Graham Shapiro

Graham Shapiro

BRI - Advisory Board
Graham Shapiro, Entrepreneur in Residence Graham Shapiro is a chartered designer with over 21 years experience in the visual communication sector. Graham Shapiro is an award-winning inventor, designer & digital entrepreneur. A Fellow member of The Chartered Society of Designers and Chartered Institute of Marketing. Entrepreneur in Residence and on the advisory board for The Business Research Institute at The University of Chester. Ambassador of Innovation for The University of Cambridge. Graham invented the interloopmailer® and Reggie®. Over the last 23 years his company Graham Shapiro Design (GSD®) has created online and offline visual communication for some of the world’s most respected companies. Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on email Email Share on print Print
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Professor Andrew McAuley

Professor Andrew McAuley

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Professor Andrew McAuley, CEO IFET, Brisbane, Australia and Advisory Board MemberBorn in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Andrew attended the University in Nottingham, England where he completed his BA and PhD in Geography. His academic career began as a Research Assistant at Lancaster University before moving to the University of Stirling in Scotland where he worked for 22 years. Having begun his career at Stirling as a Research Fellow in the Scottish Enterprise Foundation, he finished his time there as Professor of Marketing Management, Head of the Department of Marketing and Vice-Dean for Learning & Teaching.He has published in many leading marketing journals including the European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Management, Journal of Strategic Marketing, Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, and the Journal of Consumer Marketing. Professor McAuley serves on the Editorial Advisory Boards…
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Clive Drinkwater

Clive Drinkwater

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Regional Director, UKTI NW Clive took up his post in 2006 and is based at UKTI’s Daresbury office, from where he has responsibility for helping the North West to develop its international businesses, to grow the number of firms exporting and increase the region’s presence in the high growth markets of the world. Before joining UKTI, Clive held the position of Director of International Trade for the Chambers of Commerce in Staffordshire. This followed extensive private sector experience in international trade, working in industry and selling to over 90 countries worldwide. He has particular experience in Asia having lived and worked in Indonesia, Malaysia and China. Clive has a degree in Business Studies, an MBA and Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing. He is a member of the Institute of Directors, the…
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Rob McKay

Rob McKay

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Rob is the founder and Managing Director of Chester-based executive-search business, Sherrington Associates.  After graduating in Sociology at John Moore’s University in Liverpool in 2001, Rob began a long career recruiting senior leaders and directors for clients across a wide range of sectors within the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Over the years Rob and his team have assembled new executive teams for private businesses, VC and PE backed SME’s, global and international corporates, as well as third sector clients including housing associations and some of the largest charities in the UK. He has been the retained executive search partner for royal stakeholders at the RNLI and has appointed senior directors within some of the North West’s most high-profile organisations. Rob is also the Chair of Institute of Directors…
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Hassan Ramady

Hassan Ramady

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Hassan Ramady began his career with BICC Cables UK, member of the largest construction Group – Balfour Beatty, after obtaining his degree in Electrical Engineering from Newcastle University and is a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. He is well versed in the Arabic culture and language.He was relocated to the United Arab Emirates and rose to the position of Regional Director in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). During the period from 1977 to 2014, Hassan held Group vice Presidency positions with companies & trading houses employing over 6000 people and board memberships within companies in the Oil and Gas, Construction, Power Generation, Solar, hospitality and travel agency industries.In 2014 Hassan returned to the UK and established Optimus International Consultancy, based in Chester, and is currently the Chief…
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Rob McLoughlin

Rob McLoughlin

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Rob McLoughlin is a multi award winning Broadcaster and Producer. He won The Scoop of the Year Award in the 02 Media Awards in 2015 for a special edition of an ITV political series. In the same year he was appointed an OBE for 'Services to Broadcasting'. Rob co-hosted the first Weekend Breakfast show on BBC Radio Five Live, was part of the BAFTA award winning World in Action team and the RTS winning Granada Reports.He has broken exclusives for Granada, ITN, News international and others. He has presented news, current affairs and politcial programmes on radio and TV since 1994. A former Board Director of Granada TV, he founded Hasgrove a successful communications group which owned leading digital agency AMAZE and Europe's Interel SA. He created and co-founded Educate…
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Professor Peter Starbuck

Professor Peter Starbuck

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Peter Starbuck FCMI, FRICS, FCIOB, PhD, has been a manager for fifty years. He is a scholar of Peter F Drucker and was awarded a PhD from the Open University in 2007 for his thesis on the European Influences of Peter F Drucker. Founding Visiting Professor University Centre Shrewsbury Visiting Professor University of Chester Visiting Research Fellow to The Open University Business School Researcher and Contributor on Management to the British Library, a joint venture with the Chartered Management Institute  Alma Mater: The Open University Business School  Peter has written extensively on Drucker in his own right as well as making contributions to other leading management books His thesis is the only one lodged with the British Library. He has collaborated with The Open University Business School to produce an interactive…
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Professor Mike Jones

Professor Mike Jones

BRI - Advisory Board, Visiting Scholars
  Director, The Foundation for Management Education Mike is the Director of the Foundation for Management Education. An Educational Charity which instigates many initiatives for furthering the development of postgraduate management education within UK University Business Schools. Mike’s views on Management and Business Education are widely sought by politicians, the media and academia. Following an early role as a professional classical musician, Mike’s industrial career spans both mainstream corporate management at Board level together with side trips into Business School academia, including a spell as Dean of the Business School and the University of East London. Mike is a Trustee of the Lubbock Trust at Balliol College, Oxford and Special Academic Advisor to Liverpool Hope University Business School. In more recent years, he was Director General of the Association of MBAs, the professional organisation for holders of the MBA degree where he…
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Dr Fran Hulbert

Dr Fran Hulbert

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Fran Hulbert is the former Director of Skills Policy at the Northwest Regional Development Agency. The skills remit of the Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) was based upon substantial economic and labour market analysis and linked to capital regeneration, infrastructure investment, business development and growth in employment opportunity. Fran’s role involved ensuring that the skills, qualifications and competencies provided by schools, colleges and higher education better match the needs of employers. This was underpinned by “bending the spending” of circa £4bn of regional public resource on skills, employment and Higher Education (HE) in the region to respond to agreed priorities. Having been the lead representative for England’s nine RDAs for employment, skills and HE, she is experienced in creating links across several Government departments and Treasury on national policy issues in…
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