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Latest influential speaker at Matravers School

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at 9:01 am.

Matravers School sixth form welcomed special guest speaker John Fingleton, CEO of Fingleton Associates and former head of the Office of Fair Trading UK, on Monday 19th June.

The school reports, “Mr Fingleton gave an engaging and informative presentation about how he has built a highly successful and influential career, firstly as an academic economist at the London School of Economics and Trinity College, Dublin, before moving into the private sector to work on consumer and competition enforcement activity, such as price fixing.

“He explained how he had gone from a childhood in rural Ireland with an early education which left much to be desired, to working for a period of time offering advice in 10 Downing Street.  Mr Fingleton’s current work involves advising major organisations like Google and the Lloyds Banking Group.  The talk offered students a window on an area of work which few students knew about and as such helps to support their decision making about their own futures.

“Following the talk, Mr Fingleton offered advice to a number of Year 12 students and spent time answering their questions.  A number are now considering reading economics or related courses at university as a result of this talk.

“John Fingleton is the latest in a growing line of influential speakers to visit Matravers School sixth form, which has included Professor Melanie Welham, General Sir Peter Wall, Professor Richard Oreffo, Lord Sharman and Lord Rosser.

“Matravers School sixth form is currently in the process of recruiting students for the next academic year. Potential applicants should contact Mr Browning, Director of Post-16, as soon as possible.”