Rt. Hon. Michael Portillo - Biography

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Rt. Hon. Michael Portillo - Biography

Michael Portillo attended Harrow County grammar school and Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he read history.

He worked for the Conservative Party and for government ministers between 1976 and 1983. He entered the House of Commons in 1984. He was a minister for eleven years and had three positions in the Cabinet, including Secretary of State for Defence.

He lost his seat at the 1997 election, and began to develop a career in the media. He returned to the Commons between 2000 and 2005, was shadow Chancellor, and contested the leadership of the party in 2001, unsuccessfully.

Since leaving politics, he has devoted himself to writing and broadcasting. He writes for the Sunday Times and is a regular on both BBC 1’s “This Week” programme and Radio 4’s “Moral Maze”. He has made documentaries on subjects as diverse as Richard Wagner and the death penalty. In 2008 he chaired the judges of the Man Booker prize.


The event is to be held at Cranfield Management Development Centre, Cranfield School of Management, one of the UK and Europe's leading university business schools, using the School's world class conference and hotel facility.


9 to 10 March 2010


In recognition of the time pressures on senior executives, attendees can select from several levels of participation:

Full Conference Package: £1300 + VAT (includes all refreshments and overnight accommodation)

9 March - Full day including lunch: £630 + VAT

9 March - Conference Networking Reception and Dinner: £45 + VAT

9 March - Overnight accommodation and breakfast: £90 + VAT

10 March - Full day including lunch: £630 + VAT

For further details, or to book your place please contact:

Jane Roberts
T: +44 (0)1234 754351
F: +44 (0)1234 750835
E: jane.roberts@cranfield.ac.uk

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