This symposium includes the following talks:
Panel - "Enduring Value"
Professor Sir Roderick Floud, Provost, Gresham College
Bernard Lietaer, Co-Founder, Access Foundation
Chair: Faisal Islam, Economics Correspondent, Channel 4 News
The Eternal Coin
Jan-Peter Onstwedder, Ian Harris and others
Professor Sir Roderick Floud FBA is an Honorary Fellow of Gresham College having served as the Provost of Gresham College between 2008 and 2014, taking over the role from Lord Sutherland of Houndwood KT FBA and being followed by Sir Richard Evans FBA. Sir Roderick Floud is President Emeritus of the London Metropolitan University and he was previously the Chairperson of the Standing Committee for the Social Sciences at the European Science Foundation.
His particular interests in part-time and mature students in higher education has been reflected in many of his publications as well as his participation in numerous boards and committees. Of particular note are his roles as President of Universities UK (representing 121 British Universities), Vice-President of the European University Association (where he was particularly involved in the 'Bologna process' of converging European education systems), and Chair of the Social Sciences Committee of the European Science Foundation (representing research councils and learned academies from thirty European Countries). In 2005 he received a knighthood for his services to Higher Education in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
Sir Roderick Floud is an economic historian, with publications on topics as diverse as technological change, the use of IT in the study of history, the evolution of technical education and changes in human height, health and welfare. He holds honorary fellowships from Emmanuel College Cambridge, Wadham College Oxford, Birkbeck College London and the Historical Association, as well as honorary degrees from City University London and the University of Westminster. He was elected an Academician of the Social Sciences in 2000 and a Fellow of the British Academy in 2002.
Bernard Lietaer, author “Of Human Wealth” and “The Future of Money”, has been active in the domain of money systems for a period of 25 years in an unusual variety of functions. While at the Central Bank in Belgium he co-designed and implemented the convergence mechanism (ECU) to the single European currency system. During that period, he also served as President of Belgium’s Electronic Payment System. His consultant experience in monetary aspects on four continents ranges from multinational corporations to developing countries. He co-founded one of the largest and most successful currency funds becoming its General Manager and Currency Trader. He was Professor of International Finance at the University of Louvain; and is currently Visiting Professor at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. He is the co-founder of ACCESS Foundation, an educational non-profit whose objective is to communicate best practices in the domain of complementary currencies. He is currently a Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Resource Development at UC Berkeley.
Faisal Islam is economics correspondent for Channel 4 News, after being business correspondent since May 2004. Prior to this he was economics correspondent at The Observer newspaper.
In 2009 he was named Business Journalist of the Year, and in February 2006 Faisal was named Young Journalist of the Year at the Royal Society of Television awards. He was awarded the Wincott Award for Young Financial Journalist of the Year in 2000, and shortlisted for Young Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards for 2001.
Jan-Peter has over 20 years experience in risk management across a wide variety of asset classes and global trading markets, both in a banking and a corporate environment. He has held various risk and trading positions for Barclays Bank in London and New York; worked as Head of Market Risk for the Royal Bank of Scotland; Head of Risk for BP’s Integrated Supply and Trading business; and Head of Risk Management for 3i plc. Currently he works for Citi in London as Head of Risk Management for the global commodities trading division, and as Head of Credit Risk for four global industries (power, energy, chemicals and mining). In 2007 he managed the London Accord, the then-largest ever collaborative research project into the financial aspects of climate change. The report, published in December 2007, placed research by leading investment banks, NGOs, law firms and academic institutions in the public domain.
Ian Harris is a director at Z/Yen Group Ltd, which he co-founded in 1994. He specialises in strategic planning and systematic performance improvement in both the civil society sector and also commercial sectors.
Prior to Z/Yen, Harris led Binder Hamlyn management consultancy's financial management systems work.