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Advisory Board

The Advisory Board provides strategic advice to support our current development and future activities.

Board members include distinguished leaders from private, public and civil society sector organisations who help us 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 School’s Management Group through the School's Dean, Professor Duncan Angwin.



Melike Belli

Melike Belli


Melike Belli is Market Development Manager at Cybertonica, a London-based FinTech company that detects and prevents fraudulent transactions and reduces risk for financial services organisations.

An expert on FinTech, Melike has authored numerous publications including Banking and FinTech - Developing a FinTech Ecosystem in Istanbul. She co-authored The InsurTech Book, an insurance technology handbook for investors, entrepreneurs and FinTech visionaries. She has lectured on the online learning platform FINTECH Circle Institute and is Country Ambassador for the European Women Payments Network.

Melike is passionate about diversity and inclusion in financial services. She was included in Innovate Finance’s Women in FinTech Powerlist in 2016 and 2017, DijiFi's Top 10 Women leading the Turkish FinTech Industry, Digital Age Magazine's Inspiring 30, and Code First: Girls Ones to Watch 2017 list.

Melike graduated from Nottingham University Business School in 2014 with an MSc in Banking and Finance and received her BSc degree in Business Administration from the Middle East Technical University.

Ian Harrison

Ian Harrison

Department for International Trade (Midlands Region)

Ian is Regional Director of Exports for the Department for International Trade in the Midlands.

Ian’s main responsibilities are to lead on the promotion and delivery of international trade services within the Midlands, work closely with Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), and the UK’s overseas network spanning some 110 countries, liaise with Ministers, manage a programme of support to underpin the international trade objectives of the Midlands Engine partnership, lead a regional programme of events and an expert team of over 50 International Trade Advisers (ITAs).

Ian has over 25 years’ experience of dealing with publicly funded business support and has worked in a number of organisations in roles that have provided advice and expertise to all sizes of business.
Before becoming Director of Exports, Ian was the Regional Director for UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) in the East Midlands for five years. Prior to joining UKTI, Ian worked within the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) where he was an Assistant Director for Business Engagement for BIS Local in the East and South East Midlands.

Peter Lacy

Peter Lacy

Accenture UK and Ireland

Peter Lacy is Senior Managing Director, Growth and Strategy, at Accenture and a member of its Global Leadership Council. His responsibilities include sustainability and he leads Accenture’s relationship with the World Economic Forum (WEF) and its Digital Transformation of Industries programme. He also leads Accenture UK and Ireland’s strategy business.

He works with the CEOs and senior management of a range of Fortune 500 companies, as well as public organisations such as the United Nations, the European Union and UK government.

His role focuses on corporate strategy, digital transformation, investments in innovation and acquisitions. Peter is a world authority on growth and innovation strategy, particularly relating to disruptive technology shifts, and using sustainability as a lens in areas like clean energy, circular economy, stakeholder management and trust issues.

Previously, he worked for McKinsey and Company and the think-tank, the Academy of Business in Society, where he was founding executive director. His career has involved living and working in many parts of the world, including the United Kingdom, Latin America, Europe and China, where he most recently led Accenture Strategy's Asia Pacific cross-industry strategy team based in Shanghai. Before consulting, he spent several years working in the dotcom industry and supports a wide range of charities and not for profit organisations.

Peter chairs various taskforces at the WEF, and he founded the WEF YGL Taskforce on Circular Economy and the WEF YGL Circular Economy Awards. He has led the world's largest study on CEO attitudes to sustainability for the United Nations' Secretary General four times, and he was a founding signatory of the United Nations' Principles for Responsible Management Education. His latest book, Waste to Wealth – the Circular Economy Advantage, is published by Palgrave in eight languages and is an Amazon best seller.

Peter is an alumnus of full-time and executive programs at INSEAD, Harvard, Yale, Cambridge and Nottingham and is a Business Fellow at Oxford University. He is based in London.

Graeme Pike

Graeme Pike


Graeme Pike joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) after graduating from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Industrial Economics. He has worked at the Nottingham, Pittsburgh, Birmingham and London offices. He was admitted to the partnership in 1991.

In 1993, Graeme became leader of the PW Corporate Finance (CF) business in the Midlands. He was voted Dealmaker of the Year by fellow professionals from the region's venture capital, banking and legal community in 1996.

He became the leader of the PW London CF business in 1997 and then leader of PwC London CF in 1998. He was also Global Industrial Products leader for Financial Advisory Services and a member of the task force responsible for implementing a culture change programme, including behavioural values. Graeme became UK Head of CF in 2000 and Global Head of CF in 2002.

In January 2007, he was seconded to Global Markets and Operations with responsibility for developing new business models for the delivery of global services.

In December that year, Graeme was appointed as a member of the Steering Committee responsible for developing proposals to change the way in which the PwC network operates; proposals which were approved in a vote by all member firms in September 2008.

Since then, Graeme has led the One Firm Support Services review in the UK which redefined the way in which functional support to the business is delivered across the UK firm.

Graeme became the Global Chief Finance Officer/Chief Administration Officer for Advisory in 2009 and has been at the forefront of a doubling in size, from revenues of $7.5bn to $15bn today.

In addition, during 2014, Graeme took over responsibility for leading the UK firm’s property management and workplace services functions. During this time, PwC opened up new or transformed accommodation and ways of working in over two thirds of its UK locations, including London.

Overall, Graeme’s expertise spans areas of operational strategy, technology enablement, mergers and acquisitions, as well as finance operations and property management. Graeme has been at the forefront of what PwC has been doing to realign roles and re-imagine operating models to ensure sustainable success in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Madi Sharma

Madi Sharma

The Madi Group

Madi Sharma is an award-winning entrepreneur who founded and runs the Madi Group of international private sector and not-for-profit companies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

The philosophy of her group is to create innovative ideas tailored to local action that can achieve global impacts beneficial to a sustainable society.

Madi’s first company, started from her kitchen at home, grew to two factories and 35 staff.

Madi is an international speaker on leadership, personal mastery, entrepreneurship, diversity, and corporate social responsibility. She is the author of Madi No Excuses! and is a freelance journalist.

Madi Group provides consultancy and presentations to clients that include many international organisations, European governments, women’s organisations, economic chambers of commerce, trade unions, businesses, universities and business schools.

She has received numerous awards including Apolitical’s 100 World Most Influential People in Gender Policy; Woman of the Decade – Entrepreneur and Leadership – All Ladies League Award 2018; Asian Woman of Achievement; and UK’s Best Boss.

Dame Glenis Willmott DBE

Dame Glenis Willmott DBE


Dame Glenis Willmott was a Labour Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 2006 until 2017. She was elected as leader of Labour's MEP in January 2009, a position she held until she retired, making her the longest ever serving leader. Glenis served on the Environment and Public Health Committee and the Employment Committee.

Glenis was rapporteur on the update of the Clinical Trials legislation, for which she received the Outstanding Leadership Award from the Belgian Association of Clinical Research professionals. She was also appointed rapporteur for changes to the Medical Devices legislation.

Glenis was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in August 2015 for political and public service.

Previously, Glenis worked in the National Health Service (NHS) as a medical scientist and later as a senior officer with the GMB trade union.




Global Advisory Board

Our Global Advisory Board supports our international operations in the UK, China and Malaysia, and includes members from the boards of all three campuses.



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