WIG 35th Anniversary Interview brings together key players across the sectors

On 17 October 2019, The Whitehall & Industry Group (WIG) hosted its annual flagship event, the WIG Annual Interview - this year commemorating the organisation’s 35th Anniversary.

Sponsored by CGI, the event brought together distinguished guests from across WIG’s membership to meet one another and hear from a panel of high-profile speakers – Lord O’Donnell, Chairman of Frontier Economics (and former Cabinet Secretary 2005-2011), John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service and Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office, Baroness Harding, Chair of NHS Improvement and Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of John Lewis Partnership. The conversation was moderated by BBC journalist and presenter, Reeta Chakrabarti.

Throughout the evening, there was a strong emphasis on the critical importance of communication and collaboration between the sectors to solve the big issues of the day.

Simon Ancona, Chief Executive of WIG, said:

“A fascinating discussion which underlined at every turn that working to overcome the significant national challenges ahead is a necessity and will require an unprecedented degree of cooperation and steady purpose across the sectors and with society. I would like to thank our members, sponsor and speakers for a wonderful evening and for their continued support.”