School's Advisory Board

The central purpose of the Birmingham City Business School’s Advisory Board is to provide advice, guidance and support to the Dean and senior colleagues helping us to achieve our vision and strategic objectives. Boasting the names of senior executives from both national and international blue chip companies such as Sainsbury’s, Cap Gemini and Rank these people know their business.

Members of the Board will, individually and collectively, contribute to communication and endorsement of the School’s work and help raise our profile and reputation. Their expertise will also:-

  • Serve as a sounding board on new programs and activities.
  • Identify opportunities for students to interact with business, both public and non-profit organisations, through internships, mentoring, and experiential learning.
  • Serve as an advocate for the school’s interest with the external community.
  • Provide access to business leaders.
  • Assist in acquiring resources and fund raising in support of the mission

Current Board members

CHAIR
Sean Connolly Director Egremont Consultancy
UK
Ian Burke CEO/chair, The Rank Group plc
Daniella Campari Marketing Director, Wrigley UK
Paula Clark CEO, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
Victor Cocker Ex- CEO, Seven Trent Water
Richard Dealtry MD, Intellectual Partnership Consulting Ltd and expert in corporate universities
Paul Forster Chair, The Prostate Cancer Charity, ex-chair/ CEO Euro RSCG UK plc
Derek Randall Exec director, Severfield-Rowen plc
Olinga Taeed Entrepreneur
Helen Webb Retail and logistics director, Sainsbury’s
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Mr Alagappan Former chair, MCB Murugappa Group
Dieter Lange Head of Central/ Eastern Europe, Cap Gemini
Tom Friedewald International HR Manager, Man & Supply Chain, Imperial Tobacco Group
Kevin Todd President and CEO of Rosinter Restaurants, Russia
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC
Craig McAlister Dean, Crummer School of Business, Rollins College
Thomas Froehlicker Dean, HEC Management School, University of Liege