Bob Gavron Memorial Lecture, Monday 28th November 2016

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There could not be a better time to discuss corporate governance reform or remember one of the leading proponents of change

MONDAY 28th NOVEMBER 2016, 6.30pm

The inaugural Bob Gavron Memorial Lecture, given by Simon Walker, outgoing director general of the Institute of Directors

Monday 28th November 2016, from 6.30pm
Venue: Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED

Robert (Lord) Gavron, 1930-2015, was a businessman, philanthropist, arts lover, friend and enthusiast. He was one of the High Pay Centre’s loudest champions and one of our most generous supporters.

In a House of Lords debate in 2012 he said: “The directors of our public companies have soared ahead to the extent that they are paid up to 50 times as much as their former peers, some even more than that. Have they suddenly become 50 times more intelligent or 50 times more effective? No. The reasons they get so much more is that they … can, in terms of rewards, help themselves.”

We are delighted that Simon Walker, outgoing director general of the Institute of Directors, has agreed to give our inaugural Bob Gavron Memorial Lecture on November 28.

With corporate governance reform high on the government’s agenda, this will be an important occasion to listen to one of business’s most influential commentators, and also mark the memory of one of this country’s most admired business leaders.


We look forward to seeing you at the Institute of Directors on Monday 28th November, from 6.30pm.