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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 department. 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.

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

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

Headshot of Christopher SolomidesChris Solomides
Director, PWC

Headshot of Lakbir SinghLakbir Singh
Head of Group Operations, Planet Education

Headshot of Laura ReadLaura Read
General Manager, Hammerson Westquay Southampton

Headshot of Leanna LakesLeanna Lakes
Operations Director, Red Funnel

Headshot of Lucy FindlayLucy Findlay MBE
Managing Director, Social Enterprise Mark CIC

Headshot of Parves KhanDr Parves Khan
Director General and CEO, Esomar

Headshot of Peter TaylorPeter Taylor
LLP Managing Partner, Paris Smith Solicitors

Ty FrancisTy Francis MBE
Chief Advisory Officer, LRN

Gemma LaceyGemma Lacey
Director, Sustainability and Communications, Southern Co-op

James WelshJames Welsh
Founder, JLMS Management Ltd

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