Events / Doriot Distinguished Speaker Series with Carolyn Fairbairn

Doriot Distinguished Speaker Series with Carolyn Fairbairn

November 21, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Doriot Distinguished Speaker Series
Carolyn Fairbairn
Director General, Confederation of British Industry
Wednesday 21 November


This event is sponsored by Deutsche Bank


At a critical time for business, Carolyn Fairbairn (MBA 88J) will share her views on Brexit, how the UK government and EU are working together, and what the UK might look like after March 2019. Carolyn will also examine some of the domestic policy issues that companies are tackling beyond Brexit, particularly in skills, immigration and innovation.


Carolyn has been Director General of the Confederation of British Industry since November 2015. Her career spans a range of senior leadership roles in business, government and the media. She was a consultant and then partner at McKinsey & Company, where she led its UK media practice. She has worked extensively in the broadcasting industry, as the BBC’s Director of Strategy for five years, where she led the BBC’s digital strategy and launched TV service Freeview, before later moving to ITV.


She has also held several FTSE board positions: as a non-executive director at Lloyds Banking Group, the Vitec Group and Capita. She was a director of the Competition and Markets Authority, the UK Statistics Authority and, from 2008-11, the Financial Services Authority. From 1995-97, Carolyn was a member of the Number 10 Policy Unit. She began her career as an economist at the World Bank and worked as a journalist for The Economist magazine. Carolyn has a BA in Economics from Cambridge University, an MA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from INSEAD.


VENUE Deutsche Bank
Great Winchester Street, London EC2N 2DB
Nearest tube: Liverpool Street
TIME 19:00 for 19:30
COST Members £25 Members’ guests (non INSEAD) £35
REFRESHMENTS Wine and canapés