We are thrilled to announce Lord Davies of Abersoch, CBE as keynote speaker at Northern Ireland’s first Diversity & Inclusion Summit being held on Thursday 20th February 2020 at Titanic Belfast.
This unique half day event will also feature leaders in Diversity and Inclusion with speakers and panels to inspire and motivate attendees focussed on building inclusive cultures.
Date: Thursday 20th February 2020
Time: 8.30am to 2.00pm
Venue: Titanic Belfast
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Our keynote speaker Lord Davies spearheaded ‘The Davies Review’, a government backed commission, first introduced in 2010 to examine the underrepresentation of women on boards. At that time he was Minister of State for Trade, Investment and Small Business.
The Davies Review presented practical, business-led recommendations to address the gender imbalance on the boards of FTSE 350 companies. It offered a voluntary, inclusive approach with actions for all stakeholders. It helped ensure boards benefitted from a balance of different perspectives and that recruitment practices are based on skill, experience and performance, allowing women to play a full role at the top of British business.
Carried out in 2015, the Davies Report gave a summary of the voluntary, business led, approach to increase representation of women on FTSE 100 boards. The report also set out Lord Davies’s next step recommendations for further work in this area.
Lord Davies of Abersoch, CBE
Lord Davies is a Partner and the Chairman of Corsair Capital, a private equity firm specialising in financial services. He is also the Chairman of LetterOne, the Chairman of the Lawn Tennis Association, the Chairman of Intermediate Capital Group, an Adviser to Teneo, and the Chairman of UK India Business Council.
He was Minister for Trade, Investment, Small Business and Infrastructure from January 2009 until May 2010.
Prior to that, Lord Davies was Chairman and previously CEO, and served on the Board of Standard Chartered for over 12 years.
He was awarded a CBE for his services to the financial sector and the community in Hong Kong in June 2002 where he served as a member of the HK Exchange fund for seven years. Lord Davies is a JP in Hong Kong, and he is an Honorary Distinguished Professor at Cardiff Business School.
Lord Davies is married with two children and is a fluent Welsh speaker.
We will soon be announcing the event sponsors along with further speakers and panellists.
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