Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson was given a standing ovation after he made his first appearance on the American corporate speaking circuit this week.
The former PM gave a 30-minute speech at the Insurance Leadership Forum in Colorado Springs on Tuesday morning which was sponsored by the American investment and insurance company The Hartford.
Delegates confirmed Mr Johnson gave a “memorable” and “impressive” speech about “Brexit, British support for Ukraine and his previous climate scepticism” after which the former British PM received a standing ovation from the cheering room of delegates.
The former Conservative leader was reportedly paid in excess of £150,000 for taking part in the event.
Renato Lilienfeld, President of Chilean insurance broker Lilienfeld Corredores de Seguros said on LinkedIn:
“What better way to start on the last day [than by] participating in an exhibition by Mr Boris Johnson, former Prime Minister of Great Britain?
“It is a privilege to have these kinds of opportunities.”
Reports say the high profile former PM has registered with the Premium Speakers agency with his speech topics stated as: “Europe,” “the European Union / Brexit” and “Society.” British football legend David Beckham is also signed to the same agency.
According to the Telegraph Mr Johnson is not the first former prime minister to tour the after-dinner speaking circuit. His predecessor Theresa May, “who is signed to the Washington Speakers’ Bureau, earned more than £1.86 million in her first two years since returning to the backbenches.”