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Professionals in Partnership

May 10 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Join Chester BID for the third Professionals in Partnership meeting, with guest speakers Laura Carstensen, Appreciate Group and Liz Martins, UK Economist, HSBC.

Liz will be providing what is becoming her regular quarterly update on the economic position for the UK and beyond.

Laura will be discussing why boards need to evolve, what she believes a good board now looks like, and giving a few tips for aspirant non-execs or those who need to advise clients on board composition and governance.

The BID Professionals In Partnership is free to attend and is open to everyone with a vested interest in the growth and development of the Chester business district. This event is hosted by Aaron & Partners Solicitors. 

Laura Carstensen:

Laura was appointed to the Board as a non-executive director on 23 September 2013 and became Non-Executive Chairman on 3 June 2016, which has been extended with effect from 3 June 2019. Laura is a former partner in City law firm Slaughter and May, a former member and deputy chairman of the UK Competition Commission (now the Competition and Markets Authority) and a former commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. She was formerly a non-executive director of The Co-operative Bank plc where she chaired the Values & Ethics Committee and is currently Senior Independent Director of A J Bell plc. She was educated at Withington Girls School in Manchester, and read English at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford. Laura is chairman of the group’s nominations committee and a member of the audit and remuneration committees.

Liz Martins:

Liz Martins joined HSBC in 2010 in the Dubai Office, where she covered 15 Middle Eastern economies, during the turbulent period of the Arab Spring, bringing HSBC’s view on the region to clients across the world. In 2014, she moved to the London office to join the Global and European Economics teams in London. Since 2016 she has led HSBC’s analysis of the UK economy, including the key task of navigating the economic landscape following the UK’s vote to leave the EU. She holds bachelors and masters degrees from Cambridge University.


May 10
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Chester, CH1 United Kingdom