Mr John Alty was the guest keynote speaker at PPL’s AGM, which took place on Wednesday, 13th June at Kings Place, London.

John is the Chief Executive Officer and Comptroller General of the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), a position he took up in February 2010, the same year in which he was awarded a CB in The Queen's Birthday Honours for his contribution to policy towards business and the economy. Most of his career has been spent at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and its successors and he is currently employed by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

Read John Alty's keynote speech at PPL AGM.

Previous speakers at PPL's AGM have included CBI's Director General, John Cridland CBE (2011), BBC's Roger Wright (2010), The Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP (2009), The Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP (2008) and Professor Lord Winston (2007).