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Fifth Annual Colloquium on FTSE 100® Cross-Company Mentoring Programmes, hosted by the Bank of England, 2013

Hosted by Sir David Lees, Chair of Court, Bank of England

For the fourth consecutive year, Sir David Lees, Chair of Court of the Bank of England hosted the fifth Colloquium on the FTSE 100® Cross-Company Mentoring Executive Programme at the Bank on Thursday 3rd October 2013. Over 140 guests attended, including more than 50 Chairs of FTSE companies and business leaders. We were delighted to welcome the new Governor of the Bank, Governor Mark Carney, who shared his thoughts and observations on the economic situation and on how diversity is a key component in bringing about sustainable recovery.
Other highlights included a lively panel discussion of Mentors and Mentees on the Executive Programme moderated with insight and humour by Niall FitzGerald KBE, Chair, Haklyut and Company Limited and The British Museum.
Dr Nigel Wilson, Group Chief Executive, Legal & General Group plc formally launched the full roll-out of the new Next Generation Women Leaders Programme, and a panel of Mentors and Mentees led a discussion on building and developing the pipeline of talented women executives.
Finally, Ian Coull, Chair, Galliford Try plc shared some fascinating insights on diversity in the FTSE 250 and Stepen Hadrill, Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Reporting Council, provided us with an update from the FRC on implementation of its new reporting requirements on gender balance and diversity.
Guests participated in discussions on these themes, led by a panel of distinguished speakers including:

•  Sir David Lees
•  Ms Peninah Thomson OBE
•  Sir Philip Hampton
•  Ms Marianne Culver
•  Mr Jan du Plessis
•  Ms Louisa Cheang

•  Mr Niall FitzGerald KBE
•  Mr Mark Carney
•  Mr Ian Coull
•  Dr Nigel Wilson
•  Ms Robina Barker-Bennett
•  Ms Lizzie Rowlands
•  Ms Andrea Blance
•  Mr Stephen Haddrill

Chair of Court, Bank of England
Chief Executive, The Mentoring Foundation
Chair, Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
Head of Global Supply Chain, Premier Farnell plc
Chair, Rio Tinto plc
Group General Manager and Regional Head of Retail Banking & Wealth Management, Asia Pacific, HSBC plc
Chair, Hakluyt & Company and The British Museum
Governor, Bank of England
Chair, Galliford Try plc
Chief Executive, Legal & General Group plc
MD, Global Head of Funds, Lloyds Banking Group plc
Store Manager, Tesco plc
Strategy & Planning Director, Legal & General Assurance Society
CEO, Financial Reporting Council


Photo Gallery:
Photography by Robbies

Sir David Lees opening the 2013 Colloquium

The Executive Programme Panellists:
Ms Marianne Culver, Sir Phillip Hampton, Ms Louisa Cheang, Mr Jan du Plessis, and
Moderator Mr Niall FitzGerald KBE with Ms Peninah Thomson OBE and Sir David Lees

The Panel at work

Continuing the conversation over coffee

Mr Sacha Sadan, Mr Tony Hayward and Dr Nigel Wilson

Governor Carney joins the Colloquium

Governor Carney

Mr Ian Coull

Dr Nigel Wilson

The Pipeline Programme Panellists: Ms Helen Stevenson, Ms Lizzie Rowlands,
Ms Andrea Blance and Ms Robina Barker-Bennett

Mr Stephen Haddrill

Some Executive Programme Mentors