Glasgow Talks .... Resilience

Issued: Fri, 09 Sep 2016 14:18:00 BST

The success of any city is built upon the systems and organisations that deliver services, and while it is not possible to fully predict where disruptions will come from next, they can plan, learn and ensure they generate additional benefits through investment (i.e. economic growth, improved living conditions). The Glasgow Chamber of Commerce worked with Scottish Power, Scottish Water and Scottish Canals to bring a panel of business leaders together from a variety of backgrounds and experience to share their thoughts and plans on this topic.  

Event Details  

Date: Friday 16 September

Time: 8am - 10am

Venue: 29 Glasgow, 29 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AJ  

Speakers included:

Guy Jefferson: Director of Distribution – Scottish Power   

Guy joined SP Energy Networks in 1991 after graduating with a BEng Hons from the University of Aberdeen and went on to complete an MSC in Industry Management and Technology at Strathclyde University.
Guy was appointed as the Director for SP Distribution in January of 2015, with overall responsibility for delivery of Connections, Fault Restoration, Asset Modernisation and Maintenance. 

Simon Parsons, Director of Strategic Customer Service Planning – Scottish Water

Having joined Scottish Water in April 2012 as Chief Scientist, Simon is now Director of Strategic Customer Service Planning, leading teams in regulation, water and waste water services, strategic review, science and innovation. His overall responsibility is to ensure customer needs and expectations are built into our strategies and plans for the future, ensuring we continue to deliver the very best service for all. 

Steve Dunlop, Chief Executive - Scottish Canals

Steve joined British Waterways in 2006 as Director Scotland. Formerly, he was Director of Regeneration for Newcastle City Council and, prior to that, held a Directorship at Falkirk Council. Steve is regarded as a ‘regeneration specialist’ and is a director of a range of joint venture property companies looking after Scottish Canals' interests.

Glasgow Talks - supported by Clydesdale Bank and University of Glasgow Business School - is Glasgow Chamber's monthly series of business seminars featuring influential guest speakers drawn from the business and political elite.

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