Thank you to all our fantastic speakers! Your contributions ensured that the BCC Annual Conference continues to be a key event in the UK business calendar!

Speakers for the BCC Annual Conference 2016 included:

Conference Speakers


The Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP

Leader of the Opposition

Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn is the Leader of the Labour Party. Jeremy has been the MP for Islington North since ...

Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, Bundesminister der Finanzen

Dr Wolfgang Schäuble

Germany's Federal Minister of Finance

Wolfgang Schäuble was born in Freiburg on 18 September 1942. He is Protestant, married and has four ...

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The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade

The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP was appointed Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on 11 ...

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Lord Rose of Monewden

Chairman, Britain Stronger in Europe

Stuart Rose  was chief executive of Marks & Spencer from 2004-11, and chairman from 2008-11. After ...

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Jon Moynihan OBE

Board Member, Vote Leave

Jon Moynihan is the former CEO and Executive Chairman of PA Consulting.  He joined PA as CEO in 1992 ...

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Sir Martin Sorrell

Chief Executive Officer, WPP

Sir Martin Sorrell founded WPP, the world’s largest advertising and marketing services group in 1985 ...

Peter Hendy

Sir Peter Hendy CBE

Chair, Network Rail

Appointed to the board: 2015 Sir Peter Hendy is the Chairman of Network Rail, having joined in July ...

Steve Holliday

Steve Holliday

Chief Executive, National Grid plc

Steve Holliday is Chief Executive of National Grid plc and has also been a Non Executive Director of ...

Rachel Lomax

Rachel Lomax

Non-Executive Director, Heathrow Airport

Rachel Lomax is an economist whose current portfolio includes non-executive directorships at Heathrow ...

John Longworth

John Longworth

Director General, BCC

John Longworth is the Director General of the British ...

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Dr Gerard Lyons

Chief Economic Advisor to Mayor of London

Dr Gerard Lyons is the Chief Economic Advisor to Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, taking up this new ...


Colm O’Neill

Managing Director, BT UK & Ireland Corporate

Colm O’Neill is the managing director of BT’s UK and Ireland Corporate division, responsible for ...

Ciaran Quilty

Ciaran Quilty

Small and Medium Business Director for EMEA region, Facebook

An experienced leader with a background in building and scaling high performing teams Ciaran is the Small ...

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Margaret Heffernan

CEO, Author and on the Board of Directors for RADA in Business

MARGARET HEFFERNAN is an entrepreneur, Chief Executive, author, speaker and is on the Board of Directors ...

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Nora Senior

President, British Chambers of Commerce

Nora Senior was appointed President of British Chambers of Commerce in July 2013 She is Executive ...

Mark Littlewood

Mark Littlewood

Director General, Institute of Economic Affairs

Mark Littlewood is the Director General ...

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Professor Richard Murphy

Professor of Practice in International Political Economy, City University London

Richard Murphy  is a UK chartered accountant and political economist. He was senior partner of a practicing ...

Dr Adam Marshall

Dr Adam Marshall

Executive Director, Policy and External Affairs, BCC

Dr Adam Marshall has represented the interests of accredited Chambers of Commerce and their business ...

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Vicky Pryce

Member of British Chambers of Commerce Economic Advisory Group

Vicky Pryce sits on the Economic Advisory Group of the British Chambers of Commerce. She is currently ...


Stephanie Flanders

Managing Director, Chief Market Strategist, UK and Europe - J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Stephanie Flanders, Managing Director, is the Chief Market Strategist for the UK and Europe for J.P. ...


Phil Wilbraham

Development Director, Heathrow Airport

Phil joined Heathrow in 2003 and became Development Director in July 2014, and is accountable for all ...


Jeremy Warner

Assistant Editor, The Daily Telegraph

Jeremy Warner is a columnist and an Associate Editor at the Daily Telegraph. Prior to joining the Daily ...

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José Carvalho

José Carvalho is Senior Vice President & General Manager of Commercial Payments, Europe at American ...