Distinguished Speaker Seminar – Vivienne Cox CBE

2nd March 2020 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Vivienne Cox CBE, in conversation with Kathy Harvey.

Reflections of her career and life.

Vivienne will be talking about her experience as the most senior woman in BP and her view of the energy industry today, and about the challenges of setting up the renewable energy business inside the company. She will give insights on the role of a non-executive Director, and the pleasure of working in a range of different companies and industries. She has two daughters, one still a teenager and the other a student in Oxford. No doubt that will come up as well.

Event Schedule

  • 17:15 – Registration opens
  • 17:45 – Event starts
  • 18:45 – Drinks reception
  • 19:45 – Close

About the Speaker

Vivienne has wide experience of business gained in the energy, natural resources and publishing sectors. She also has a deep understanding of regulatory and government relationships. She worked for BP plc for 28 years, in Britain and continental Europe, in posts including Executive Vice President and Chief Executive of BP’s gas, power and renewable business and its alternative energy unit. Vivienne was previously a Non-Executive Director of BG Group plc and Rio Tinto plc and Lead Independent Director of the UK Government’s Department for International Development. Vivienne was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to the UK Economy and Sustainability.

Vivienne is Senior Independent Director of Pearson plc, a Non-Executive Director of Stena AB, Chair of the Rosalind Franklin Institute and Chair of the Supervisory Board of Vallourec, a supplier to the energy industry.

About the event

  • The seminar is open for anyone to attend (over 18yrs only)
  • Registration is essential and spaces are limited and tickets are non-transferable.
  • Please note once the main room is full you will be directed to an overflow room, here you will be able to watch the live event, beamed from the main room, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment

Photography, filming and live social media streaming may take place at Saïd Business School for promotional purposes. This will be confirmed via the confirmation emailed two days before the event. If you wish to opt out of image capture at an event please contact oxfordsaid.events@sbs.ox.ac.uk.


2nd March 2020
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Event Categories:
Event Tags:
Book now


Saïd Business School
+44 (0) 1865 288800
View Organiser Website

Latest news

Emily Gill, Co-founder of Levra

Emily Gill, Co-founder of Levra

Emily is the co-founder of Levra, an immersive virtual reality (VR) coaching solution that improves the interpersonal communication of employees. Learn more

The New Entrepreneurship Hub

The University of Oxford is launching a new (and still unnamed) initiative that will transform the way in which entrepreneurship is ... Learn more

Sanoma Jean, Founder of Aya Therapy

Sanoma Jean, Founder of Aya Therapy

Sanoma Jean is the founder Aya Therapy an intelligent patient management platform reducing burnout for mental health care practitioners. Learn more

IDEA Peer Mentoring Programme 2023

IDEA Peer Mentoring Programme 2023

The IDEA Peer Mentoring Programme will enable women* entrepreneurs and would be entrepreneurs, including founders, at various stages ... Learn more

Enterprising Oxford

Tell us a bit about yourself and see information and resources relevant to your needs.

Get in touch

10 + 14 =

Copyright © 2022 Enterprising Oxford | Site by Herd