The Bristol Distinguished Address: Vincent de Rivaz CBE, CEO, EDF Energy

Date: 22 March 2017
Venue: UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, BS34 8QZ
Time: Reception: 18:00 Lecture: 18:30 Networking: 19:30

Vincent de Rivaz CBE, Chief Executive Officer, EDF Energy, will deliver a lecture as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series.

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Registration will open on 22 February 2017.

You may also be interested in attending this interactive workshop taking place before the Bristol Distinguished Address:

Leading Edge Thinking Workshop 17:00-18:00

Exploring Collaboratory in Leadership Learning:

Dr Gareth Edwards, Associate Professor of Leadership Development, Faculty of Business and Law, UWE Bristol

This workshop will explore experiences of 'collaboratory' and how this may be beneficial to the practice of leadership development. A collaboratory is a mechanism for bringing multi-stakeholders together to solve social and scientific problems and The Bristol Leadership and Change Centre are currently involved in a collaboratory which explores leadership development evaluation. We will therefore introduce the workshop with some reflections from our research into this area and then invite participants to experience a collaborative session on the subject of leadership learning and development.

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BDAS Lecture Programme

  • 18:00 - Registration and refreshments
  • 18:30 - Lecture
  • 19:30 - Networking


Vincent de Rivaz is the Chief Executive Officer of EDF Energy and a member of the Executive Committee of EDF Group. EDF Energy is Great Britain's largest producer of electricity, of low-carbon electricity, and its biggest supplier of electricity by volume.

Vincent was appointed Chief Executive of London Electricity Group in 2002. He led the merger of London Electricity Group, Seeboard and the Eastern Network to form EDF Energy in 2003, and the incorporation of the UK nuclear operator, the former “British Energy”, into EDF Energy from January 2009. He is leading the UK's new nuclear renaissance, starting with the Hinkley Point C project in Somerset.

Vincent de Rivaz was made Chevalier de la L├ęgion d'Honneur in 2009 and an honorary Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 2012. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2015.

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About the Bristol Distinguished Address Series

The Bristol Distinguished Address Series provides a unique opportunity to hear about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership. The series is delivered by the Bristol Business School in partnership with ACCA, Bristol City Council, Bristol Junior Chamber, Bristol Post, Business West, CBI, CMI, FSB, IoD, ICAEW and the West of England LEP.

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Cost: Free
Contact: Corporate Relations Service
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 81805

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