Nottingham University Business School Advisory Board
The Advisory Board provides strategic advice to support the Business School’s current development and future activities.
Board members include distinguished leaders from private and public sector organisations that help to develop strong links with businesses, organisations, and policymakers to ensure the continuing relevance of the School’s activities.
The Board reports formally to the Business School’s Management Group, and to the Management Board of the University through the Business School Dean.
Peter Lacy, Managing Director, Accenture Sustainability Service
Peter Lacy is Accenture’s global Managing Director for Sustainability Services and a member of Accenture’s leadership team.
Peter has worked for over a decade with the CEOs and top management of a range of Fortune 500 companies, the United Nations, European Union, and public sector organisations on sustainability and climate change strategy and execution.
He has advised stakeholder panels and boards for companies such as GSK, BP, Coca-Cola, Exxon, Vodafone, Unilever, GE and Motorola and government bodies such as the UN, the EU Commission and the UK government. He is also a board member of Cranfield School of Management Doughty Centre, an advisory board member of Ethical Corporation, and an editorial advisory board member of the Corporate Governance Journal.
Before Accenture, Peter worked for McKinsey and Co, Andersen Consulting and the European Academy of Business in Society, where he was founding executive director of a partnership set up by Shell, Unilever, J&J, IBM and Microsoft with INSEAD, LBS, IMD and the EU Commission to develop research and executive education for top current and future leaders on sustainability.
He led the UN Global Compact-Accenture CEO Study on CEO attitudes to sustainability, published in June 2010.
Peter is an alumnus of the INSEAD Executive Programme; the University of Cambridge BEP; and the University of Nottingham, where he won the Elizabeth and David Marsden University Prize.
In 2010, the World Economic Forum gave Peter a Young Global Leader award.
Neil Morris, Chief Operating Officer, Klesch Petroleum
Neil Morris was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Klesch Petroleum in 2014, part of the commodities business Klesch Group.
He joined Klesch from BP, where he was Technology Vice President - Refining, since 2008. He joined BP in 1985 after graduating with a degree in chemical engineering. He completed an MBA in 1992.
Neil spent the early part of his career at Grangemouth Refinery, Stirlingshire, Scotland in various technical, operational and business roles before moving to Coryton Refinery, Essex, as Operations Support Manager.
In 2000, he transferred with BP to Chicago, USA as a Project Manager in the Mergers & Acquisitions team to lead the post-Amoco merger refinery divestment programme. In 2002, he took up a new role as the Works General Manager for a newly commissioned petrochemicals facility in Alberta, Canada.
On returning to London in 2004, he was Executive Assistant to the BP Group's Chief Financial Officer. He was then appointed Vice-President Strategy and Planning for the Gas, Power and Renewables business segment.
Judith Nelson, former UK Personnel Director, Tesco Plc
Judith Nelson joined Tesco in 1993 as a graduate management trainee. After training Judith completed personnel roles in stores as well as regional and Head Office positions.
She was appointed as UK Personnel Director in 2000 and in March 2007 was appointed as the International Personnel Director. Her role is to create and drive the people strategy across the international business.
Her remit included Tesco businesses in Europe (Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Turkey) and Asia (China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand and Malaysia) as well as information technology and operations development for the Group.
Graeme Pike, Global Advisory Chief Operating Officer, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Graeme Pike joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1979 after graduating from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Industrial Economics.
He has worked in PwC’s offices in Nottingham, Pittsburgh, East Midlands, Birmingham and London and was admitted to the partnership in 1991.
In 1993, Graeme became leader of the PwC Corporate Finance business in the Midlands and was voted “Dealmaker of the Year” by fellow professionals from the region’s venture capital, banking, and legal community in 1996.
He became leader of the PW London Corporate Finance business in 1997 and then leader of PwC London Corporate Finance in 1998. He was also Global Industrial Products leader for Financial Advisory Services and a member of the task force responsible for defining and implementing a culture change programme, including developing behavioural values
Graeme became Head of Corporate Finance in 2000 as well as Global Head of Corporate Finance in 2003.
In September 2006, he was seconded to Global Markets and Operations with responsibility for developing new business models for the delivery of global services.
In December 2007, Graeme was appointed as a member of the Steering Committee responsible for developing the proposals on the Network of the Future, which were approved by Member Firms in September 2008.
Since then, Graeme has led the One Firm Support Services review in the UK that has redefined the way in which functional support to the business is delivered across the UK firm.
Graeme was appointed as Global Chief Operating Officer for the Advisory line of service on 1 July 2009.