Faculty

Phil Hodkinson

Phil is Chair of Action Medical Research and a Trustee of Business in the Community and BBC Children in Need.  In recent years he’s held non-executive director roles at BT, Travelex and Friends Life. He was also previously CEO of Zurich Financial Services and Group Financial Director of HBOS.

Rajiv Sharma

Rajiv Sharma became Group Chief Executive of Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread company in January 2017. He has nearly 30 years of multi industry global experience managing complex businesses with blue chip companies that include Saab, Honeywell, GE and Shell. The majority of Rajiv’s career has been dedicated to growing or turning around businesses in the US, Europe and Asia and he has been on the board of joint ventures at both GE and Shell. Rajiv joined Coats in November 2010 as Global CEO Industrial and was responsible for developing and executing a growth strategy. Currently, he is also a Non-Executive Director of Senior plc.

Rob Woodward

Rob was led a successful career in media and communications. Having stepped down from his role as CEO of STV in 2017, after 10 years, he has now taken on a number of Non-Executive roles. He is currently Chairman of the Met Office, Ebiquity and Blancco. He also remains a trustee of the STV Children's Appeal, Chairman of the Developing the Young Workforce National Group and Chair of Court of Glasgow Caledonian University.

Rosemary McGinness

Rosemary McGinness joined Weir as Chief People Officer in the summer of 2017. Rosemary was Group HR Director of William Grant & Sons, the international premium spirits group, for twelve years. She is a member of the School for CEOs Advisory Board.

Roz Cuschieri

Roz Cuschieri joined Emily Crisps  as Chair in November 2016.  Prior to this she was CEO of Genius Gluten Free Foods for five years where she oversaw the growth of the organisation from 9 to over 600 employees.  Previously she spent 12 years at Warburtons, 7 of which served on the board as Commercial Director. Roz has held a number of Non-Executive positions, including Marstons PLC . She currently sits on the boards of Lightbody Ventures Ltd and Social Bite.

Samantha Barber

Samantha was appointed to the Board of Iberdrola in 2008 and is now Chairman of the Board Corporate Social Responsibility Committee. She was also appointed a Non-Executive Director at Scottish Water in 2017 and is vice-Chairman of the 2020 Group on Climate Change, an Advisory Board member for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the MBA at Imperial College London, and is also Chair of the Scottish Ensemble. Previously, Samantha was CEO of Scottish Business in the Community.

Shaun Kingsbury CBE

CEO of Green Investment Bank prior to its sale in 2017, Shaun is now a Non-Executive Director of DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team, Virgin's Electric racing arm. He is also as Advisory Board member of Envision Energy and was previously a Non-Executive Director of GES, was a founding partner of Pulsar Energy Capital, and the Low Carbon Finance Group, which he also chaired.

Shirley Robertson OBE

Shirley became the first British woman to win two Gold medals at consecutive Olympic Games, sailing the Europe class at Sydney 2000 and the Yngling at Athens 2004. Awarded an OBE in 2005, she was a member of the Sport Advisory Group for the London 2012 Organising Committee. Shirley was the BBC sailing commentator at London 2012 and presents ‘Mainsail’ monthly on CNN.

Simon Bullivant

Simon is a Co-Founder and Partner of Ashcombe Advisers, a corporate finance boutique. He has advised on and completed over 50 transactions in the last decade.

Simon Hunt

Simon Hunt became CEO of William Grant & Sons in 2016 having spent 10 years with the family-owned drinks business as President of North America and latterly, Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to this he was CEO of Pernod Ricard subsidiary Malibu Kahlua International and Senior Vice President Marketing for the North America region for Allied Domecq, prior to its acquisition by Pernod Ricard and Fortune Brands. Simon is also a valued member of the School for CEOs alumni, following his participation on the Vital Few.

Sir Adrian Montague CBE

Adrian is currently Chairman of Aviva Group plc, Manchester Airports Group plc, Cadent Gas Ltd and The Point of Care Foundation. Previously Adrian was Chairman of Anglian Water Group Ltd, Friends Provident plc, British Energy Group plc, Michael Page International plc, and Cross London Rail Links Ltd, and was formerly Deputy-Chairman of Network Rail Ltd, Partnerships UK plc and UK Green Investment Bank plc. 

Sir David Reid

David has been Chairman of Intertek Group plc since 2012.  Previously he was Chairman of Tesco plc, a post he held for over six years, and the Senior Non-Executive Director at Reed Elsevier Group plc. He is also a member of the School for CEOs Advisory Board.