Advisory Board

Lancaster University Management School has an Advisory Board made up of both external and internal representatives whose role is to review and advise on LUMS strategy and progress against plans.

External members

Dr Brian Tempest (Chair)
Former CEO, Managing Director and President, Ranbaxy Laboratories

Dr Brian Tempest advises companies, banks, investment funds, private equity and high net worth individuals on their strategy in Asia, based on his wide experience in China, Japan, South East Asia and India where he has lived for the last decade. Brian has a PhD in Chemistry from Lancaster University.

Mr Richard Cousins
Group Chief Executive, Compass Group PLC

Richard Cousins was appointed Group Chief Executive of Compass Group PLC in 2006. Compass is the world’s leading contract catering company and a major support services provider. It operates in 50 countries, employs 400,000 people and has annual revenues of over £15bn. It sits 36th in the FTSE100. Richard has a Masters degree in Operational Research from Lancaster University.

Mr Michael J Dormer
Former Worldwide Chairman, J&J Medical Devices

Mike Dormer is a retired Worldwide Chairman and Executive Committee Member of Johnson & Johnson Inc. He graduated from Lancaster University with a BA in Economics and an MA in Economics and Financial Control.

Mr John Drysdale
Director, Business Momentum

John has more than 25 years’ business experience, gained in international companies as a senior executive, organisational consultant and leadership coach. Before founding Business Momentum, he was Director, Learning & Development of a global insurance group and Director of Executive Coaching with a major management consultancy. Prior to that he was an organisation consultant with consulting and technology companies.

Ms Kath Durrant
Director, Human Resources, Rolls Royce

Kath Durrant is Group Director of Human Resources of Rolls-Royce Plc. She previously held a variety of senior positions, most recently as Vice President, HR & Communications for the Research and Development division of pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. Prior to AstraZeneca Kath spent a short time with GUS plc, and eleven years at GlaxoSmithKline plc. She started her career at the London Stock Exchange as a graduate trainee. She has a degree in History from Lancaster University.

Mr Gian Fulgoni
Executive Chairman and Co-founder, comScore Inc

Gian Fulgoni is Executive Chairman and Co-founder of comScore Inc. (NASDAQ:SCOR), the global leader in measuring the digital world. He holds a MA in Marketing from Lancaster University.

Dr Cathy Garner
Principal, Knowledge Economy Innovations

Cathy Garner is an expert in innovation for economic and social improvement with over 20 years of experience in practice. She specialises in innovation and knowledge economy development in cities and university-business partnerships for knowledge exchange. She holds a number of non-executive Board positions in the UK and internationally.

Ms Fran Hulbert
Independent Policy Advisor

Fran Hulbert’s extensive career includes lecturing in HE, curriculum and professional development at a national level, FE and HE senior management, regional economic development and policy formulation. She chairs the University of Chester’s Business Advisory Council, the Riverside Innovation Centre’s Steering Group and the Fabric Advisory Committee of Chester Cathedral. Working independently, she combines several non-executive university Board appointments with specific strategic, advisory and evaluation assignments.

Mr John Oliver OBE
Director, Team Enterprise Solutions LLP

John Oliver, who is also Managing Director of Pilgrim Technology Ltd, is the former Chief Executive of Leyland Trucks, the largest UK truck manufacturer. John specialises in employee engagement and has written two books on the subject.

Professor Kai Peters
Chief Executive, Ashridge Business School

Kai Peters is Chief Executive of Ashridge, the business school located near London. Prior to joining Ashridge, Peters was Dean, and previously director of MBA programs, of the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) of Erasmus University in the Netherlands.

Mr Dick Peterson
CEO, Reflective Learning

Dick Peterson is Chairman of CDIA (USA) and before that he was CEO (NA) of Minet Group (UK). He was Chairman of the National Association of Insurance Brokers (USA) in 1990-1991 and a Trustee of the College of Insurance 1994-1999. Dick received his BA from Colby College in Economics, and MS in Organizational Dynamics from University of Pennsylvania.

Professor David Pettifer
Retired Partner, PwC

David Pettifer is an advisor to, and a former consulting partner with, PricewaterhouseCoopers. As a consultant with PwC he led major strategic and operational projects in a number of industries including financial services, energy, oil and gas, and retail. For the last four years he has led PwC's consulting practice in the North of England and has been a member of the firm's Northern Leadership Team.

Mr Andy Rubin
Chief Executive Officer, Pentland Brands plc

Andy Rubin, MA MBA, is CEO of Pentland Brands plc, a UK based private, family owned brand management company operating in sports, outdoor and fashion. Andy is the third generation to lead the family business.

Mr Tom Trezise
Chairman, Trellist

Tom is Chairman of Trellist Ventures which focuses on the use of marketing and technology to communicate, mobilize and connect people around the globe. He is also a partner of OnCorps, a community of CIOs and CTOs, thought leaders from MIT and Harvard, policy leaders and consultants. This group provides feedback to CEOs and investors on innovative/disruptive technologies close to the tipping point.

Mr Randall Zindler
Former Chief Executive Officer, Medair

Randall Zindler is former CEO of Medair, an international NGO, which brings humanitarian assistance to the most remote people in the world. He is currently a university lecturer, Doctoral Fellow, and consultant in the areas of leadership and governance. He is an active member of the Young Presidents' Organisation (YPO). Earlier in his career he worked in marketing with the Credit Suisse Group, and in leadership development with the Swissair Group. Randall has an MBA from Lancaster University.

Internal members

The Dean’s Steering Group

Professor Sue Cox, Dean

Professor John O’Hanlon, Associate Dean, Finance and Resources

Professor Linda Hendry, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies

Professor Mark Shackleton, Associate Dean, Postgraduate Studies

Professor Lucas Introna, Associate Dean, Research

Dr Ellie Hamilton, Associate Dean, Enterprise

Ms Sue Atherton (Secretary), School Administrator

Heads of Department

Professor Steve Young, Accounting and Finance

Professor Ivan Paya, Economics

Dr Qihai Huang, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development

Dr Steve Kempster, Lancaster Leadership Centre

Professor David Collinson, Management Learning and Leadership

Professor Richard Eglese, Management Science

Professor Nick Alexander, Marketing

Professor Theo Vurdubakis, Organisation, Work and Technology


Professor Cary Cooper, Centre for Performance-Led HR