Dr Richard Ward, Chief Executive Officer, Lloyd's
Monday 8th February, Peter Chalk, Newman E (with videolink to lecture B, Cornwall Campus)
Richard Ward is the CEO of Lloyds, the world's leading specialist insurance market, providing insurance services to businesses in over 200 countries and territories across the globe. Richard previously worked for over ten years at the London based International Petroleum Exchange (IPE), the second largest energy trading exchange as both Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman. Prior to the IPE, Richard held a range of senior positions at Britsh Petroleum. Between 1982 and 1988, Richard worked as a Senior Physicist with the Science and Engineering Research Council, leading a number of research and development projects. He is a council member of Heart of the City Charity and a Board Member of the Geneva Association, the leading think tank of the world's largets insurers and reinsurers. Richard has a first class Honours degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Exeter. Richard is also an honorary graduate of the University of Exeter. Richard will be speaking on "Insurance: Shaping the Future, Learning from the Past"
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Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope KCB OBE ADC, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
Friday 19th February, Peter Chalk, Newman A (with videolink to lecture B, Cornwall Campus)
As the First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, a position he took up in July 2009, Mark Stanhope is the Royal Navy's professional head and Chairman of the Navy Board. He is responsible to Secretary of State for the fighting effectiveness, efficiency and morale of the Naval Service, and as a member of the Defence Council supports the Secretary of State in the management and direction of the Armed Forces through prerogative and statutory powers. As a member of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, he advises CDS on maritime strategy and policy whilst as a member of the Defence Board, he has a collective responsibility for providing strategic direction to the department, managing performance and ensuring that Defence delivers the required outputs. He is also the Top Level Budget holder for the Naval Sector and advises the Permanent Under Secretary on resource allocation and budgetary planning in the light of defence policy and naval priorities. He thus holds both Single-Service Executive Committee and Departmental responsibilities. In between sea appointments he has worked in the Ministry of Defence for the Naval Staff and as a personal staff officer to the Chief of Defence staff (1994-1996). His experience of Whitehall was expanded in 2002 by a short secondment to the Cabinet Office. His initial NATO assignment was in the Regional Headquarters of Allied Forces North, based in Holland. Following this he served as the Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet before returning to NATO, this time in Norfolk, Virginia, USA as the Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, a four star post leading on the military transformation of the Alliance. His most recent appointment as Commander-in-Chief Fleet combined both his operational and alliance experience exercising full command over all deployable Fleet units, including the Royal Marines whilst also holding the post of Allied Maritime Component Commander at Northwood responsible for ensuring that NATO maritime forces were ready for operations as required by the North Atlantic Council. As a junior officer Admiral Stanhope read Physics at Oxford. He conducted formal staff training at Greenwich, attended the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1997 and Higher Command and Staff Course in 1998. Awarded the OBE in 1990, he was knighted in 2004 and is a recipient of the US Legion of Merit (Officer). A Freeman of the City of London and the Guild of Freemen, he is a Younger Brother of Trinity House, a Fellow of the Nautical Institute, a Liveryman of the Upholders Company and an Honorary Fellow of St Peter’s College Oxford. Admiral Sir Mark will speaking on “The Maritime Contribution to UK Defence and Security"
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Professor John Beddington, Chief Scientific Advisor to HM Governemtn and Head of the Government Office for Science
Monday 26th April, Cornwall Campus lecture C (with a videolink to Streatham Campus)
Professor John Beddington was appointed as Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) on 1 January 2008. John's main research interests are the application of biological and economic analysis to problems of Natural Resource Management including inter alia: fisheries, pest control, wildlife management and the control of disease. He started his academic career at the University of York and spent three years on secondment from York as a Senior Fellow with the International Institute of Environment and Development. He has been at Imperial College since 1984, where he headed the main departments dealing with environmental science and technology. He was Professor of Applied Population Biology at Imperial until his appointment as GCSA. He has been adviser to a number of government departments, including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (on Antarctic and South Atlantic matters), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (where he chaired the Science Advisory Council), the Department for International Development, the Ministry of Defence and the Cabinet Office. He was for six years a member of the Natural Environment Research Council. He has acted as a senior adviser to several government and international bodies, including the Australian, New Zealand and US Governments, the European Commission, the United Nations Environment Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organisation. In June 1997 he was awarded the Heidelberg Award for Environmental Excellence and in 2001 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society. In 2004 he was awarded the Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George by the Queen for services to fisheries science and management.
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