List of 2021 past briefings

January 20, 2021

Lionel Barber, Editor FT 2005 to 2020 and author of “The Powerful and the Damned” 2020:

“The crisis of liberal democracy—business and politics in the post covid world"

January 27, 2021

Dr Fabian Zuleeg, CEO and Chief Economist European Policy Centre:

“Enduring EU/UK relations: policy collaboration and governance process on global issues"

February 3, 2021

Sir Laurie Bristow KCMG, British Ambassador to the Russian Federation: 2016 -2020):

“Russia’s relationship with the West”

February 10, 2021

The Rt Hon. the Lord Forsyth of Drumlean, Chair, House of Lords' Economic Affairs Committee:

“Employment and COVID-19: time for a new deal”

March 3, 2021

Edward Bonham Carter, Vice Chairman and Director designate Stewardship and Corporate Responsibility, Jupiter Asset Management:

“Sustainable investment—aligning objectives of asset managers and listed companies”

March 10, 2021

Cathryn Ross, Chair, Regulatory Horizons Council:

“Dynamic regulation—responding to customer expectations, changing economics and technologies”

March 17, 2021

Dipesh Shah OBE, Chairman, Highways England:

“Driving for Net Zero in Road Transport”

March 24, 2021

Brian McBride, Chair, Trainline PLC and Lead NED on the Board of the Ministry of Defence:

“Digital services as the driver of post pandemic economic growth”

March 25, 2021

Anneliese Dodds, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer:

“Post-Budget review: getting back to work – priorities for growth, investment and jobs”

April 21, 2021

HE Mr Chris Sainty, British Ambassador to Portugal:

“Update on the UK's bi-lateral relationship with Portugal and its Presidency of the EU”

May 12, 2021

Colin Matthews CBE FREng, Chairman, EDF Energy:

“Achieving net zero—the role of nuclear power generation”

May 27, 2021

John Alty CB, Interim Permanent Secretary, Department for International Trade:

“The UK’s trade and investment policy post-Brexit”

June 3, 2021

Susan Acland-Hood, Permanent Secretary, Department for Education:

“Public and private sector collaboration on skills and re-skilling”

June 9, 2021

Paul Madden CMG, British Ambassador to Japan 2017 to 2021:

“Japan Update”

June 16, 2021

Peter Hill, COP26 Chief Executive officer:

“Opportunities and challenges for COP26”

June 23, 2021

Bronwen Maddox, Director of the Institute for Government:

“An appraisal of UK devolution”

June 30, 2021

Tanya Steele, Chief Executive WWF UK:

“Can we tackle climate change without saving nature?”

July 9, 2021

Andrew Mitchell CMG, DG, Exports and UK Trade, Department for International Trade:

“How to capitalise on new trade relations to drive export growth for the UK”

July 14, 2021

Claire O'Neill, MD, Climate & Energy, World Business Council for Sustainable Development:

“Climate recovery, how do we up the pace?”

September 1, 2021

Duncan Clark, Head of Region for Ørsted in the UK:

“Wind power’s contribution to energy transition and net zero”

September 14, 2021

Andrew Griffith MP, UK Net Zero Business Champion:

“Private and public sector investment in green energy solutions”

September 29, 2021

Nicholas Alexander OBE, EU and Economic Counsellor at the British Embassy, Berlin:

“Germany and EU Update”

October 6, 2021

HE Mr Alex Ellis CMG, British High Commissioner to the Republic of India:

“India Update”

October 12, 2021

Paul Bogers, Member of the Government’s Hydrogen Advisory Council and Global VP for Hydrogen, Shell:

“The role of hydrogen in energy transition”

October 21, 2021

Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser, Chief Executive UKRI:

“Building an inclusive knowledge economy: how research and innovation can tackle 21st century challenges, from climate change to coronavirus”

November 10, 2021

Andrew Staines, Assistant Director General, WIPO, former UK Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN and WTO in Geneva:

“View from multilateral Geneva: trends in global innovation, intellectual property and trade”

November 17, 2021

Sir John Armitt CBE FREng FICE FCGI, Chairman, National Infrastructure Commission:

“Review of infrastructure priorities”