International Advisory Board

A business school driven by business people

Exterior of the Maurice Keyworth building, Leeds University Business School

Helping shape business school strategy

Leeds University Business School receives external guidance and support from its International Advisory Board (IAB).

The experience and expertise of our IAB members reflect our international aspirations, our connectivity with private and public sector, and our desire to provide students with an inspiring and world class learning experience.

Board members volunteer their time to support Business School projects and initiatives.

The role of the IAB

  • Providing independent external advice, through its board meetings and engagement with projects and new initiatives.
  • Assisting in developing corporate and institutional relationships nationally and internationally.
  • Helping to increase contributions of practitioners into research and learning and teaching, including direct contact with our academic staff and students.

Board members

IAB members have experience across industry sectors, international markets and functional disciplines. They are all passionate about management education and Leeds. Find out more about each of our International Advisory Board members and the organisations they are involved with.

Our International Advisory Board
Stephanie Burras Chief Executive of Ahead Partnership
Denise Collis Deputy Chair of the Board and most recently, Chief People Officer, Bupa
Suparna Das Consultant, NHS
Mary-Jo Jacobi Formerly Vice President at BP America & Gulf Coast Restoration Organization
Ralph Kugler Chairman Cognita Schools and Board Advisor Mars Incorporated
Victor Loewenstein Retired Partner Egon Zehnder International
Professor Joseph Pistrui Associate Dean of Executive Education, IE Madrid
Bill Thomas Proprietor, Hopton Estates (Past Senior VP and GM at Hewlett Packard)
Gareth Jones Visiting Professor, IE Business School, Madrid, Spain, and Fellow of the Centre for Management Development, London Business School