Future City London Event 6th March 2019

With a backdrop of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, please come and join us and be part of what is hoped to be a very lively and visionary evening.

Our carefully chosen speakers will bring with them a wealth of new and upcoming information about the future of our capital city. The value of information in the room is shaping up to be very impressive and will certainly prove to be the key place to be on the 6th March. 


Phil Barton, BSc MBA
Chief Executive Officer, Jelf

Phil is an insurance and financial services professional with more than 30 years' experience. Prior to joining Jelf in 2003 he worked for AXA, where he was the Managing Director (IFA Sales) and Prudential, where he was Sales Director (National Accounts). Since then he has performed a number of roles including Head of Compliance, Group Commercial Director and Group Marketing Director. He was appointed CEO (Insurance) in May 2010 and led the successful integration of the Group’s insurance business. In December 2015 he became Group Chief Executive of Jelf and joined Marsh’s UK Executive Committee, before becoming CEO of the combined Jelf and Bluefin business in January 2017, now rebranded as Jelf. 

Gordon Roy
District Surveyor and Environmental Resilience Director, City of London Corporation
Gordon Roy, District Surveyor and Environmental Resilience Director. City of London Corporation
Gordon has worked in the Local Authority Building Control sector for over thirty years, working on major projects such as the Olympic Stadium and the Park venues for London 2012.  Gordon joined the City of London Corporation in 2016 as an Assistant District Surveyor following being the Building Control Team Leader at London Borough of Newham. In 2018, Gordon became the Corporation’s, District Surveyor and Environmental Resilience Director, with responsibility for maintenance of the City’s bridge structures and Building Control services within the Square Mile. The District Surveyors team, provide advice on urban environmental issues, including sustainable urban drainage systems, building’s energy efficiency, and environmental infrastructure, including  the Thames river wall. Our objective is to  work with key stakeholders, to ensure a more resilient and outstanding City environment. 

Chris Holt, MBE
Chief Executive Officer, CHC Global

Chris is the CEO of CHC Global, a specialist crisis management consultancy and insurance intermediary.  He is a widely recognised commentator and consultant in the field of terrorism, political violence, kidnap ransom and extortion, and hostile environment risks. Chris has worked extensively with many of the world’s leading organisations, helping them to develop measures to understand, manage, respond to, and recover from, extraordinary risks.  This has included advising board level stakeholders in global organisations, across all industry sectors.  He is retained by the world's largest insurer of terrorism as a strategic advisor, and by the largest insurer of Kidnap for Ransom. 

Andrew Hawkins
International Partner, London Capital Markets, Cushman & Wakefield
Andrew Hawkins, Cushman & Wakefield
Andrew Hawkins is an International Partner and senior leader within the Cushman & Wakefield London Capital Markets team. Andrew has over 25 years’ experience advising domestic and foreign clients on their commercial real estate investments.  Prior to his role at Cushman & Wakefield, he was Head of City Capital Markets at JLL.  Andrew has advised on some of London’s most high-profile and complex transactions, and over the course of his career has completed to date, commercial real estate deals totalling over £10 billion ($13 Billion).  His portfolio includes the two largest tower developments in the City of London (22 Bishopsgate and One Undershaft), the HSBC tower (8 Canada Square) at Canary Wharf and the FCA and TFL buildings at the International Quarter in Stratford.  Most recently Andrew has just advised Singaporeans CDL on the off market purchase of 125 Old Broad Street from Blackstone for £385 Million.  


6th March 2019


16.00 - 18.30
refreshments and food will be provided


Tower Place East
1 Tower Place

What can you expect on the day?

16:00     Registration and networking
16:30     Phil Barton - Welcome speech
16:35     Chris Holt, CHC - Terrorism
16:45     Gordon Roy, City of London - Climate
16:55     Andrew Hawkins, Cushman & Wakefield - Finance
17:05     Panel debate and Q&A 
17:30     Networking and gallery viewing
18:30     Event close


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