s relationship with business and the UK’s place in Europe”

May 4, 2016

Douglas Carswell MP, Member of Parliament for Clacton:

“The European debate—key issues for business”

May 10, 2016

Mark Boleat, Policy Chairman City of London Corporation:

“The EU debate—the key issues for the City”

May 18, 2016

Mark Spelman, Lead Future of the Internet Project World Economic Forum:

“Future of the internet: winners and losers?”

May 25, 2016

Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman John Lewis Partnership and Productivity Leadership Group:

“Responding to the challenge of improving UK productivity”

June 1, 2016

Sir Simon McDonald KCMG KCVO, Permanent Under Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service Foreign and Commonwealth Office:

“Realigning UK diplomacy—matching resources to economic, political and cultural priorities”

June 15, 2016

Elizabeth Dibble Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the United States of America:

“Pre US Presidential Election briefing”

June 23, 2016

Philip Rutnam, Permanent Secretary Department for Transport:

“UK Transport infrastructure, priorities and programmes”

June 29, 2016

Dr Mike Lynch OBE, Founder Invoke Capital and Director Darktrace:

“Cyber security—identifying and addressing the real commercial threats”

July 6, 2016

Sir Sebastian Wood KCMG, UK Ambassador to Germany:

“Germany Update”

July 7, 2016

Charles Grant CMG, Director Centre for European Reform:

“What next?”

September 14, 2016

John Alty CB, Director General Trade Policy Group Department for International Trade:

“Developing trade policy in partnership with business”

October 5, 2016

Edward Bonham Carter, Vice Chairman Jupiter Fund Management:

“The future of fund management”

October 11, 2016

Dr Timothy Stone CBE, Visiting Professor UCL International Energy Policy Institute and Non Executive Director Horizon Nuclear Power:

“Progress with the UK’s nuclear programme and its contribution to the COP21 commitments”

October 14, 2016

Paul Arkwright CMG, British High Commissioner to Nigeria:

“Nigeria Update”

October 25, 2016

Jacqueline Minor, Head of Representation European Commission in London:

“The new relationship between the UK and the institutions of the EU”

October 26, 2016

Angela Knight CBE, Chair Office of Tax Simplification:

“Reshaping the UK tax system in response to changing economic and business structures”

November 9, 2016

Dr Catherine Raines, Director General Department for International Trade:

“Addressing the challenge of export driven growth”

November 16, 2016

Joanne Segars OBE, Chief Executive Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association:

“Making pensions and savings markets work for all stakeholders”

November 23, 2016

Samuel Leupold, Chief Executive Wind Power DONG Energy:

“The role of wind power in the energy mix”

November 29, 2016

Antonia Romeo, Consul General New York & Director-General Economic and Commercial Affairs:

“USA Update”

December 1, 2016

James Sproule, Chief Economist and Director of Policy Institute of Directors:

“Review of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement”