|Date & Time:||January 29, 2015 5:30 pm||Add to Calendar (.ics)|
The Government has just published The National Infrastructure Plan 2014 setting out an ambitious vision for the next parliament. The Report reinforces the commitment to investing in infrastructure underpinned by a pipeline of over £460 billion of planned public and private investment. The government is seeking to prioritise the public funding of infrastructure, putting in place what it considers to be the right policy framework to give investors the confidence to commit to long-term projects. In the run up to the May General Election this Lecture will be keenly listened to as infrastructure investment has taken a major place in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement.
Lord Deighton became Commercial Secretary to the Treasury in January 2013, having successfully completed his role as Chief Executive of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).
Prior to joining London 2012, Lord Deighton was the Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Sachs in Europe, and a member of its European Management Committee.
Lord Deighton studied Economics at Trinity College Cambridge, and he is also a Board member of England Rugby 2015, the Organising Committee for Rugby World Cup 2015.
The Whitehall series of lectures, which was inaugurated in March 2014, deals with the main issues confronting Government in the public sector and is planned as an occasional series with the lectures published by the Society. The Inaugural Lecture given by Professor Sir Malcolm Grant CBE will be published and launched at this Lecture.
A drinks reception will follow the lecture.