Lord Victor Adebowale CBE crossbench peer and social entrepreneur
Victor is Chief Executive of Turning Point, a health and social care organisation providing services for people with complex needs, including those affected by substance misuse, mental health issues and those with a learning disability.
Victor has a passionate interest in public service reform and reversing the inverse care law, (those who need public services most tend to get them least). In pursuit of this, he lectures and speaks widely on the subjects of poverty, social exclusion, equality and human rights, leadership and change management.
He is a Visiting Professor and Chancellor at the University of Lincoln and holds numerous honorary doctorates as well as being a Fellow of the City & Guilds of London Institute, an associate member of the Health Service Management Centre at the University of Birmingham and of Cambridge University Judge Business School, as well as on the Board of Governors for London School of Economics.
Victor is a Non-Executive Director of NHS England, President of the International Association of Philosophy and Psychiatry, and he is the founder and Chair of Collaborate at London South Bank University.
In 2000, Victor was awarded the CBE for services to the New Deal, the unemployed, and homeless young people and in 2001, was appointed a cross bench member of the House of Lords
Victor has advised both Labour and Conservative administrations on various issues relating to housing, employment, social care and public service reform. As a leadership and organisational consultant he has worked with companies including Shell, KPMG and with local government. He is also a non executive director of the health IT consultancy St Vincents and of TomahawkPro, a collaborative software company, and is a member of the Audit Commission.
Victor believes that the only person in a company who should be constantly learning is those in charge, and that leadership is not about telling people what to do but what happens when you’re not in the room.
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