8th November 2017: External Event – Bristol Distinguished Address Series Talk with Tony Hayward – Bristol

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.

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. Tony 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.


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 Tony Hayward’s Talk

19:30 Networking

Date: Wednesday 8 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 11 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 15 November with Richard Gleave, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer of Public Health England
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