Vince Cable Biography
Vince Cable entered Parliament in 1997. He was Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats in 2007 before Nick Clegg was elected leader and is currently the Liberal Democrats' Shadow Chancellor and Deputy Leader. Vince's breadth of experience in politics, economics and business, make him an ideal choice as a keynote speaker.
Background in Finance & Economics
Vince Cable worked as Treasury Finance Officer for the Kenya Government between 1966 and 1968. After lecturing at Glasgow University in economics he worked as a first Secretary in the Diplomatic Service in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (1974-1976). He was then Deputy Director of the Overseas Development Institute, which included a period working for the then Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, John Smith MP, as a Special Advisor. From 1983 to 1990 Vince worked as Special Advisor on Economic Affairs for the Commonwealth Secretary General, Sir Sonny Ramphal.
From 1990 Vince worked for Shell International and in 1995 became Shell's Chief Economist. He was made head of the economics programme at Chatham House and since becoming an MP, has been appointed a fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford and a visiting research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the LSE, for a 3 year period until 2004.
Vince Cable served as a Labour Councillor in Glasgow between 1971 and 1974, before joining the Social Democrat Party. In 1997 Vince Cable was first elected to Parliament to represent Twickenham.
He joined the Liberal Democrat Shadow Cabinet in October 1999 as Spokesman on Trade and Industry after a spell as a junior Treasury spokesman. He has been the Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor since November 2003 and is currently Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats.
He founded and, until recently, chaired the All Party Parliamentary Group on Victims of Crime and is involved in several others groups formed to discuss issues such as Policing, Pulmonary Hypertension, Overseas Development, Warm Homes, Primary Care and Public Health and Insurance and Financial services.
Vince Cable the Author
Vince has published several books and reports on international economics, trade and environmental issues including:
- Protectionism and Industrial Decline
- The New Giants: China and India
- The World's New Fissures; The Politics of Identity
- Globalisation and Global Governance
- Multiple Identities
- Public Services: Reform with a Purpose
- The Storm: The World Economic Crisis and What it Means
- Tackling the fiscal crisis: A recovery plan for the UK
Vince Cable is a superb speaker and is a sought after conference speaker on business, economics, the emerging markets and finance.
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21st March 2013
The budget 2013 was unveiled in the House of Commons among a crowd of rowdy members of Parliament, where the Chancellor stated that, "we are, slowly but surely, fixing our country's economic problems".
9th October 2009
Today is the start of the Cheltenham Literature Festival and more than 100,000 people have bought tickets to this year's events. The 60th annual festival, which runs until October 18 at venues across town, includes more than 440 talks, readings and activities by authors, gardeners, comedians, chefs, politicians and explorers and Man Booker Prize winners. There are ten guest directors, including Sir Richard Eyre and Sandi Toksvig, the novelists Monica Ali and Jonathan Coe, Rageh Omaar, the foreign correspondent, and the childrenâ€™s writer Anthony Horowitz. Today alone, Sebastian Faulks, Ben Fogle and James Cracknell, Jo Brand and Simon Armitage host events.
5th August 2009
Why are honeybee numbers falling at near catastrophic levels? High-profile campaigns and celebrity enthusiasts - like Bill Turnbull, the BBC presenter and conference facilitator and Vince Cable, the Lib Dem politican and keynote speaker - have helped plant a once marginal issue firmly into the national consciousness.
25th June 2009
The Chichester Festivities begins tomorrow the 26th July and continues with 17 days of world-class music, fireworks, talks, jazz, comedy, exhibitions and spectacular outdoor events. A superb line-up of people are involved with this years event, including many of Speakers Corner's favourite speakers - Gavin Esler, Gyles Brandreth, Chris Patten, Nigel Lawson, Julian Clary and Vince Cable to name just a few
4th April 2013
Keynote speaker and leading futurist, Noreena Hertz has finished her most recent book, which will be published in the US and the UK in September 2013.
Heavyweight keynote speakers are expected at the CBI Conference today including Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Dominique Strauss-Kahn & Stuart Rose to n
23rd November 2009
Heavyweight keynote speakers are expected to address the CBI conference in London today. Talking to the most influential and important of business audiences will be our political leaders Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg, business chiefs such as Sir Stuart Rose and Stephen Hester, as well as Lord Adair Turner, BBC Economics Editor Stephanie Flaunders and the CBI's Director-General Richard Lambert. Chairing the conference will be CBI's President, the recently appointed Helen Alexander, former chief executive at The Economist and the first woman in the role.
16th January 2013
Roger Martin is due to speak at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, along with Joseph Stiglitz and Tim Berners-Lee.
24th April 2012
Time magazine has announced its 100 most influential people in the word, in a list including entertainers, businesspeople, political leaders, sporting figures and controversial personalities.
24th June 2011
Mayor of London and acclaimed after dinner speaker Boris Johnson; Sir Richard Lambert, former Director-General at CBI and Lord Peter Mandelson, chairman of the Global Council, are amongst speakers at The Times CEO Summit.
20th May 2011
The North East of England is the venue for the Entrepreneursâ€™ Forum, where a handful of Speakers Cornerâ€™s top talent take the stage to inspire business leaders and aspirational executives from all over the UK. Hamish McRae, Sarah Willingham, Tim Smit, James Timpson, James Cracknell, and Simon Calver are all on the programme, as are Kanya King, Douglas McWilliams, Karen Mattison, John Timpson and Richard Huntingford â€“ all inspiration and charismatic public speakers.
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