List of 2022 past briefings

January 26, 2022

Kay Swinburne, Vice Chair of Financial Services, KPMG, former MEP and Vice Chair of the Economics and Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament:

“The future of global regulatory co-operation for financial services”

February 2, 2022

Janet Henry, Chief Global Economist HSBC:

“Forward look for the global economy”

February 9, 2022

Scott McDonald, Chief Executive of the British Council:

“Soft Power’s contribution to the Global Britain agenda”

February 16, 2022

Minouche Shafik, Director, London School of Economics and Political Science:

“Achieving sustainability between the generations: technology, education and a better social contract”

February 23, 2022

Ciaran Martin CB, Professor of Practice in the Management of Public Organisations at the Blavatnik School of Government:

“Cyber security – establishing a common vocabulary for vendors and customers to assess risks and remedies”

March 9, 2022

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Kt, Minister for Investment jointly at the Department for International Trade and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy:

“UK investment strategy and support for green industries, employment and trade”

March 15, 2022

Dominic Jermey CVO OBE, Director General The Zoological Society of London (ZSL):

“Good COP, Bad COP – arresting the decline in biodiversity”

March 17, 2022

Bernadette Kelly CB, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Transport:

“An overview of transport infrastructure priorities”

March 23, 2022

Professor Ian Chapman, Chief Executive Officer of the UK Atomic Energy Authority and Director of the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy:

“Fusion’s contribution to energy transition”

March 30, 2022

Professor Pinar Akman, Director, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on Digital Governance, School of Law University of Leeds:

“The future landscape of international digital governance: the competition law and policy perspective”

April 6, 2022

Ambassador Reeker, Charge d’Affaires Embassy of the United States of America:

“USA update”

April 27, 2022

Agnes Poirier, Political Commentator:

"Review of the French Presidential election"

May 18, 2022

Will Hayter, Head of the Digital Markets Unit:

"Preparing for a new pro-competition framework for digital markets"

May 25, 2022

HE Mr Nick Archer MVO, British Ambassador to the Czech Republic:

"Update on the Czech Republic and its Presidency of the Council of the European Union"

June 29, 2022

Sir Robin Niblett KCMG, Director and Chief Executive of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs)

"Geopolitics: emergence of a more trilateral world"

July 6, 2022

Cathryn Ross, Chair, Regulatory Horizons Council and Strategy and Regulatory Affairs Director at Thames Water:

"Closing the gap: why does ‘best regulatory practice’ and actual practice on innovation differ and what can be done about it?"

July 13, 2022

László Varró, Vice President Global Business Environment, Shell International:

"Global energy markets"

September 7, 2022

Lord Ricketts GCMG GCVO, former British Ambassador to France and National Security Adviser:

"Multinational organisations—how will they address the challenges faced by the international community"

September 8, 2022

HE Mr Antony Phillipson, British High Commissioner to South Africa:

"South Africa update"

September 28, 2022

Sir Jan du Plessis, Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council:

"Reforming the Financial Reporting Council"

October 5, 2022

Dr Carmody Grey, Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University:

"Economic growth vs Emission cuts—which one will win?"

October 12, 2022

Miriam González Durántez, Chair and Founder, Inspiring Girls International. Vice chair UBS Europe; and trade and EU regulation practice lead at law firm, Cohen & Gresser:

"Inspiring girls – breaking the stereotypes through role models"

October 19, 2022

Sir Paul Nurse CH FRS FMedSci, Director of the Francis Crick Institute:

"Science and a Modern Democracy"

November 8, 2022

Sir James Bevan KCMG, Chief Executive, Environment Agency:

"Adaptation and net zero: how to tackle both sides of the climate coin"

November 16, 2022

Matthew Rycroft CBE, Permanent Secretary at the Home Office:

"The priorities of the Home Office"

December 7, 2022

Tom Samson, Chief Executive Officer Rolls-Royce SMR:

"The contribution of SMRs to energy transition and net zero"

December 14, 2022

Lionel Barber, Editor of the Financial Times 2005 to 2020 and author of The Powerful and The Damned. Writer, broadcaster. Chair of the Wincott Foundation. Investor in The New European:

"UK politics - the powerful and the damned"