We’d like to welcome you to:
The Opportunities for Scotland
An interview with….
The Right Honourable The Lord Smith of Kelvin
Tuesday 22 May 2012
Registration 5.45 pm
To celebrate the launch of an ambitious plan for growth for The Entrepreneurial Exchange in Tayside we are delighted to present an audience with Robert Smith, Baron Smith of Kelvin, one of Scotland’s most influential business leaders.
Robert Smith is one of Scotland’s leading business figures. He joined the Board of Scottish & Southern Energy as a non- Executive Director in June 2003 and became Chairman in January 2005. Lord Smith is also Chairman of the Weir Group PLC joining the Board in February 2002 and being appointed chairman in July of the same year. In addition he is a non-executive director of 3i Group plc, Standard Bank Group Ltd and Aegon. He also chairs Glasgow 2014 Ltd, the organising committee for the Commonwealth Games. He is currently a member of the Council of Economic Advisors to the First Minister of Scotland, Chancellor of the University of the West of Scotland and patron of the Scottish Community Foundation. He also chairs The Smith Group, which studies opportunity pathways for young people not in education, employment or training. A former chairman and chief executive of Morgan Grenfell Private Equity he was also chief executive of Morgan Grenfell Asset Management from 1996 until 2000 before becoming vice chairman of Deutsche Asset Management between 2000 and 2002.
The evening will be chaired by Exchange Chairman, Chris van der Kuyl who will interview Lord Smith on a wide variety of subjects including the role of Culture and Sport in a vibrant economy, the opportunities for renewables and engineering in Scotland and the inclusion agenda.
The Exchange would like to invite a wide audience from the business, academic and civic leadership communities of Tayside to come and join us for a fascinating insight into Tayside and Scotland’s future.
To book your place please contact Karen McTaggart at the Exchange office on 01698 285650 or at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you there.
The D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre
Ground Floor, Tower Extension
University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4HN