UWE Bristol hosts Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman, John Lewis Partnership

Issue date: 03 November 2014

The Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series

Date: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Venue: Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC)
Time: 18:00

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Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman, John Lewis Partnership is the latest speaker to address the business community at the Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series (BDEAs).

His talk will address how technology is changing the workplace.

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 University of the West of England's 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.

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

Charlie Mayfield became the Partnership's fifth Chairman in March 2007. He joined the Partnership in 2000 as Head of Business Development, responsible for business strategy and development for both John Lewis and Waitrose. Charlie joined the Board as Development Director in 2001 and was responsible for developing the Partnership's online strategy. He became Managing Director of John Lewis in January 2005 prior to taking up his appointment as Chairman of the Partnership in March 2007.

Charlie began his career as an officer in the army. He joined SmithKline Beecham in 1992 and became Marketing Manager for the Lucozade brand, before moving to McKinsey & Co in 1996, where he worked with consumer and retail organisations.

Charlie is the Government appointed Chair of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, President of the Employee Ownership Association and a Director of Central Surrey Health Trustee Limited. He received a knighthood in June 2013 for services to business.

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.

The Bristol Distinguished Address Series is free to attend and open to members of the business community. Discuss this event on Twitter using the hashtag #BristolLectures

For full details of forthcoming talks visit: www.uwe.ac.uk/BDAS

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