Sir Roger Carr

Chairman, BAE Systems plc
'Business in Society'
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Arrive from 11.30am, lunch 12 noon, speaker 12.30 concludes 1.30pm
Canberra - 16 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600

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Esteemed business leader Sir Roger Carr will draw on his experiences and perspective to discuss and explore the changing expectations and role of business in modern society. What responsibilities do businesses have towards the communities in which they operate with regard to economic contribution, developing skills, transferring technology and IP, and investing in communities? Can you be global and local?


Sir Roger Carr is Chairman of BAE Systems plc. He is also a senior advisor to KKR – the world’s largest private equity company.

He has previously held a number of senior appointments including Chairman of Centrica plc, Vice-Chairman of the BBC Trust, Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of the Court of the Bank of England, President of the Confederation of British Industry, 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, a Companion of the Institute of Management, an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and a Visiting Fellow of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

He was knighted for Services to Business in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list 2011.