The Centre for Islamic Finance at the University of Bolton and Ernst & Young (EY) are delighted to invite you to the first CIF/EY lecture to be given by Baroness Stroud.
The event will take place in the William Morris Court Room at the University of Bolton at 5pm on Wednesday 14 June 2017.
Baroness Stroud has worked with some of the most disadvantaged people in places of extreme poverty across the world. It is here that she has discovered first hand that transformation is possible.
In her lecture, Baroness Stroud will identify the pathways out of poverty that can deliver systemic change and provide hope for individuals, communities and nations as they move from poverty to prosperity.
Baroness Stroud is a co-founder and former Executive Director of the think tank the Centre for Social Justice.
In 2010 Philippa became Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and in 2012 additionally to the Prime Minister. She was responsible for the development of the Social Justice agenda, working on the Government’s key Welfare Reform programme, the introduction of Universal Credit, the creation of Social Investment and the new child poverty measures.
Philippa was appointed as Chief Executive of the Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank dedicated to helping nations, societies, and individuals move from poverty to prosperity. She has been in this role since November 2016.
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services they deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. They have developed outstanding leaders who team to deliver on their promises to all of their stakeholders. In so doing, EY play a critical role in building a better working world for their people, clients and communities.
The Centre for Islamic Finance at the University of Bolton, which was launched in 2012 has PhD students from around the world and in January 2016 launched its MBA in Islamic Finance on both a full-time and part-time basis. It is supported in its work by an International Advisory Board, drawn from highly respected academics and businessmen and women.
The Centre works in collaboration with other financial and academic institutions to encourage high quality research and to promote the understanding of Islamic finance through lectures, conferences and short courses.
It has welcomed numerous industry leaders to speak at the University, including Senior Partner at Ernst & Young Mr Ken Eglinton; Professor of Strategy & Information Systems at Manchester Business School, Dr Peter Kawalek; former Chancellor of the Exchequer and CIF director Lord Norman Lamont; Chief Executive of High Speed Two (HS2), Simon Kirby; leading authority on the Magna Carta, Professor Nicholas Vincent; Chief Executive Officer of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), Paul Druckman; one of the world’s leading security, cybercrime and fraud experts, Don Randall MBE; Pope Francis’s diplomatic representative in Britain, His Excellency Archbishop Antonio Mennini and most recently Global Business Development Director of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), Kevin Moore.
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