Bank of England Agent to discuss economy in free Leeds talk
Will, who has been with the Bank of England since April 2011, will be the fifth speaker in a series of guest lectures organised by Leeds Business School and sponsored by Yorkshire Bank. The series sees some of the region’s top business leaders explore wide-ranging subjects, from social enterprise to fraud and corruption. Speakers to date have included Tom Riordan, CEO of Leeds City Council and Nicola Rimmer, Director at Barclays Bank.
In the first of two breakfast events, Will’s talk, entitled ‘Economic Prospects’, will be held at the University’s Rose Bowl Building on Tuesday 19 January 2016 from 9am to 10am (refreshments will be served from 8.30am). The talk is free and open to the public.
Before joining the Bank, Will worked as an economist in the private sector and in government, most recently at an economics consultancy and the communications authority Ofcom. Paul Houghton, Principal Lecturer in Accounting, Finance and Economics at Leeds Beckett, said: “Will’s talk will be of particular interest to professionals working within the banking, financial services, accounting and economics sectors, as well as to academic staff and students specialising in those areas.
“With a degree in economics and a career spanning over 10 years within the industry, Will is well versed to advise on the current state of the economy and associated matters.”
The full list of talks in the series is:
‘Economic Prospects’ – Will Holman, Deputy Agent, Bank of England. Tuesday 19 January 2016 (9am to 10am).
‘The Rise of Social Enterprise’ – Paul Monaghan, Expert in Corporate Ethics and Ecology. Tuesday 9 February 2016.
‘Engaging Leaders and Nurturing Entrepreneurs’ – Natalie Sykes, Regional Director, Institute of Directors, Yorkshire and the North East. Tuesday 23 February 2016
‘Fraud and Corruption in the World of Business’ – Chris Clements, Partner, Deloitte LLP. Tuesday 8 March 2016
‘Upside Down Management’ – John Timpson CBE, Chairman of Timpson Ltd. Tuesday 12 April.
‘Leeds: The City of Collaboration’ – Allison Page, Partner, DLA Piper and member of the Two Percent Club. Tuesday 26 April.
‘Governance – A Necessary Evil or a Driver of Performance?’ – Alex Simpson, General Counsel, Company Secretary and Chief Ethics officer, ASDA. Tuesday 10 May (8.30am to 10pm).