Join us for the first Orla Gough Annual Lecture, taking place in the newly renamed Orla Gough Lecture Theatre. Baroness Ros Altmann CBE will be discussing pensions and whether they are fit for purpose within a 21st century context. There will also be the opportunity to remember Orla’s life and discuss the talk over a drink.
Remembering Orla Gough
Orla Gough was Head of Department of Accounting, Finance and Governance at Westminster Business School. Under her dynamic leadership, there was a vast expansion of courses, student numbers and partnerships with government, national organisations and commercial companies. She published more than 100 widely cited research papers, with specific reference to occupational pension schemes' liabilities and benefit structures, and in 2009 she was appointed Professor of Pensions and Financial Services at the University in recognition of her work in this field. She was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer in 2012, but continued to work and live the fullest life until she passed away in 2014.
Speaker: The Baroness Altmann CBE
Baroness Ros Altmann CBE is a leading authority on pensions policy and planning for later life. She has a doctorate in economics, managed pension assets and has advised corporates and Government on pensions, investment, social care and retirement policy. Numerous major awards have recognised her work to demystify finance and make pensions work better for people. She was the UK Pensions Minister from 2015-16, was a awarded a CBE for services to pension funds and pensioners and is a member of the House of Lords. She was made an Honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Westminster in 2009.
Book your place
This event is free, but you must register your place in advance as places are limited.