The Bristol Distinguished Address: Richard Gleave; Deputy Chief Executive and COO, Public Health England

Date: 15 November 2017
Venue: UWE Bristol, Bristol Business School, North Entrance, Frenchay Campus, Filton Road, Bristol, BS34 8QZ
Time: 18:00-19:30

Evidence informed leadership - how does evidence influence the leadership of health organisations?

Richard Gleave, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer of Public Health England will deliver a lecture as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series.

Richard will reflect on how the leadership of organisations that seek to improve and protect the public's health - national and local government, the NHS, voluntary and community organisations - should be informed by evidence and research.

Discuss this event on Twitter using the hashtag #BristolLectures.


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


Registration for this event will open on the 18th October 2017.


Richard is the Deputy Chief Executive of Public Health England, the national expert agency on the public's health. Since its creation in 2013, Public Health England has played a central role in responding to major threats to the public's health, such as Ebola and Zika, issuing key reports on the health impacts of alcohol, e-cigarettes and sugar.

Richard is also a Senior Tutor in management at Oxford University where he is studying for a Doctor of Philosophy in Evidence Based Health Care. During 2017 Richard has been part of the City Office in Bristol City Council. Richard has worked in the NHS in the Bristol area, as Chief Executive of the Royal United Hospital at Bath and a Director at the Strategic Health Authority. He was the NHS Director of Performance between 2002 and 2007 from which he was awarded a Harkness Fellowship at Kaiser Permanente and University of California Berkeley.

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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Cost: Free
Contact: Strategic Communications and Engagement
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 84517

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