Bristol Distinguished Address Series: Dennis Hogan, Managing Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland, is latest guest speaker.

Bristol Distinguished Address Series: Dennis Hogan, Managing Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland, is latest guest speaker.

Date: 18 November 2015
Venue: UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus
Time: Reception: 18:00 – Lecture: 18:30 – Networking and Supper:19:30


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Delivered as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series and Bristol European Green Capital events in 2015.


‘Inspiring a growth culture’, is the theme of the next lecture in the Bristol Distinguished Address Series, delivered by Dennis Hogan, Managing Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland, at UWE Bristol’sExhibition and Conference Centre, on Wednesday 18 November 2015.

Dennis joined the UK & Ireland business in January 2014 from Compass Group North America, where he ran a number of our businesses.

Working with Compass for over 17 years, he has held a range of operational and finance roles. Most recently, Dennis was CEO of Canteen Vending Services for Compass Group North America. Prior to joining Compass Group in 1996, Dennis was the Chief Financial Officer for a retail start-up venture in Washington, DC.

He also worked on strategic planning and product management for American companies MCI Telecommunications and Digital Equipment Corporation.

Dennis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from James Madison University and also received a master’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois. In 1998, he completed and passed the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) exam.

An audience of over 200 is expected including over 100 leaders from the business community, as well as local government leaders, UWE Bristol academics and alumni.

The Bristol Distinguished Address Series provides a unique opportunity to hear about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership.

The series is delivered by the Bristol Business School in partnership with ACCA, Bristol City Council, Bristol Junior Chamber, Bristol Post, Business West, CBI, CMI,FSB, IoD, ICAEW and the West of England LEP.

Following the talk, there will be an opportunity for the audience to put forward their issues and questions at this event.

Series organiser, Professor Nicholas O’Regan says, “We are delighted by the calibre of this year’s speakers, the series is an excellent opportunity for members of the business community in Bristol, as well as our own students, alumni and staff to hear directly from inspirational figures in industry with a wealth of strategic experience and leadership skills at the highest level.”

The series of talks continue throughout the year and will feature Chairmen, CEOs and institutional leaders representing a variety of sectors.

The Bristol Distinguished Address Series is free to attend and open to members of the business community. Discuss this event on Twitter using the hashtag #BristolLectures

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