On 12 May 2016, the UK Prime Minister will be hosting global leaders in London at the Anti-Corruption Summit to step up global action to expose, punish and drive out corruption. Prior to the event, the Rt. Hon. Matt Hancock MP, UK Minister for the Cabinet Office and the Prime Minister’s lead on Anti-Corruption and Transparency, will visit South Africa to solicit views, ideas and perspectives from leading businesses ahead of the summit.
The summit is the first of its kind, bringing together world leaders, business and civil society to agree practical steps and galvanise a global response to tackle corruption. As well as agreeing actions to tackle corruption, it will deal with issues such as corporate secrecy, government transparency, the enforcement of international anti-corruption laws, and the strengthening of international institutions. Matt will also discuss the shifts, measures and frameworks that the summit seeks to gain agreement on in a Chatham House style event.
About Matthew Hancock
Matt Hancock was appointed Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General on 11 May 2015. After becoming an MP in 2010, Matt was elected to the Public Accounts Committee, which scrutinises and questions the way that government departments spend taxpayers’ money, and the Committee on Standards and Privileges that adjudicates on MPs’ conduct. In 2012, Matt became the Minister for Skills in the Department for Business and Department for Education, and in 2013 he was promoted to Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise, and served as Minister of State for Business, Enterprise and Energy. Matt has a PPE degree from the University of Oxford, and a Masters in Economics from the University of Cambridge.
This event is in partnership with UKTI and Webber Wentzel and is by invitation only.