Cranfield School of Management’s International Advisory Board meets twice a year to offer informed guidance to the School on its strategic direction. The Board comprises illustrious names from the world of business, many of whom are Cranfield alumni who have gone on to become business leaders.

  • Elena Ambrosiadou (Master of Business Administration 1988) – IKOS, Chief Executive Officer – Cyprus
  • Warren East CBE (Executive Master of Business Administration 1990) – Rolls Royce, Chief Executive – UK
  • Keith Howells (Master of Business Administration 1986) – Mott MacDonald Ltd, Chairman – UK
  • Dr Ali Qassim Jawad Al-Lawati – Diwan of Royal Court Oman, Advisor for Studies and Research – UAE
  • John McFarlane OBE (Master of Business Administration 1975) – Barclays, Chairman – UK
  • Mayank Patel OBE (Business Growth & Development Programme 2001) – Azibo Group, Founder – UK
  • Professor Lynette Ryals – Cranfield, Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Director of the School of Management – UK
  • David Pitt–Watson – UNEP Finance Initiative, Chair – UK
  • Dr Andreas Raffel (Residential Executive Development Programme 2013) – Rothschild, Executive Vice Chairman – UK/Germany
  • David Richards CBE – Prodrive Group, Chairman – UK
  • Simon Rowlands (Master of Business Administration 1986) – Africa Platform Capital, Founder – UK
  • Hilary Sears (Master of Business Administration 1982) – Step on Board, Associate – UK
  • Paul Slevin (Executive Master of Business Administration 1997) – Exedra Associates Ltd, Practitioner – UK
  • Prof Alan Waller OBE (MSc by Research 1971) - Chartered Institute of Logistics and Finance, Immediate Past International President – UK
  • Sarah Willingham (Master of Business Administration 2003) - Letssavesomemoney Ltd, Founder – UK
  • Robert Wright (Master of Business Administration 1982) - Wizzair, Founder Shareholder & Non Executive Director, Partner – UK.