Tuesday, 8 March 2011, 6:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Leadership at a Time of Transition and Turbulence - A conversation with Peter Sutherland KCMG

Professor Kenneth Costa, Peter Sutherland KCMG

Professor Costa conducts a conversation/discussion with Peter Sutherland, Chairman of Goldman Sachs International, to examine the challenges of leadership at a time of financial and geo-political dislocation.

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Professor Ken Costa is the former Chairman of Lazard International and is the Emeritus Gresham Professor of Commerce.

Ken Costa studied philosophy and law at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where he became President of the Students' Union and was active in the student protest movements against apartheid.  He went on to study law and theology at Queens' College, Cambridge, where he obtained the LLM and Certificate in Theology.

Following university, he went to work for an investment bank in the City of London, where he has worked for over 30 years. After serving as Vice-Chairman of UBS Investment Bank, a global financial institution, where he advised international corporations, Mr Costa was named as the Chairman of Lazard International, joining the bank in October 2007.

Ken Costa is the Chairman of Alpha International, which promotes the Alpha course - an introduction to the Christian faith attended by over two million people in the UK and ten million worldwide - and Church Warden of Holy Trinity Brompton.  He was Chairman of the £10m successful Tick Tock Club appeal on behalf of Great Ormond Street Hospital; a member of the Advisory Council of the London Symphony Orchestra; and a Trustee of the UK arm of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund.

All of Professor Costa's past lectures can be accessed here.

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Peter Sutherland KCMG is Chairman of Goldman Sachs International and of BP, and is currently UN Special Representative for Migration and Development. Mr Sutherland also serves on the Board of Directors of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc.  and is associated with the following organisations:
The Oxford Institute For Economic Policy, Honorary Fellow; Trilateral Commission (Europe), Chairman; World Economic Forum, Foundation Board Member; Chief Executive, Council of International Advisers (Hong Kong); The Federal Trust, President; Member of The Royal Irish Academy; Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation. Prior to his current position, Mr. Sutherland served as: Attorney General of Ireland (1981-1984); EC Commissioner responsible for Competition Policy (1985-1989); Chairman of Allied Irish Banks (1989-1993); Director General of GATT and subsequently the WTO on its creation (1993-1995). His awards include an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael & St George (UK 2004), the Gold Medal of the European Parliament (1988), the First European Law Prize (Paris 1988), The David Rockefeller International Leadership Award (1998), the Grand Cross of Civil Merit (Spain 1989), the Grand Cross of King Leopold II (Belgium 1989), the New Zealand Commemorative Medal (1990), Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur (France 1993), Commandeur du Wissam (Morocco 1994), the Order of Rio Branco (Brazil 1996) and the Grand Cross of the Order of Infante Dom Henrique (Portugal 1998).

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8 March 2011

Leadership at a Time of Transition and Turbulence - A conversation with Peter Sutherland KCMG
Professor Kenneth Costa
Peter Sutherland KCMG

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