CURRENT NON-EXECUTIVE PORTFOLIO
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, LONDON
2015 – date
Treasurer (Chair of Finance Committee) and Member of Council of this leading university within the top 20 universities in the world.
(view UCL website)
THE MERCIAN TRUST, WEST MIDLANDS
2018 – date
Chair of Trustees. The Mercian Trust is a multi-academy trust initially comprising five secondary schools in Walsall in the West Midlands. It was established on 1 January 2018 and comprises Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Queen Mary’s High School, Aldridge Academy, Shire Oak Academy and the Walsall Studio School.
THE SOUTH WESSEX ORGAN SOCIETY
2016 – date
Chair of this charity dedicated to furthering the education and training of organists and the demonstration of its place in the musical (sacred and secular) repertoire.
DIOCESE OF SALISBURY
Member of the Diocesan Board of Finance Investment Review Panel.
2011 - date
Trustee of the Development Fund of London's South Bank Cathedral.
(view Southwark Cathedral website)
PANCATHAY CONSULTING LTD., LONDON & BEIJING
2004 – date
Chairman of this consultancy specialising in helping British and Chinese companies increase their exposure in both countries.
(view PanCathay website)
PAST NON-EXECUTIVE PORTFOLIO
QUEEN MARY'S GRAMMAR SCHOOL, WALSALL
2008 – 31.12.2017
Chair of Governors of this ancient (founded 1554) and high performing grammar school rated as "outstanding" by OFSTED and awarded fast track Academy status. The School has ambitious plans for development including the formation of a multi-academy Trust.
(view Queen Mary's website)
THE PUBLISHING PARTNERSHIP
2011 – 2016
Founding partner of specialist consultancy company
The Publishing Partnership that offers help to Chinese
publishing companies wishing to "go global".
In particular TPP offers assistance in finding strategic
partnerships, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions
in the UK.
BRITISH BUSINESS BANK
2014 – 2015
Member of the Investment Advisory Panel of this government initiative to make finance markets for smaller businesses work better.
(visit British Business Bank website)
INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY
2012 - 2015
Member of Council and Chair of the Finance and General Purposes Committee of the UK’s leading higher education centre of postgraduate research and teaching in the area of Education and related Social Science.
(view IOE website)
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD, LONDON
2009 - 2015
Appointed by the Secretary of State for Business to this independent statutory Board that advises ministers on applications for selective financial assistance to industry. Re-appointed for second three year period in 2012.
(view IDAB website)
AL FANAR MEDIA
2013 - 2014
Chair of journals division of charity promoting good practice in Arab HE institutions.
(view Al Fanar website)
UNITED ST. SAVIOUR'S CHARITY, LONDON
2008 - 2014
Chair of Board of Trustees of medium sized (£30m under investment) medieval charity dealing with need and disadvantage in North Southwark, Bermondsey and the area thereto.
(view United St Saviours website)
WANDLE HOUSING ASSOCIATION, LONDON
2010 - 2013
Chair of Housing Association with £660 million assets, £40 million turnover and over 6000 homes in eleven London Boroughs.
(view Wandle website)
BEIJING NORMAL UNIVERSITY, BEIJING
2005 - 2010
Honorary Visiting Professor in postgraduate school of publishing.
OSPREY PUBLISHING LTD., OXFORD & NEW YORK
2007 - 2008
Chairman Appointed to assist new management team and to reverse decline at this £6.5 million turnover private equity backed military publisher.