Lord Victor Adebowale
Chief Executive of Turning Point
Lord Victor Adebowale has a passionate interest in public service reform and reversing the inverse care law (ie those who need public services most, tend to get them least). He is Chief Executive of Turning Point, a leading health and social care organisation, and a champion for those affected by poverty, mental ill health, drug and alcohol addiction and learning disability. One of the country’s top sector leaders in health and social care, Victor has driven forward government policy and been instrumental in negotiating significant change within large organisations. He is a Visiting Professor and Chancellor at the University of Lincoln and holds numerous honorary doctorates as well as being an associate member of the Health Service Management Centre at the University of Birmingham. In 2000, Victor was awarded the CBE in the New Year Honours’ List 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. He became a Futureversity patron in 2011.
'I believe life-long learning is an important right for adults and an absolutely critical right in this day and age where education will affect the future of young, middle aged and older people. Learning is the engine of the future, which is why I am proud to be a patron of Futureversity.'
Lord Victor Adebowale, January 2012