PMG's 40th Anniversary Christmas Lecture 2017

Sir John Parker GBE, FREng

  • Lecture Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building

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The Plymouth Manufacturers' Group's 40th Anniversary Christmas Lecture 2017 will be given by this year's guest lecturer, Sir John Parker GBE, FREng.

Sir John will deliver a talk entitled: 'Leadership on an Industrial Journey', during which he will both examine some of the most critical challenges facing the engineering sector and consider the characteristics and importance of leadership.

Sir John has a most distinguished career in engineering, and is one of the leading figures in the sector. His corporate career is unique. Currently he is chairman designate of Laing O’Rourke and Chairman of Anglo American, Pennon Group plc and Advanced Plasma Power Ltd. He is also a non-executive director of Carnival Corporation and Airbus Group. 

He is a Visiting Fellow of the University of Oxford and was the President of the Royal Academy of Engineering from 2011 to 2014. He also won the Lifetime Achievement award at the Sunday Times 2015 Non-Executive Director awards. Sir John recently published his independent report for Her Majesty’s government into naval shipbuilding and set out far-reaching recommendations to transform the UK shipbuilding industry which was broadly adopted.

Join as at 18:00 for 18:30 with refreshments served upon arrival, followed by the lecture and then wine and canapes afterwards.

Please register your place via the above link. Contact or +44 1752 588992 for any queries.

This event is jointly sponsored by KPMG and the University of Plymouth.

About the Plymouth Manufacturers' Group

First formed 40 years ago in 1977, the PMG is an informal network of manufacturing companies from across the travel-to-work-area. At just under 12%, the city has the highest concentration of manufacturing and engineering employment of all large English cities south of the Midlands. The sector contributes £849m gross value added or ‘GVA’ into the local economy every year. That’s equivalent to 16% of the Plymouth economy, far greater than the national equivalent figure of 10%.

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