The British Chamber of Commerce in China, The China-Britain Business Council and the City of London invite you to a lunch with The Rt Hon Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Charles Bowman, the 690th Lord Mayor.
With Brexit looming, a major focus for the City of London is to build and maintain strong partnerships in Asia. At such a significant time and whilst the City of London is developing its “Asia Next Decade” strategy, we are delighted to welcome the Lord Mayor of the City of London on his trip to Beijing. We will host a Lunch on Monday 26th March, which will be a high-level networking opportunity that will celebrate the strong UK-China bilateral relationship and will appeal to senior executives from the financial and professional services sector. During this lunch, Alderman Charles Bowman will advise members and guests on the most recent updates from the City, the trends shaping the city and also discuss the role of the UK in global trading relations, before closing with his reflections on his visit to China.
11.30 – 12:00 Registration & Networking
12:00 – 12:05 Opening Introduction by the British Chamber of Commerce
12:05 – 12:30 Presentation by Alderman Charles Bowman with Q&A
12:30 – 13:30 Networking at tables
About the Speaker
Alderman Charles Bowman is the 690th Lord Mayor. He is a senior partner with PwC and Alderman of the Lime Street Ward and served as Sheriff of the City of London in 2015/16.
Charles joined Price Waterhouse in September 1983, qualified as a chartered accountant in 1986 and was admitted to partnership in 1995. His main area of specialism has been delivering audit and capital market transaction services to large listed and multi-national companies – acting as Lead Partner and Global Relationship Partner for a number of PwC’s key clients. Partnership roles have included setting up and leading PwC’s audit and assurance practice looking after the firm’s FTSE 100 and larger listed clients. Other leadership roles have included Non-Executive Director of PwC’s Tax Practice, leading the firm’s Building Public Trust programme and acting as the partner responsible for the firm’s Senior Networking Programme.
Charles has served on the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales, is a former Chairman of their Audit and Assurance Faculty and also their Assurance Panel. He is the current Chairman of the Audit Quality Forum and sits on the Advisory Panel of The Prince of Wales’ Accounting for Sustainability Project.
Elected as the Alderman of the Ward of Lime Street in May 2013, Charles became the Aldermanic Sheriff of the City of London in September 2015. He has served on a number of the committees of the City of London Corporation including Policy & Resources, Finance, Audit & Risk and Markets. He was also co-Chairman of The City’s Business – with a focus on youth employability.
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