Jane Oakland, Partner and Head of Thrings’ Bristol Corporate team, joined 180 leading members of the region’s business community at City Hall in Bristol this week for a lecture by Sir Win Bischoff, Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group.
Sir Win discussed a range of financial and economic issues during his speech, including the banking crisis, regulatory changes and the UK’s role in Europe. He also revealed details about life as Lloyds Chairman, and his role as founding chairman of the 30% Club, which aims to raise the proportion of women directors on UK FTSE-100 boards to 30 per cent by 2015.
Afterwards, guests enjoyed an opportunity to discuss the key points from the lecture, exchange views on the economy and network over supper.
The lecture – entitled ‘The Future of UK Banking in the Global Context' – was the latest event in the Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series (DEAs), which provides prominent business leaders with a unique insight into the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership.
The Bristol DEAs is delivered by University of the West of England Bristol Business School in conjunction with its key stakeholders, including ACCA, Bristol City Council, Bristol Post, Business West, Confederation of British Industry, Federation of Small Businesses and Institute of Directors.