Light refreshments will be provided
We are delighted to be joined by straight-talking entrepreneur and philanthropist, John Griffin, for the next session in our Young Leaders’ Global Leadership Series.
John Griffin started his career with the ambition of becoming an accountant. However when his father’s business ran into trouble, he left his accountancy training to assist his father. During the same period, and wanting a flexible job to generate some extra income, Griffin started working as a minicab driver, eventually deciding to move on from driving minicabs to setting up a minicab business of his own.
He founded Addison Lee in 1975 and grew it to become a hugely successful multi-million pound business and achieved some notoriety for his straight-talking style and unconventional approach. In 2014, he stepped down as Chairman of Addison Lee having made a reputed £300m deal with the Carlyle Group who purchased a majority stake in the company.
Today, John continues to pursue other business interests, is one of the top 20 funders of the Conservative party and is an active philanthropist.