Diplomacy at dinner for CISI Scotland

Former British ambassador to the United States Sir Christopher Meyer was guest speaker at the CISI Scotland annual dinner, held on 7 September 2017 at the Principal Edinburgh Hotel, Edinburgh


Sir Christopher Meyer provided some amusing anecdotes from his time as ambassador in Washington to an audience of over 140 at the event. He explained his role during the Blair/Bush years, and gave his opinion on current world politics while keeping the mood upbeat.

Guests at the event contributed over £1,386.00, excluding gift aid, in aid of the Winning Scotland Foundation, which works with partners to develop the confidence and adaptability of young people in Scotland.

CISI Scotland president Christopher Clark MCSI said: "We were delighted to once again host a dinner that provided a place for the Scottish financial community to unwind and celebrate with our award winners. I particularly enjoyed hearing our speaker’s insights into life as the British ambassador to the USA."

“This is my final dinner as president and it has been a privilege serving as the head of CISI Scotland for the past four years.” he added.

Some of the top table guests were: Paul Hughes, chairman, CFA Scotland; Richard Orr, senior development manager, Winning Scotland Foundation; Andrew Welsh, director, Meraki Talent; Gordon Wright, board director, Scottish Investment Operations; Derek Fulton, chief executive officer, First Trust Global Portfolios; Daniel Broby, Chartered FCSI, senior lecturer, Strathclyde University; and Kevin Moore, Chartered FCSI, CISI director of global business development.

The sponsors for this event were First Trust Global Portfolios; G|A|M; and Meraki Talent, without whom it would not have been possible. If you would like to support future dinners, please contact nikki.macmillan@cisi.org.

Published: 14 Sep 2017
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