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The University of Southampton

Baroness Neville-Rolfe Distinguished Lecture Event

Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe
20 October 2016
Building 67 (Nightingale), Room 1027

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Event details

Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe will be visiting the University on 20 October and delivering her lecture 'How do we improve?' as part of the 2016 Distinguished Lectures Programme.


Teas and coffees will be served from 17:30.


In this lecture Lucy Neville-Rolfe will draw on experiences, good and bad, from her long career in both the private and public sectors, to focus on the issue of improvement. What improvements should we be looking for, and how in today’s modern workplace should we go about achieving them?

About the speaker

Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 17 July 2016.

Lucy was convent educated and studied philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) at Somerville College Oxford. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries.

Lucy worked at Tesco Plc from 1997 to 2013 and was an executive director on the main Board from 2006.

She has also served on the boards of ITV, PwC and Metro AG and the China Britain Business Council and was Chairman of Dobbies Garden Centres Plc. She was also President of EuroCommerce, the EU trade association, between 2012 and 2014.

Until 1997 she was a senior civil servant in the Cabinet Office, the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

She was awarded her CMG for her time on the FCO Board and her DBE for services to industry and the voluntary sector.


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