CBI Director General to Deliver University Lecture
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
The Director-General of the CBI is to deliver a lecture on 'Wealth Creation in the 21st Century', at the University of Worcester.
Richard Lambert’s lecture, on Friday, May 21, is sponsored by independent law firm Martineau.
The Confederation of British Industry is the country’s leading business organisation and Mr Lambert is an influential national figure.
Professor David Green, University of Worcester Vice Chancellor, said: “We are delighted that Richard Lambert has agreed to deliver this lecture. It will provide a first class opportunity to gain strategic insight from one of the Country’s most influential and knowledgeable business figures.”
Martineau's Head of Education, Smita Jamdar, said : "We are delighted to be sponsoring this lecture which resonates with so many of the sectors in which our firm has a particular interest, such as education, as well as addressing possibly the single most pressing issue that faces our economy."
After studying History at the University of Oxford, Richard Lambert began a long association with the Financial Times in 1966. He edited the Lex column in the 1970s, before becoming financial editor in 1979. He was the paper’s editor for 10 years from 1991.
In 2003 Mr Lambert was asked by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to lead a review of business-university collaboration. He was a member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee from 2003 until 2006, before joining the CBI as Director-General.
Among a number of other roles, Mr Lambert is also a Trustee of the British Museum and Chancellor of the University of Warwick.