The Bristol Distinguished Address: Tony Hayward; Chairman, Glencore

Date: 08 November 2017
Venue: UWE Bristol, Bristol Business School, North Entrance, Frenchay Campus, Filton Road, Bristol, BS34 8QZ
Time: 18:00-19:30


The Great Energy Revolution - Fact or Fiction

Tony Hayward, Chairman of Glencore, will deliver a lecture as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series entitled "The Great Energy Revolution - Fact or Fiction."

The world has embarked on what is often referred to as an energy revolution - the transition away from fossil fuels to renewable forms of energy. This talk will review the progress to date and discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

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Programme

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

Registration

Registration for this event will open on the 11th October 2017.

Biography

Tony Hayward studied geology at Aston University in Birmingham and completed a PhD at Edinburgh University. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, Aston University, the University of Birmingham and Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University.

He was Group Chief Executive of BP from 2007 to 2010 having joined BP in 1982 as a rig geologist in the North Sea. Following a series of technical and commercial roles in Europe, Asia and South America, he returned to London in 1997 as a member of the Upstream Executive Committee. He became Group Treasurer in 2000, Chief Executive for BP's upstream activities and member of the Main Board of BP in 2003.

In June 2011 Tony founded Vallares plc, a $2.2bn acquisition company listed on the London Stock Exchange, he became Chief Executive of Genel Energy plc in November 2011 following the merger of Vallares plc and Genel Energy International, the largest oil producer in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Tony was appointed Chairman of Genel Energy in August 2015 and retires from this position in June 2017. Tony is now Chairman of Glencore and a Partner of AEA Investors.

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 Law Society, Bristol Post, Business West, CBI, CIPD, CMI, FSB, IoD, ICAEW and the West of England Combined Authority.

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Accessibility

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Cost: Free
Contact: Strategic Communications and Engagement
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 84517
E-mail: Events@uwe.ac.uk

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