We are delighted to invite you to attend our London Annual Dinner on Tuesday 9 October 2018 in the beautiful surroundings of Mansion House, London. The evening, open to members and non-members, provides a fantastic opportunity to connect with senior leaders from across the sector, as well as networking with colleagues and clients.

Guests will enjoy a drinks reception, three-course dinner with wine and after-dinner entertainment from our guest speaker Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England. 
We welcome individual bookings and table bookings. Please note, the dress code for the evening is black-tie or national dress. Please kindly note that we are operating a strict one table per firm allocation in the first instance. For those of you wishing to purchase a second table, a waiting list system will be in place.

To book your place or table, please complete the booking form and return to Nikki Macmillan, Gala Events Manager, on flagshipevents@cisi.org or to the address at the bottom of the form.

Event details

Date: Tuesday 9 October
Time: 18:15 pre-dinner drinks;
19:00 call to dinner;
22:00 carriages
Venue:  Mansion House, London
Price: £1500.00 for a table of 10 or £150 per person
Fully Booked - Join the waiting list

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England

Keynote speaker

Mark Carney is the Governor of the Bank of England and Chair of the Monetary Policy Committee, Financial Policy Committee and the Board of the Prudential Regulation Authority. His appointment as Governor was approved by Her Majesty the Queen on 26 November 2012. The Governor joined the Bank on 1 July 2013.

In addition to his duties as Governor of the Bank of England, he serves as Chair of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), First Vice-Chair of the European Systemic Risk Board, a member of the Group of Thirty and the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum.

Mark Carney was born in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada in 1965. He received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University in 1988. He went on to receive a master’s degree in Economics in 1993 and a doctorate in Economics in 1995, both from Oxford University.

After a thirteen-year career with Goldman Sachs in its London, Tokyo, New York and Toronto offices, Mark Carney was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada in August 2003. In November 2004, he left the Bank of Canada to become Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Finance. He held this position until his appointment as Governor of the Bank of Canada on 1 February 2008. Mark Carney served as Governor of the Bank of Canada and Chairman of its Board of Directors until 1 June 2013.

Mansion House, London

The venue

Mansion House is a grade I listed building situated at the heart of the City of London. It was built between 1739 and 1752 to provide a house for Lord Mayors without their own livery hall. Our very own Chairman, Alderman Sir Alan Yarrow, Chartered FCSI(Hon), was Lord Mayor of the City of London in 2014-2015, and lived in Mansion House for his term in office.

The Salon was originally an open-air courtyard that was later covered to take account of the vagaries of the British weather. The Egyptian Hall is so named because the architect used an arrangement of columns traditionally deemed to be ‘Egyptian’.

Mansion House used to have its own court of law, since the Lord Mayor is the chief magistrate of the City. There were eleven holding cells (ten for men and one, nicknamed “the birdcage”, for women). A famous prisoner was the early 20thcentury suffragette women’s rights campaigner Emmeline Pankhurst.

Today, the Mansion House is home to a magnificent plate collection and an art collection including sculptures and the 84 Dutch paintings of the Harold Samuel Art Collection.

If you would like to return to explore Mansion House more thoroughly, private tours can be arranged by prior appointment, and there are public tours most Tuesday afternoons.

Highlights from previous years