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Steve Bastow

Steve Bastow

Steve Bastow is an Associate Professor and the interim Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) in the Faculty of Business and Social Science.

Sandra Campopiano

Sandra Campopiano

Sandra is a portfolio Non-Executive Director and Board Advisor with extensive experience in HR and Organisation Development operating at board level in complex multi-national organisations.

Imran Chughtai

Imran Chughtai

Imran is the Chief Financial Officer of Aamal, a publicly listed company operating within Industrials, Life Sciences, Real Estate and Managed Service sectors.  

Imran has provided strategic financial leadership to large complex international organisations previously as Chief Financial Officer for Zuellig Pharma, Asia's largest Pharma distributor. 

Paul Cleal

Paul Cleal

Paul acts an adviser, board member or mentor to organisations and individuals who want to make a positive change happen. He brings a wealth of experience in leadership and strategy gained from 30 years working in both private and public sectors.

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.

David Edmonds (Chair)

David Edmonds (Chair)

David is Chairman of NHS Shared Business Services, a joint venture between the Department of Health and the IT firm Sopra Steria. He is also chairman of the Phone-paid Services Authority, the regulator for premium rate telephony.

Jenny Higham

Jenny Higham

Jenny is Principal at St. George's, University of London. She currently sits on both the UUK and UCEA national boards. She was first woman elected as Chair of the Medical Schools Council and was successful in the role 2016-2019.

Dirk Kahl

Dirk Kahl

Dirk Kahl is the Chief Financial Officer of Lidl Great Britain and is based at their Head Office in Wimbledon. Dirk joined the Lidl Group as Global Finance and Accounting Director in 2008 and was subsequently appointed as Board Executive for Finance, Accounting and Tax for the German operation before joining the UK Board of Directors in 2014.

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.

Caroline Mawhood

Caroline Mawhood

Caroline was a prominent figure in auditing for more than 12 years as Assistant Auditor General in the National Audit Office and she now has a number of non-executive roles in public sector organisations. 

Aranee Manoharan

Aranee Manoharan

Aranee taught in faculty before moving into professional services at Kingston University, where she has been for the past four years working in areas of student engagement, community affairs, and inclusion. She is now Employability and Enterprise Curriculum Manager, leading a new strand within the Careers and Employability Service, which supports academic teams to embed employability within the curriculum to enable all students the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge, and attributes they need to navigate and succeed in life after university.

Alison Osborne

Alison Osborne

Alison is a qualified Chartered Accountant and taught at Cass Business School for 15 years and 5 years at Kingston University subjects such as Finance and Financial Reporting, Corporate Finance, Decision Analysis, Probability and Statistics and Accounting for Informatics students.

Andrew Pearce

Andrew Pearce

Andrew is a Managing Director for Accenture Operations (UK and Ireland). A client account lead and delivery specialist with many years' experience of delivering and leading complex multi-geography finance, HR and Procurement, solutions for clients.

Francis Small

Francis Small

Francis Small had a 36 year international career working for Ernst & Young, a global professional services firm.

Tom Smyth

Tom Smyth

Tom has over thirty years' experience of global financial markets, the last twenty-two of which have been at Rothschild & Co where he is Executive Vice Chairman, Financing Advisory and a Global Advisory Partner.

Steven Spier

Steven Spier

A respected expert in architecture, theatre and dance, Professor Spier was appointed Acting Vice-Chancellor in October 2016, and then Vice-Chancellor in May 2017. 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.

Mick Williams

Mick Williams

Mick is enjoying a second career as a management consultant, having previously served a long and enjoyable career in the Royal Air Force. Appointments included full command, CEO, COO, HRD, and highly enjoyable tours of duty in Hong Kong, Germany and the Falkland Islands.

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