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
We are very grateful to those top UK National Leaders in their differing fields who have agreed to talk to us and whose details are set out below with more detailed information at www.DevonshireHouseNetwork.co.uk. DHN Members – and their guests – are themselves, Leaders – what we are really seeking are those valued insights and often contrary views that are integral to balanced judgments.
26th January 2016 – Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint. Stephen Green was Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc, and, more recently, Minister of State for Trade and Investment in both the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office before joining the House of Lords.
23rd February 2016 – Anthony Thomson. Chairman of Atom Bank, one of the newest challenger Banks in a changing, a controversial but always topical financial services sector.
15th March 2016 – David Campbell Bannerman. Conservative MEP for the Eastern Counties, David was formerly a leading member of UKIP and is a passionate and tireless advocate for leaving the EU.
26th April 2016 – Mark Prisk. Member of Parliament for Hertford and Stortford, Mark Prisk was Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills with an emphasis on small businesses and in September 2012 was appointed Minister of State for Housing. He now chairs The All Party Parliamentary Smart Cities Group
24th May 2016 – Dr Peter Ammon. Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the UK
30th June 2016 – Baroness Neville-Rolfe. Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe was formerly Group Director of Corporate Affairs at Tesco and Company Secretary from 2004-2006 and was Executive Director (Corporate and Legal Affairs) until she retired in January 2013. She became a Life Peer in the House of Lords in 2013 and was promoted to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Intellectual Property in 2014. She has held many non-executive positions and was also on PWC’s’s Advisory Board. She is a member of the London Business School’s Governing Body.
20th September 2016 – Paul Walsh. Paul Walsh was appointed Chairman of Compass Group in February 2014. He was Chief Executive of Diageo plc from September 2000 to June 2013 and was an adviser to the Chairman and the new Chief Executive until September 2014. Prior to this, he was CEO of the Pillsbury Company, Chairman of Ontex Group N.V. and a director of GrandMet. He has been a non-executive director of Unilever PLC, United Spirits Limited and Centrica plc. He is currently Chairman of Avanti Communications.
25th October 2016 – Stefan Stern. Stefan Stern has been writing and commenting on business, politics and management matters for the past two decades. Since 2015, he has been Director of the High Pay Centre and, since 2010 Visiting Professor in management practice at the Cass Business School, London. He is a Fellow of the RSA and contributing editor at Management Today magazine. He writes for The Independent, The Guardian and FT.com – including the FT’s management columnist for over four years.
29th November 2016 – The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin – When accepting our invitation to speak. Patrick McLoughlin was a Cabinet Minister and Secretary of State for Transport. However, on 14 July 2016, he became Chairman of the Conservative Party and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster., under the new administration of the Conservative Government.