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Heather Allan

Heather Allan

Heather Allan has a background in global organisations in both the commercial and non-profit sectors, having held both chief operating officer and chief information officer posts.

Laurence Blackall

Laurence Blackall

Laurence is a Kingston graduate, having attended Kingston Business School as a mature postgraduate student. His career includes 20 years in media and publishing and 20 years as an entrepreneur.

Jan Broadbent

Jan Broadbent

Jan is Head of Business Operations in the Enterprise Support Department. She was elected as the Board's non-teaching staff governor in October 2012. 

Sandra Campopiano

Sandra Campopiano

Sandra is an HR professional with extensive experience of operating at board level in complex multi-national organisations.

Beatrice Carey

Beatrice Carey

Beatrice is serving as the Knights Park Officer lead on University (Academic) Affairs for the Union of Kingston Students and Student Governor on Kingston University's Board of Governors.

Nancy Cogswell

Nancy Cogswell

Nancy has a strong commercial and financial background as a chief executive in the design and construction sectors. She is an experienced board-level director in high profile architectural practices.

James Denholm-Price

James Denholm-Price

James Denholm-Price is a principal lecturer in computing and mathematics in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing. He is serving on the Board of Governors as a representative of the Academic Board.

David Edmonds (Chair)

David Edmonds (Chair)

David has been the Chairman of NHS Shared Business Services, a joint venture between the Department of Health and Steria for seven years.

Gary Ernest

Gary Ernest

Gary is currently Director of Risk & Audit for Rentokil Initial plc. In this role he oversees the risk management and control processes across the business and leads the internal audit team. He reports regularly to the Audit Committee.

Caroline V Gipps

Caroline V Gipps

Caroline Gipps is a Visiting Professor at the UCL/Institute of Education and an Emeritus Professor at the University of Wolverhampton, where she was the Vice Chancellor until her retirement in 2011.  In 1999 she became Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Kingston University, with responsibility for the academic profile and student support.

Jenny Higham

Jenny Higham

Jenny is the newly appointed Principal at St. George's, University of London. She previously had senior roles at Imperial College and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore.

Neil MacIntosh

Neil MacIntosh

Neil has over 30 years' experience in HR in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. He is currently HR Director for CABI, a science-based intergovernmental organisation (IGO) with 48 member countries and a global network of offices.

Peter Mayhew-Smith

Peter Mayhew-Smith

Peter Mayhew-Smith has worked as a life-long learning practitioner for 25 years, starting as a community education tutor in west London, where he held a succession of roles including home learning manager, creative writing co-ordinator and equal opportunities officer.

Stella Sandford

Stella Sandford

Having joined Kingston University in 2010, Professor Sandford teaches history of philosophy and philosophy and psychoanalysis, and is responsible for the MA and MPhilStud courses in Philosophy.

Jane Scott

Jane Scott

Jane has more than 25 years' experience working as an IT professional in different sectors of industry including FMCG with Mars and Coca-Cola, Foodservice with 3663, where she served as a main Board Director and, most recently, Energy.

Francis Small

Francis Small

A chartered accountant by profession, Francis has held board roles at UK, European and Global levels.

Steven Spier

Steven Spier

A respected expert in architecture, theatre and dance, Professor Spier was appointed Acting Vice-Chancellor in October 2016. He was formerly Dean of the University's Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, which rose to prominence as one of the top providers of design education, both in the United Kingdom and around the globe, under his leadership.

Jo Woods

Jo Woods

Jo is a finance professional whose career spans both consulting and in-house roles. Currently the Head of Finance and Administration for the Boston Consulting Group UK LLP, Jo was until 2011, the Finance Director for Audio & Music within the BBC.

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