John Cridland CBE, Director-General of CBI on UK's relationship with Europe
Thursday, 28 November 2013 from 18:30 to 19:30 (GMT)
As widely reported in the press, the Confederation of British Industry has launched a detailed report on the relationship between the UK and the EU. King's College London is delighted to welcome the organisation’s Director-General to present the report and discuss its key findings.
As Director-General of the CBI, John Cridland is the key spokesman for the business community in the media, on public platforms and with the government. He leads the CBI – the voice of business - in the UK and represents it internationally.
John is a Board member of Business in the Community and a UK Commissioner for Employment and Skills. He is also a member of the Council of Cranfield University. He was Vice Chair of the National Learning and Skills Council between 2007-2010. He spent 10 years on the Low Pay Commission and the ACAS Council, and was also a member of the Commission on Environmental Markets and Economic Performance.
John was educated at Boston Grammar School and has an MA in History from Christ’s College Cambridge. He joined the CBI as a policy adviser in 1982. John was Deputy Director-General from 2000 to 2010.
John is married with two teenage children and lives in Bedfordshire. He was awarded a CBE for services to business in 2006 and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Lincoln in 2011.
This event is part of King's Policy Institute's Europe in Crisis Project led by Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics & Foreign Affairs, and Sir Nigel Sheinwald, Visiting Professor and former UK Ambassador to the EU and US.
The Policy Institute at King's links insightful research with rapid, relevant policy analysis to stimulate forward-looking debate and shape future policy agendas.
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