Enterprise Week 2018 – Keynote Event – The Future of Enterprise in Jersey

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07:45 – 11.00
The Pomme D'Or Hotel

The ‘Future of Enterprise in Jersey’ is the opportunity for business leaders and owners to consider and discuss how to navigate the turmoil in global politics, the subsequent impact on the economic environment and the repercussions for Jersey.

The agenda for the Keynote event will be:

07.45 – 08.30: Arrival and breakfast pastries

08.30: Welcome

BBC’s Business Editor Simon Jack will discuss the global political and economic shifts and how they are shaping the economic outlook. The impact of Brexit, Trump and the growing likelihood of a trade war will be addressed as Simon  considers whether these changes pose an opportunity or a threat to Jersey.

A panel discussion will consider the role and challenges for business leaders in growing and developing their organisation for a future in Jersey. Addressing issues such as technology, employee engagement, making a difference and leadership development will be:

  • Sir Peter Wall, ex Chief of the British Army and CEO of Amicus, a specialist leadership consultancy.
  • Charlie Parker, Chief Executive of the States of Jersey
  • Andrew McLaughlin, Chief Executive Officer, RBS International

Opportunity to question the speakers will be built in to the session.

11.00: Close, coffee, networking

Event Speaker

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Simon Jack, BBC's Business Editon

Simon took on a role previously held by Robert Peston, Kamal Ahmed, and Jeff Randall.

After time spent as a corporate and investment banker in London, New York and Bermuda, Simon joined the BBC’s Business and Economics unit. He reported for the Today programme, 5 Live's Wake up to Money and has developed podcasts for the Daily Telegraph. Simon became familiar to TV viewers when he started reporting the days' business news for BBC Breakfast and then covered the 2008 financial crisis for BBC News, the BBC News Channel and Working Lunch.

Having interviewed some of the biggest names in UK and international commerce, covered the key events in business and the markets, and analysed the implications of policy and government, Simon has an insight few can rival. His down-to-earth style, humour, and occasional irreverence, make him perfect for explaining the complexities of economics and industry to both the expert and the layperson alike. 

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General Sir Peter Wall

Peter Wall has recently retired after 40 years in the British Army. He joined the Royal Engineers from Sandhurst in 1974, finishing as the Army’s chief from 2010 to 2014.
Peter has served all over the world, including operational tours in Rhodesia, the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He has extensive experience of Whitehall, and the top of Government.
He is co-founder of Amicus, a Jersey based business which specializes in imparting military and commercial leadership expertise, with emphasis on strategic planning and execution, leadership development, and organizational health.
Peter is the president of Combat Stress, the military veterans’ mental health charity, and a director of General Dynamics, the US defence and aerospace corporation. He has played his fair share of sport and follows it avidly.

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Dr Andrew McLaughlin, CEO RBS International

Dr Andrew McLaughlin was appointed as the CEO of RBS International in July 2015. He was formerly Director, Communications and Chief Economist for RBS. Before joining the bank, he spent three years in corporate finance advisory working with Ernst and Young.
Andrew holds a first class honours degree in Economics and Politics. His 1993 doctoral thesis won the prestigious Walter Bagehot prize for best UK dissertation. Andrew spent several years working in academia before beginning his commercial career. He published a book on the automobile industry in 1998.
He is a member of the University of Nottingham Globalisation and Economic Policy Advisory Board and sits on the CBI Economic Affairs Committee. Andrew was previously a regular commentator in UK print and broadcast media and also a columnist in China Daily, China's leading business newspaper.
Andrew is a member of the University of Nottingham Globalisation and Economic Policy Advisory Board, a member of the Oxford Business School Business Economics Programme and Chairman of the Prince’s Trust Scotland Advisory Council.

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Charlie Parker, CEO, States of Jersey

Charlie Parker has been Chief Executive Officer of the States of Jersey since January 2018 having been Chief Executive of Westminster City Council from 2013. Here he oversaw the transformation of the Council directing the reorganisation of many council services, reducing costs by £200m and oversaw a successful Ofsted inspection in Tri-Borough Children’s Services, which resulted in the only outstanding rating in the UK. Westminster also achieved the best 2016 GCSE exam results in Inner London. 

Mr Parker’s previous position was Chief Executive at Oldham Council, where he led the council’s transformation from being the worst local authority in 2008 to the most improved in the country in 2012. He brought an estimated £500 million of investment into the town, while introducing innovative service improvements and financial efficiencies of £140 million over a five-year period. 

Before joining Oldham Council, Mr Parker was Director of Investment and Performance at English Partnerships and a member of its Executive Management Board. His other previous posts have included Group Strategic Development Director at Enterprise plc, Executive Director for Regeneration at Liverpool City Council and Head of Manchester Council’s Inner City Department. At Liverpool, he was responsible for delivering the internationally-renowned shopping centre, Liverpool ONE; the Arena entertainment venue; major sporting infrastructure; business parks; and new hospitals.

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