A Business School Advisory Board has been established with the aim of strengthening links with industry and the professions and providing input into the academic and strategic direction of the Business School. The Board comprises of leading experts holding senior positions within business, the public or voluntary sectors, and the professions.

The Advisory Board:

  • Provides an external perspective on the School’s strategy and vision;
  • Helps the School with its wider engagement regionally, nationally and internationally;
  • Advises on new opportunities and the School’s future development; and
  • Provides support in enhancing the reputation and profile of the School.


Ajaz Ahmed


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Ian Beaumont

Partner - KPMG

Jonathan Thompson

Divisional Managing Director at Santander

Andy Hamilton

Director of Quality, Cummins Turbo Technologies

Victoria Goddard

Partner, Pinsent Masons

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Beckie Hart

Interim Regional Director, CBI

Steven Michael OBE

SPM Creative Consulting Ltd

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Carl Sykes

Community Partnerships Manager, Syngenta

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Mike Rosser

Managing Partner, fds Group

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Professor David Pettifer

Visiting Professor, University of Huddersfield