List of 2019 past briefings

January 23, 2019

Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Chair Treasury Select Committee:

"Focus on the UK's domestic policy agenda"

January 30, 2019

Colin Matthews, Non-Executive Chairman, EDF Energy

“The role of nuclear power generation in meeting UK carbon reduction targets”

February 6, 2019

Baroness Vadera, Chair, Santander

“The economic challenges of technological disruption”

February 13, 2019

Lord Kerslake, Chair, UK 2070 Commission:

“Restoring trust in private sector contributions to public sector projects and services”

February 20, 2019

Nicola Dandridge CBE, Chief Executive, Office for Students:

“Higher education, the challenge of aligning skills requirements with student aspirations”

February 21, 2019

Paul Arkwright CMG, Former High Commissioner to Nigeria and Chief Executive of Africa Investment Summit 2019:

“Nigeria update”

February 25, 2019

Natalie Black, HM Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific:

“Progress, UK Trade Relationships in Asia Pacific”

March 13, 2019

Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive UKRI:

“The role of research and innovation in supporting growth and productivity”

March 21, 2019

Louis Taylor, Chief Executive, UK Export Finance:

“Providing support for future trade deals”

April 3, 2019

HE Mr Julian Braithwaite, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, UK Mission to the United Nations and other International Organisations, Geneva:

“The future of multilateral organisations and how they might evolve”

April 10, 2019

Baroness Harding, Chair, NHS Improvement:

“Private and public sector collaboration in the NHS”

April 11, 2019

HE Mrs Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque CMG, UK High Commissioner to Canada:

“Canada update”

May 1, 2019

Lord Macpherson of Earls Court, Chairman C. Hoare & Co and former Permanent Secretary HM Treasury:

“The impact of Brexit on UK economic policy”

May 8, 2019

John Alty CB, Director General Trade Policy and Graham Zebedee, Director Continuity Wider Negotiations and Development, Department for International Trade:

“Update on Trade Policy”

May 22, 2019

Brian McBride, Member of UK Government’s Digital Advisory Board, formerly Chairman ASOS and CEO of

“Digital disruption, evolve or die”

June 5, 2019

Andy Haldane, Chair the Industrial Strategy Council:

“Update on Industrial Strategy”

June 12, 2019

Ann Francke, Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered Management Institute:

“Apprenticeships—their contribution to upskilling and productivity”

June 19, 2019

Mark Slaughter, Director General for Investment, Department for International Trade:

“The economy of the future—FDI opportunities for the UK”

June 26, 2019

Ann Watson, Chief Executive Officer, SEMTA

“The challenge of delivering the skills for UK engineering and advanced manufacturing”

July 2, 2019

Chuka Umunna MP, Principal Spokesperson for The Independent Group:

“The reconfiguration of British politics”

September 6, 2019

Richard Burn, HM Trade Commissioner for China

"China Trade Update"

September 25, 2019

Sir Philip Hampton, Chair the Hampton-Alexander Review of FTSE Women Leaders:

“The changing picture of women in business”

October 2, 2019

Professor Ian Chapman, CEO, UK Atomic Energy Authority and Head of CCFE:

“Fusion’s contribution to energy transition”

October 10, 2019

Emma Wade-Smith OBE, HM Trade Commissioner for Africa:

“The UK and Africa: achieving our commercial potential”

October 16, 2019

Alex Ellis CMG, Director General, Department for Exiting the European Union

“The UK’s future relationships with Continental Europe and the EU”

October 29, 2019

Lord Darroch, former UK Ambassador to the USA:

“USA update”

October 30, 2019

Lawrence Slade FEI, Chief Executive, Energy UK:

“Carbon reduction commitments – meeting customer demand with the implementation of technological solutions”

November 6, 2019

The Hon Sir Bernard Jenkin MP, Chair Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Select Committee:

“Improving the financing and oversight of public sector outsourcing and contracting”

November 19, 2019

Rt Hon Lord Robertson Kt GCMG Hon FRSE PC, former Secretary General of NATO:

“The Role and future direction of NATO”

November 22, 2019

Dr Pippa Malmgren, American policy analyst and co-founder, H Robotics:

“Surveillance capitalism and the economy of tomorrow”