FASCINATING SPEAKERS FROM ALL AREAS OF HUMAN ENDEAVOUR
Our speakers are such experts in their fields and they never fail to inspire some flash of insight. As business leaders and entrepreneurs, we know that it only takes one little spark to lead to our next great idea.
The EAGB meets on the second Thursday of every month for a reception, lunch, and to hear from exceptional guest speakers. We start with Mikado Experience, a guided networking session, which runs from 12:00 until 12:45, followed by a drinks reception at 12:45. Lunch is served promptly at 13:15 and the event closes at 15:15.
Tickets cost £112 for members, £120 for non-members (plus VAT).
In 2018 Steve found himself in the media spotlight when he discovered he had (completely unwittingly) become the face of an international online dating scam, after scammers stole and used photos from his social media profiles.
He now uses the extraordinary story, equally horrifying and hilarious, to educate people on how to protect themselves online – and how to turn even the strangest of circumstances into a business advantage.
Steve was named National Speaker of the Year in 2015 by the Professional Speaking Association, and is the author of two books, ‘The Authority Guide to Presenting and Public Speaking’ and ‘The Authority Guide to PR for Small Businesses’.
Steve started his career as a Broadcast Journalist for BBC TV & Radio News before running PR agency Vada Media for 11 years.
Roger Bootle is the founder and chairman of Capital Economics, one of the largest macro-economics consultancies in the world. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and a regular columnist for The Daily Telegraph. He has written several books, including his widely acclaimed latest book, Making a Success of Brexit, and the prophetic The Death of Inflation, published in 1996.
Roger was a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee for twenty years from 1997 to 2017. Under Chancellor Kenneth Clarke, he was appointed to the panel of Independent Economic Advisers, the so-called “Wise Men”. He is a former Group Chief Economist of HSBC and a Visiting Professor at Manchester Business School. In 2012, he was named Economics Commentator of the year and, together with a team from Capital Economics, won the Wolfson Prize.
Jane Gunn is a former city solicitor, now a full time mediator with 20 years experience of mediating commercial cases. She has mediated hundreds of disputes and is frequently chosen for her extensive mediation experience as well as her ability to handle complex and emotive cases.
Jane believes that mediation provides a unique opportunity for parties to step away from formal and adversarial modes of communication. Involving both lawyers and their clients in planning the mediation is of critical importance to her in creating the right environment to enable them to communicate and negotiate as effectively as possible.
Accredited in 1996 (CEDR) she is a Mediator Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators a CMC registered mediator and an IMI (The International Mediation Institute) Certified International Mediator.
LONDON'S AIR AMBULANCE CEO
Before London’s Air Ambulance, seriously injured patients were dying unnecessarily because of the delay in receiving prompt and appropriate medical care. The doctor on board model for air ambulances, which they pioneered, aims for effective delivery of time critical interventions.
After a distinguished career in the city, Jonathan comes to London’s Air Ambulance from Social Investment Business, where he dealt with charity and social enterprise investment as the company’s CEO. He has a lifelong commitment to charity work, serving as trustee for a number of third sector organisations including Bright and Ethex.
February 13, 2020
DR RUTH LEA
Noted economist Ruth Lea CBE has been an independent non-executive director of the Arbuthnot Banking Group PLC since 2005 and the Group’s Economic Adviser since 2007.
She is the author of many papers and articles on economic issues, has been a Governor of the London School of Economics and Council Member of the University of London.
She is also a notable supporter of leaving the EU. After 7 months of negotiations, what will she make of progess so far?