About this event

This April, we have invited Nigel Huddleston on his role as Minister for Sport, Tourism, Heritage and Civil Society.

Thursday 28 April 9.30am

Online or at The Katherine Johnson Events Space, SW1H 9EA

Please join us online or in person for a breakfast discussion with Gus O’Donnell on how the government works with and supports the charity sector.

In order for this event to adhere to strict timings, questions for the Q&A will be chosen ahead of time, so please do send them to us when registering.


Nigel Huddleston MP was first elected as Member of Parliament for Mid Worcestershire in the May 2015 General Election.

Prior to this, Nigel worked for Deloitte in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) and Travel, Hospitality and Leisure (THL) practices for several years, before joining Google as Industry Head of Travel in January 2011.

Following the election of Boris Johnson as leader of the Conservative Party and thereafter Prime Minister, Nigel was invited to join the Government as an Assistant Government Whip.

In February 2020 Nigel was appointed as Minister for Sport, Tourism & Commonwealth Games 2022 at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. In September 2021 he was reappointed as the Minister for Sport, Tourism, Heritage, Civil Society & Youth.

Lord Gus O’Donnell is a former British senior civil servant and economist, who between 2005 and 2011 served as the Cabinet Secretary, the highest official in the British Civil Service. From joining the Treasury as an economist, and serving in the British Embassy in Washington, involved with the IMF and World Bank, he became Permanent Secretary of the Treasury in 2002. After leaving the civil service in 2011, and being appointed a Life Peer in 2012, he has been involved in many areas: the chair of Frontier Economics, a visiting professor to the London School of Economics and University College London, a trustee of the Economist Group, a strategic adviser to the chief executive of Toronto Dominion Bank, on the main board of Brookfield asset management, President of the Council of the Institute of Fiscal Studies, and Chair of Trustees of Pro Bono Economics.

The Law Family Commission on Civil Society is an ambitious programme of ground-breaking research into how we can unleash the potential of civil society, to harness and enhance the powerful community bonds that exist in our nation.It will provide tangible ideas for policy-makers, companies, philanthropists and society to tackle the systemic challenges that are stopping civil society delivering on its potential.

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