Fifth annual Honor Chapman Memorial Lecture takes place at City Hall

Our fifth annual Honor Chapman Memorial Lecture took place this week (Tuesday) at London City Hall.

July 23, 2018

JLL’s Katie Kopec welcomed over 100 guests to the event which pays homage to Honor Chapman CBE, Partner and International Director at JLL, who died suddenly in 2009.

“Following Honor’s passing, a group of her former colleagues, academic contacts and people she mentored, as well as those inspired by her work, wanted to create an annual lecture to be delivered by people at the top of their profession to the wider business and student community”, explains Katie Kopec.

Dame Vivian Hunt, Managing Partner for McKinsey and Company UK & Ireland delivered an inspiring lecture entitled “How inclusive leadership leads to inclusive growth.” Making a compelling case for diversity and inclusion, Dame Vivian told the audience: “If, as a city, we remake our organizations to be diverse and inclusive, imagine the value we could realise. Preparing for cultural, technological, and economic change over the coming decades means building and scaling a city to be inclusive.”

Her lecture was followed by a thought-provoking panel discussion moderated by Robert Gordon Clark, Chairman and Partner of London Communications Agency. He was joined by an impressive line-up of three of the previous four lecturers to discuss London’s global position: Judith Mayhew Jonas DBE, Special Advisor to Tishman Speyer and European Trustee of Urban Land Institute: Alison Nimmo CBE, Chief Executive, The Crown Estate and Annie Hampson OBE, Chief Planning Officer & Development Director, The City of London.

At the end of the evening Katie Kopec remarked this was a fantastic event combining Vivian’s foresight with a panel whose influence on London and the UK has been exceptional. “I can’t think of any other event which has gathered such a powerful set of women all assembled to continue the inspirational work of Honor”.