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Previous Bristol Distinguished Address talks

Find podcasts, video interviews, photo galleries and media coverage from past Bristol Distinguished Address Series events.

Laura Wade-Gery - 6 March 2019

Laura Wade-Gery, Non-Executive Director of John Lewis, British Land & NHS Improvement, delivered a lecture as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series titled "Human and digital - the challenges and power of harnessing both."

Joe Garner - 27 February 2019

Joe Garner, Chief Executive Officer of Nationwide Building Society delivered a lecture titled 'Leading for Mutual Good'.

Ruth Hunt - 13 February 2019

Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall delivered a lecture as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series entitled "Achieving social change".

Warren East CBE - 30 January 2019

Warren East CBE, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce delivered a lecture as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series entitled "How can the UK be a natural home for global engineering and technology champions?"

John Allan CBE - 16 January 2019

John Allan CBE, President of the CBI and Chair of Tesco plc and Barratt Developments plc delivered a lecture as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series entitled "Britain – what does the future hold?"

Kevin Ellis - 17 October 2018

Kevin Ellis, Chair and Senior Partner, PwC UK, delivered a lecture as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series entitled "The role of business in a disrupted world, Why business needs to work harder to show its positive contribution to society.”

Ashok Vaswani - 3 October 2018

Ashok Vaswani, CEO of Barclays, delivered the University's prestigious Annual Bolland Lecture as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series with his talk entitled 'Digital Transformation of Banking'.

Tim Parker - 11 April 2018

Tim Parker, Chair of the Post Office, delivered a lecture as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series entitled 'What makes a good Chair?'.

Nick Wheeler - 21 March 2018

Nick Wheeler, Founder and Chairman, Charles Tyrwhitt, delivered a lecture entitled "A shirty tale - from Bristol to London in 31 years".

Susanna Dinnage - 07 March 2018

Susanna Dinnage, Global President of Animal Planet, delivered a lecture entitled "The power of purpose-driven brands in a world of infinite choice".

Andrew Langdon - 28 February 2018

Andrew Langdon QC, Barrister, Guildhall Chambers delivered a lecture entitled "The Bar: independent advocacy operating in the Public interest".

Inga Beale DBE - 21 February 2018

Inga Beale DBE, CEO of Lloyds delivered a lecture entitled "Enabling human progress in a digital world".

Simon Fox - 7 February 2018

Simon Fox, Chief Executive of Trinity Mirror delivered a lecture entitled "The importance of professional journalism in a post-truth world".

Karen Blackett OBE - 6 December 2017

Karen Blackett OBE, Chairwoman of MediaCom UK, delivered a lecture entitled "Unlocking and Understanding the UK Consumer".

George Weston - 22 November 2017

George Weston, Chief Executive of Associated British Foods plc delivered a lecture entitled “Value of the Industrial Food System”.

Richard Gleave - 15 November 2017

Richard Gleave, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer of Public Health England delivered a lecture entitled “Evidence informed leadership – how does evidence influence the leadership of health organisations?”.

Tony Hayward - 8 November 2017

Tony Hayward, Chairman of Glencore delivered a lecture entitled “The Great Energy Revolution - Fact or Fiction”.

Juliet Davenport OBE - 25 October 2017

Juliet Davenport OBE, CEO and Founder of Good Energy delivered a lecture entitled “Science, climate and politics: the perilous path to decarbonisation”.

Sacha Romanovitch - 11 October 2017

Sacha Romanovitch, CEO of Grant Thornton UK LLP, provided the address at the Annual Bolland lecture entitled “Shaping a vibrant economy where no one is left behind – how we create a new normal”.

Rob Law MBE - 27 September 2017

Rob Law MBE, Chief Executive of Trunki, delivered a lecture entitled "Building a global brand".

Dame Helen Ghosh - 5 April 2017

Dame Helen Ghosh, Director-General of the National Trust, delivered a lecture entitled "Why should anyone be led by you?".

Fred Jones - 22 March 2017

Fred Jones, Head of Cities at Uber, delivered a lecture entitled "More people in fewer cars".

Baroness Shriti Vadera - 8 March 2017

Baroness Shriti Vadera, Chair of Santander UK, delivered a lecture entitled "Post-Globalism".

John Pullinger - 22 February 2017

John Pullinger, Chief Executive, UK Statistics Authority, delivered a lecture entitled "Mobilising the power of data to help Britain (and the world) make better decisions".

Paul Geddes - 8 February 2017

Paul Geddes, Chief Executive of Direct Line Group, delivered a lecture entitled "The future of brands in a post-truth world".

Peter Cheese - 1 February 2017

Peter Cheese, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), delivered a lecture entitled "Future of work and organisations".

Lord Karan Bilimoria - 25 January 2017

Lord Bilimoria, Chairman at Cobra Beer, delivered a lecture entitled "Boldness in business".

Simon Belsham - 30 November 2016

Simon Belsham, CEO at notonthehighstreet.com, delivered a lecture entitled "What does it take for a creative small business to thrive?"

Michael Ward - 16 November 2016

Michael Ward, Managing Director of Harrods, delivered a lecture entitled "Why luxury is relevant to the UK economy and the barriers faced by developing companies.”

Lady Barbara Judge CBE - 9 November 2016

Lady Barbara Judge CBE, Chair, Institute of Directors and Deputy Chairman of the Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee, delivered a lecture entitled “The Future of Nuclear.”

Vicky Pryce - 19 October 2016

Vicky Pryce, Board Member, Centre for Economics and Business Research, delivered a lecture entitled "Post-Brexit Britain – the road ahead".

Lucy Armstrong - 12 October 2016

Lucy Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer, The Alchemists, delivered a lecture entitled “The certain challenge of managing in uncertain times”.

Vikki Heywood CBE - 05 October 2016

Vikki Heywood CBE, Chairman, The Royal Society of Arts, delivered a lecture entitled “Enriching Britain - through our creativity and heritage”.

Baroness Dido Harding - 28 September 2016

Baroness Dido Harding of Winscombe, Chief Executive of TalkTalk Group delivered the University's prestigious Annual Bolland Lecture entitled "The digital revolution: how Britain can lead and what it means for today’s students".

Mark Stewart - 21 September 2016

Mark Stewart, General Manager and HR Director, Airbus, delivered a lecture entitled “Developing the right skills for the future of the UK aerospace industry”

Bristol Distinguished Address archive 2013 - 2016

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