Date of release: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Big Picture SeminarThe subject of the Civil Service and how it is adapting to cuts in the public sector is the subject of the university’s latest Big Picture seminar.

Dr Valerie Vaughan-Dick, Director of Cross-Whitehall Finance Transformation and previously Group Director of Finance & Estates for the Department for Transport, is the main speaker.

She will discuss the government’s recent autumn statement and its implications for continued austerity in the public sector. Some commentators believe that the cuts could continue for the next eight years.

This free event takes place on Wednesday 13 February. 

A qualified accountant, Dr Vaughan-Dick has worked at a senior level in the public and voluntary sectors, and is a member of the Advisory Board for the university’s Business School. In 2008, she was awarded the Government Finance Profession ‘Personality of the Year’ award for excellence in financial management.

Her talk, The Challenges in Central Government today… and Opportunities, will run between 5pm and 7pm in KW315, King William Court, at the Greenwich Campus.

The Big Picture series, run by the Business School, features senior figures from media, commerce and industry speaking at the university. The seminars have proved to be hugely popular among university staff, students and the general public.

Recent talks have included those by Sir John Armitt, Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority, and Andrew Sentance, Senior Economic Advisor for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

To register: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/schools/business/services/events/events/current/big-picture-seminar/registration

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