The Leadership Interview – In conversation with Bob Cotton OBE

Bob Cotton OBE is the former CEO of the BHA (now UKH), a Government advisor and former Director of Sodexo UK.
Bob Cotton’s career spans the last fifty years which has seen the highs and lows for the industry. As many talk with understandable concern of the rise on inflation and energy costs, it is important to note that this is not the first time the industry has faced such challenges. Such periods can often produce opportunities as well as threats.

However, the depth of challenges to be faced are broader and deeper than many have recognised. In the following discussion a range of questions are covered including:

  • Does industry need to invest more back into the development of their boards as well as in their talent?
  • Which sectors are responding best to the challenges being presented?
  • Do we need to ensure that we compete better in our industry messaging and comms?

In an honest and candid interview, all the above are covered as the conversation seeks to look at the year ahead.