Lord Victor Adebowale CBE MA

Victor Adebowale

Lord Victor Adebowale CBE MA MCIH FCGI - Chief Executive of Turning Point

Presentation title: Primary Care: exclusion, inclusion and community - a Turning Point perspective

Victor is Chief Executive of Turning Point, a health and social care social enterprise providing services for people with complex needs including those affected by substance misuse, mental health issues, unemployment, housing issues, offending behavior and those with a learning disability.  Turning Point is engaged with over 25,000 people in over 200 locations across England, employing over 3,500 people with a turnover of £125 million.

Victor has a passionate interest in public service reform and reversing the inverse care law.  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 a number of honorary doctorates.  He has an MA in Advanced Organizational Consultation from the Tavistock Institute.  He is also 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 the Cambridge University Judge Business School, as well as on the Board of Governors of London School of Economics.

Victor is also a Non-Executive Director of NHS England, President of the International Association of Philosophy and Psychiatry, and Chair of Vision Development. He is a Non-Executive Director of IACOM Ltd and Leadership in Mind, and also joined the Co-operative Board in April 2016.  He wasrecently appointed Chair of Social Enterprise UK.

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.