British Conservative politician and life peer, The Right Honourable William Hague was the representative for Richmond, Yorkshire from 1989 to 2015 and was the Leader of the Opposition from 1997 to 2001. A leading political figure in the UK, William Hague’s career has spanned over 25 years serving as a Party Leader, Foreign Secretary and Leader of the House of Commons.
At the age of 27, William became the youngest Conservative Member of Parliament, after being elected to Parliament for the seat of Richmond, North Yorkshire in 1989. Within two years of entering Parliament Lord Hague had become Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. It wasn’t long before William rose through the ranks to be elected the Leader of the Coservative Party. However, he resigned as Conservative Leader after the 2001 general election following his party’s second landslide defeat.
During 2005, When David Cameron was elected Leader of the Conservative Party, William returned to parliament, after being reappointed to the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Feign Secretary. During David Cameron’s time as Conservative Leader, William also was appointed as Senior Member of the Shadow Cabinet, First Secretary of State and Foreign Secretary.
On 14 July 2014, Hague stood down as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to become Leader of the House of Commons in preparation for his planned retirement from electoral politics, after 26 years as an MP, at the 2015 general election, when he did not put his name forward for re-election.
William is a highly decorated individual that has impacted various political and economical relations throughout his time, and thus has won awards such as The Spectator’s “Parliamentarian of the Year Award in 1998, History Book of the Year at the British Book Awards in 2005, The Spectator’s “Speech of the Year Award” in 2007, The Trustees’ Award at the Longman/History Today Awards in 2008, became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2009, was given the Britain-Australia Society Award in 2014 for contribution to the relationship between Britain and Australia, Freeman of the City of London in 2015, Life peerage in 2015, and was appointed Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun in 2017 by the Japanese government.
A brilliant engaging individual, William discusses his insights into world affairs, different styles of leadership, and various political and economical issues. Not only that, William converses about his own career and the experiences and knowledge he has accumulated over the years.
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When at corporate events, William is known to cover the following topics:
- Brexit & The EU
- Drive & Determination
- Peak Performance
- General Elections
- Current Affairs
- British & American Politics
“William was awesome. The perfect balance between humour and serious content.” – ICBI
“William did really well to talk to many of our guests pre-dinner which they really appreciated. Then, his talk was excellent, full of humour but with serious messages – a perfect blend. We had plenty of time for questions which he answered clearly.” – Project One Consulting
“An amazing after dinner speech, it was so entertaining, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive! I was not expecting to be so entertained, really fantastic. I can’t recommend him enough, the speech really made our dinner a huge success.” – APBI
“He shared views on Brexit plus also some longer term thoughts but also shared some lighter moments and anecdotes which created several laughs from the audience and helped set us up for the rest of our conference.” – Laura Scott