List of 2017 past briefings

January 18, 2017

Tony Meggs, Chief Executive Infrastructure and Projects Authority:

“Planning for uncertainty - how to deal with political and market uncertainty while delivering long term infrastructure”

January 25, 2017

Emma Howard Boyd, Chair Environment Agency:

“Embedding climate change into the long-term strategic plan for the UK”

February 1, 2017

Rt Hon Lord Willetts, Chairman Resolution Foundation:

“Policy solutions to address the challenges of inequality”

February 9, 2017

Alex Chisholm, Permanent Secretary Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy:

“Industrial Strategy—progress on business consultations, the framework and policies”

February 15, 2017

Tom Scholar, Permanent Secretary HM Treasury:

“Treasury update”

March 1, 2017

Iain Wright MP, Chair House of Commons’ Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee:

“Industrial Strategy, so what’s different this time?”

March 15, 2017

Sharon White, Chief Executive Ofcom:

“Digital Infrastructure, a key enabler of growth for the UK economy”

May 3, 2017

Gerard Grech, CEO of TechCity:

“Digital innovation – business enabler and wealth creator”.

May 9, 2017

HE The Hon Sir Dominic Asquith, British High Commissioner to India:

“India Update”

May 10, 2017

HE Mr Nicholas Hopton, UK Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran:

“Iran update”

May 10, 2017

Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy:

“The next phase of energy policy”

June 15, 2017

Karen Pierce, Director General Political, Foreign & Commonwealth Office:

“Geopolitical shifts – opportunities and challenges for diplomacy”

June 21, 2017

Jeremy Browne, Special Representative for the City to the European Union:

“Priorities for financial and professional services as the UK leaves the EU”

June 22, 2017

Agnès Poirier, Journalist for Le Nouvel Observateur, Le Monde and BBC:

“France update after the Presidential and General Assembly elections”

June 26, 2017

Andrus Ansip, Commissioner for Digital Single Market & VP of the European Commission:

“Is Europe falling behind in the digital race?”

June 29, 2017

Liv Garfield, Chief Executive Severn Trent:

“The challenge of balancing stakeholder expectations in regulated markets”

September 6, 2017

Sir John Peace, Chairman of Midlands Engine:

“The Midlands Engine – devolved powers, regional cooperation and their contribution to the UK’s industrial strategy”

September 13, 2017

Christopher Rodrigues CBE, Non-executive Chairman, The British Council:

“Soft power”

September 20, 2017

Jochen Buchsteiner, London Political Correspondent, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung:

“Political review of the German Federal Election”

September 27, 2017

Jeremy Silver, CEO Digital Catapult:

“Digital Innovation – key driver for the growth of the UK Economy”

October 5, 2017

Sir Julian King, Security Commissioner European Commission:

“European collaboration on security”

October 17, 2017

Nigel Whitehead, Group Managing Director – Programmes & Support BAE Systems plc & Member of the Productivity Leadership Group:

“Responding to the challenge of improving UK productivity”

October 19, 2017

John Alty, DG Trade Policy, Department for International Trade:

“Seeing the broader picture – opportunities for the UK in international trade”

October 25, 2017

David Gray, Chairman OFGEM:

“Energy markets reform and progress on infrastructure transformation”

November 1, 2017

Timothy Hitchens CMG LVO, Chief Executive Officer Commonwealth Summit:

“A 21 st century Commonwealth”

November 8, 2017

Jonathan Slater, Permanent Secretary Department for Education:

“The role of vocational training and apprenticeships in bridging the skills gap”

November 16, 2017

The Hon Bernard Jenkin MP:

“The UK’s new relationship with its European Partners”

November 20, 2017

Sarah Richards, Chief Executive Planning Inspectorate:

“The role of the Planning Inspectorate in infrastructure project assessment”

November 29, 2017

Rt Hon Sir Keir Starmer, Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union:

“What next for Britain?”