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Chair's Dinner 2024

06 March 2024
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The BVCA’s annual Chair’s Dinner brings together BVCA Chairs, past and present, along with senior industry figures, parliamentarians, elite members of the media, officials, regulators and other major players in corporate Britain and beyond.

This exclusive dinner is where we say farewell to one chair and hello to another, reflecting on the 12 months past and the year ahead, one which certainly promises to be very interesting. Please note that this is an invitation-only event. For further information, please contact the BVCA Events Team.


18:00 – Guest arrival & pre-dinner reception

19:05 – Welcome from BVCA Chair, Garry Wilson, and BVCA Chief Executive, Michael Moore

19:20 – Dinner service

21:00 – Fireside chat with Ayesha Hazarika MBE

21:20 – Closing remarks from the BVCA Vice Chair

21:30 – Post-dinner reception

22:00 – Carriages


16 Bury Street
St. James's
London, SW1Y 6AJ

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Guest Speaker

Ayesha Hazarika MBE

Ayesha Hazarika is a political commentator, writer and comedian who served as Chief of Staff to Harriet Harman, Labour Deputy Leader and twice Acting Leader of the Labour Party. She was a senior Labour adviser for more than eight years in Government and in opposition.

As well as working alongside Harriet, Ayesha prepared Ed Miliband for Prime Minister’s Questions, conference speeches, interviews and the televised Leaders’ debates during the 2015 election. She wrote speeches, questions and responses for both, as well as delivering the landmark Equality Act onto the statute book and leading Labour’s response to the Leveson Inquiry into phone hacking and press ethics.

Before politics, Ayesha worked with the chairman of music giant EMI and was a civil service press officer at the Department of Trade and Industry, Home Office and No 10. Before that, she was an award-winning comedian who toured the country and played the Edinburgh Fringe. A career she has returned to (at least in part), only now with a more political theme.

Ayesha is a regular commentator on the BBC, Sky and ITN as well as writing for national newspapers and magazines including the FT, Guardian and New Statesman.

Dress Code

Business attire


Complimentary by invitation only.

For further information about this event please contact the BVCA Events Team.

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