Herbert Smith Freehills hosts LBDC’s 55th Talk with Sir Ciarán Devane CEO

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our 56th Talk


Sir Ciarán Devane

Chief Executive, British Council

London  |  Tuesday, 11 April 2017  |  6.00 PM to 8.00 PM  |  Herbert Smith Freehills

Monday 13 March 2017


I hope you had a great weekend.

I am delighted to announce that Herbert Smith Freehills will host our exclusive 56th Talk with Sir Ciarán Devane, the Chief Executive of the British Council.

Sir Ciarán Devane has very kindly agreed to give us a Talk about his personal career journey and share with us the lessons he has learned along the way.

It promises to be a fascinating evening.

If you would like to receive an invitation to our special 55th Talk, please feel free to email me. It would be great to hear from you.  I hope to see you soon.

Have a great week.


E:  ccolin@lawyersbdc.com


Tuesday,  11 April 2017
6.00 PM to 6.30 PM  | Networking
6.30 PM to 7.30 PM | Sir Ciarán Devane, CEO of British Council
7.30 PM to 8.00 PM  |  Networking
Herbert Smith Freehills, Exchange House, Primrose Street

Sir Ciarán Devane

Chief Executive, British Council

The British Council was established over eighty years ago to create a basis of ‘friendly knowledge and understanding’ of Britain by making the most of the cultural resources of the country to create opportunities, to build connections and to engender trust.

Sir Ciarán Devane took up the role of Chief Executive in January 2015. Ciarán has focused on ensuring that all stakeholders understand and value the contribution that soft power, cultural relations and the British Council makes to security, prosperity and influence, and that the organisation and staff are aligned behind that vision.

Prior to this, Ciarán was Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer Support from 2007 to 2014. He transformed the scale and impact of the charity, both on its own and in collaboration with other organisations and has raised its profile as an authoritative voice on cancer and on health matters, leading to Macmillan being the UK’s ‘Brand of be Year’ in 2014.

Ciarán was educated at University College, Dublin where he gained first-class honours in biochemical engineering. He then started his career as an engineer and manager for Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) before becoming a management consultant, mostly with Gemini Consulting. He specialised in complex change programmes with companies such as AstraZeneca and RollsRoyce.

He holds a Masters degree in International Policy and Practice from George Washington University, Washington DC. Ciarán has also held non-executive roles on the board of organisations ranging from small local charities to NHS England.

Ciarán was awarded a knighthood in 2015 for his services to cancer patients.

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Lawyers’ Business Development CLUB

For those of you unfamiliar with the CLUB, it was established in London in 2011.

Since then, we have organised 50+ guest speaker events, exclusive GC private-dining events, roundtables and Summits. Our events have been held at our international chapters in London, Dublin, Dubai, Boston, New York and San Francisco.

Our TALKS have been on topics such as leadership, management, business skills, networking, personal branding, psychology, etc.



The Lawyers’ BD CLUB

Colin Carroll

Email:  colin@lawyersbdc.com

Website:  www.lawyersbdc.com 

 LBDC  |  Lawyers’ Business Development Club |

London │ Dublin │ Dubai │ Boston │ New York | San Francisco

Previous guest speakers include:
| The Chairman of Goldman Sachs International | The Deputy Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi | The CEO of PayPal (MENA) | The CEO of Hogan Lovells | The CEO of O2 / Telefonica | The CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi (MENA) | The CEO of PwC (Ireland) | The CEO of Bank of Ireland (UK) | The CEO of Sunderland FC | The CEO of the Law Society of England & Wales |  The GC of the Intercontinental Hotels Group | The GC of The Weir Group plc | The GC of Manchester United FC | The Irish Ambassador to Great Britain |



EMAIL:  colin@lawyersbdc.com