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Lord John Browne to share corporate wisdom with Yorkshire business leaders

Lord Browne, former Chief Executive Officer of BP, will deliver the Leeds University Business School's seventh Corporate Wisdom lecture, "Energy & Change" on 9th October.

The Corporate Wisdom lectures, designed and run by Leeds University Business School (LUBS) in partnership with leadership consultancy firm Whitehead Mann, are among Yorkshire's leading lecture series and a firm fixture in the Yorkshire business calendar.

Currently MD and Managing Partner at Riverstone Europe, an international private equity firm which focuses on energy investments, Lord Browne will deliver his lecture to the region's top chairmen and chief executives on October 9th at 7.00pm, at the Maurice Keyworth Building, University of Leeds.

Professor Peter Moizer, of Leeds University Business School, said: "Lord Browne is one of the UK's greatest business figures with an outstanding reputation as a visionary leader. He has regularly been voted the most impressive businessman by his peers and we are extremely privileged to welcome him to the Business School for what we are sure will be a fascinating and insightful lecture."

Corporate Wisdom was launched in 2005 and has quickly established itself as a key event in the diaries of Yorkshire's leaders.  Through a programme of lectures given by distinguished speakers such as Sir Gus O'Donnell, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service, and Greg Dyke, former Director General of the BBC, the lecture series continues to inspire, educate and challenge business leaders in private and public sector organisations in Yorkshire.

The lecture series, sponsored by Yorkshire Forward and supported by Marketing Leeds, is an invitation only event targeted at the region's leading business figures.

For further information: 

Please contact the University of Leeds Press Office on +44 (0)113 343 4031 or email

Editors notes

Leeds University Business School is among the leading UK university-based business schools and continues to grow in size and reputation. The school is full-range, teaching more than 1,500 undergraduate and 500 postgraduate students from more than 50 countries. It has its own faculty and its own high reputation for research.

Leeds University Business School also has a history of successful partnerships with industry and commerce at local, national and international levels. Members of the Faculty are at the forefront of major developments in basic and applied research across the fields of business, management, accounting, finance and economics. Senior staff have held leadership positions and committee membership and advised major policy-making bodies and learned societies. These include the Academy of International Business, the Academy of Management, the Economic and Social Research Council's Training and Development and Research Grants Boards and the British Academy of Management.


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