List of 2023 past briefings

February 1, 2023

Ignacio Garcia Bercero, Director Multilateral Trade Policy, Strategy and Economic Analysis, European Commission:

"EU Trade - Policy, Priorities and Progress"

February 15, 2023

Brian McBride, President CBI:

"Is it time to plan for a Labour Government?"

February 22, 2023

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel, former Minister for Investment (DIT & BEIS):

“All that glitters is not gold – the UK and China going forward”

March 7, 2023

Sir James Bevan KCMG, Chief Executive, Environment Agency:

“Red Tape or Green Growth? The future for environmental regulation”

March 22, 2023

HE Mr Simon Manley CMG, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, UK Mission to the WTO, UN and Other International Organisations (Geneva):

“Beyond the Jet d'Eau: why multilateral Geneva matters to Britain”

March 29, 2023

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

“Water, environment and climate change: policy, regulatory and technology implications”

April 19, 2023

Professor Christopher Hodges OBE, Chair of the Regulatory Horizons Council:

“Regulation for new and emerging technologies”

May 10, 2023

Adam Boulton, Journalist and Broadcaster:

“Five things (or people) to look out for in the next five years”

May 17, 2023

Charles Grant CMG, Director of the Centre for European Reform:

“What future for the EU?”

May 24, 2023

Mark Hughes, President, DXC Technology:

“Cyber Resilience: threat trends and recovery priorities for public and private organisations"

June 13, 2023

HE Dame Menna Rawlings DCMG, the UK’s Ambassador to France:

“UK and France - Entente Renouvelée?”

June 14, 2023

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

“Update on UK/India and the G20 Presidency”

June 21, 2023

Lord Turner, Chair of the Energy Transitions Commission:

“Achieving net zero emissions: Technology, Policy and Investment needs”

June 28, 2023

Jonathan Black, Heywood Fellow, Blavatnik School of Government and formerly the UK’s G7 and G20 Sherpa:

“How business and government navigate geopolitical risk together”

September 6, 2023

Matthew Palmer, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in London:

“The practice of diplomacy in a rapidly changing world”

September 20, 2023

Dr Henrietta Hughes OBE, Patient Safety Commissioner for England:

“How patients can help fix the NHS”

September 26, 2023

Gareth Davies CB, Permanent Secretary of the Department for Business and Trade:

“Post-pandemic growth strategy and progress”

October 5, 2023

HE Mr Martin Fraser, Ambassador of Ireland to the United Kingdom:

“Building on the momentum of the Windsor Framework”

October 12, 2023

The Rt Hon Jeremy Quin MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office:

“The public sector productivity challenge: driving innovation and modernisation”

October 18, 2023

Sarah Olney MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Treasury and Business:

“Reflections on the recent Lib Dem Party Conference and the priorities in 2024”

October 24, 2023

Fleur Anderson MP, Shadow Minister for Northern Ireland and until recently Shadow Paymaster General:

“Labour Party Conference review and priorities for 2024”

October 26, 2023

Duncan Edwards, Chief Executive of British American Business:

“The state of transatlantic trade and politics”

November 1, 2023

Professor Anand Menon, Director UK in a Changing Europe:

“UK in a changing Europe”

November 8, 2023

Sir John Armitt CBE FREng FICE FCGI, Chairman, National Infrastructure Commission, and James Heath, CEO, National Infrastructure Commission:

“Developing a long-term plan for economic infrastructure: the second National Infrastructure Assessment”

November 15, 2023

Malcolm Harbour CBE, Associate Director, Connected Places Catapult, and former MEP and chair of the European Parliament Single Market Committee:

“Public Procurement Reform to Empower Innovation and Enterprise”

November 22, 2023

Dr Angus Lapsley, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning:

“NATO’s place in an era of global great power competition”

November 29, 2023

Lionel Barber, Author of The Powerful and The Damned and Editor of the Financial Times 2005 to 2020:

“What A Year In Review”

December 13, 2023

Claire O’Neill, Chair of the Advisory Board of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and former Minister for Energy and Clean Growth:

“Do COPs matter?”