Guernsey Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner 2015
Lord Gus O’Donnell GCB who is the current Chairman of Frontier Economics and was former UK Cabinet Secretary from 2005 – 2011 will be the Guest Speaker at this year’s Guernsey Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner to be held on Wednesday 25 November 2015 at the St. Pierre Park Hotel.
Gus O’Donnell has been non-Executive Chairman of Frontier Economics (Europe) since October 2013. After joining the Treasury in 1979, Gus held various positions at the British Embassy in Washington, International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. From 2002 – 2005, he was Permanent Secretary at the Treasury and in 2005 became Cabinet Secretary on the retirement of Lord Turnbull. He held this position until 2011, serving three UK Prime Ministers – Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron.
Gus O’Donnell joined Frontier Economics as Senior Advisor in 2012 and became Chairman in 2013. In his role at Frontier, Gus draws on his extensive experience to provide strategic advice on all aspects of Frontier’s work. Gus also takes a key role in shaping Frontier’s development of cutting edge behavioural economics to support public and private decision making.
The Guernsey Chamber of Commerce Dinner will commence at 7pm with a Champagne Reception, sponsored for the fourth consecutive year by Price Bailey Chartered Accountants and will continue with a three course dinner sponsored by Montagu Evans Channel Islands Ltd (MECI).
Local charity, Giving Opportunities (GO) will be the exclusive beneficiary of the ticket sales from the raffle and this year raffle prizes are tailored around experiences rather than actual items; experiences that are both creatively imaginative and will bring tangible enjoyment to the lucky winning ticket holders.
GO’s main fund raising comes from its charity shop. All monies raised from the charity shops are used to train some of Guernsey’s young people who have social, language or communications difficulties with the aim of helping them find employment.
Sarah Bamford is the founder of GO and she says “We were honoured and delighted when the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce approached us asking if we would like be the benefitting charity from this year’s annual dinner. We are very aware of the number of businesses that are represented at this event and their support this year with purchasing raffle tickets will make a quantifiable and tangible difference in the opportunities that can be given to Guernsey’s young people.”
Tickets are priced at £70 each and tables of 10 or 12 are available and can be booked by calling (01481) 728686 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org The evening’s dress code is Black Tie.
Download the ticket booking form here
Read the Contact Magazine article ‘The Man whose nickname was “GOD” An audience with Gus O’Donnell’ here
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