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  • Contact: Jeremy Frewer

    JLA, 80 Great Portland Street London W1W 7NW, England

    Telephone 020 7907 2800 jeremyfrewer@jla.co.uk

    Spring / Summer 2013

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  • The global economy Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP Chancellor of the Exchequer 2007-2010 Lord Mark Malloch-Brown Former Deputy Secretary General, United Nations Robert Peston BBC Business Editor poliTicS & SocieTy Rt Hon David Blunkett MP Former Labour Home Secretary Rt Hon David Davis MP Influential Conservative Backbencher

    leaderShip & moTivaTion Lord Sebastian Coe Chairman, London Olympic Games Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller Head of MI5 2002-2007 Mark Ormrod Royal Marine Triple Amputee buSineSS leaderS & enTrepreneurS Will Butler-Adams Managing Director, Brompton Bicycle Co BJ Cunningham Serial Entrepreneur Robert Peston BBC Business Editor Ellis Watson CEO, DC Thomson Publishing Michael Woodford Whistleblowing Global CEO, Olympus SpecialiST buSineSS SpeakerS Rachel Botsman World Authority on Collaborative Consumption Guy Browning Humorous Business Author & Brand Consultant Ffion Hague Business Consultant & Biographer Tim Harford Million-selling Undercover Economist Leo Johnson Oxford Fellow & Co-founder, Sustainable Finance Scott Seaborn Executive Creative Director & Digital Pioneer FacTual enTerTainmenT preSenTerS Professor Brian Cox Particle Physicist & Wonders Presenter Nick Hewer Apprentice Aide & Countdown Host newS preSenTerS Huw Edwards Lead Anchor, BBC TV News James Naughtie The Today Programme John Pienaar BBC Radio 5 Live Justin Webb The Today Programme

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    Alistair Darling served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2007 to 2010, during the most turbulent and far-reaching economic crisis the world had seen for 60 years. He introduced the measures needed to avert a collapse of the banking system, and played a leading part in restoring stability to global financial markets.

    Alistair worked as a solicitor in Edinburgh before being called to the Scottish Bar and entering Parliament. He became Chief Secretary to the Treasury in Tony Blairs first Cabinet, moving to Work & Pensions, then taking joint responsibility for the Scotland Office and the Department of Transport. His final role under Prime Minister Blair was at the helm of Trade & Industry, after which Gordon Brown promoted him to the Treasury.

    As Chancellor, Alistair Darling was widely credited with preventing recession from spiralling into a repeat of the Great Depression. By the time he left office, government borrowing was less than forecast, and unemployment and repossessions were both lower than many had anticipated. Looking forward he believes that Labour must stay in the centre ground, and that the country wont be able to adapt to future needs unless both private and public sectors work together. In speeches he offers a dispassionate account of whats going on in the world economy

    Now on the backbenches Alistair has more time to enjoy fishing and walking in the Hebrides, and spending time in the family croft - while leading the campaign for Scotland to remain in the United Kingdom. His love of the island of Lewis led the venerated journalist Magnus Linklater to celebrate his perfect balance of Gaelic romanticism and Edinburgh canniness.

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    The global economy

    Mark Malloch-Brown served as United Nations Deputy Secretary General, Vice Chairman of the Soros investment funds and the World Economic Forum. He was also the Prime Ministers envoy for the London G20 Summit, and Foreign Office Minister with responsibility for Africa and Asia - with a seat in the Cabinet. He has a remarkable breadth of leadership experience and insight across international politics, investment and development.

    Originally a journalist at The Economist, Mark switched to a field role with the UNHCR before joining a political communications consultancy working closely with democratic opposition leaders in Chile and the Philippines. He helped both to overthrow dictatorships. Then, after five years as World Bank Vice President for External Affairs, Mark returned to the United Nations to head the Development Programme, with offices and programmes in more than 150 countries. He ultimately became Chief of Staff and then Deputy to Kofi Annan. For several years he ran the full gamut of UN activities around the world from politics to peacekeeping and diplomacy. This made him the Chief Operating Officer of a several hundred thousand person organisation.

    Mark has since served on the boards of George Soros investment funds and the little known but hugely influential Open Society Foundation. He is now Chairman (EMEA) of FTI Consulting, advising on macro and enterprise risks across the world.

    In his presentations Mark explores the opportunities and challenges for private sector interests in both emerging and frontier markets. He examines the link between business and development, the tensions that can be created by economic progress, and political uncertainty from the Middle East to the South China Seas. His messages resonate across all industry sectors, from agriculture and energy to technology and retail.

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  • As BBC Business Editor, Robert has broadcast a series of exclusives about the global financial situation. It was he who revealed the crisis at Northern Rock and RBS, the emergency rescue of HBOS and the inevitability of the Irish bailout. According to the Evening Standard, as austerity cuts bite, he remains the authoritative voice on the UK economy.

    Robert was previously City and Assistant Editor of The Sunday Telegraph, in charge of business and money sections. Before that he was the FTs Financial Editor and a member of the editorial board. He also served as Political Editor, Banking Editor and founder of the investigations unit.

    At the Royal Television Societys Television Journalism Awards, Robert won both Specialist Journalist and Television Journalist of the Year for his coverage of the credit crunch and a string of associated stories. Other honours include the Scoop of the Year Award and the Wincott Prize, and Best Performer in a Non-Acting Role at the Broadcasting Press Guild. Hes also won huge acclaim for his blog, which receives 2.5 million views each month.

    Books include How Do We Fix This Mess? and Who Runs Britain? - How the Super-Rich are Changing our Lives. The latter explains the nature of the boom, and why we are now having to pay the price for excess. Or, as The Guardian describes it, how Labour glorified the City and (allowed it to) put all the nations economic eggs into one dangerous basket of fizzy finance.

    As well as reporting on business news for radio and television, Robert investigated the causes and consequences of the credit crunch in BBC2s Super Rich: The Greed Game, and presented Peston & The Moneymen for Radio 4. He also gave the Richard Dunn Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. In presentations he explains that European banking union and new regulations will have broad consequences for Britain. Charting the twists and turns, Robert explores how we can move to a more sustainable, investment based economy.

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  • As Home Secretary at the time of 9/11, David Blunkett served through the most testing times. The turbulence was not confined to his political life; few senior politicians have experienced quite so many ups and downs, and none have achieved high office having been blind since birth.

    After leading Sheffield City Council (described by a local Tory as The Peoples Republic of South Yorkshire), David entered Parliament and held shadow portfolios in health, education and employment. Then as Labour Party Chair he became a key player in the development of New Labour distancing himself once and for all from the loony left.

    When Tony Blair came to power David was appointed Secretary of State for Education and Employment where he launched the Learning & Skills Councils, created Job Centre Plus, oversaw the Equal Opportunities Commission and established the Disability Rights Commission. Later as Home Secretary he took responsibility for security, immigration and policing. He also attracted controversy by introducing a raft of measures to combat the threat of terrorism.

    As well as giving an insiders view on the political landscape, David talks with authority on managing change, social responsibility and the benefits of diversity. His own story is one of overcoming considerable adversity. He is also an entertaining and surprisingly revealing after dinner speaker, with a fund of anecdotes about Labours years in power.

    Since leaving the front bench David has continued to inform policy-making on social mobility, affordable credit and cyber security. He also devotes energy to his Future For Work Foundation, whose aim is to provide volunteering and work experience. David has published The Blunkett Tapes (sub-titled My Life in the Bear Pit), written a Sun column and appeared on Mastermind where he chose Harry Potter as his specialist subject.

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