Bupa Breakfast Meeting   

We are hosting a business breakfast panel discussion on Wednesday 13th September, from 8:00-10:00 at the John Lyon's Theatre at City Lit, sponsored by Bupa. Please note, this is an invitation-only event. 

The subject of the panel discussion is “Mental Health in the Workplace”. The panel discussion will be chaired by Mark Malcomson CBE, CEO of City Lit and we will be joined by Sir Vince Cable, former Business Secretary; Craig Donaldson, CEO, Metro Bank; John Binns, former Deloitte Partner; Dr Ian Drever, Consultant Psychiatrist, Drever Associates; Paola Barberino, CEO, Alzheimer's Disease International; and Paula Franklin, Medical Director, Bupa UK.



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Dr Paula Franklin

Dr Paula Franklin has been the Medical Director of Bupa UK since 2013. Paula originally worked at Bupa UK between 1996 and 2010 and went on to hold a number of senior medical roles in both funding and provision businesses. Prior her return to Bupa, Paula was the Global Medical Director at Marie Stopes International. Paula studied medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College and worked as a GP before leaving clinical practice to study public health at Johns Hopkins University in the USA.  Following this she worked for the Children’s Defense Fund charity in Washington DC on US health policy and legislation. In addition to her medical degree Paula has a Master of Public Health Degree from Johns Hopkins, a MBA from London Business School, a MA in Bioethics and Medical Law and a Diploma in Counselling. She is also a trustee of the Youth Sport Trust and Chair of the Bupa UK Foundation. 


Sir Vince Cable 

Vince Cable is the recently re-elected MP for Twickenham, now running for the leadership of the Liberal Democrat party. Vince has previously served as the Business Secretary from 2010 to 2015 during the Conservative and Lib Dem coalition government. Like Ed Balls, Vince has been awarded a City Lit Lifetime Fellowship Award for his work as an outstanding advocate for adult education.

As Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills he was steadfast in his personal commitment in protecting funding for adult skills.As well as his political career he has authored several books and reports on international economics, trade and environmental issues.


Mark Malcomson CBE 

Mark Malcomson has been Principal and Chief Executive of City Lit since June 2011. Mark was previously Director of London Business School, 2007-11 and prior to that President of the New York Institute of Finance.