Past Speakers

In the last ten years, we have welcomed a plethora of thought-leaders, industry-shapers and opinion-formers to speak at our dinners. With a little number-crunching, we can demonstrate the phenomenal breadth and depth of this distinguished company, from political leaders and industry legends to entirely fictional characters*.



6th December 2017

Idris Elba


8th November 2017

Malcolm Walker

CBE, CEO, Iceland

4th October 2017

Matt Frei

Channel 4/LBC

13th September 2017

Sir Ben Ainslie


5th July 2017

Ivan Menezes

CEO, Diageo

28th June 2017

Members event at Lords in the Long Room

25th May 2017 (breakfast)

Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond MP

Chancellor of the Exchequer/h5>

3rd May 2017

‘Fake news, fake metrics, fake brands’

David Pemsel, CEO, Guardian. Sir Craig Oliver, formerly of Number 10, + one speaker to be announced. Chaired by Torin Douglas/b>

5th April 2017

Tamara Rojo

CBE, Artistic Director and Lead Principle Dancer of the English National Ballet

1st March 2017

Brexit, Article 50

Dr Pippa Malmgrem (Former US Presidential Advisor on Economic policy), James O’ Brien, Journalist and LBC presenter, John McGrane, Director General of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce & Phil Collins, Journalist at the Times

5th February 2017

Carolyn Fairbairn

Director General, CBI


6th December 2016

Eddie Jones, Head Coach, English Rugby

7th Nov 2016

Rt Hon David Miliband

3rd Nov 2016

Sir Lynton Crosby

5th Oct 2016

James Harding, Director of News BBC

7th Sept 2016

Ron Dennis CBE, CEO, McLaren

7th July 2016

Chris Kermode, Executive Chairman & President – ATP World Tour. Members Dinner.

1st June 2016

David Lewis, CEO, Tesco

4th May 2016

David Abraham, CEO, Channel 4

6th April 2016

Sir Michael Rake, BT

2nd March 2016

Greg Dyke – Chairman, The FA Group

3rd Feb 2016

Ross McEwan – CEO, RBS


2nd Dec 2015

Anastacia – interviewed by Kate Thornton

4th Dec 2015

Lloyd Embley, Group Editor-in-chief Trinity Mirror

7th Oct 2015

Paul Geddes – CEO Direct Line Group

9th September 2015

Sean Fitzpatrick and Lawrence Dallaglio interviewed by John Inverdale

1st July 2015

Duran Duran

3rd June 2015

His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols Archbishop of Westminster

6th May 2015

Richard Scudamore

Chief Executive, Premier League

1st April 2015

Question Time Panel – General Election

4th March 2015

Alexandre Ricard

Chief Executive Officer, Pernod Ricard

4th February 2015

Peter Long

CEO, of  TUI

28th January 2015

Mary Portas


3rd December 2014

An Audience with Emeli Sande

hosted by Clare Balding

5th November 2014

Alexander Baldock

CEO, Shop Direct

8th October 2014

Charles March

(Earl of March and Kinrara) Chairman of the Goodwood Group

25th September 2014

Digital Innovation.

Kathryn Parsons, Decoded
Andrew Fisher, Shazam
Simon Fox, Trinity Mirror

10th September 2014

Question Time Panel

2nd July 2014

Baroness Patience Wheatcroft

4th June 2014

John Lovering

Chairman, ITIM and Maplin

20th May 2014

Members’ Only Lunch

At Shoreditch House with Neil Fox and Craig Logan

7th May 2014

John McFarlane OBE

Chairman, Aviva

2nd April 2014

Ronan Dunne

CEO, Telefónica UK (02)

5th March 2014

Edwina Dunn & Clive Humby

Founders, dunnhumby

5th February 2014

Sarah Sands, Editor

London Evening Standard



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