As part of the Legatum Institute's Prosperity for All project, the Culture Secretary, Sajid Javid MP, led an inaugural gathering of economic and political commentators for a discussion on the challenges facing capitalism—examining its capacity to continue to generate prosperity and to do so for every person.
- Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Culture
- Tim Montgomerie, Senior Fellow, Legatum Institute
About the Speaker
The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP has been Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport since 9 April 2014. From April to July 2014 he was also Minister for Equalities. Previously he was Financial Secretary to the Treasury. He is the Conservative MP for Bromsgrove. Javid has been the Member of Parliament for Bromsgrove constituency since being elected in the 2010 General Election. He was a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee from June to November 2010. Before being elected MP, he worked in business and finance. Aged 25, he became a Vice President at Chase Manhattan Bank. He later moved to Deutsche Bank in London to help build its business in emerging market countries. Javid left Deutsche Bank as a senior Managing Director in the summer of 2009 to give something back through politics. He studied economics and politics at Exeter University.
About Prosperity for All
Prosperity for All will deliver an agenda to Britain's government for restoring faith in the free market. It convenes leaders of the Anglosphere, whose shared heritage of common law and parliamentary democracy provide a firm foundation for the project, to discuss these proposals.