Webinar: Briefing by Minister for Investment Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Kt

Tuesday, 19 May,
Online webinar, London
Hosted by Chatham House Rule

An update from the UK Government to foreign corporate investors.

This webinar is hosted by Chatham House Rule and organised in collaboration with the Nordic Chambers of Commerce in the UK.

The UK, Europe and indeed the world are facing unprecedented times during the Covid-19 pandemic. Adding to that let us not forget the United Kingdom is in full speed in arranging a time post UK’s exit from the European Union, including arranging free trade agreements.

We are pleased to be joined by HM Government’s Minister for Investment Lord Grimstone of Boscoble Kt, who will give a briefing on this followed by a curated Q&A session with questions from the audience.

He will be joined by Michael Charlton, Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer and Christina Liaos, European Lead Foreign Direct Investment, both from the Department for International Trade.

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Kt was appointed unpaid Minister for Investment jointly at the Department for International Trade and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy on 18 March 2020. Before joining government, his career spanned the private and public sectors. His roles have included:

  • chairman of Barclays Bank plc and Standard Life Aberdeen
  • lead non-executive on the board of the Ministry of Defence
  • chairman of financial services body, TheCityUK, from 2012 to 2015
  • member of HM Treasury’s Financial Services Trade and Investment Board

Lord Grimstone has held board appointments across many sectors and served as one of the UK’s Business Ambassadors. He also:

He has a particular interest in UK-China and UK-India relations. He has joined several Ministerial visits, including the annual Economic and Financial Dialogues between the countries. He also chaired TheCityUK China Market Advisory Group. Lord Grimstone was knighted in 2014 for public service to defence and business.


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