With guest of honour: John Allan CBE

Tuesday 8 October

from 19.00 to 23.00

at the Landmark London


Attended by 400 senior representatives from the Franco-British business community, the Annual Gala Dinner is the French Chamber’s flagship event. It features:


John Allan CBE

President of the CBI

Chairman of Tesco plc

John is Chairman of Tesco plc, Barratt Developments plc and President of the CBI. He is also Chairman and Co-Founder of J&A Mentoring Partners Ltd.


Previously, amongst other senior roles, he was Chairman of London First and a non-executive director at Worldpay, where he was formerly Chairman.  He was Chairman of Dixons Retail and later Co-Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of Dixons Carphone.  He was Chief Financial Officer and a Board Member of Deutsche Post DHL, and Chief Executive of Exel, the global supply chain company. He was also previously Chairman of Care UK Health & Social Care. He has been a non-executive director at Royal Mail, PHS Group, the Home Office Supervisory Board, National Grid, Wolseley, Hamleys, 3i and Connell.

His early career was spent with Lever Brothers, Bristol-Myers Company and Fine Fare. John is a graduate and now a Regent of the University of Edinburgh.

John Allan CBE will speak on the role of business in driving innovation, progress and inclusive growth in society, while taking into account the challenges and opportunities for companies in the current political environment



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Co-winners of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997, Humanity & Inclusion (formerly Handicap International) is an independent and impartial registered charity working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, Humanity & Inclusion aspires to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity. 

Thanks to the generous donors and biders, the French Chamber raised


in aid of Humanity & Inclusion

Aleema Shivji, Chief Executive Officer of Humanity & Inclusion, and Fabienne Viala, President of the French Chamber of Great Britain





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