The strategic benefits and challenges of increasing longevity with falling populations

  • 6 June 2024
  • Seminar
Event Details

Join us for a captivating evening at the Library of Mistakes in Edinburgh, where Simon Culhane will be delving into the profound implications of one of the 21st century’s megatrends: the global increase in longevity and the challenges posed by aging populations. This event is not only open to our members, but to anyone with a keen interest in the future of global demographics.

This is a great opportunity to network with likeminded professionals whilst gaining a wealth of knowledge about the predicted population changes for Europe, China, and Africa at the turn of the next century.

Event Schedule:

- 5:30 PM: Begin the evening with arrival and registration. Settle in and prepare for an evening of engaging discussions.

- 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM: Presentation by Simon Culhane. Dive into a detailed exploration of life expectancy trends and their implications.

- 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM: Networking session with canapés and drinks. Connect with like-minded professionals and discuss the insights from the talk.

We look forward to spending a thought-provoking evening with you.


Simon Culhane

Simon Culhane

Chartered FCSI | Fellow | Chartered Banker Institute


Simon Culhane, Vice-Chair of the Epsom and Ewell branch of Citizens Advice, boasts a distinguished career spanning various sectors. For nearly two decades until September 2022, he served as Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, leading its international expansion, which garnered recognition for its exams in over 70 jurisdictions.

With a foundation in finance, Simon's career commenced in the banking sector, culminating in a Directorship at Deutsche Bank's Global Investment Bank. Notably, he spent fifteen years at Lloyds Bank, assuming diverse managerial and customer-facing roles, including Group Manager for the Kensington Area and Senior Trainer at the Bank's Management Centre. His tenure also included an Assistant Vice-Presidency in Chicago, USA.

In the public sector, Simon's contributions were equally impactful, including a significant secondment to the Cabinet Office in the late 1990s as Deputy Director of the Prime Minister's Efficiency Unit. He also played a pivotal role at University College London Hospital as Project Director, instrumental in establishing the first wave of Foundation Trusts in 2003/4.

Simon's professional accolades include Honorary Fellowships from the Chartered Banker Institute and the Guild of Investment Managers, alongside his Fellowship with the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Residing in Ashtead for over 35 years with his wife Sarah, Simon is deeply ingrained in his community, chairing and actively participating in Ashtead's tennis and badminton clubs. Additionally, he enjoys sailing and is an active supporter of AFC Wimbledon.

Date & Time

Thursday 6th June 2024

17:30 - 21:00 BST

Booking Details

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