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The Rector's Dinner

Rector's Dinner 2018

Thursday 12th April 2018

About the dinner

The Rector’s Dinner is the annual showcase of City, University of London.  The event is held at The Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of the City of London and the Rector of the University.

The Dinner provides an opportunity for the University to share its news and achievements with its supporters and develop relationships with new individuals and organisations.

If you would like to know more about the Rector’s Dinner please read the FAQ’s. Please RSVP via the web-form or email rectorsdinner@city.ac.uk.

This year we are honoured to welcome Lady Barbara Judge CBE as the guest speaker.

About the speaker

Lady Barbara Judge has had a remarkably broad and successful international career as a senior executive, chairman and non-executive director in both the private and public sectors.

She received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and Juris Doctor with honours from New York University Law School and was a partner in a major US law firm specialising in corporate and financial transactions.

In 1980 she was appointed by the President as a Commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Thereafter she was appointed as the first woman executive director of both News International and Samuel Montagu and has held many positions in the financial services industry including Senior Advisor to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. She was Chairman of the UK/US Committee on Corporate Governance and was also a Public Member of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants and Deputy Chairman of the UK Financial Reporting Council (the UK’s regulator of corporate governance), among others.

She is currently National Chairman of the UK Institute of Directors and a UK Business Ambassador (a Prime Ministerial appointment). In addition, Lady Judge is also Chairman of Cifas, the fraud protection agency in the UK. In June 2016 she completed two terms as Chairman of the UK Pension Protection Fund.

In 2002 she was appointed as a director of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority and became its Chairman in 2004 and was subsequently reappointed in 2007. After completing the permitted two terms, she was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Tepco Nuclear Reform Committee and Chairman of its Task Force on Nuclear Safety. She is also a member of the UAE Advisory Board for the Development of Peaceful Nuclear Energy.

In addition, Lady Judge is a director of Lixil, a large Japanese construction company and a member of the Strategic Advisory Council of Statoil ASA, having previously been a Board member. She is also Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE).

Among her academic commitments she is an Honorary Visiting Professor and Chair of the Global Women’s Leadership Council at Cass Business School and a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University. She is also a Trustee of the Lauder Institute at the Wharton School of Business and a member of its EMEA Board of Trustees.

In June 2010 she was awarded Commander of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the nuclear and financial services industries. In 2015 she received the Times Non-Executive Director award for her chairmanship of the Pension Protection Fund.