Michael Portillo to give MCA’s Annual Lecture

Former Secretary of State for Defence and Treasury Minister, writer and broadcaster, Michael Portillo, will give the Management Consultancies Association’s annual lecture on Thursday 15th July 2010. The MCA Annual Lecture is by invitation only and is attended by partners and directors from MCA member firms and senior representatives from business, academia and the media.

Michael Portillo worked for the Conservative Party and for government ministers between 1976 and 1983. He entered the House of Commons in 1984 and was a minister for eleven years and had three positions in the Cabinet, including Secretary of State for Defence and Chief Secretary to the Treasury. He lost his seat at the 1997 election, and began to develop a career in the media. He returned to the Commons between 2000 and 2005, was shadow Chancellor, and contested the leadership of the party in 2001. Since leaving politics, Michael has devoted himself to writing and broadcasting. He writes for the Sunday Times and is a regular on both BBC 1’s “This Week” programme and Radio 4’s “Moral Maze”. He has made documentaries on subjects as diverse as Richard Wagner and the death penalty and, in 2008, chaired the judges of the Man Booker prize.

Michael will be addressing the audience on the subject of ‘New agendas for business and government’.

Alan Leaman said:
“We are delighted that Michael Portillo will be giving his views and insights on the future for business and government. At these uncertain times, it will be fascinating to hear his unique take on the new coalition government and what lies ahead.”

For further information, please contact Hilary Downes, PR & Policy Manager on hilary.downes@mca.org.uk or 020 7321 4810/07943 805594