Talk by Peter Sutherland, Chairman of BP and Goldman Sachs

12 May 2023 - 20:00
12 May 2023 - 21:00

‘Britain and Europe - from an Irish Perspective’

Monday 12th May at 8PM,
Leslie Stephen Room, TRINITY HALL.

This talk is hosted by the CU Ireland Society and followed by wine reception.

Peter Sutherland is one of Ireland’s most influential Statesmen and is now one of Britain’s most powerful Businessmen. He currently serves as Chairman of Chairman of BP and as Chairman of Goldman Sachs International. He has also been Attorney General of Ireland, EU Commissioner (in charge of competition policy), Director-General of GATT and founding Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.

Peter Sutherland, born in 1946, was educated at Gonzaga College, University College Dublin and at the Honorable Society of the King’s Inns, and was a tutor in law at University College Dublin (1969-71). He then practised as a Barrister and joined the Administration of Garret Fitzgerald as Attorney General in 1981 and became a member of the European Commission in 1982. Between 1989 and 1993 he was Chairman of Allied Irish Banks. Since leaving the WTO his roles have included Chairman of the Ireland Fund of Great Britain, European Chairman of the Trilateral Commission, Goodwill Ambassador to the UN, Industrial Development Organisation and UN Special Representative for Migration. He is also Chairman of the London School of Economics Council.

In 2006, Mr Sutherland was appointed ‘Consultor for the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See’ (a financial adviser to the Vatican).