Talking Philanthropy 2016
When did you last get the opportunity to reflect on the sector we work in and how it impacts the world? How often do we really take the time to think beyond the day to day of our work?
Our Talking Philanthropy event is an opportunity to come together with leading professionals to share and learn from each other in a meaningful way and hear insights from our speakers (details below).
Participants will be attending from across a range of sectors including arts & culture, higher education, NGO & development, grant making and consultancy.
Attendance is strictly by invitation only, and delegates come from a broad range of backgrounds, such as fundraising, management, consulting, organisational leadership and philanthropy.
This diversity and range of experience is an amazing opportunity to share skills and experience with others and enrich the mental landscape of our professional worlds.
For more information on the event and our speakers Sir Howard Davies and Geoff Holt, please see below.
Event Format and Speaker Profiles
Sir Howard Davies
Sir Howard Davies has served in a number of influential and high profile positions in the private and public sectors, as well as various branches of the British Government.
Amongst others, these include; Private Secretary to the British Ambassador to France, Special Advisor to Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson, Controller of the Audit Commission, Director General of the Confederation of British Industry, and Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.
In 1997 he was was appointed as Chairman of the newly established Financial Services Authority, serving until 2003, when he took up the position of Director at the London School of Economics, a post he held until 2011.
In 2012 he chaired the UK Airports Commission, a highly contentious and demanding commission set up to explore the development future of the United Kingdom’s airports.
Following the publication of the commission’s report in 2015, Sir Howard took up the post of the Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Geoff Holt became an inspiration to many when he completed his ‘Personal Everest’ challenge. Geoff sailed 1,445 miles, solo, around Great Britain in a fragile 15-foot dinghy in 2007. Hailed an extraordinary, courageous achievement, Geoff is a passionate, talented yachtsman who uses a wheelchair.
Paralysed from the chest down after a swimming accident, Geoff secured another place in the history books when he became the first quadriplegic sailor to sail across the Atlantic in January 2010. Since then Geoff has gone on to receive many awards in recognition of his achievements and work, including BBC Sports Personality of the Year and an MBE.
Geoff is an amazing individual and an inspiring speaker, and will be sharing his personal story and ambitious plans for a round the world expedition.
Talking Philanthropy is a opportunity to learn and share with senior colleagues in fundraising, philanthropy and leadership.
The day will be a mixture of expert speakers and smaller group discussions to discuss and debate ideas, best practice and the future of our sector.
Proceedings will be opened with a keynote speech by Sir Howard Davies and closed with an inspirational talk from Geoff Holt.
Further details of the program will be released shortly.
Logistics and Practicalities
Date: Friday 16th September 2016
Time: 09.30-17.30 speakers and sessions; 17.30 – 18.30 Champagne reception; 18.30 departure.
Transport: Parking is available onsite. Transport from the Ipswich train station will be provided.
International Travel: The closest airport is London Stansted which is approximately 75 minutes drive.Train services from the airport to Ipswich Station are via London Liverpool Street Station. Times, prices and booking can be viewed here. A coach service (85mins) runs from Stansted to Ipswich train station. Times, prices and booking can be viewed here.
Accommodation: If you would like recommendations on local accommodation please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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