The role of business in supporting inclusive growth – with Nigel Wilson, CEO, L&G
Join Dr. Nigel Wilson as he shares L&G’s approach to delivering shareholder value alongside furthering social progress. He will explain why companies which aspire to prosper in the long term have to be both socially and economically useful, for example a recent project to tackle homelessness with Croydon council which is part of L&G’s £22bn investment in impactful investments. Dr Wilson will also give an overview of the ‘Business for Inclusive Growth’ (B4IG) initiative which was established earlier this year by 34 global businesses working with the OECD & the G7 Group of world leaders to build, pilot and scale models for inclusive business.
Dr Nigel Wilson
CEOLegal & General
Nigel was appointed Group Chief Executive in 2012 having joined as Group Chief Financial Officer in 2009.
Nigel won the ‘Most Admired Leader’ award at Britain's Most Admired Companies Awards 2017, for Management Today. He was also City AM “Business Personality of the Year” in 2014. In 2015-2016 Nigel was a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group.
Nigel was Chairman of the Investment Association’s review of Executive Pay (2016-2017) and the government’s review of Mission Led Business (2016- 2017). He was also a member of the governments Patient Capital Review Industry Panel (2017–2018) and a Commissioner in the Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Commission (2017–2018). He is currently a member of the expert group’s advising on the government’s Social Care Green Paper and the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy Implementation Board. He also Chair’s the Life Sciences finance group and the Bank of England’s Climate Financial Risk Forum, Innovation Working Group.
Qualifications include a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was a Kennedy Scholar, and a recipient of the Alfred P Sloan research scholarship. Nigel also worked at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).
Previous appointments include, McKinsey & Co, Dixons Group Plc, UBM, Guinness Peat Aviation and Stanhope Properties Plc.
Nigel was Senior Independent Director (SID) of The Capita Group plc. from 2009 until 2012, and was SID / Chairman of Halfords Group Plc. from 2006 until 2011.
Nigel has won numerous national masters Athletics Championships. He has five daughters. He is leading the 50/50 by 20/20 gender diversity initiative.