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)
Chairman and Senior Partner at Hale & Tempest Co. Ltd
Former CEO, Managing Director and President, Ranbaxy Laboratories
(PhD Chemistry, 1971)

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
(MA Operational Research, 1981)

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 90 countries, employs 400,000 people and has annual revenues of over £12bn. It sits 28th in the FTSE100. Richard has a Master’s degree in Operational Research from Lancaster University.

Mr Michael J Dormer
Chairman, Neoss
Former Worldwide Chairman, J&J Medical Devices
(BA Economics, 1972; MA Economics 1973)

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.

Ms Kath Durrant
Former Group Director, Human Resources, Rolls Royce

Kath Durrant was Group Director of Human Resources of Rolls-Royce Plc until 2014. 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
Co-founder and Executive Chairman Emeritus, comScore Inc
(MA Marketing, 1970)

Gian Fulgoni is Co-founder of comScore Inc. (NASDAQ:SCOR), the global leader in measuring the digital world. He holds a MA in Marketing from Lancaster University.  Mr. Fulgoni was named Illinois Entrepreneur of the Year in 1991 and 2004, the only person to have twice received that honour. In 2008, Mr. Fulgoni was inducted into the Chicago Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame and named Ernst & Young® Entrepreneur of the Year. He was named a “Great Mind” by the Advertising Research Foundation (ARF), which in 2014 also conferred on him a Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the ARF board and support of the ARF community.

Dr Cathy Garner
Strategic Director, London Creative and Digital Fusion
Strategic Policy Advisor, Wave 2 Growth Hubs Programme
Non Executive Director, Places for People Group

Cathy is an expert in innovation for economic and social improvement. She specialises in innovation in cities and communities 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.

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.

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
(MBA, 1999)

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.

Mr Paul Simons
Managing Partner, Paul Simons & Associates

Following his time at Lancaster, Paul began his career in brand management with Cadbury-Schweppes. He moved to the advertising industry in his late twenties where his career progressed rapidly. In his late thirties he was a founder of a new advertising agency that became one of the leading UK creative businesses during the ‘90’s. The business began with five founders, a finance partner and a secretary; ten years later the business had developed three further successful companies and employed 300 staff.

Following a sale of the business to Omnicom, Paul became Chairman of a merged and enlarged group -TBWA/Simons Palmer - and following an earn-out, he later joined Ogilvy UK Group as Chairman & CEO and as a member of the worldwide Board.

Paul has several interests including publishing, advising senior management on brand challenges facing large organisations and mentoring postgraduate business students. Paul has an MA in Marketing from LUMS.

Mrs Annie Sun
Greater China CFO, EMC Computer Systems
(MBA, 1999)

Annie is leading Greater China EMC Business Finance & Operation teams to support business to achieve their operational goals including profitable growth, efficiency, capital strategy and etc. She is also responsible for relevant managerial reporting, forecasting and planning as well as compliance. Prior to joining EMC on 2011, Annie was Finance Director for Hewlett-Packard supporting China Enterprise Business for 2 years. And before it, Annie was a senior finance controller for Asia Pacific Motorola Network Business. She had 10 years experiences in variety of roles with Motorola. 

Annie received her master's degree in Business Administration from Lancaster University. She is a senior member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Account (HKICPA).

Dr Nahed Taher
Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Gulf One Investment Bank
(MSc International Trade and Finance, 1998; PhD Economics, 2001)

Dr Taher is the first Female CEO of Gulf Investment Bank. Prior to this, she was a Managing Partner of Compass Consulting, a financial advisory company in Saudi and was the first woman to get such a license there. Before that, she was a Chief Economist and Chairman of the Risk and Portfolio Management Committee at the National Commercial Bank (NCB) in Jeddah, where she was the first female to be hired in a senior management position among 4,000 men in the bank.

Dr Taher has represented the Saudi Government, the private sector, and Chamber of Commerce in many high level international business and banking events. Also, she was ranked by Forbes Magazine 72nd of the 100 most powerful women in the world.

Internal members

The Dean’s Steering Group

Professor Sue Cox OBE, 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

Professor Ellie Hamilton, Associate Dean, Enterprise, Engagement and Impact

Ms Sue Atherton (Secretary), Head of School Administration

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 Matthias Ehrgott, Management Science

Professor Maria Piancentini, Marketing

Professor Theo Vurdubakis, Organisation, Work and Technology


Professor Cary Cooper, Centre for Performance-Led HR