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Meet the Mentors Supper 28th November 2016

Date: 28 November 2016

Venue: The Oriental Club, Stratford House, 11 Stratford Place, London, W1C 1ES

Time: 7.00pm Conversation starts, 8.00pm Supper

Cost: £40 (members) / £50 (non members) Price includes 2 course meal and drinks


A dinner for a maximum of 34 guests with four experienced mentors, all involved in the banking and financial services industries, is being planned for the evening of Monday 28th November.


This is the fourth in a series of the ‘Meet the Mentors’ Suppers, each one focusing on a specific sector. 2 Bankers, an Accountant and a Lawyer will relate their experiences to those attending and share their views and perceptions. This supper is suitable for all those thinking of embarking on, or furthering, careers in these industries; it will be an informal and useful exchange of information and discussion.


The dinner will be in a Private Room in the Oriental Club. Booking is required. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Visit  to register.


In the Chair

Carrie Waley,CEO of Mandarin Consulting

She is a pioneer for career coaching for Chinese graduates entering international job markets. Every year, her company has helped hundreds of university students and graduates to embark on their career.


Mark Gray, Managing Director, Corporate Development, Standard Chartered Bank

Mr Gray had responsibility for the origination, analysis and execution of acquisitions and disposals for Standard Chartered. His career started in Hong Kong in 1994; he studied at Cambridge and SOAS.


The Mentors

Paget Dare Bryan, Partner, Clifford Chance LLP

Returned to the UK in 2014 after eleven years in Asia as Clifford Chance’s Head of Derivatives and Structured Product Practice. Now a Partner in its London Office.


Richard McDonald, Partner, Deloitte LLP

Richard McDonald is a partner in Deloitte UK’s International Markets Group and a leader in its Chinese Services Group. The Chinese Services Group serves Chinese companies establishing and investing in the UK, as well as UK companies expanding into China.


Romy Murray, Director, Trustee and Executive Coach

Now managing a Portfolio Career, she was until recently leading major bank wide regulatory programmes. Her 23 year banking career in HK and UK had its foundations in commodity derivatives and financial institutions sales before being promoted to senior global roles in Investor Relations, Corporate Affairs, Risk and Programme Management.


Ed Squire, Advisor, JP Morgan Cazenove

Advises UK listed companies on mergers and acquisitions and capital raisings, with a focus on the banking, insurance and asset management sectors.