What to expect from the G7 | Brunswick

What to expect from the G7

Wednesday, 8th June 2021 | 13:00 - 14:00

June’s Group of Seven (G7) summit in the United Kingdom marks the first in person gathering of the heads of the world’s largest industrialized economies since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and the election of President Joe Biden.

With the addition of South Korea, India, and Australia to the invitees, the summit will likely be an early test for the U.S. strategy of organizing the world’s leading democracies in a coordinated response to a rising China. Other prominent topics are likely to include the significant disparities in global COVID-19 recovery and vaccination rates – and possible policy responses – and the growing pressure on industrialized economies to supercharge their sustainability commitments. The meeting is likely to set the agenda for geopolitical developments for the latter half of 2021 – and beyond.

You are invited to join us in conversation with Brunswick Partner Sir Jonathan Faull, as well as Brunswick Senior Advisors Ambassador Anthony Gardner and Admiral Mike Rogers.

This is an opportunity to hear from three of the world’s leading geopolitical experts, whose careers have spanned several jurisdictions and included positions at the highest levels of their respective governments and international institutions.

Attendees will have the opportunity to put questions to the panel in a Q&A towards the end of the discussion. The conversation will be hosted and moderated by Kate Fall.

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Our speakers

Sir Jonathan Faull

Partner, Brussels

Sir Jonathan Faull joined Brunswick after a distinguished career at the European Commission working at the highest level on a wide range of policies including competition, justice and home affairs, transport and financial services. As the Commission’s most senior British official his recent roles included Director-General Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, as well as Director-General of the Task Force for strategic issues related to the UK Referendum.

Sir Jonathan became Director for Competition Policy at the Directorate-General for Competition in 1995, Deputy Director-General in charge of State aid in 1999 and Spokesman and Director-General of Press and Communication in 1999. He was Director-General of Justice and Home Affairs (later Justice, Freedom and Security) from 2003 to 2010 and then Director-General in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (FISMA) between 2010 and 2015. Latterly he has served as Director-General of the Task Force for Strategic Issues related to the UK Referendum.

Admiral Mike Rogers

Senior Advisor, Washington D.C.

Admiral Rogers joined Brunswick in July 2019 following a 37 year career in the U.S. Navy and is a senior advisor to the firm in the areas of cyber security, privacy, geopolitics, technology and intelligence as well as crisis management and the challenges of leading large organizations in a democratic society in the digital age. Mike retired from the Navy in 2018 after rising to the rank of four star admiral.  He culminated his career with a four plus year stint serving simultaneously as Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency – creating the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) then newest large war fighting organization and leading the U.S. government’s largest intelligence organization.

In those roles he worked extensively with the leadership of the U.S. government, the DoD, and the U.S. Intelligence community as well as their international counterparts in the conduct of cyber and intelligence activity across the globe.

Anthony Gardner

Senior Advisor, London 

Ambassador Gardner has spent more than twenty years of his career advising on U.S.-European affairs, as a government official, lawyer and investor. After a successful career in New York and London, in 2013 he was appointed by President Obama to be US Ambassador to the European Union. In that capacity, he was intimately involved in the transatlantic trade negotiations, as well as data privacy, digital economy, sanctions and energy security. 

Anthony served as United States Ambassador to the European Union from March 2014 to January 2017. Prior to this he was Managing Director at a growth capital private equity firm based in London where he managed financing, legal and tax structuring issues related to the firm’s acquisitions and divestitures. Previously, Anthony served in senior roles at Bank of America, GE Capital and GE International, all based in London, as well as at international law firms in London, Paris, New York, and Brussels.

Kate Fall

Senior Advisor, London

Kate Fall is a Senior Advisor and executive director of Brunswick’s geopolitical offer, and is a member of the House of Lords and a Trustee of Atlantic Partnership. She was deputy chief of staff to David Cameron for 6 years while he was the British Prime Minister and for 5 years when he was Leader of the Opposition.

Kate is currently on the Culture Recovery Board, and is a member of the International Relations and Defence Committee Lords Select Committee. Previously, Kate ran the business liaison unit and covered the foreign affairs brief for the then Leader of the Conservative party, Michael Howard. Earlier in her career she worked for the CBI under Howard Davies, and for the Conservative Research Department. Member House of Lords foreign affairs and defence select committee.