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CIPFA Fellows Annual Lecture 2021

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The CIPFA Fellows Annual Lecture is an important date on the CIPFA calendar. This year we're pleased to announce Roger Harrabin, Energy and Environment Analyst for the BBC, as our keynote speaker.

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17 February 2022
Starts: 17:00
Ends: 18:30

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Exploring environmental issues and the current political landscape, the lecture will draw on Roger's career as one of the media's most influential voices on environmental issues and climate change. He is noted for his challenging and humorous style, as well as his depth of knowledge. Expect specialist insights and fascinating stories!

Speaker - Roger Harrabin, Energy and Environment Analyst, BBC

Roger Harrabin

Roger is one of the media's most influential voices on the environment, energy and climate change. He is Energy and Environment Analyst for the BBC, where he has broadcast for more than 30 years. He has been a global pioneer in environment reporting, the founder presenter of the BBC environment programme Costing the Earth, and has won many awards for his work in radio and TV.

His quest for impartiality led him to broadcast two three-part series on Radio 4 tackling the risks and uncertainties in climate science and technology. His reporting on new topics has often been trendsetting: he was the first mainstream reporter to highlight the central role that energy would play in the environment. He has interviewed many influential figures including Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, Ban Ki Moon, Al Gore and Sir David Attenborough.

Over his career Roger has traced the growing influence of environmental issues on domestic and international politics, and on business and society. He is a highly experienced conference chair and moderator, facilitating events across a range of topics. He is noted for his challenging and humorous style, as well as his depth of knowledge.

Roger's achievements have been widely recognised. He is an Honorary lifetime fellow of St Catharine’s Cambridge, Associate Fellow at Green College Oxford and Wolfson College, Cambridge, and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Cranfield University for work on the environment.

Speaker - Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive, CIPFA

Rob Whiteman has been CEO since September 2013. Before joining the Institute, he was a senior civil servant who worked as the chief executive of the UK Border Agency and had previously led the Improvement and Development Agency. Prior to this he was CEO of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and director of resources at the London Borough of Lewisham.