As briefly reported, the keynote speaker will be the Rt Hon William Hague, MP.
he main branch event of the year, to be held at the Hotel de France, will also include a review of the past 100 years of the IoD, together with dancing to eight-piece band Private Practice.
illiam Hague, who was leader of the Opposition from 1997 to 2001, continues to serve as a Member of Parliament for Richmond.
orn and brought up in Yorkshire, he attended a comprehensive school and created a sensation as a schoolboy speaker at the Conservative Party conference.
He went on to gain a first-class degree at Oxford, followed by a distinction in his MBA at INSEAD, and for the next five years worked at McKinsey & Co as a consultant before entering the House of Commons, where he was swiftly appointed Minister of Pensions and then Secretary of State for Wales.
He remains a senior figure in the International Democrat Union, a global network of centre-right parties, and is reputed to be an entertaining after-dinner speaker and a seasoned raconteur.
or full details and to make a booking for this event, contact the IoD branch office on 610799 or e-mail jedirector@localdial.