George Scott Robertson Memorial Lecture

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Riddel Hall

185 Stranmillis Road

Belfast

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The Rt Hon The Lord Price CVO to deliver the George Scott Robertson Memorial Lecture.

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This year’s George Scott Robertson Memorial Lecture is to be held on Wednesday 6th November 2019 from 5.30pm at Riddel Hall. We are honoured to welcome Lord Mark Price CVO, a former Managing Director of supermarket Waitrose and previously a Minister in both David Cameron’s and Theresa May’s Conservative governments, as our Keynote speaker.

The memorial lecture is jointly hosted by the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University; the Agri Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI); the Ulster Farmers Union (UFU) and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). The event commemorates the achievements of Dr George Scott Robertson who played a key role in promoting agricultural progress in Northern Ireland in the earlier half of the 20th century.

In a lecture entitled UK Food Systems: Adapting to Change Lord Price will reflect on a long career in the food industry and outline his thoughts for the future; particularly the changing regulatory and economic landscape and the likely effect on British food producers, processors and retailers.

Lord Price is a member of the House of Lords and was previously Minister of State for Trade Policy from 2016-17. He is Chairman of Fair Trade UK and also Business in the Community. In 2014 he was appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for charity work including The Prince's Countryside Fund.

All guests are invited to enjoy a welcome reception from 5.30pm

Speaker biography

The Rt Hon The Lord Price CVO

After reading Archaeology and Ancient History Mark started his career at the John Lewis partnership as a graduate trainee in 1982 progressing to become Branch manager in High Wycombe and Cheadle. In 2005 he joined the John Lewis Partnership Board taking on responsibility for strategy and IT as Development Director. In April 2007 he was appointed as Managing Director of Waitrose. At the time Waitrose had 183 stores but had increased to 346 when he retired in 2016 after 10 fulfilling years in the role.

In 2013 in addition to his position at Waitrose, Mark became Deputy Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership.

He was Chairman of Business in the Community from 2011-2015 and The Prince’s Countryside Fund from 2010–2016. He also sat on the Board of Directors of Channel 4 TV latterly as Deputy Chairman from 2013-16.

He was appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in the 2014 New Year’s Honours for his work with Business in the Community and The Prince’s Countryside Fund. He is also Life Patron of GroceryAid.

In February 2016 Lord Price was appointed the United Kingdom Minister of State for Trade and Investment and was made a life peer.

He left the Government in September 2017 to pursue his writing and business interests and remains a member of the House of Lords. To date he has published 5 books on business, food and for children.

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Riddel Hall

185 Stranmillis Road

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United Kingdom

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