Harvey Nash Oil and Gas Board Dinner
On the 8th of October, Christine de Largy represented Impact Executives (Global Interim Management) at the Harvey Nash Oil and Gas Board Dinner. Almost one hundred executives from the energy sector attended at Sartoria Restaurant in Mayfair, London, to discuss key issues in the sector, as well as raise money for the charity RAFT.
The evening, sponsored by PwC, was hosted by Harvey Nash’s Head of Oil & Gas practice Sherree Young, and keynote speaker for the night was Lord Digby Jones whose topic was ‘A Walk Around the World’. Attendess also heard from the chairman of RAFT, Francis Gugen, who spoke about the great work RAFT are doing around medical research into wound healing.
There was a question about how women can secure NED roles and Digby Jones introduced Christine as a person with whom they should connect. And so it was that Christine and Diana Houghton, NED with Thorntons Plc (who has an incredible background in Global Corporate Strategy for the major consumer businesses) met up. We discussed how one needs to manage the various channels to secure both NED roles and interim management opportunities in future.
A fantastic event mentioned and a brilliant cause.
Everyone agreed as can be seen from the coverage in the news papers:
The Sunday Times, 13-10-2013
“LORD DIGBY JONES, indefatigable after-dinner speaker, did his bit for charity last week. The former CBI chief was the guest speaker at a dinner of the oil industry’s big rollers organised by Harvey Nash, the headhunter. The event was meant to raise money for Raft, the burns and wounds charity. To entice the assembled oilmen, he had an offer: the first to donate £10,000 would be treated to a lunch for four at the peers’ private dining room and a guided tour of the House of Lords. Good night. Great cause. No word if there were any takers for his lordship’s offer.”
The Sunday Telegraph, 13-10-2013 Laidlaw laid low for charity dinner
“The energy sector’s annual dinner hosted by headhunter Harvey Nash was a well-oiled affair, with Lord Jones, the former trade minister, debating why tracking is needed for “the stability of the UK economy” at Mayfair’s Sartoria restaurant as execs from oil companies great and small worked the room. In the week that 5SE announced its 8.2pc rise in domestic bills, there was one notable blackout from the 100strong guest list, however. Sam Laidlaw, the chief of British Gas owner Centrica and a trustee of the evening’s charity appeal in aid of the Piper Alpha disaster, called the organisers at 7pm to say he had been “caught up in a meeting”. Eleventh-hour pricehike negotiations, perhaps?”
Well done to Sherree and all those involved.
About Impact Executives Ltd Impact Executives is a leading interim management provider to organisations of every size in the UK and globally. Originally formed as a specialist practice within PA Consulting Group, over the past 25 years Impact Executives has helped over 2000 companies, including more than two-thirds of the FTSE 250 – find the very best executive interim management talent. Clients choose to work in partnership with Impact Executives because of our proven ability to offer clients immediate solutions to improve their organisation’s performance.
With offices covering the UK, continental Europe, Nordics, Asia Pacific and Australia, Impact Executives is part of the global services consultancy Harvey Nash Group plc, giving clients and interim managers the confidence that we have the resources, expertise and focus to deliver results – fast.
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When: October 08, 2013
Where: Sartoria Restaurant in Mayfair