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
  • Debra Charles (Business Growth Programme 2007) - Founder and CEO of Novacroft. 
  • Andrew Darfoor (Executive Master of Business Administration 2006) – Former Chief Executive, Alexander Forbes
  • 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 – Senior Advisor, Diwan of Royal Court, Sultanate of Oman
  • Mayank Patel OBE (Business Growth & Development Programme 2001) – Azibo Group, Founder – UK
  • David Pitt–Watson – Independent Non-Executive, KPMG
  • Dr Andreas Raffel (Residential Executive Development Programme 2013) – Deputy Chair: Change Grow Live (CGL); Member of Board of Trustees: University of Bristol; Non-exec: Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust; Senior Advisor: Rothschild & Co; Senior Advisor: Flagstone Investment Management; Senior Advisor: Moonfare
  • Louise Redmond – Non Executive Director, UKROEd Limited; Non Executive Member of the Management Board, Government Actuary’s Department; Trustee Director, British Society for Rheumatology
  • David Richards CBE – Motorsport UK - Chairman
  • Simon Rowlands (Master of Business Administration 1986) – Africa Platform Capital, Founder – UK
  • Professor Lynette Ryals OBE – Cranfield, Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Director of the School of Management – UK
  • Hilary Sears (Master of Business Administration 1982) – Chair, Kings College Hospital Charity and Trustee Leonard Cheshire
  • Dominic Von Trotha Taylor (Master of Business Administration 1990) – Chief Executive, Paypoint
  • Grenville Turner – (Executive Master of Business Administration 1992) – Former Group Chief Executive and Chairman of Countrywide Plc. Now Chairman of Watkin Jones Plc, Oasis Document Storage Ltd and FSP Ltd. Also Vice Chairman of English National Ballet.
  • Prof Alan Waller OBE (Master of Science 1971) - Vice President EFESO, Chairman ELUPEG
  • Sarah Willingham (Master of Business Administration 2003) - Investor and entrepreneur
  • Robert Wright (Master of Business Administration 1982) - Airline founder investor and Board member, notably in WizzAir and BA CityFlyer Express