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Public Sector & Policy Speakers

Public Sector Speakers – after the 2008 crisis austerity reduced the role of the public sector. But UK spending still represented 40% of the economy – it’s higher in many EU nations. Speakers explain policy, politics, economics at a time when spending has suddenly become a lot more expansive.

 
 
 
 
Andrew Adonis Profile image

Andrew Adonis

Lord Andrew Adonis is a politician and former journalist who held several key roles during the Labour party's time in government.... [more]

 
Bob Ainsworth Profile image

Bob Ainsworth

Bob Ainsworth is a former Defence & Armed Forces Minister. His experience within Whitehall is extensive, he speaks at both day conference and after dinner events with equal knowledge, enthusiasm and wit.... [more]

 
Danny Alexander Profile image

Danny Alexander

Danny Alexander - former Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Liberal Democrat politician, responsible for many of the fiscal changes implemented during the coalition government's tenure.... [more]

 
Michael Arthur Profile image

Michael Arthur

Michael Arthur - President of Boeing Europe, and MD, UK and Ireland. A former top diplomat. Led the Maastricht Treaty negotiating team. Ambassador postings included Africa, Paris, Washington, India, Germany and as DG for Europe and Economic issues.... [more]

 
John Banham Profile image

John Banham

Sir John Banham - former Director General of the CBI, Chairman of Kingfisher Group, National Power, NatWest Bank, Whitbread and Johnson Matthey Plc among others.... [more]

 
Phillip Blond Profile image

Phillip Blond

Phillip Blond leads award-winning think-tank ResPublica. Internationally recognised thinker whose work has enormous policy & practical impact across European politics.... [more]

 
David Blunkett Profile image

David Blunkett

David Blunkett became one of very few blind MPs to reach the front bench and Cabinet, previously chairing the Labour Party nationally and managing education and employment in Tony Blair's first government. ... [more]

 
Anthony Browne Profile image

Anthony Browne

Anthony Browne, Conservative MP since 2019, previously Chief Executive of British Bankers Association, former director of think tank Policy Exchange, Health Editor, Environment Editor, Deputy Business Editor of the Observer, and Economics Correspondent for BBC TV and radio. ... [more]

 
Eamonn Butler Profile image

Eamonn Butler

Eamonn Butler - Director and founder of think tank, the Adam Smith Institute. Eamonn is a broadcaster and writer on issues of economy and social policy. ... [more]

 
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Natalie Ceeney CBE

Natalie Ceeney CBE - Chair of Innovate Finance, the members body for FinTech. Former CEO of The Financial Ombudsman, The National Archives and HM Courts and Tribunals Service.... [more]

 
Camilla Cavendish Profile image

Camilla Cavendish

Camilla Cavendish - award-winning investigative journalist and former Head of the Downing Street Policy Unit, ... [more]

 
Kenneth Clarke Profile image

Kenneth Clarke

Ken Clarke: Lord Clarke of Nottingham, former Minister for Health, Trade & Industry, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Shadow Business Secretary. One of the most experienced figures in British politics. ... [more]

 
Sebastian Coe Profile image

Sebastian Coe

Sebastian Coe - one of Britain's greatest ever athletes, with successful careers in both politics and sports administration.... [more]

 
Alan Collins Profile image

Alan Collins

Alan Collins is a distinguished specialist legal professional who has represented parties in some of the most controversial cases in recent history.... [more]

 
Patrick Cormack Profile image

Patrick Cormack

Sir Patrick Cormack is one of our longest serving Parliamentarians. Before entering Parliament, Sir Patrick was a schoolmaster, he continues to educate as Visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Hull. For 8 years he was a team captain in the BBC Radio 4 programme, Parliamentary Questions. Sir Patrick ... [more]

 
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Edwina Currie

Edwina Currie has taught economics, served as MP for South Derbyshire and as a junior Health Minister, written several books and is a regular feature on both TV and radio. Time Out magazine said of her "Frank and funny, you can't put her down".... [more]

 
Alastair Darling Profile image

Alastair Darling

Alastair Darling - former Labour MP and Chancellor of the Exchequer who steered the United Kingdom through the worst financial crisis of modern times. ... [more]

 
John Denham Profile image

John Denham

John Denham speaks about the new identity politics of England, setting cultural and political developments in a comprehensive international context.... [more]

 
Greg Dyke Profile image

Greg Dyke

Greg Dyke became Director-General of the BBC in January 2000, resigning in 2004 following criticism of BBC reporting of the invasion of Iraq. He rose rapidly through the management during his career in television which spanned almost every significant broadcaster, including the creation of Channel 5.

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Roger Evans Profile image

Roger Evans

Roger Evans - former Deputy Mayor of London with insights into the workings and politics of one of the world's most sophisticated cities.... [more]

 
Adrian Gilpin Profile image

Adrian Gilpin

Adrian Gilpin works with many of the world's leading organisations such as Royal Bank of Scotland, Prudential Property Investment Managers and Barclaycard. Through coaching their senior management teams he has helped them perform to the peak of their ability.... [more]

 
Harriet Harman Profile image

Harriet Harman

Harriet Harman - the longest serving female MP in the British House of Commons, first ever Minister for Women, with a wealth of political knowledge and experience.... [more]

 
Sarah Harper Profile image

Professor Sarah Harper

Professor Sarah Harper - specialist speaker on ageing and demographic change in the 21st century... [more]

 
Ayesha Hazarika Profile image

Ayesha Hazarika

Ayesha Hazarika is a speaker, broadcaster, political commentator, former adviser to Ed Miliband and Harriet Harman.... [more]

 
Charles Hendry Profile image

Charles Hendry

Charles Hendry was UK Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change and speaks on renewables including tidal and offshore wind power.... [more]

 
John Hutton Profile image

John Hutton

John Hutton - leading European expert on public policy issues, demographic and economic trends, pension schemes and public health related to ageing population. ... [more]

 
Will Hutton Profile image

Will Hutton

Will Hutton speaker, is executive vice chair of The Work Foundation, one of the most influential voice on work, employment and organisation issues in the UK.... [more]

 
Paul Johnson Profile image

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson - former director of public spending at HM Treasury. Speaker on the economics of public policy including tax, welfare, inequality, pensions, education, climate change and public finances.... [more]

 
Lucy Kellaway Profile image

Lucy Kellaway

Lucy Kellaway - writer on management and corporate culture turned teacher of mathematics... [more]

 
Charles Leadbeater Profile image

Charles Leadbeater

Charles Leadbeater speaker is an authority on innovation and creativity, advising companies, cities and governments on strategy. His book 'We-think: the power of mass creativity' charts the rise of participative innovation via open source software.... [more]

 
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Allan Leighton

Allan Leighton is credited with the turnaround of Asda Stores Ltd which he joined in 1992, having developed his career at Mars Group. Following Wal-Mart's aquisition of Asda in 1999 he became President and CEO of Wal-Mart Europe until 2000. He was chairman of Royal Mail 2002 to 2008 and is now on the board of... [more]

 
Jeff Lynn Profile image

Jeff Lynn

Jeff Lynn speaker: one of Business Insider's Ten Coolest People in UK Tech, Executive Chairman & Co-Founder of Seedrs, leading European marketplace for private equity investment and the UK's most active investor in private companies. ... [more]

 
David Madden Profile image

David Madden

Sir David Madden - former British ambassador to Greece assisted with planning the security of the 2004 Olympics.... [more]

 
Tim Montgomerie Profile image

Tim Montgomerie

Tim Montgomerie - Columnist for The Times, founder of ConservativeHome, who writes for The Spectator, New Statesman, London Evening Standard, City AM, Wall Street Journal & the FT. ... [more]

 
Catrin Nye Profile image

Catrin Nye

Catrin Nye is an award-winning investigative journalist, documentary maker and presenter for the BBC with expertise in politics, media, and current affairs.... [more]

 
Mark Oaten Profile image

Mark Oaten

Mark Oaten - exclusive speaker Mark Oaten - former Liberal Democrat MP for Winchester, is a leading expert on coalition government. His book Coalitions is the priciple work on this subject. He speaks and consults widely to public affairs, public sector and corporate clients.... [more]

 
Matthew Parris Profile image

Matthew Parris

Matthew Parris is a Times political columnist, political commentator, and former Conservative MP.... [more]

 
Alice Perkins Profile image

Alice Perkins

Alice Perkins has a career seen by many as a brilliant example of how exemplary women attain powerful positions and influence through talent, integrity and virtue across both public and private sector.... [more]

 
Peter Plisner Profile image

Peter Plisner

Peter Plisner - transport correspondent. Expert on transport policy, its impact on business and the big picture of UK transport future on cities and regions.... [more]

 
Michael Portillo Profile image

Michael Portillo

Rt Hon Michael Portillo is a former Minister of State turned author, columnist, political commentator and broadcaster. He's a highly sought after conference, after dinner speaker and raconteur. He's keen on trains.... [more]

 
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Tarique Ghaffur QPM,CBE

Tarique Ghaffur - over three decades in UK policing diligently and passionately working towards making communities safe within Greater Manchester, Leicestershire, and London. ... [more]

 
Peter Rehwinkel Profile image

Dr Peter Rehwinkel

Dr Peter Rehwinkel - former MP, Senator and Mayor in The Netherlands and now a global crisis management consultant. ... [more]

 
John Reid Profile image

John Reid

Rt Hon Dr John Reid had a 10-year ministerial career. He has served at almost every level of the Labour Party and was tipped for success from his first election to the Commons in 1987. He's a robust speaker on a wide range of issues, from leadership to the NHS.... [more]

 
James Robinson Profile image

James Robinson

James Robinson - former senior political advisor who ran the media strategy at the heart of opposition as Director of Communications for the Deputy Leader. ... [more]

 
Nick Ross Profile image

Nick Ross

Nick Ross is best known as one of the UK's foremost broadcasters. founder and is President of HealthWatch. He presented the BBC's Crimewatch UK and has anchored many news-related programmes, chiefly for the BBC. He is an excellent conference host and speaker.... [more]

 
Stephan Shakespeare Profile image

Stephan Shakespeare

Stephan Shakespeare - Founder of YouGov, PoliticsHome & the first political internet TV station. Inspiring innovator & highly influential in modern political communication.... [more]

 
John Spiers Profile image

Professor John Spiers

Professor John Spiers is a Visiting Fellow at the IEA, specialising in health care and public policy. He has previously served as Health Policy Adviser to The Social Market Foundation, and as Chairman of The Health Policy Committee of The Centre for Policy Studies.... [more]

 
Nicholas Stern Profile image

Nicholas Stern

Lord Nicholas Stern is former chief economic advisor to the UK government he was also the chief economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank from 2000 to 2003. He is a respected speaker on issues of the economy, climate change and Europe.... [more]

 
Nick Timothy Profile image

Nick Timothy

Nick Timothy - formerly Prime Minister Theresa May's joint Chief of Staff, speaker on strategic communications and geopolitical risk. ... [more]

 
Polly Toynbee Profile image

Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee is a highly respected and renowned columnist writing for The Guardian and campaigner on social justice issues.... [more]

 
Adair Turner Profile image

Adair Turner

Adair Turner (Lord Turner) - former Chairman of the FSA, the regulatory body which oversaw the financial services industry in the UK until its abolition in 2013. He is also Chairman of the UK Government's Climate Change Committee.... [more]

 
Nigel Waterson Profile image

Nigel Waterson

Nigel Waterson is a former lawyer, Member for Parliament and Shadow Pensions Minister. He is a recognised expert on pensions and issues relating to ageing; as well as financial services more generally.... [more]

 
John Willman Profile image

John Willman

John Willman - former Editor of the FT. Held roles including Chief Leader Writer, Banking Editor, Consumer Industries Editor and latterly UK Business Editor. ... [more]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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