Big pay and shady deals to be debated at Leeds Beckett public lecture
The event entitled ‘Financial Services: big pay and shady deals or an essential profession?’ will take place in the University’s Rose Bowl building at the city Campus from 6-7pm on Tuesday 21 February.
Angela, who has been in post since December 2015 was formerly Chief Executive of the energy industry trade body Energy UK, and prior to that, she was the Chief Executive of the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) during the banking crisis. She was honoured with a CBE for services to the financial services industry in 2007.
Paul Houghton, who organises Leeds Business School’s annual lecture series, said: “Angela’s vast career and wealth of experience in the financial sector will make for a fascinating lecture and I’m really looking forward to hearing to what she has to say.
“During her talk she will investigate the effectiveness of the contribution which the financial world makes to business in general; and the session will end giving the audience a chance to ask Angela questions.”
Angela joined the BBA from the Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers (now the Wealth Management Association), where she had been the CEO. During this period, she also served as a non-executive director on a number of plc boards.
Before running trade associations, Angela was MP for Erewash from 1992 - 1997, and during that time, was also a Treasury Minister, working for the Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer. A chemistry graduate, she worked in the engineering industry for 15 years, mostly in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, before becoming involved in politics via Sheffield City Council.