Membership of the Board

 

Keith Attwood

Keith was CEO of e2v technologies from 1998 to 2013, having previously worked at a senior level within the telecommunications, defence and aerospace sectors. e2v develops and manufactures leading edge technology products and services for advanced systems companies. Markets served include medical & science, aerospace & defence, and commercial & industrial markets. e2v has principal sites in UK, France, US and China and achieved sales of c£200m in 2012/13. Revenue is sourced 39% from USA, 17% from Asia and 44% from Western Europe and ROW. Keith led a management buy-out of e2v from Marconi plc in 2002 and subsequently floated the Company on the London Stock Exchange in 2004. He is former Chairman of the CBI East of England Regional Council and is currently chair of the CBI Employment and Skills Board. In 2012 Keith was awarded an honorary doctorate in Business Administration from Anglia Ruskin University and is a Companion Member of the Chartered Management Institute.

Details of Trusteeships

  • None
 
 

Jerome Booth

Jerome Booth

Jerome Booth is a co-founder of Ashmore Investment Management.  He holds four degrees, including a doctorate in economics from Oxford and an honorary doctorate from Anglia Ruskin University. He was also a lecturer in economics at Christ Church, Oxford.  He is currently Visiting Professor in the Practice of Investment Management in the Faculty of Finance, Cass Business School.

Jerome is an amateur singer and double bass player, a director of the Lloyds insurance broker CBC, Chairman of ExaroNews, Chairman of Walpole Publishing, Chairman of the Fitzwilliam Museum Development Trust, Chairman of New Call Telecom and a Director of the Britten Sinfonia.

Details of Trusteeships

  • Britten Sinfonia;
  • Chair of the Fitzwilliam Museum Development Trust.
  • Council Member: Royal Philharmonic Society
 
 

Nigel Brown OBE

Nigel Brown

Dr Nigel W Brown OBE, MA (Hons), Winner Individual Queen’s Award For Enterprise Promotion (2007), Hon Member of Royal Society of Musicians, Founder of NWBrown Group Ltd (retired) and the Great Eastern Investment Forum (pioneering business angels’ forum), Chair (non-x) Thorman Hunt Ltd, wine shippers, Chair Cambridge CAB, Chair MAGPAS (Mid-Anglia GP Accident Service), Chair Saffron Hall Trust, personal charity The Stradivari Trust, High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire (2010-2011).

Details of Trusteeships

  • Cambridge Citizens Advice Bureau;
  • MAGPAS
  • Stradivari Trust
  • Saffron Hall Trust
  • Cambridgeshire Police Shrievalty Trust
 

 

Toby Carter

Toby Carter

 

Dr Toby Carter is a Principal Lecturer in the Faculty of Science & Technology and the Faculty Director of Learning, Teaching and Assessment. He is a double alumnus of Aberdeen University and has worked as a researcher and academic in Universities and the Scientific Civil Service. He came to Anglia Ruskin University as a lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Welfare in 2000 and has become increasingly involved in pedagogical research in the last 6 years, particularly in the use of technology to support learning and teaching, culminating in his current position and the award of a University Teaching Fellowship. He has previously served as an elected staff representative on the Faculty Board and for 2 terms on Anglia Ruskin University Senate. Toby is an academic staff member of the Board of Governors.

Details of Trusteeships

  • Chair of the Cambridgeshire Beekeepers Association
   
   

Matt East

Matt East

Matt East started at Anglia Ruskin University in 2005, studying a BSc in Audio Music Technology and Creative Music Technology. He was elected in his final year of study as SU President in 2009, and re-elected in 2010.

Matt is now the Learning Technologist for the Faculty of Science and Technology, driving forward the use of technology to enhance learning and teaching for the faculty.

Matt is also an elected member of the National Executive Council for the National Union of Students, the main political body of NUS, representing over 7 million students across the UK.

Details of Trusteeships

  • Trustee of NUS
  • NUS Charity
 
   

Margaret Hyde

Margaret Hydey

Margaret Hyde

Margaret was a journalist, broadcaster and editor with the BBC for more than 30 years and more recently, interim CEO of the world wide women’s organisation, Soroptimist International.

She was the first woman news editor in BBC Local Radio and also worked in television management in Manchester.  She was managing editor at the radio stations in Cambridgeshire and Essex between 1987 and 2007.  Margaret coordinated the Corporation’s Charter renewal activity in the East of England under the key theme of building public value.

From 2006 until 2012, she was Chairman of the Ixion Group of companies, a non-executive board member of Business Link East, a trustee of the Essex Community Foundation, a former chairman of Essex Crimestoppers and now a volunteer with Cambridgeshire Crimestoppers.

Details of Trusteeships

  • Duxford Youth Initiative Trust
 
 

Ruth Jackson

Ruth Jackson

Ruth is Director of the Postgraduate Medical Institute within the Faculty of Health and Social Care based in Chelmsford. Ruth is an academic staff member of the Board of Governors.

Details of Trusteeships

  • None
 
 

Barbara James

Description: Barbara James Picture - Photographed by Sophie Stanes

Barbara is founder and CEO of the first independent pan-African private equity Fund of Funds - Henshaw Capital Partners. 

Henshaw seeks to invest in private equity and venture capital funds across Africa. Henshaw is a vehicle for institutional investors – pension, insurance, endowment and sovereign funds in Africa and internationally, to invest in African private equity, through it’s diversified portfolio of professionally selected funds. Henshaw also conducts institutional investor and stakeholder seminars on African private equity.

Barbara served on the Nigerian Federal Government Committee on Information Technology Incubation Centre Development in 2011/2012 and on the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment committee on Small and Medium Enterprise Development from 2011 to present.

After a 15 year career in business applications of information systems, she entered the African venture capital industry and helped establish the African Venture Capital Association (AVCA).

From 2005 to 2007, she was Managing Director of AVCA and served on its Executive Board from 2004 until 2009.

At AVCA, she was responsible for the development, fund raising and implementation of programs to promote and strengthen the private equity and venture capital industry in Africa including AVCA’s research and publications program, training program, industry briefing and conference program, advocacy and regulatory programs. 

Barbara has been instrumental in the development of innovative venture capital solutions in Africa. They include initiating the African Diaspora SME Fund; advocating for UK (and G8) tax incentives to investors in African venture capital; an African Technical Assistance Fund and the first independent African venture capital Fund of Funds.  In 2007, she advised the Kenyan, Tanzanian and Ugandan Governments on the setting up of an SME venture capital fund, a technical assistance facility and an enabling regulatory environment for venture capital in East Africa. She is on the Board of East Africa Capital Partners - an OPIC financed fund making private equity investments in technology, media and telecoms sectors in East Africa.

She is a recognized expert in the field of African private equity and has spoken at several conferences as well as featured in several print, electronic and broadcast media including CNN and the BBC discussing issues of venture capital and development in Africa.

She has a BSc in Computer Science and an M.Sc. in Business Systems Analysis and Design. She also qualified as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and has trained professionally as a venture capital General Partner (investment manager) and Limited Partner (investor).

Details of Trusteeships

  • None
 
   

Mark Lloyd

Mark Lloyd

Mark Lloyd became Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire County Council in March 2008. Prior to that he was Chief Executive of Durham County Council.

Mark started his career as a civil servant. In 1990 he joined the Powys Training and Enterprise Council (TEC). In 1993 he worked on the Scott Inquiry into the export of arms to Iraq. In 1994 moved to the Central England TEC. He left to join Bolton and Bury TEC and Business Link in 1996 as Group Deputy Chief Executive. In 1999 he moved to County Durham where he spent 12 months as Chief Executive of County Durham TEC and Business Link before joining Durham County Council in 2000.

Mark is also: Chairman of the Association of County Chief Executives and a Trustee of Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.

Details of Trusteeships

  • Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, Cambridge
 
 

Ian McManus

Ian McManus

Ian has operated at Main Board level in major multinational companies, as well as working in a number of blue chip agrochemical and pharmaceutical companies.

Details of Trusteeships

  • None
   
   

Helen Meixner CMG

 

 

 

 

 

Until her retirement Helen Meixner worked for the British Council.   At various stages Director of Human Resources, Libraries and Books and Central Europe, she finished her career as Regional Director for South East Europe and Director Romania, based in Bucharest.   She was also for some time in charge of the Council’s specialists including its professional educationists; this and her marriage to the Chief Education Adviser at the then Ministry of Overseas Development gave her a strong interest in education which she has pursued both personally and professionally in her retirement.  

Born in Australia, Helen has a degree in history from the University of Queensland.   After retiring she successfully completed an MA with distinction in South-East European Studies at University College London.    Helen was until recently the Chair of Governors of Langford Primary School in Hammersmith and Fulham; she is currently a member of the governing body of Sir John Cass and Redcoat Secondary School in Tower Hamlets, and a trustee of the Sir John Cass Foundation.   She also served for ten years both on the governing body of Book Aid International (for the last two as its Chair) and as a Justice of the Peace.

In 2001 Helen was awarded a CMG for services to overseas cultural relations.

Details of Trusteeships

  • Sir John Cass Foundation
 
 

Asaf Pirali

Asaf Pirali

Dr Asaf Pirali is the Founder/President of School of Accounting and Management in Trinidad since its inception in 1984. He is both academically and professionally qualified holding a B.Sc. in Management and an M.Sc. in Strategic Business Information Technology. He is a Chartered Management Accountant and a Chartered Accountant. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Construction Management, and another Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Business. Apart from his contribution to education, Dr Pirali is a regular host on radio and television and is also a Minister at a local church. He has also trained world Christian leaders since 1991.

Details of Trusteeships

  • None
 
 

Sir David Rowlands KCB FCILT

 

 

  Until 11 May 2014
   
   

Judge Richard Seymour Q.C.

Richard Seymour

Richard Seymour is a Senior Circuit Judge permanently assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court. He obtained a First Class honours degree at Cambridge University, and practised as a barrister based in London until appointed a judge in 2000. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1991. At the Bar he specialised in professional negligence claims and international arbitrations; as a judge he tries civil cases, primarily involving contractual disputes. He and his wife, Clare, who until 2009 was a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at ARU, have jointly written Courtroom Skills for Social Workers, 2nd edition 2011.

Details of Trusteeships

  • None
 

Daryl Sharpe

 

 

 

Daryl is Experience Officer, Cambridgeshire - Students' Union. Daryl is also a member of the Student Matters Committee.

 

Details of Trusteeships

  • Anglia Ruskin Students’ Union
 
 

Adam Sharples CB

Adam Sharples

Adam is the Chair of Ixion Holdings, the business owned by the University which provides employment, training and business advice and bids for research funding.

From 1988 to 2011 Adam was a civil servant in the Treasury, where he was Director of Public Spending, and then in the Department for Work and Pensions where he was Director General for Employment. Before joining the civil service Adam was head of research for a public service trade union and worked as an economist for the Labour Party.

Adam was made a Companion of the Bath in 2007. He lives in north London with his wife Barbara and has a daughter and a son, both in their twenties.

Details of Trusteeships

  • Director and trustee of Princes Initiative for Mature Enterprise

 

 
 

John Spence MBE OBE CBE

ohn Spence

John Spence spent 32 years with Lloyds Bank/Lloyds TSB. His career culminated in six managing director roles across business banking, Scotland, retail distribution, personal lending and policy and risk. Past and present non-executive appointments include Edrington Ltd, HM Revenue & Customs, Capital for Enterprise Ltd, the Money Advice Service and Callcredit Ltd.

John is Chair of Spicerhaart Group Ltd, the SE Local Enterprise Partnership, Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Finance and the Essex Community Foundation. He is a governor of the Church Commissioners and Deputy Chair of Business in the Community. He is President of the Royal Zoological Society of Scorland.

Blind himself, he has chaired various disability charities such as Blind in Business, Action for Blind People and Vitalise -but still enjoys his motorbike! He was awarded the MBE for services to the community and the OBE for services to charity. He enjoys cooking, listening to sport, going to the theatre and swimming.

Details of Trusteeships

  • Church Commissioners;
  • Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Finance Ltd;
  • Chelmsford Cathedral Council;
  • Guy Harlings Trust
  • Business in the Community Ltd
  • Essex Community Foundation;
  • Royal Zoological Society of Scotland;
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Trust Ltd
 
 

Julie Spence OBE QPM DL

Julie Spence

Julie after taking her ‘A’ Levels, spent four years at Liverpool University and I M Marsh College of Physical Education where she trained to teach PE and Biology.

Teaching was not for her so in 1978 she joined Avon and Somerset Constabulary where she rose through the ranks to Superintendent. As an advocate of lifelong learning she continued her personal development and undertook part-time and distance learning degree courses in law, police studies and management.

In 1999 she was appointed to Assistant Chief Constable for Thames Valley Police; in April 2004 she was appointed to Deputy Chief Constable for Cambridgeshire; and on 1 June 2005 Julie was appointed Acting Chief Constable and subsequently appointed to Chief Constable on 10 December 2005.

In the Queen’s 80th birthday honours list she was awarded an OBE for her management of complex and contentious organisational issues, leadership of Thames Valley’s contribution to the operations to protect Heathrow and the Queen Mother’s funeral, her work for the ACPO Terrorism and Allied Matters Committee on Royalty and VIP Protection and her strong leadership and determination in taking forward the Gender Agenda and the development of the British Association of Women in Policing (BAWP), which have both become major drivers for gender equality in British policing.

In 2008 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by Anglia Ruskin University: then in the 2010 New Years Honours list she received the Queens Police Medal (QPM).

In September 2010, after a 32 year career, she retired from policing. She is now pursuing a portfolio career and rebalancing her work/life balance equation! Her new responsibilities include being Chairman of the Police Mutual Assurance Society and a Commissioner for the Press Complaints Commission. She remains committed to the county and has been appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant to support the Lord Lieutenant in his important county role.

Details of Trusteeships

  • ORMISTON children and families Trust
 
 

Roger Swain

Roger Swain

Roger is a qualified accountant (CIPFA) who semi-retired in 2004 after 38 years service in public sector finance.

Latterly this included 13 years as Finance Director, and Deputy Chief Executive for 4 years, of Cambridge University Teaching Hospital (Addenbrookes) preceded by 16 years at Cambridgeshire County Council.

Details of Trusteeships

  • Babraham Research Industry
  • Dry Drayton School & Village Association.
 
 

Jonathan Swan JP

Jonathan Swan

Jonathan is Director of Operis TRG Limited, a specialist financial modelling and advisory firm working in the project finance and public-private partnership industry, and he is the author of the standard textbook on financial modelling. He serves as a lay member of the Council of the College of Optometrists, a governor of Chelmsford College and a Justice of the Peace, and he has previously served on boards of several charitable and voluntary bodies. Jonathan has extensive experience of corporate governance in the public and private sectors, with particulare expertise in audit and compliance.

A keen angler, Jonathan is often to be seen fishing the millpond on the Chelmsford campus and may occasionally be heard practicing his bagpipes.

Details of Trusteeships

  • Chelmsford College of Further Education
  • CoO Benevolent Fund (College of Optometrists)
  • West Ham Non-Ecclesiastical charity.
 
 

Michael Thorne

Michael Thorne

Professor Thorne was appointed as Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of Anglia Ruskin University in January 2007.

Mike has a first class honours degree in pure mathematics from the University of London and a PhD in computational group theory from the University of Birmingham. He held posts in University College London, Cardiff University, the University of Sunderland and Napier University in Edinburgh before becoming Vice Chancellor of the University of East London in 2001.

He is the author and co-author of a large number of books and academic papers and writes for newspapers and magazines and has written and presented numerous TV and radio programmes. He is a board member of Harlow College and the College of West Anglia and a trustee of the Sir John Cass Foundation. He has been a member of a number of government committees, most recently as chair of the Advisory Council on Libraries and for a time was on the Board of the LondonThames Gateway Development Corporation - and chaired its Planning Committee. He is on the Board of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP.

Mike is a very active musician and, among other projects, recently finished conducting his second complete sequence of Wagner's Ring Cycle in Edinburgh, as well as Tristan and Isolde, Parsifal (twice) and Die Meistersinger.

Details of Trusteeships

  • Sir Charles KAO UTC;
  • Sir John Cass Foundation;
  • Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA);
  • Anglia Ruskin Health Partners;
  • Harlow College;
  • College of West Anglia.
 
 

Lord Tomlinson

Lord Tomlinson

Lord Tomlinson of Walsall has been a member of the House of Lords since 1998. He was formerly a member of the European Parliament (1984-99). He was also formerly a member of Parliament for Meriden (1974-79, during which time he was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister Harold Wilson (1975-76); Minister for Europe (1976-79) and Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Overseas Development (1977-79).

Lord Tomlinson has been the Chair of the Association of Independent Higher Education Providers since 2004 and Chair of the Advisory Committee of London School of Commerce since 2003.

In earlier life he spent two spells, each of between 4 and 5 years, in Further Education, firstly as a Lecturer and secondly as a Head of Department.

He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by the University of Birmingham and an Honorary Fellowship by the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.

Lord Tomlinson became Chair of Anglia Ruskin University Board of Governors on 26th November 2010.

Details of Trusteeships

  • None

 

 

Margaret Wilson

 

Margaret is an educational professional with over 30 years experience of working in and leading a wide range of schools. She has been a Principal and Executive Principal in four comprehensive schools and academies from inner London to Essex.

She holds a BEd in Educational Administration, an MSc in Education Management and an MBA in Education Leadership and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.    In 2012 she was awarded a doctorate by Anglia Ruskin University for her contribution to education.

Margaret has been an adviser to the academies division of the DfE supporting a wide range of academies as a National Challenge Adviser and School Improvement Partner.  She regularly provides keynote presentations to school leaders on raising standards across a range of national and international venues.  She is also a non-executive director on the Board of Pearson Education Ltd.  

Margaret is a National Leader of Education and Principal of the highly successful King John School in Benfleet.  The school is the sponsor of a new academy and is the lead partner in a National Challenge Trust school. 

Details of Trusteeships

  • Chase High Trust
  • The James Hornsby Trust