Thursday 18 November 2010

Glaziers Hall, London Bridge SE1 9DD

In the absolutely stunning setting of the River Room at Glaziers Hall – an amazing venue which looks out directly onto the Thames – an intimate party of 30 OAs, parents and current pupils met to share their experiences in, and aspirations for, the financial services industry.

The event was hosted by Simon Hills (1975), a current member and past chairman of the OA Club Committee.

We were very pleased to welcome Angela Knight CBE, Chief Executive of the British Bankers’ Association, as our guest-of-honour and pre-dinner speaker.

Angela, who came to her career in banking after being elected as an MP and a spell as a Treasury Minister, gave an inspiring talk on the current state of the banking industry and the fundamental relationship between politics and the financial sector.  During the course of the meal, and indeed afterwards, these topics were continued during a more general, open-floor debate about the sector and also about job prospects for young people looking to start work in “The City” in the coming years.

We are incredibly grateful to Angela Knight for her presence and her thought-provoking address.  Thanks must also go to Simon Hills for being such an excellent host and master-of-ceremonies. 

We would also like to thank all the established professionals in attendance, who were able to offer so many kind words of advice and encouragement to young OAs and current sixth formers considering careers in finance.  We are hugely grateful for your support of the OA Club’s career networking initiative.

A copy of the final guest list for the evening is available to be downloaded here.  Photographs from the evening are also available on this page.  If you would like full-sized versions of any of the images please contact the OA Office.

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Finance Dinner – 18 November 2010