Talk & Discussion

John Browne: Connect — How Companies Succeed By Radically Engaging With Society

17 Sep 2015

 / 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 / Free

Join Lord John Browne in conversation with Richard Kilgarriff, of Bookomi, to discuss the former BP CEO’s new book. 'Connect' fundamentally redefines the role of business in society, combining John Browne’s own experience with captivating stories from global leaders such as Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, Goldman Sachs’ CEO Lloyd Blankfein, former PM Tony Blair and the inventor of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee.

John Browne (Lord Browne of Madingley) was CEO of BP from 1995–2007, transforming it into one of the world’s largest companies. He was knighted in 1998, and made a life peer in 2001. He is Chairman of L1 Energy, Huawei UK, the Tate Galleries and Donmar Warehouse. John Browne advised five prime ministers, built a reputation as a visionary leader and was regularly voted the most admired businessman by his peers. He is the author of the memoir Beyond Business, popular science book Seven Elements That Changed the World and The Glass Closet, a commentary on the acceptance and inclusion of LGBT people in business.

Richard Kilgarriff is the founder and CEO of Bookomi, a company that promotes cognitive diversity in business by curating a knowledge network of digital bookshelves and producing private events with influential leaders, writers and thinkers.

For more information on the book, visit