Windsor Debates

As the Chamber’s flagship event, Windsor Debates formulates clear and decisive messages that help shape and frame TVCC’s strategic policy direction and wider programme of activity. New insights emerging from these events are fed into our Business Manifesto, which outlines the opportunities and challenges the Chamber wants to champion in the year ahead.

The next Windsor Debates is scheduled for Friday 23rd September 2022. We will be taking the opportunity to celebrate Leadership.

This will cover a wide range of themes, taking into account what our leaders are being challenged on, how their skills are being applied and what is being considered in Boardrooms across the Thames Valley. These include what it means to be a leader today, rethinking teams, making a greater impact and leadership in Sport. We will be sharing a draft programme in the near future. 

Our cast of keynote speakers for September is growing and currently includes:

Iain Anderson, Executive Chairman at Cicero who will be stepping out of his facilitator role to discuss his role as the former UK Government LGBT Business Champion

Louise Brownhill, Chief Learning Officer and Chief HR Officer, PwC

Amanda Clack, Chair of Trustees, University College of Estate Management (UCEM)

Phil Hindley, Head of Team & Culture, Vibe Teaching

Adam Gordon, Head of Field Services, Ericsson

Marcus Johnson, Senior Operating Director, Page Personnel

Samantha Knowlton, Principal, UTC Oxfordshire

Loy Lobo, Founder, Digital Health Strategist, Innovator & Leader. Immediate Past President, Digital Health Council, Royal Society of Medicine

Hugh Milward, General Manager, Corporate, External, Legal, Microsoft

Dr Naeema Pasha, Director of Equity Diversity & Inclusion and Director of Henley Careers & Professional Development, Henley Business School

Paul Scully (MP), Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets)

Following the daytime debate, we invite our guests to stay for the evening programme. This begins with Evensong in St. George’s Chapel (optional) and is followed by a drinks reception and evening meal with a keynote speaker.

This bi-annual event, where “Chatham House Rules” are applied, creates space and, more importantly, time for invited guests to consider, reflect and grapple with a range of significant topics. Space and time for our guests to discuss, argue cogently and listen carefully. Space and time for people to disagree civilly, find common ground, test each other’s intellectual position, perhaps even reach consensus.   Through participation we hope in a small way to nurture wisdom and provide personal business development.

Please contact the Policy Team to register your interest. 

After two successful virtual Windsor Debates in 2021, In March 2022, we were delighted to return to meet face to face in the historic surroundings of The Vicars’ Hall, St George’s House, Windsor Castle to debate Film, High-End Television and Audio Visual: Thames Valley – the UK’s Creative Heart’.