Inspirational Alumni

Discover a variety of professional and personal journeys of achievement in these interview features with some of our LUMS graduates.
Using marketing to help AIDS orphans 14/07/15

Using marketing to help AIDS orphans

LUMS alumnus Ian Govendir talks about how the things he learned as a marketing student at Lancaster have helped him set up his own charity, AIDS Orphan.

Paul Taylor: From fencing to finance 22/05/15

Paul Taylor: From fencing to finance

It could be argued that Paul Taylor, President and Chief Executive of leading global ratings agency, the Fitch Group, owes his job to fencing. He is sure that what he learned in captaining Lancaster University’s Fencing Club as an undergraduate gave him his first stab at a job in finance - a world he still finds fascinating.

Lancaster MBA graduate working to free the world of chemical weapons 16/03/15

Lancaster MBA graduate working to free the world of chemical weapons

Christoph Israng, who graduated from LUMS in 1995, discusses his work as a diplomat at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

The LUMS graduate with a mission to keep the banks on track 03/03/15

The LUMS graduate with a mission to keep the banks on track

 LUMS graduate Mark Branson is head of the Swiss financial regulatory body FINMA. In this feature he reflects on banking regulation, and on his time at Lancaster.

Branding the BBC 15/01/15

Branding the BBC

Advertising and Marketing graduate Jane Lingham is the BBC's Director of Brand. In this feature Jane reflects on her Lancaster experience, and how it set her up for her marketing career.

Create founder looks back on business lessons 01/01/14

Create founder looks back on business lessons

Award-winning charity Chief Executive Nicky Goulder recalls her time studying Marketing at Lancaster.