Leadership & Strategy Lunches
Madrid | Meeting with Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
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About the event. An opportunity to gain a first-hand perspective from Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, and discuss the impact of Brexit on Spain-UK bilateral business relations, the interests of British companies who operate in Spain, and the role of business organisations in giving a voice to businesses in situations such as the current uncertainty regarding the different Brexit scenarios.
About Carolyn. Carolyn Fairbairn joined the CBI as Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) in November 2015. Her career spans a range of leadership roles in business, media and government, with particular experience in the finance and broadcasting sectors.
Fairbairn spent her early career with the World Bank and as a journalist with The Economist magazine. In 1995 she joined McKinsey, and became a partner in its media practice. She has also held senior roles in broadcasting. As BBC Director of Strategy, she led the BBC’s digital strategy and in 2003 designed and launched Freeview, one of the UK’s most successful TV services. From 2007-2010, Fairbairn was a member of the Executive Board at ITV.
Fairbairn has extensive FTSE board experience, including as non-executive director of Lloyds Banking Group, the Vitec Group and Capita plc. She was also a Director of the Competition and Markets Authority and from 2008-11, the Financial Services Authority, and until 2016 was a Trustee of Marie Curie.
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