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HRH The Countess of Wessex, GCVO, attended the Foundation’s annual Colloquium at The Inner Temple

We were delighted that Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex attended our annual Colloquium in May 2016, at the Inner Temple.

The keynote speech was given by Sir Philip Hampton who, together with Dame Helen Alexander, was appointed in February to succeed Lord Davies as Chairman of the Women on Boards Review (now Hampton-Alexander Review) being undertaken by the government. Other speakers included Mr Andrew Higginson, Chairman, Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc and Ms Lynne Burns, HR Director, Personal and Business Banking, Royal Bank of Scotland plc. The event was chaired by Mr David Roberts, Chairman, Nationwide Building Society.

The theme of this year’s Colloquium was "Mentoring in Action": Developing and Sustaining the Pipeline of Talented Women in the UK, and delegates enjoyed a morning of discussion of issues relating to women’s careers.


(from left to right): HRH The Countess of Wessex, GCVO, Peninah Thomson OBE (Chief Executive, The Mentoring Foundation), Ms Suzanne Lofthouse-Jackson (Assistant Private Secretary to The Countess of Wessex) and Sir Win Bischoff (Chairman, Financial Reporting Council). Photo credit: "Robbies Photography"