Guest Lectures

Eve Roodhouse: Leeds as a digital city

  • 17.00 - 18.00
  • 10 Feb 2021
  • Online
Eve Roodhouse: Leeds as a digital city
Eve Roodhouse, Chief Officer for Culture and Economy at Leeds City Council will be the next Leeds Business School guest lecturer.

One of the big ideas set out in the Leeds Inclusive Growth Strategy was “Leeds as a digital city”. Leeds is committed to promoting and growing the digital sector by strengthening the digital and data infrastructure of the city.

By helping to make every business a digital business the city can develop a workforce that can be resilient in the context of technological changes. Increasing digital inclusion across the city region means all people can access services, education and training.

Eve will give examples of how the city is delivering on these objectives and how this work will contribute to the social and economic recovery of Leeds.

Eve Roodhouse
Eve leads on Culture and Economic Development at Leeds City Council. Her portfolio is wide ranging including oversight of Leeds Museums and Galleries, visitor economy, international relations, economic policy and business support.

Her team have provided extensive support to businesses across the city during Covid-19 and delivered the Leeds Economic Recovery Framework published in October.

Prior to joining Leeds City Council in July 2018, Eve worked at NHS Digital for 15 years on the delivery of the first Prison Health IT system in England and the delivery of the Child Protection Information Sharing Project across the NHS and Local Authorities.

Eve is a member of the Leadership Group of the Chamber of Commerce, a Director of North Invest and a Board member of WILD (formerly known as Women in Leeds Digital).

Leeds Business School Guest Lecture Series
The Leeds Business School annual lecture series invites industry experts, leading business figures and entrepreneurs to speak on a range of subjects that affect businesses including leadership, marketing and finance.

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