UWE Bristol hosts Sir Richard Broadbent, Tesco PLC Chairman

Issue date: 26 February 2014


Sir Richard Broadbent

The Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series

Date: 27 February 2014
Venue:M Shed, Bristol
Time: 18:00
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Sir Richard Broadbent, Chairman of Tesco PLC, is the latest speaker to address the business community at the Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series (BDEAs).

In a lecture entitled 'Individuals and organisations – the reality of corporate governance', Sir Richard will share his perspectives on the current debate about what is termed 'corporate governance'. Drawing on his own experiences to look at how Boards work, identifying the qualities that constitute a good manager and what ultimately makes the difference between corporate success and failure.

The Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series (BDEAs) is one of the highlights of the University calendar and is a unique opportunity to hear about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership, directly from the leaders of organisations driving UK business performance. The series is delivered by the Bristol Business School in partnership with ACCA,Bristol City Council,Bristol Post,Business West,CBI,CMI,FSB,IoD, and the West of England LEP.

Sir Richard Broadbent has been the Chairman of Tesco plc since 2011. He was previously the Deputy Chairman of Barclays plc and Chairman of Arriva plc.

Richard has spent approximately one third of his career in the public sector, one third in the City and one third in business. 1974 - 86 HM Treasury. Attended Stanford Business School 1983-84 as a Harkness Fellow. 1986 - 99 Schroders plc, latterly Group Managing Director, Corporate Finance based in New York. 2000-03 Executive Chairman, HM Customs and Excise and member of the Management Board of the UK Civil Service. 2003 - 10 Director, Barclays plc (Senior Director 2004, Deputy Chairman 2009). 2004 - 10 Chairman, Arriva plc. 2011 - Chairman, Tesco plc. Trustee, Relate. Partner, The Centre for Compassionate Communication LLP.

There will also be an opportunity for the audience to put forward their issues and questions at this event.

Series organiser, Professor Nicholas O'Regan says, “We are delighted by the calibre of this year's speakers, the series is an excellent opportunity for members of the business community in Bristol, as well as our own students, alumni and staff to hear directly from inspirational figures in industry with a wealth of strategic experience and leadership skills at the highest level.”

The series of talks continue throughout the year and will feature Chairmen, CEOs and institutional leaders representing a variety of sectors.

In National Science and Engineering Week, Air Vice-Marshal Julian Young OBE will deliver a lecture entitled, 'Knowledge and expertise: Up-skilling in a complex environment', on 19 March 2014, 18:00-20:30 at Frenchay Campus.

The Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series is free to attend and open to members of the business community.

To register for forthcoming talks visit: www.uwe.ac.uk/dea

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