Speaker Programme – 2017
Devonshire House Network is a people-focused membership club for Director-level professionals in leadership roles who have an instinctive focus on the human side of enterprise.
24th January 2017 – Helen Boaden, Director, BBC Radio. The venue will be the Royal Thames Yacht Club, 60 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LF
21st February 2017. Professor Douglas McWilliams, President of CEBR – an Update on the Economy and what’s next and hosted by Synaps Partners LLP at Smith & Williamson, 25 Moorgate, London. EC2R 6AY.
28th March 2017 – Claire Fox, Director, The Institute of Ideas. Claire’s topic will be “I find that Offensive” – based on her amazing and provocative book of the same title. It’s about Free Speech (in particular, its demise) and political correctness (in particular, its emerging dominance). In fact, all the stuff that generates great debate! This is planned as a Topical Issues Forum. The venue will be 28 Portland Place, London. W1B 1LY. The first 40 of those booking through Eventbrite will receive a free copy of Claire’s book “I find that offensive” within a few days of booking.
27th April 2017 – Now to be held on 12.7.17
24th May 2017 – Anthony Hilton, Financial and Business Editor, Contributor, Speaker and Journalist, Evening Standard and often elsewhere. The venue will be the Royal Thames Yacht Club, 60 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LF.
22nd June 2017 – Amanda Blanc – Group CEO – AXA. This will be held at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, 60 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LF.
12 July 2017 – An expert panel-led debate – “Will leaving the EU damage the UK’s Financial Services Industry” Hosted by Jon Bond of Charles Russell Speechlys at 5 Fleet Place, London,EC4M 7RD and with Panel Members Martin Watkins, Tim Skeet and Antony Belchambers.
20th September 2017 – Sir Steve Webb – Director of Policy & External Comms at the Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Ltd. Steve was a Lib-Dem MP for from 1997 to 2010 and for Thornbury & Yate from 2010 to 2015. He was Minister of state for Pensions in the Cameron Administration. This is planned as a Topical Issues Forum to be hosted by Charles Russell Speechlys. 5 Fleet Place, London EC4M 7RD.
24th October 2017 – Stephen Haddrill, CEO of the FRC. Topic will be around the FRC, its work, its challenges and achievements – Central London venue – to be announced shortly
28th November 2017 – The Lord Browne of Madingley – Executive Chairman of L1 Energy, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DEA, Chairman of the Trustees of both the Tate and the QEII Prize for Engineering and Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University. Lord Browne was Group Chief Executive of BP from 1995 until 2007. The venue will be the Royal Thames Yacht Club, 60 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LF.