Find your talent, take opportunities and be enthusiastic – the key messages from this year’s guest speaker at Speech Day, Old Nottinghamian Sir Roger Carr .
And Sir Roger is a man well worth listening to as he has an impressive CV: currently Chairman of Centrica plc, Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of the Court of the Bank of England and President of the Confederation of British Industry. He is also a senior advisor to KKR – the world’s largest private equity company. In addition, he is a Visiting Fellow of Said Business School, University of Oxford and a Commissioner on the Commission for Ownership.
He has previously held a number of senior appointments including Chairman of Cadbury plc, Chairman of Chubb plc, Chairman of Mitchells & Butlers plc, Chairman of Thames Water plc and Chief Executive of Williams plc. Throughout his career he has served on a number of external committees including the Manufacturing Council of the CBI, The Higgs Committee on Corporate Governance and Business for New Europe.
He is a fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufacturers & Commerce and is a Companion of the Institute of Management. He was knighted for services to Business in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list 2011.
A copy of Sir Roger Carr ON’s speech