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February Luncheon 2018

  • The Merchant Taylors’ Hall Threadneedle Street London, EC2R 8JB (map)

Guest Speaker


Chief Minister of Gibraltar

The Hon Fabian Picardo QC

Gibraltar: a gateway to the world.

Fabian will be sharing his views on how Gibraltar is leveraging the opportunities that BREXIT presents against the challenges it undoubtedly also brings to this British Overseas Territory on the European Continent.

Fabian Picardo became Chief Minister on 9 December 2011. He has continued as Chief Minister following his second General Election win on 27 November 2015.

The Chief Minister is head of Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar and is ultimately responsible for the policy and decisions of the Government. He is also Minister for Finance and oversees the operation of the Civil Service and public sector as a whole.

Born in Gibraltar 18 February 1972. Educated in Gibraltar before graduating in Jurisprudence from Oriel College, Oxford in 1993. Attended the Inns of Court School Law at Gray’s Inn, London, and was called to the Bar in 1994. Member of the Middle Temple.

Fabian Picardo was a Partner in the large Gibraltar law firm Hassans before becoming Chief Minister.

Elected Leader of the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party (GSLP) in April 2011, succeeding Joe Bossano who had led the GSLP since 1976 (Chief Minister 1988-96).

Languages: English and Spanish.

Married to Justine. Two sons, Sebastian Max, born on 15 April 2012, and Oliver Louis, born on 2 May 2015, and one daughter, Valentina Grace, born on 17 December 2017.

The Merchant Taylors’ Hall

Threadneedle Street, EC2R 8JB

020 7450 4445

☉ Bank   ☉ Liverpool Street

Earlier Event: 1 December
December Luncheon 2017
Later Event: 26 April
Gala Dinner 2018