The principal points of contact between the School and the Advisory Board are via the Dean and the Corporate Engagement Manager, the latter acting as Secretary to the Board.
Members of the Executive Team have a standing invitation to meetings of the Advisory Board, in order to ensure tight linkage between the School's external members and the Team running the School on a daily basis.
- Chinelo Anohu-Amazu
Head of the Africa Investment Forum (AIF), immediate past Director General and CEO of National Pension Commission (PenCom), Nigeria
- Mark Astaire
Chairman, Corporate Broking; Vice Chairman of EMEA Investment Banking, Barclays
- Simon Bray
Director, Transformation, Santander
- John D. Campbell OBE, FRSA (Chair)
Principal at Currburn Advisory and former Global Head of Strategic Clients, Aberdeen Standard Investments
- Melanie A. Czarra
Chair of the Board of Trustees of United Way UK charity and former MD at UBS Investment Bank
- Sandip Ghose
Head of the Centre of Research and Resolution of Stressed Assets, India. Former Director, NISM, India
- Emily Jones
Future trainee solicitor and former Undergraduate Vice-Convenor of the University of Edinburgh Business School
- Liz McAreavey
Chief Executive, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
- Christopher Montgomery
Senior Vice President, Business Development, Cooley LLP
- Joanne O'Callaghan
SVP, Head of Global Services Legal, State Street, Boston
- David Plekenpol
Chief Strategy Officer, AAC Technologies Inc., Shenzhen
- Philip Rycroft, Director, Philip Rycroft Consultancy Ltd. Former Permanent Secretary, Department for Exiting the European Union
- Isobel Sharp CBE (Honorary Professor)
Non-Executive Director at IMI plc, The Bankers Investment Trust plc and Winton Group Ltd. Formerly at Deloitte LLP
- Mani Towler
Digital Manager, Rose Hospitality and former Undergraduate Coaching Leader at the University of Edinburgh Business School
- John Waddell
Chairman of Forrit and Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
- Christine Watts
Former Director of Communications, Waitrose
Functions of the Advisory Board
To advise and assist the Dean and School Executive on areas such as:
- Developing the School goals of leadership in research and leadership in learning through deepening corporate engagement for industry related research and to enhance the student experience.
- Developing a presence within networks of practice, nationally and internationally.
- New ideas and developments, acting as a sounding board and constructively challenging assumptions and the operating routines of the School where appropriate.
- Actively promoting the School's research, programmes and student body across a wide range of networks.
The Board meets twice a year with individual members engaged in School activities between meetings. The board's composition aims to be diverse in terms of gender, geographic spread and industry sector/type representation to reflect the breadth of the Business School's teaching and research themes.