15th November 2017: External Event – Bristol Distinguished Address Series Talk with Richard Gleave – Bristol

Richard Gleave is the Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer of Public Health England, the national expert agency on the public’s health, and as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series he will be delivering a lecture entitled ‘Evidence informed leadership – how does evidence influence the leadership of health organisations?’. Richard will be reflecting 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. 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 also works as 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.


This series of free public lectures hosted by the University of the West of England provides a unique opportunity to hear from top level business leaders on the challenges and decisions they face at the highest level of strategic leadership.

These evening talks are free for all to attend and will provide an excellent opportunity for you to broaden your corporate network and enable you to develop your business knowledge.


18:00 Registration and refreshments

18:30 – 19:30 Richard Gleave’s Talk

19:30 Networking

Date: Wednesday 15 November

Location: Faculty of Business and Law Building, University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS16 1QY

Registration will open on Wednesday 18 October

Other confirmed dates as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series Include:
Wednesday 27 September with Rob Law, CEO of Trunki
Wednesday 11 October with Sacha Romanovitch, CEO of Grant Thornton
Wednesday 25 October with Juliet Davenport OBE, CEO and Founder of Good Energy
Wednesday 8 November with Tony Hayward, Chairman of Glencore
Wednesday 22 November with George Weston, Chief Executive of Associated British Foods plc

For more information on each event please visit The Bristol Distinguished Address Series homepage