Annual Conference 2016

Posted by lepadmin - April 28, 2016 - Newsroom - No Comments

Join us for the GBSLEP Annual Conference 2016 on Friday 17 June at Birmingham Town Hall and hear all about our plans for the coming year. 

Doors open at 8.30am for 9.30am start. The event will finish at 11.30am.

Register on line here

Our conference this year will be feature updates from Board Directors Steve Hollis, Saqib Bhatti, Andrew Cleaves, Simon Marks and our Chair Andy Street.

Conference programme

  1. Welcome  – Andy Street, Chair
  2. Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP, West Midlands Combined Authority and Midlands Engine – How it all fits together  – Andy Street
  3. Economic Performance – Steve Hollis, Deputy Chair
  4. Delivering our Strategy for Growth
    • Business – Saqib Bhattui, Board Director for Growing Businesses
    • People – Andrew Cleaves, Board Director for Employment and Skills
    • Place – Simon Marks, Board Director for Optimising Assets
  5. The year ahead – Andy Street
  6. Panel Discussion (details below)
  7. Key Note Speech  – Lucy Williams, Head of Regulatory Compliance, HSBC
  8. Q&A

Panel Discussion

The panel discussion will get the views of key partners on the LEP’s progress and the opportunities and challenges ahead.

Panel members

  • Paul Faulkner, Chief Executive at Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce
  • Ahmed Farooq, Chief Financial Officer at Wesleyan
  • Cathy Gilbert, Director of External Relations, University of Birmingham
  • Dawn Ward CBE, Chief Executive and Principal at Burton and South Derbyshire College

The panel session will be chaired by Marc Reeves, Editor, Birmingham Mail and West Midlands editor-in-chief, Trinity Mirror Regionals

Key note speaker

Lucy Williams is the Head of Regulatory Compliance for HSBC in the UK, incorporating oversight of Retail Banking and Wealth Management (RBWM), the Commercial Bank (CMB) and Private Bank (PBGB.

Lucy joined HSBC in June 2013 from Prudential plc where she was the Director of Group Compliance.  Prior to that, she was Head of Compliance at Aviva UK.  Her earlier career included a range of roles over some years at the Financial Services Authority, in the Markets Division and Retail Supervision, and managing ABN AMRO’s Government Affairs team in Brussels.

Lucy holds BA (Hons.) and MSc. Degrees in International Relations and is a Trustee of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Institute of Business Ethics. Lucy is married with three young children and lives in Edgbaston.