“Building Forward: Investing in a Resilient Post-Covid-19 Recovery with New Economic Measures for the 21st century”

BritishAmerican Business is delighted to welcome back Lord Davies of Abersoch and Professor Diane Coyle for an exclusive roundtable. The focus of this discussion will be on “Building forward: investing in a resilient post-Covid-19 recovery with new economic measures for the 21stcentury”. Our guest speakers will share their perspective and insight on a new measurement framework that can provide a practical recipe for policy making for a sustainable 21stcentury. A set of inclusive wealth statistics can present an opportunity to explicitly define the recovery from the pandemic in terms of sustainable development, the UN Paris Agreement (2016), and the Beyond GDP movement.


BAB’s CEO Roundtable series regularly features some of the world’s leading chairs and chief executives who we invite to lead a discussion for a group of around 25 senior business leaders on key issues of importance to British and American business.  The event operates under Chatham House Rule and provides a valuable opportunity for dialogue amongst global business and government leaders.

This event is made possible with support from LetterOne and this series is made possible by the sponsorship and support from BAB member, Willis Towers Watson.

Meet the Speakers

Lord Davies of Abersoch, Non–Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, L1 Holdings & L1 Investment Holdings

Lord Davies is a Partner and the Chairman of Corsair Capital, a private equity firm specialising in financial services.  He is also the Chairman of LetterOne, the Chairman of the Lawn Tennis Association, an Adviser to Teneo, and the UK Trade Envoy to Sri Lanka.

He was Minister for Trade, Investment, Small Business and Infrastructure from January 2009 until May 2010.

Prior to that, Lord Davies was Chairman and previously CEO, and served on the Board of Standard Chartered for over 12 years.

He was awarded a CBE for his services to the financial sector and the community in Hong Kong in June 2002 where he served as a member of the HK Exchange fund for seven years.  Lord Davies is a JP in Hong Kong, and he is an Honorary Distinguished Professor at Cardiff Business School.

Lord Davies is married with two children and is a fluent Welsh speaker

Diane Coyle, Bennett Professor of Public Policy, Fellow, Churchill College

Diane is the Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge.

She was previously Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester and has held a number of public service roles including Vice Chair of the BBC Trust (2006-2014), member of the Competition Commission (2001-2009), and subsequently a member of the Migration Advisory Committee, Natural Capital Committee, Industrial Strategy Council and an expert adviser to the National Infrastructure Commission.

She is the author of numerous books including GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History and the forthcoming Markets, State and People: Economics for Public Policy.

She was awarded a CBE for her contribution to the public understanding of economics in the 2018 New Year Honours.

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Event Details


Wednesday 20 January


11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST
4:00pm – 5:00 pm GMT