Events Dear Members, Amendment to February 26th Dinner, the event will start at 7.00pm with pre-dinner drinks with dinner at 7.30pm. You   may   have   seen   that   in   the   recent   Cabinet   reshuffle,   Rory   Stewart,   our   guest   for   the   dinner   in   February   has   now   been   moved   into   the   role   of Minister for State for Courts and Justice. This has led to a small reshuffle of our own for the upcoming WABG dinner. I   am   pleased   to   announce   we   have   now   confirmed   Sir   Stephen   O’Brien   as   our   guest   speaker   for   the   evening.   Given   his   extensive   experience within the UN, the Government, Africa and business, he will certainly be a person of significant interest to the Westminster Africa Business Group.  These of some of the roles held by Stephen throughout his impressive career: Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for DIFID with responsibility for Africa Prime Ministers Special Envoy to the Sahel Region United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Shadow Secretary of State for Industry Secretary of the Conservative Trade & Industry Committee Chairman of the All Party Group on Malaria, also of Tanzania and Vice-Chairman of the All Party Aid Trade & Debt Group O'Brien   was   appointed   Knight   Commander   of   the   Order   of   the   British   Empire   (KBE)   in   the   2017   Birthday   Honours   for   services   to   the   United   Nations and humanitarian affairs and was also appointed to the Privy Council in 2013. Some   more   good   news,   we   have   also   negotiated   slightly   better   rates   for   the   dinner   –   and   subsequently   the   cost   per   person   is   now   £100   per person. So please let John and myself know if you would like to attend this popular event. Those   of   you   who,   like   me,   who   were   looking   forward   to   meeting   Rory   Stewart   should   still   get   the   opportunity   to   meet   him   at   our   WABG   reception in September. Best wishes, Gemma  Holding
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