Monday, April 29, 5:30 p.m.
The Cloister Clubroom
This fascinating autobiography covers the multifaceted career of Peter Levene (Lord Levene of Portsoken KBE) – successful businessman turned senior civil servant and then renowned commercial trouble shooter. Along the way, Peter also had time to be Lord Mayor of London. Send for Levene chronicles the author’s commercial career from his early days establishing United Scientific Holdings PLC as a multi-million pound listed company to his sudden transformation into a senior civil servant, followed by a move into investment banking and an unexpected appointment to act as Prime Minister John Major’s Efficiency Advisor. Putting the troubled Docklands Light Railway back on track was followed by him becoming Chairman and Chief Executive of the also financially troubled Canary Wharf development.
On returning to the commercial world, Levene joined several boards, including Deutsche Bank, Sainsbury’s, Eurotunnel, and China Construction Bank, and later was appointed as “an outsider” to the Chairmanship of Lloyd’s of London. While there, he was invited by Liam Fox to chair the newly formed “Defence Reform Group,” which introduced a series of important changes. Currently he is Chairman of the Starr Insurance Group in London and continues with a number of other directorships as well as involvement in several charitable and philanthropic activities.
Complimentary. Open to Resort Guests and Sea Island Club members. Reservations required, .