Honorary Graduates

Recent Graduates

Doug Wright DL

Restaurant Franchisee

Douglas Wright is a McDonald's franchisee and owner of Wright Restaurants T/A McDonald’s. Wright Restaurants run and manages 20 McDonald's restaurants in the West Midlands. Douglas also chairs the board of governors at the Ronald McDonald House Charity in Birmingham.


Gus John


Professor Augustine "Gus" John has done notable work in issues of education policy, management and international development. In 2011 Gus became a consultant to the Methodist Church, UK on implementing Equality and Human Rights legislation.


Peter Cheese

Chief Executive, CIPD

Peter is the Chief Executive of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) He writes and speaks widely on the development of HR, the future of work, and the key issues of leadership, culture and organisation, people and skills.


Previous Graduates

Baroness Warsi

Lawyer, Businesswoman and Political Campaigner 

Graduated: 2018

Sallie Bennett-Jenkins QC


Graduated: 2017

Andy Street

Andy Street CBE

Former Managing Director of John Lewis

Graduated: 2016

John Hudson OBE, DL

Former Chairman of Birmingham Airport

Graduated: 2014