The Marketing Department’s Advisory Board (MDAB) consists of business leaders, senior executives and entrepreneurs from industry and the Marketing Department staff with key leadership responsibilities in research, learning and teaching. Its primary function is to provide independent, external, and timely advice to the Marketing Department at Leeds University Business School.
The Board meets annually, is chaired by Dr Sourindra Banerjee and reports to the Head of the Marketing Department, Professor Josko Brakus. Our current board members include senior leaders from public and private sector organisations that actively contribute to meetings to ensure the department remains relevant with developments in the marketing profession and reflective of industry needs.
Some of our Board members are University of Leeds alumni and graduates from our programmes. The Board reviews our taught programme portfolio to ensure we’re upholding our standards and strategic objectives, ensure that appropriate skills and competencies are present in our programmes, and help us deliver an exceptional impact on business and society globally through our leadership in research and teaching. The Board also plays a key role in helping the department develop and enhance links with businesses and organisations.
- Gillian Ball – Managing Partner at Mediaworks
- Andrew Gibson – Executive Coach and Management Consultant
- Ellie McFatridge – Marketing and Communications Manager at NHS Property
- Alison Puente – Director Project Rome
- Grant Mercer – Managing Director at InShare Smart Risk
- Gareth Turner – Head of Brand at Weetabix
- Edward Ryder – Director Biskit Ltd.
We are always looking for further leading figures from the private, public, and charity sectors with significant industry experience to help us realise our ambitions and strategic objectives as a department. If you are interested to share your expertise and knowledge and join our advisory board or require further information about MDAB, get in touch with us: LubsMarkDiv@leeds.ac.uk.