Speakers

As the authentic voice of UK business, we attract the highest calibre speakers to our national events. These include political figureheads, business leaders and those whose thought leadership forms and shapes British business success in the UK and on the international stage.

Profiled below are speakers for the 2017 Annual Conference. Check back for updates for 2018 speakers.

 

Conference Speakers

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Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson MP has a major ...

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Rt Hon Greg Clark MP

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy The Rt Hon Greg Clark ...

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Rt Hon George Osborne CH MP

MP for Tatton, former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is the Conservative ...

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Rt Hon John McDonnell MP

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell has been the Labour MP for Hayes ...

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Liz Nicholl CBE

CEO, UK Sport  Having joined UK Sport in 1999, Liz has played a pioneering role ...

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Andy Street CBE

Conservative Mayoral Candidate for the West Midlands Andy has combined a career with ...

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Sir John Peace

Chairman, Midlands Engine Formerly Chief Executive and Founder of Experian plc, Chief ...

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Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP

MP for Leigh and Labour’s candidate for Mayor of Greater Manchester. He was first ...

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John Holland-Kaye

CEO, Heathrow John became Chief Executive Officer of Heathrow Airport in July 2014. ...

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Andy Curran

MD Corporate and Business Solutions, UK&I Life, Aviva Andy joined Aviva as part ...

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Ciaran Quilty

EMEA Director SMB, Facebook Ciaran is responsible for sales and service to the Small ...

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Michelle Pinggera

Partner, Goldman Sachs Michelle is international chief of staff, head of the Executive ...

Vincent De Rivaz CBE

CEO, EDF Energy Vincent de Rivaz is the Chief Executive Officer of EDF Energy and ...

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Edel Harris

President Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce Edel is CEO of Cornerstone, one ...

Nick Coburn

President, Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Nick Coburn has been ...

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Elizabeth Maher

President, South & Mid Wales Chamber of Commerce With 32 years of VAT experience ...

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Francis Martin

President, British Chambers of Commerce Francis Martin is Partner of BDO Northern ...

Adam Marshall

Director General, British Chambers of Commerce Dr Adam Marshall has been Executive ...

Ian King

  Business Presenter, Sky News Ian King joined Sky News as Business Presenter ...

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Cheryl Thallon

Founder & MD, Viridian Nutrition  As a vegetarian from the age of 18, Cheryl ...

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Lucy Winskell OBE DL

Chair, North East England Chamber of Commerce Pro Vice-Chancellor for Employability ...

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Professor Colin Riordan

Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff University Professor Colin Riordan took up the post of Vice-Chancellor ...

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Phil Popham

CEO, Sunseeker International  Prior to joining Sunseeker International in January ...