Power Lunch with Bernard Gray

Date: Thursday 22 July 2010

Time: 12:45pm - 02:00pm

"Acquisition in the time of Austerity: A perspective on the Strategic Defence and Security Review"

Bernard Gray is Chairman of TSL Education. Bernard joined the business as Chief Executive when it was acquired by Exponent in 2005. Prior to this he was Chief Executive of CMP Information, the UK media arm of United Business Media, for 5 years and in that role was responsible in turning around the company from losses to profits of £40m a year. From 1999-2001 Bernard was Strategy Director of UBM, and was heavily involved in the proposed Carlton-UBM merger, and the subsequent sale of UBM's ITV franchises to Granada for £1.7bn, as well as overseeing some £1.5bn of other corporate transactions. 

Bernard's earlier career involved 2 years at the Ministry of Defence, where he directed the Strategic Defence Review of 1998, almost 10 years as a journalist on the Financial Times Group, including spells as the FT's Defence Correspondent and writing the Lex Column. He started his career with 5 years in investment banking and capital markets working for Bankers Trust and Chase Manhattan in London and New York.

In non-executive roles, Bernard has been a director of Cable & Wireless and Five, the UK broadcaster.

This power lunch will take place from 12.45-2pm. If you are interested in attending please contact Philip at philip@adamsmith.org or on 020 7222 4995.

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