Faith, Leadership, and the Global Marketplace

MAX DE PREE CENTER CONVERSATION WITH LORD BRIAN GRIFFITHS AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MARK D. ROBERTS

Does our Christian faith provide frameworks for our work in the marketplace? How does it contribute to conversations about markets, inequity, and justice? What values should be central to our leadership? Who is my neighbor in the global marketplace?

These and other complex issues will be addressed by Lord Brian Griffiths, the vice chair of Goldman Sachs International, in his public lecture entitled “Faith, Leadership, and the Global Marketplace,” on Friday evening, April 10, 2015, 7:00–9:00 pm, on Fuller Theological Seminary’s Pasadena campus.

LORD BRIAN GRIFFITHS OF FFORESTFACH

Lord Griffiths was appointed an advisor to Telereal Trillium in January 2009. Previous to this, Lord Griffiths was the chairman of Land Securities Trillium. He is a member of the boards of Goldman Sachs International, Goldman Sachs International Bank, and Goldman Sachs Asset Management Infrastructure. He is chairman of the Audit, Business Practice and Compliance Committee for the EMEA region and a nonexecutive director of Times Newspaper Holdings Ltd. He has been chairman of the School Examination and Assessment Council, the Centre for Policy Studies, and a member of various Select Committees in the House of Lords.

Lord Griffiths has written and lectured extensively on economic issues and the relationship of the Christian faith to politics and business, as well as published various books on monetary policy and Christian ethics. Lord Griffiths taught at the School of Economics from 1965 to 1976. He was appointed professor of banking and international finance at the City University in 1976 and was dean of the City University Business School from 1982 to 1985. He was a director of the Bank of England from 1983 to 1985.

Lord Griffiths served at No. 10 Downing Street as head of the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit from 1985 to 1990. As special advisor to Margaret Thatcher, he was responsible for domestic policy-making and was a chief architect of the government’s privatization and deregulation programs. Born in Fforestfach, Swansea, Lord Griffiths was educated at Dynevor Grammar School and the London School of Economics.