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)
Board member, United Nations Medicines Patent Pool
Non-executive Director representing Global Generic Pharmaceutical Industry
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.

Mrs Oluwafunke Amobi
Country Head of Human Capital, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc Nigeria

Funke has the responsibility of leading, defining and managing the Nigeria Human Resources strategy and the delivery of HR services, policies and programs across the Nigerian business.

With over 20 years’ experience in the human resources function, spanning across the telecommunications, oil and gas, and banking industries, Funke has a wealth of experience as a certified HR management practitioner, with a unique specialist depth in talent management and organisation development.

Following the award of the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship, Funke proceeded to study an MBA at the University of Lancaster, UK where she graduated with a Distinction and was awarded the Dean’s prize. In 2016, she was nominated as a global finalist for the Professional Achievement Award in the UK Alumni Education Award and she was also awarded the 2015 HR Leader award for the HR profession in Nigeria.

Funke is a member of the advisory boards for WISCAR (Women in Successful Careers) a non-profit women empowerment organisation in Nigeria, and the African Society for Talent and Development (ASTD) South Africa.

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.

Ms Kath Durrant
Group HR Director, Wolseley
Non-Executive Director, Renishaw

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.

Ms Ann Francke
CEO, Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Ann is a transformational leader with vision, pace and proven ability to deliver profitable revenue growth and build organisational capability in the professional services media, retail and consumer sectors, and an expert on current challenges facing women in the workplace.

At CMI, she leverages her experience in leading organisations to promote best practices in management and leadership, and improve management standards across the UK and beyond. Ann is also Strategic Advisor to Tongal, the global leader in crowdsourcing creative video content; member of the CRUK Women of Influence Board; member of WACL. Ann has been named in the top 100 women to watch in the 2015 Female FTSE report from Cranfield.

Mr C Richard Petterson
Director of Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Co, Indiana Lumbermens Mutual and Commercial Deposit Insurance Corp.

Richard has 30 years of experience in the Insurance Industry, including CEO Minet Group (now Aon Corp), and EVP Sedgwick Group (now Marsh & McClennan. He is the former CEO of Reflective Learning Corp (UPenn), former Overseer Colby College, former Trustee Eisenhower Fellowships and the former President National Association of Insurance Brokers. Richard has a bachelor's degree from Colby College and a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He attended PMD at Harvard Business School and AMP at Oxford University. Richard's focus on the LUMS Advisory Board will be potential collaboration of LUMS and selective US undergraduate universities, and executive education at LUMS.

Professor David Pettifer
Former 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
Chairman of Pentland Brands plc

Andy Rubin is Chairman of Pentland Brands Ltd, a director of Pentland Group plc and non-executive director of JD Sports Fashion Plc.

Pentland is a UK based, private family owned company operating in sports, outdoor and fashion. Andy is the third generation to lead the family’s brand management business. Pentland owns global brands Speedo, Canterbury, Berghaus, Ellesse and Mitre and is the global footwear licensee for Lacoste and Ted Baker. The Group is the majority shareholder in JD Sports Fashion plc, a European retailer in sports, outdoor and fashion operating 900 stores and numerous online businesses.

Andy read Law at Trinity College, Cambridge University and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Andy is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute, Vice President and Executive Board Member of the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry, on the International Advisory Board for BritishAmerican Business and is a member of the PwC Marketing Leadership Council. He is an Honorary Professor for the Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy & Innovation at Lancaster University Management School and is also on the Business Advisory Panel of the Centre for Family Business at the University. Andy is a member of the Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Board for Communications at Cambridge University. Andy is involved in several charities and is a Trustee of InKind Direct, the UK’s leading redistribution charity and an Ambassador for Leaders Quest.

Mr Tom Trezise
Chairman, Patient Privacy Rights

Tom’s focus is leveraging his experience to accelerate innovation in healthcare to improve health and health services, quality of care and the reduction of healthcare costs. He is Chairman of Patient Privacy Rights partnering with the United Nations and other organisations focusing on sustainable health solutions. He is a Fellow and Vice President of the Health Studies Collegium which is a clinical research and health policy institute. He is an Executive Ambassador of Thomas Jefferson University, their Medical School and Jefferson Health System. Previously he was Vice President of the Board for Senior Services, Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also on the Executive Committee of the Delaware Health Information Network Board, appointed by the Governor, and Chairs the Strategic Business Planning Committee.

Tom also provides business consulting services to a broad spectrum of clients, ranging from early-stage enterprises to Fortune 100 companies. Key areas of emphasis are Innovation, Business Strategy and Transformation, Marketing/Sales and the strategic use of Technology in attaining organisation’s goals. Tom has previously held Executive positions with AT&T, R.R. Donnelley, the DuPont Company and the Computer Sciences Corporation and is a Co-Founder of InterClass, an international consortium focusing on leadership, learning and innovation.

Tom received his MBA and his BA in Government/Politics & Economics, from the University of Maryland, USA.

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
Senior Finance Director, Johnson & Johnson
(MBA, 1999)

Annie is now Senior Finance Director for Johnson & Johnson, overseeing Xian Janssen and One China OTC. In this role, she leads the Finance function for Janssen China and One China OTC, responsible for the delivery and analysis of financial performance, assessing risks and opportunities for the business, supporting the design and delivery of the business strategy and driving the compliance and integrity agenda. Before working for Johnson & Johnson, Annie was the Chief Financial Officier at Greater China EMC. Prior to joining EMC in 2011, Annie was Finance Director for Hewlett-Packard supporting China Enterprise Business for 2 years. And before that, 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
Co-founder, Non-executive Director and former CEO of Gulf One Investment Bank
(MSc International Trade and Finance, 1998; PhD Economics, 2001)

Dr Taher was 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.

Randall Zindler
Senior Teaching Fellow, Lancaster University Management School
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.

Internal members

The Dean’s Steering Group

Professor Angus Laing, Dean

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

Professor Niall Hayes, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies

Professor Mark Shackleton, Associate Dean, Postgraduate Studies

Professor Lucas Introna, Associate Dean, Research

Ms Sue Atherton (Secretary), Head of School Administration

Heads of Department

Professor Steve Young, Accounting and Finance

Professor Ivan Paya, Economics

Professor Sascha Walter, Department of Enterprise, Strategy and Innovation

Professor Steve Kempster, Lancaster Leadership Centre

Professor Claire Leitch, Management Learning and Leadership

Professor Matthias Ehrgott, Management Science

Professor Maria Piacentini, Marketing

Professor Theo Vurdubakis, Organisation, Work and Technology