PEOPLE

  • Simon Thompson

    Chairman, Corporate and Financial Group

    CIPR

    Simon is chairman of the CIPR’s Corporate and Financial Group and is also Head of Corporate Communications and Media Relations at ICAEW, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He specialises in managing corporate image and reputational issues and in his career has worked with companies such as Microsoft. He is also very involved in politics and has worked for the Liberal Democrats and served as both a borough and parish councillor.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Qualifying Round: Berkshire 2016/17

DEBATE: Autonomous vehicles

Regional Final: London South 2015/16

DEBATE: Gender Quotas

Regional Final: London South 2015/16

DEBATE: Gentrification

Qualifying Round: Hampshire 2015/16

DEBATE: Doping in Sport

Qualifying Round: Hampshire 2015/16

DEBATE: Sex Selective Abortion

Qualifying Round: Reading 2015/16

DEBATE: The BBC

Qualifying Round: Reading 2015/16

DEBATE: Doping in Sport

Qualifying Round: Reading 2015/16

DEBATE: Sex Selective Abortion

Qualifying Round: Ealing 2015/16

DEBATE: Gentrification

Qualifying Round: Ealing 2015/16

DEBATE: Religious Freedom

Regional Final: South 2014/15

DEBATE: Voting

Regional Final: South 2014/15

DEBATE: Assisted Dying

Qualifying Round: Lewisham & Southwark 2014/15

DEBATE: Fracking

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts

Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre



CHAMPIONSHIP ARCHIVE

Find a list of all our previous championship events here.



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