Llangoed Hall’s opening Ladies’ Luncheon Club event of 2013 will feature a guest speech from a former UN dignitary.
Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, the former United Nations deputy secretary-general and chief of staff under Kofi Annan, has agreed to deliver a speech at the Welsh country house hotel on 28 February. Open to ladies wishing to meet friends old and new over lunch, the club meets six times a year at the Llyswen-based hall in the Wye Valley near Brecon.
Lord Malloch-Brown worked closely with Kofi Annan on all aspects of the UN’s work during his UN tenure. Besides his work with the UN, Malloch-Brown has also been vice-president for external affairs at the World Bank and served as vice chairman of the World Economic Forum.
He currently serves as chairman of Europe, Middle East and Africa at FTI Consulting and is involved with a number of non-profit and advisory boards, such as the Royal Africa Society and International Crisis Group, and Open Society Foundation.
“The Ladies’ Luncheon Club is designed to provide an opportunity for local ladies to visit Llangoed Hall to socialise with friends old and new over a delicious lunch and to listen to an interesting guest speaker,” said MD of Llangoed Hall Calum Milne.
“We are absolutely delighted that Lord Malloch-Brown has agreed to open our 2013 series of luncheons.”
Future guest speakers at the Luncheon Club include Dame Margaret Anstee, Sian Lloyd and chief constable of Dyfed Powys Police Jackie Roberts.
Llangoed Hall recently received the highest Gold Award from Visit Wales. As part of a £2 million investment programme, MD Calum Milne has introduced a programme of new events throughout 2013 to encourage more people to visit and use the facilities at the 23-bedroom hotel.
Image: Lord Mark Malloch-Brown.