Our speaker: Ian Mather
What is the future for Cambridge – a global leader or a city constrained by its own success?
Ian has had a long legal career in Cambridge which included bringing Eversheds (now Eversheds Sutherland) to Cambridge in 1998. Having led the office for many years he moved to Mills & Reeve in 2011 where he undertook a similar role. Ian was Chairman of Cambridge Ahead for five years until January this year. He is Chairman of Cambridge Arts Theatre, a director of Cambridge United FC and trustee of their community Trust. He is also an adviser to a large property company and a firm of accountants. Last year Ian chaired the management Board of the Cambridge and Peterborough Independent Economic Review (CPIER) which reported in September. Ian retired from the law in 2018.
Ian will draw on the findings of the CPIER and consider how the growth of the city is likely to be managed. Will we lose the special green feel of the place to accommodate growth? Will we get a transport system that is fit for the 21st century? Is the Metro a fantasy or a necessity that will be delivered? Given his role with Cambridge United and the Arts Theatre he will offer a personal view on the value that these organisations bring to Cambridge and what the future holds for them.
Ex Chairman Cambridge Ahead, Chairman Cambridge Arts Theatre
Thursday 4th July 2019
Prioress's Room Jesus College Cambridge
6:45 pm to 10:45 pm
£75 / head
including pre-dinner drinks, a talk by our guest speaker, and gourmet dinner with wine.
None members welcome