Thursday 27 March 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tickets: Members £40, Non-Members £45
The second in our series of events with Lord Chadlington will see him in conversation with Ben Brogan, former Deputy Editor and chief political commentator of The Daily Telegraph and since 2014 the Group Director of Public Affairs at Lloyds Banking Group. Generously hosted by ICAEW in the splendid surrounds of Chartered Accountants Hall drinks will be served from 6:00pm for a prompt 6:30pm start. Guests will have the opportunity to put questions to both Lord Chadlington and Ben Brogan – followed by drinks and networking from 7:30pm to 8:00pm.
Tickets are selling fast so to avoid disappointment please book now. A share of proceeds from the night will go towards the Charitable Trust.
Thank you to ICAEW for generously supporting this event:
ICAEW is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports more than 147,000 members worldwide. It provides its members with knowledge and guidance, and ensure ICAEW Chartered Accountants are meeting the highest ethical and technical standards. It acts in the public interest offering insights into business and the economy that help to shape government policy and regulation.
Benedict Brogan joined Lloyds Banking Group in January 2015 as Public Affairs Director.
Before Lloyds Banking Group he was a political columnist and blogger, and deputy editor of the Daily Telegraph. His 25 years in journalism spanned the Telegraph, the Daily Mail and the Glasgow Herald. He reported the fall of the Berlin Wall, covered five general elections, interviewed Bashar Assad, and was one of the most influential lobby correspondents at Westminster, where he launched the Morning Briefing email that became the must-read of British politics.
His role is to lead the Group’s external engagement with politicians, officials and regulators at every level, in London, Brussels and beyond. He is closely involved in the work to shape the bank’s story as it moves from fire-fighting to success, and supports the Group’s leadership in communicating its ambitions and strategy to policy-makers and legislators. He has particular responsibility for the Regional Ambassadors Programme.
Benedict grew up in the United States. He read history at the University of Massachusetts and international relations at Cambridge before joining the Glasgow Herald as a reporter. He lives in London with his wife and daughter, with whom he frequently bakes cakes.
Lord Chadlington (Peter) has spent his working life in journalism, public relations, and politics.
Peter Chadlington is a serial entrepreneur. He founded two of the largest public relations networks in the world. First, Shandwick the international PR firm which he floated on the London Stock Market and later sold to IPG in 1998. It became the largest PR firm in the world. And, then, Huntsworth, the international public relations and healthcare communications company which has a number of operating public relations brands within it – specifically Grayling, Huntsworth Health and Citigate. With 1700 people, 72 principal offices in 31 countries, the group provides clients with global reach and international cultural sensitivity.
Throughout his career, he has been active both in local and national politics. He worked for Prime Minister John Major and Prime Minister David Cameron, and was elevated to the House of Lords as a Conservative Peer in 1996.
Peter’s latest venture is The Chadlington Consultancy, a corporate and strategic communications company which specialises in high level issues. He is Chairman of GPW, an international business intelligence firm, and of Station 12, a venture capital and venture building company focused on media and entertainment.