Chairman's Masterclass: "Net Zero - the journey so far and options ahead"

Event: Net Zero - the journey so far and the options ahead

12 February 2020, London

Event details

Where: Central London

When: 7pm-10pm, 12 February 2020

What: Dinner, Speech from National Grid Executive Director UK, Nicola Shaw CBE

About the speaker

Our guest speaker, Nicola Shaw CBE, will be discussing the journey to net zero carbon emissions

Nicola Shaw was educated at both Oxford University, where she studied for a bachelor’s degree in History and Economics, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she received a master’s in Transportation.

Nicola has served in senior management roles, as Chief Executive Officer of HS1 and Managing Director of UK Business Division at FirstGroup plc. She was also an independent Non-executive Director of Ellevio AB and Aer Lingus Group plc.

Nicola’s career, in the UK and overseas, has included senior positions in several regulatory, commercial and operational roles. She has a strong leadership track record, including Chief Executive Officer of HS1 and Managing Director of the UK Business Division at FirstGroup plc.

Who should attend?

The Chairman’s Masterclass Dinner Series is a forum for senior business to discuss topical issues under Chatham House Rules.

Typical attendees include Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Commercial Officers, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officers, Managing Directors and business unit Directors.

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Chairman's Masterclass: "Smart Infrastructure - Improving People's Lives"

Event: "Smart Infrastructure - Improving People's Lives"

12 June 2019

By Lois Taylor12th June 2019

On 12 June 2019 we are joined by Dr Paul Golby CBE, Chairman of National Air Traffic Service, Chairman of Costain Group plc and a member of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology.

Dr Golby will be discussing how infrastructure organisations can deploy innovative technology to improve people’s lives.

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Smart Infrastructure is the latest event in our Chairman’s Masterclass Dinner series, providing UK business leaders with insight for over a decade.


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Douglas Badham Curzon Consulting

Douglas Badham

Douglas Badham Curzon Consulting

Partner, Financial Services Lead

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Douglas holds over 20 years’ international consulting experience, gained across the Financial Services, Healthcare, and Technology industries.

His expertise is primarily in business strategy development, sales and distribution optimisation, customer experience, and operating model.

Douglas leads our Financial Services practice, supporting banking, insurance, and wealth management clients at a time of enormous disruption and change in the industry.

He is interested particularly in the opportunities presented by open banking, in best application of AI and digital to enhance customer value while meeting the challenge of increased customer longevity, and the protection gap.


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John Mason

John Mason

John Mason

Partner, Manufacturing and Engineering Services Lead

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Over the last twenty years, John has worked with a broad cross-section of clients both in the UK and internationally. His industry and consulting experience includes heavy engineering, chemicals, and construction materials as well as aerospace, pharmaceuticals, hi-tech products, and engineering services businesses.

John leads our Manufacturing Practice, helping clients tackle complex business challenges to achieve a step-change in outcomes. Whether it be re-shaping for growth, accelerating performance improvement, or leveraging the possibilities offered by digital and automation technologies in a time of rapid evolution. Every situation is unique, requiring application of experience, creativity, and collective effort to achieve the ambition.

With an early engineering career with one of the UK’s biggest industrials, John has a long association with the manufacturing and engineering sector.


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