Maitland Lecture 2012
Lord Digby Jones captivated his audience at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Birmingham on Tuesday 26 June, providing an insightful talk on the UK economy in the face of globalisation, before being presented with the Institution of Structural Engineers’ Honorary Fellowship and prestigious Maitland medal.
The talk, entitled ‘Challenges of the world economy’ addressed current issues facing the UK economy to an audience of local businesspeople and members of the Institution of Structural Engineers. In his talk, Lord Jones tackled a set of complex themes; discussing the impact of poor education, social mobility and maximising UK exports.
Lord Jones’ business experience spans several decades in several industries which has culminated in great demand for his knowledge; he’s currently an active crossbencher in the House of Lords, as well as Chairman of the International Business Advisory Board at British Airways, Chairman of Triumph Motorcycles Limited, Chairman of Grove Industries, Senior Advisor to HSBC and is Corporate Ambassador for Jaguar Cars and JCB among others.