Sir Vince Cable to give second Gavron Memorial Lecture

By 17.10.17BlogAugust 28th, 2020No Comments

Good news – Sir Vince will speak at the IoD’s Pall Mall HQ in late November at our second Gavron Memorial Lecture


To be held again at the Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED

We are delighted to announce that the Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP, new leader of the Liberal Democrats and former secretary of state for business, will give our second Gavron Memorial Lecture next month.

Bob (Lord) Gavron was a great supporter of the High Pay Centre, and a forceful advocate for reform. It is fitting that Sir Vince should give this talk in the wake of the announcement of further government reforms, which in turn build on the work Sir Vince carried out in cabinet.

An official invitation will be sent out in due course but until then do please save the date. It will be an evening event as before, with refreshments served before and after the lecture.

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We are now beginning our next substantial piece of research on reforming/replacing/reinventing the Remuneration Commitee. This is being carried out in partnership with the CIPD and kindly supported by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.

If you have any thoughts or relevant experience to share on how well you think RemCos work, or don’t, please email in confidence with anything you would like to discuss. We plan to hold a seminar on this subject later in the autumn (date to be confirmed).

Other news

We attended the TUC in Brighton and spoke at both the Labour and Conservative party conferences (Brighton and Manchester), at fringe meetings hosted jointly by the Smith Institute and the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum. While there is still some scepticism in the air about proposed governance reforms, on all points of the political spectrum, there is also goodwill and a sense that this is a moment when further change is both necessary and possible, Brexit or no Brexit.

At the Conservatives’ conference it was particularly nice to sit along side Chris Philp MP, who has been an unsung hero of the latest corporate governance reforms process – his paper published with the High Pay Centre began life long before last year’s EU referendum and the political turmoil of recent months.