CDA meets four times a year, usually for a lunch at the East India Club in St James’s Square, SW1 with a prominent guest speaker. In recent years, speakers have included Ken Clarke MP, Dr Vince Cable MP, Angela Knight CBE, Lord Robert Smith of Kelvin and CEOs or directors of companies in a variety of industries.

Members are welcome to bring a guest to the lunches and new members are always welcome, subject to approval by the CDA committee.

The CDA is run by a committee which meets on the day of each lunch meeting. Membership and administration is handled by a part-time paid administrator.

There is also a closed user group on Linked In™ to facilitate lively discussion amongst members.

The CDA is a UK company limited by guarantee. The company was formerly called ACG UK Limited.

Membership costs £200 a year.