Maclaren Memorial Lecture


Start Date: 15 May 2018

Start Time: 5:30 PM

End Time: 7:30 PM

Duration: 2 hours

Capacity: 250

Venue: Main Building (G11), Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET › View map

Admission price: Free

Event Capacity: Full

The MacLaren Lecture is an annual event held jointly by Aston University and the Chartered Management Institute. The event has run since 1953, and has attracted major speakers from business and industry. It commemorates the life of James MacLaren, one of the most eminent industrialists in Birmingham’s history. MacLaren was one of the founder members of the Birmingham branch of the Chartered Management Institute and was the first chair of the Birmingham College of Technology, an antecedent of Aston University. He was particularly known for developing links between industry and education.

This year's lecture will be given by Bruce Carnegie-Brown CCMI, President of CMI and is entitled "Leadership challenges in a tech-driven world."  Bruce will consider:

  • How tech is changing the world
  • The leadership challenges this presents
  • How this is impacting the Lloyd’s market
  • What makes a good leader today
  • Looking ahead to the future




 Networking and refreshments


 "Leadership challenges in a tech-driven world" - Bruce Carnegie-Brown CCMI, President, CMI


 Lecture ends


Bruce Carnegie Brown

Bruce Carnegie-Brown CCMI

Bruce Carnegie-Brown is Chairman of Lloyd’s of London; Chairman of Group plc; Vice Chairman and Lead Independent Director of Banco Santander SA.

Until June 2017, Bruce was a Non-executive Director of Santander UK plc and Non-executive Director of JLT Group plc. Previously he was Chairman of Aon UK Ltd from 2012 to 2015; Senior Independent Director of Catlin Group Ltd from 2010 to 2014; and a Non-executive Director of Close Brothers Group plc from 2006 to 2014 (and Senior Independent Director from 2008 to 2014).

Prior to assuming a range of non-executive roles, Bruce worked for 25 years in a variety of roles in the financial services industry: he was Managing Partner of 3i Group plc’s Quoted Private Equity business, CEO of Marsh & McLennan’s UK and European businesses; and a Managing Director of JP Morgan.

Bruce is President of the Chartered Management Institute; a Trustee of Historic Royal Palaces; a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London; Past President of the Institute of Bankers; and a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute.


  • Free event
  • Refreshments provided

Enquiries contact

Questions about this event should be addressed to CMI Events at or by telephone on 01536 207485.

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