Portrait of Lord O'Donnell
Breakfast Briefing

Breakfast Briefing with Lord Gus O'Donnell - Supporting a New Government Following a General Election

We are delighted to welcome Lord Gus O’Donnell, former Cabinet Secretary, for this special briefing.

Date & time

18 Jul 2024

08:00 - 10:00

Attendance type

Hybrid (Online and In Person)

Where

Central London and Virtual

Price

Free

Theme(s)

Collaborative leadership and organisational development

**Please note that in-person attendance at this event is now at capacity. Anyone who wishes to register for in-person attendance will be added to a waiting list and virtual attendance will be offered closer to the date to all who we are not able to accommodate.

When registering for this event you can choose whether you would prefer to attend in-person or virtually. Please note in-person capacity is limited, and any members we are unable to accommodate face-to-face will be offered the opportunity to join virtually. The livestream will run from 08:30 – 09:30.

With a general election due to be held on 4 July 2025, it is inevitable that there will be a change in Government either in terms of a Cabinet reshuffle with new manifesto commitments, or potentially entirely new political leadership.

As such, we are delighted to welcome Lord Gus O’Donnell, former Cabinet Secretary (2005-2011), to speak on his experience of leading the Civil Service and supporting a new Government following a General Election result.

By attending on the day, you will:

  • Understand what happens before, during and after a General Election within the Civil Service
  • Explore how the Civil Service delivers on government priorities and supports an incoming Government in the first 100 Days
  • Pose your question directly to Lord O’Donnell in a live audience Q&A

Gus O'Donnell is Chairman of Frontier Economics, Strategic Advisor to TD Bank, Executive Director and Strategic Advisor to Brookfield Asset Management, President of the Council of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), Chair of the Board of Trustees for Pro Bono Economics, Visiting Professor at LSE and UCL, a member of the Economist Trust. Gus was Cabinet Secretary and Head of the British Civil Service from 2005-2011. In 2010, he oversaw the introduction of the first coalition government since the Second World War. Previously, he was Permanent Secretary of the Treasury from 2002-2005 and served on the IMF and World Bank Boards. Gus studied Economics at Warwick University and Nuffield College, Oxford, then lectured at Glasgow University. Knighted in 2005, Gus was appointed to the House of Lords in 2012, sitting as a crossbencher (i.e. not affiliated to any political party). Gus is an Honorary Fellow of the British Academy and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

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Date & time

18 Jul 2024

08:00 - 10:00

Attendance type

Hybrid (Online and In Person)

Where

Central London and Virtual

Price

Free

Theme(s)

Collaborative leadership and organisational development

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