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40th Anniversary Christmas Lecture 2017



The Plymouth Manufacturers' Group's 40th Anniversary Christmas Lecture 2017 will be given by this year's guest lecturer, Sir John Parker GBE, FREng.

Sir John will deliver a talk entitled: 'Leadership on an Industrial Journey', during which he will both examine some of the most critical challenges facing the engineering sector and consider the characteristics and importance of leadership.

Sir John has a most distinguished career in engineering, and is one of the leading figures in the sector. His corporate career is unique. Currently he is chairman designate of Laing O’Rourke and Chairman of Anglo American, Pennon Group plc and Advanced Plasma Power Ltd. He is also a non-executive director of Carnival Corporation and Airbus Group.

He is a Visiting Fellow of the University of Oxford and was the President of the Royal Academy of Engineering from 2011 to 2014. He also won the Lifetime Achievement award at the Sunday Times 2015 Non-Executive Director awards. Sir John recently published his independent report for Her Majesty’s government into naval shipbuilding and set out far-reaching recommendations to transform the UK shipbuilding industry which was broadly adopted.


30th November 2017

Lecture Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building

Join as at 18:00 for 18:30 with refreshments served upon arrival, followed by the lecture and then wine and canapes afterwards.


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£1.6bn COLLECTIVE TURNOVER

15.3% LOCAL ECONOMY

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The PMG is primarily a network for information sharing; peer to peer networking; factory site visits and surveys & benchmarking.

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