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Lord Marshall Memorial

The Lord Marshall Memorial commemorates international businessman and former Chair of Governors at Birkbeck, Lord Colin Marsh Marshall. Among his business achievements, Lord Marshall led British Airways from 1983 – 2004, first as Chief Executive and later as Chairman. He was also President of the CBI from 1996 – 1998.

Each year, Birkbeck's Department of Management invites a distinguished businessperson to discuss the challenges and opportunities of managing international businesses.


Helen Barrett, Work and Careers Editor, Financial Times in conversation with Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE: Diversity in the workplace (video).


Helen Barrett, Work and Careers Editor, Financial Times in conversation with Dorothy Thompson CBE, former CEO of Drax Group: Women in business.


Professor Joanna Bourke, Birkbeck, University of London in conversation with Lord Browne of Madingley FRS, former CEO of BP: Authenticity in business.


David Smith, Economics Editor, The Sunday Times in conversation with Simon Walker, Director General of the Institute of Directors: The uncertainty of Brexit for business.


Professor Joanna Bourke, Birkbeck, University of London in conversation with Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea: The role of higher education institutions in developing enterprising students.


David Bernstein CBE: A twenty-year journey in football.


Willie Walsh, CEO of International Airlines Group: Business challenges in the aviation industry.