David Miliband will be taking the stage at the IoD Annual Convention on 6 October, joining the line-up at the Royal Albert Hall
Miliband is president and chief executive of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) – the humanitarian aid organisation.
He is responsible for overseeing the agency’s relief and development operations in over 30 countries, its refugee resettlement programmes in more than 20 US cities, and its advocacy efforts in Washington DC and other global capitals on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable people.
Before moving to the US Miliband had a distinguished political career in the UK. He became head of the policy unit at 10 Downing Street under Tony Blair in 1997, and was elected MP for South Shields in 2001. He joined the cabinet in 2005 as communities and local government minister and a year later became environment secretary. From 2007 to 2010 he served as the youngest foreign secretary in three decades.
Miliband will be among a high-profile line-up at the IoD Annual Convention including explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Premier League boss Richard Scudamore and chairman of John Lewis Partnership Sir Charlie Mayfield, who will be speaking on the theme of ‘Business Beyond Boundaries’.
The event takes place from 10am to 5pm and tickets are priced from £330 (plus VAT) for members. Find out more information about the IoD Annual Convention here.
David Miliband CV
Role President and chief executive of the International Rescue Committee
1987 Graduated from Oxford with a first-class degree in philosophy, politics and economics
1997 Became head of the policy unit at Downing Street under Tony Blair
2002 Took up the position of minister for schools
2005 Held the post of minister for communities and local government
2007 Became the youngest foreign secretary for 30 years
2013 Stepped down from UK politics