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Autumn Lecture 2019, London - Dr Kay Swinburne

Monday 2 December 2019 17:30 - 20:00

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We are delighted to announce that Dr Kay Swinburne delivered this year’s lecture, "It’s not all about the numbers – regulatory challenges for UK financial services post-Brexit"

Kay served as Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s influential Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, playing a pivotal role in shaping EU and global financial services legislation, including setting up the EU supervisory bodies (ESAs, SSM, SRM), capital markets union (EMIR, MiFID II, Prospectus, CCP Recovery & Resolution), and the broader banking union files. Prior to her career as an MEP, Kay worked in investment banking.

She brought a unique insight to policy 'behind the scenes'.

Honorary Fellow presentation

We are delighted to announce that we will be presenting Honorary Fellowship Awards to Professor Aled Jones, inaugural Director of the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University, and Steve Webb, Director of Policy at Royal London, as part of this year's Autumn Lecture.


Professor Aled Jones

Professor Jones is the inaugural Director of the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University. His research particularly focusses on the finance sector and government and how they will respond to the impacts of global resource trends and climate change, and is now leading a team to build a global model to explore political fragility from resource crisis.

He is a Co-Investigator in the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity and is an External Panel member of the His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability group and sits on the Scientific Advisory Group for the Global Food Security initiative which feeds into the UK research councils and across government.

He is an author on the 3rd Climate Change Risk Assessment for the UK Government and most recently chaired a working group on climate finance within the Capital Markets Climate Initiative on behalf of Greg Barker, the then Minister for Climate Change.

Steve Webb

Steve Webb is Director of Policy at Royal London, he was Minister of State for Pensions between 2010 and 2015, and the longest-serving holder of the post. During that time he implemented major reforms to the state pension system, oversaw the successful introduction of automatic enrolment and played a key role in the new pension freedoms implemented in April 2015.

Steve was the MP for Northavon from 1997 to 2015.  Before this he was professor of social policy at Bath University for two years, having previously worked for nine years as an economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.  He was awarded a knighthood in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list.

17.30-18.00 Registration 
18.00-18.20 Welcome and Honorary Fellow Award
18.20-19.00 Lecture
19.00-19.30 Q&A
19.30-20.00 Drinks reception
20.00 Event close




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