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Our Business Advisory Board, made up of senior leaders from regional, national and international business, plays an active role in helping shape our school. The board meets four times a year, helping to inform our curriculum development, student success and business development. 

Chaired by Peter Markey, Chief Marketing Officer at Boots, the board features a diverse mix of individuals, including some alumni of the University, who work across a variety of industries, with extensive knowledge and expertise in their respective fields. As well as helping inform our School the board acts as a two-way platform for knowledge exchange, enabling business to gain insights from their future workforce.

Collaboration and innovation are at the core of the board and we’ll be working on a number of programmes and initiatives that enable our students success. If you’d like to find out more about the board please contact Caroline Walsh, Director, Solent Business School.


Pete MarkeyPete Markey (Chair)
Chief Marketing Officer, Boots Walgreen Alliance

Andy CollingwoodAndy Collingwood
Regional Head of Finance, Associated British Ports

Carey MooreCarey Moore
Regional Director of Corporate and Commercial Banking, NatWest Group

Caroline Walsh, Director, Solent Business SchoolCaroline Walsh
Solent Business School

Christopher SolomidesChris Solomides
Director, PWC

profile-defaultDavid Pointer
Director, Entrepreneur and Honorary Fellow, Pure Hold

Debbie TannDebbie Tann
Chief Executive Officer, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Hannah NgakaneHannah Ngakane
Strategic Partnership Manager, Pinterest

Lakbir SinghLakbir Singh
Head of Group Operations, Planet Education

Laura ReadLaura Read
General Manager, Hammerson Westquay Southampton

Leanna LakesLeanna Lakes
Operations Director, Red Funnel

Lucy FindlayLucy Findlay MBE
Managing Director, Social Enterprise Mark CIC

Parves KhanDr Parves Khan
Vice President, Market Research and Insight, Into University Partnership

Peter TaylorPeter Taylor
LLP Managing Partner, Paris Smith Solicitors


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