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VIP Ambassadorial Luncheon - 25 April 2018

International Business and Diplomatic Exchange (IBDE)

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 from 12:00 to 14:30 (BST)

VIP Ambassadorial Luncheon - 25 April 2018

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IBDE is delighted to invite you to the forthcoming VIP Ambassadorial Luncheon with Sir Mark Boleat and Carolyn Fairbairn.


VIP Ambassadorila Luncheon

Date: 25 April 2018 (12:00-14:00)

Venue: Citi, 5-7 Carlton Gardens, London SW1Y 5AD


Chair: Alan Houmann, Chairman of Policy, IBDE

Sir Mark Boleat, Senior Partner, AlbionRock

Carolyn Fairbairn, Director General, CBI


Sir Mark holds a portfolio of public sector, commercial and voluntary positions. He is Chairman of Link Scheme Holdings, Senior Partner at AlbionRock, Deputy Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Policy and Resources Committee, having been Chairman from May 2012 to May 2017, Chairman of Governors of the City of London Academy Highbury Grove, Chairman of the Housing and Finance Institute, and member of the Advisory Board of IBDE. Sir Mark's recent paper on Brexit and the Financial Services Industry: the story so far is available here


Carolyn joined the CBI as Director-General in November 2015. She spent her early career at McKinsey, before taking on a range of senior leadership roles in the media industry. As a partner at McKinsey, Carolyn was a leader of the firm’s media practice. As BBC Director of Strategy, she led the BBC’s digital strategy and ran its transmission arm. Carolyn was also a member of the Executive board of ITV for four years. Carolyn has extensive FTSE board experience as a non-executive director of Lloyds Banking Group, The Vitec Group and Capita plc. She was also a Director of the Competition and Markets Authority, the UK Statistics Authority, and from 2008-11, the Financial Services Authority. From 1995-97, Carolyn was a member of the Number 10 Policy Unit. She began her career as an economist at the World Bank and then as a journalist for The Economist magazine.


AttendanceFree for corporate members £250+VAT for non-members. If you are not already a member please contact us at for more details and to express interest. Alternatively, please click here for membership details.

Held under the Chatham House rule, the IBDE Ambassadorial Luncheons bring together Heads of Mission alongside senior representatives from Whitehall and corporate partners to discuss Brexit, international trade and investment as well as other major global developments and their impact and implications for the UK, EU, US, Asian, Commonwealth and the wider global markets. 


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Citi, 5-7 Carlton Gardens

SW1Y 5AD London
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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 from 12:00 to 14:30 (BST)

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