UWE Bristol hosts Sir Winfried Bischoff, Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group

Issue date: 21 March 2014

The Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series

Date: 26 March 2014
Venue:City Hall, Bristol
Time: 18:00

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Sir Winfried Bischoff, Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group, is the latest speaker to address the business community at the Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series (BDEAs).

In a lecture entitled 'The Future of UK Banking in the Global Context', Sir Winfried's talk will address the following topics:

· Financial crisis and its aftermath

· The necessity for cultural change

· Regulatory changes and their impact

· Economic impact

· What are the arguments for a balanced economy?

· Change in tone towards financial and professional services

· The UK; its position in Europe, and the future of The City

The Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series (BDEAs) is one of the highlights of the University calendar and is a unique opportunity to hear about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership, directly from the leaders of organisations driving UK business performance. The series is delivered by the Bristol Business School in partnership with ACCA,Bristol City Council, Bristol Post, Business West, CBI,CMI,FSB,IoD, and the West of England LEP.

Speaking ahead of the event, Sir Winfried Bischoff said, “It is an honour to be giving the Distinguished Executive Address in Bristol, home to one of Lloyds Banking Group's key operational sites. Bristol is also a fitting venue to be discussing the future of banking given that it is home to such a broad array of the UK's financial and professional services, accounting for nearly 14 per cent of employment in the city.”

Sir Winfried Bischoff was appointed Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group in September 2009.

He was Chairman of Citigroup Inc. from December 2007 – February 2009 and served as its acting Chief Executive Officer from November – December 2007.

He joined Schroders in January 1966 and was appointed Group Chief Executive of Schroders plc in December 1984 and Chairman in May 1995.

Following the acquisition of Schroders' investment banking business by Citigroup in April 2000, he retired from Schroders and became Chairman of Citigroup Europe. He retired from Citigroup in September 2009.

In the United States, he is a director of Eli Lilly and Company (2000 - present, Chairman Audit Committee 2002 – 2006, Chairman Finance Committee 2006 - present) and McGraw-Hill Financial (1999 - present), Chairman Financial Policy Committee 2005 - present).

He was a member of Institut International d'Etudes Bancaires from 1987 to 2000 (president 1995), Chairman of the National Advisory Board of UK Career Academy Foundation from April 2002 to October 2010 and is a member of the International Advisory Board of Akbank TAS, Turkey (since 2009).

His previous directorships include Cable & Wireless plc (1991 – 2003, Deputy Chairman 1995 - 2003), IFIL - Finanziaria di Partecipazione SpA (1999 – 2004), Siemens Holdings Plc (2001 – 2003), Akbank TAS, Turkey (2007– 2009), Land Securities plc (1999 – 2008) and Prudential plc (2007 – 2009).

He will take up the position of Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council from 1 May 2014 on his retirement from Lloyds Banking Group.

He was awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours list in 2000 for services to the banking industry and an Honorary Doctorate from City University, London in the same year.

He was co-chairman with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling MP, of a Report on "UK International Financial Services – the future" (September 2008-May 2009). He is chairman of the Advisory Council of The City UK, the body set up to promote the financial and associated professional services industry of the UK following that report.

There will also be an opportunity for the audience to put forward their issues and questions at this event.

Series organiser, Professor Nicholas O'Regan says, “We are delighted by the calibre of this year's speakers, the series is an excellent opportunity for members of the business community in Bristol, as well as our own students, alumni and staff to hear directly from inspirational figures in industry with a wealth of strategic experience and leadership skills at the highest level.”

The series of talks continue throughout the year and will feature Chairmen, CEOs and institutional leaders representing a variety of sectors.

The Series welcomes Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange Group to deliver a lecture entitled 'Making Britain great: Are we supporting the companies that will determine the UK's economic future?' on 7 May 2014, 18:00-20:30 at Brunel's Old Station, The Passenger Shed, Bristol.

The Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series is free to attend and open to members of the business community.

To register for forthcoming talks visit: www.uwe.ac.uk/dea

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