The role of the Essex Business School Advisory Board is:
- to provide advice on the strategic development of Essex Business
School, to include teaching, research and knowledge transfer
- to enhance the reputation of Essex Business School and promote its
- to serve as a bridge to those organisations and individuals who have
an interest in Essex Business School
- to increase external support for Essex Business School with the aim
of securing additional capital and operational funding for the School
The Essex Business School Advisory Board is made up of internal and
external members and includes the following external personnel from the
commercial, public and voluntary sectors:
Craig Mackey, Deputy Commissioner of the
Craig Mackey joined the Police Service in 1984 having previously been in
the Merchant Navy working for BP. His initial police service was spent
in Wiltshire, where he held a variety of operational roles and commands
before being selected for the Accelerated Promotion Course in 1991.
In 1999, he was selected as a specialist staff officer for her
Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary, based at the Home Office,
completing specialist inspections and thematic inspections. He attended
the Strategic Command Course in 2001, spending time working with the
Chicago Police looking at their approach to the review of murder
In November 2001, he joined Gloucestershire Constabulary as Assistant
Chief Constable. In an operational capacity, he was the Gold Commander
for the terrorism operation in Gloucester, which resulted in the arrest
of the second “shoe bomber”. In 2005, he was appointed as Deputy Chief
Constable. He has a strong background in partnership working, having
been heavily involved in the development of two joint fire, police and
ambulance emergency services control rooms in Wiltshire and
In September 2007, he was appointed as Chief Constable of Cumbria
Constabulary. Since joining Cumbria Constabulary, he has led the
development of neighbourhood policing and protective services capability
in the county. He was the Gold Commander for the floods of 2009 and led
the force during one of its most demanding years, which culminated in
the tragic shootings of June 2010. He has established a strong working
relationship with partners in the county and, through the Chief
Executives’ Group and the Local Criminal Justice Board, is a strong
advocate for achieving working solutions for the challenges facing
For the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) he sits on the
Race & Diversity Business Area and leads for the service on Stop and
Search and the monitoring of police powers. He was awarded the Queen's
Police Medal in the New Year's Honours of 2009. He is a Fellow of the
Chartered Management Institute.
On 23rd January 2012, Craig Mackey became the Deputy Commissioner of
the Metropolitan Police Service.
Graeme Proudfoot, Managing Director, Invesco EMEA
is responsible for the good governance of Invesco’s activities within
the EMEA region. Governance and culture are very important to the
effective running of the organisation and are areas of keen interest to
external stakeholders. Invesco is committed to having the highest
standards in these areas.
In addition to this responsibility, Graeme also leads engagement in the
public affairs arena with governments and regulators across the region.
As a major industry participant, Invesco has both an obligation and a
desire to be actively involved in policy making at the European and UK
level and also a significant voice in industry forums.
As well as these responsibilities, Graeme continues to lead Invesco
Perpetual Life and their Specialist Funds business.
Dr Bhaskar Dasgupta, Global Head of Transaction Management Unit (COO), Global Forfaiting and Risk Distribution, HSBC
Bhaskar is currently Global Head of Transaction Management Unit (COO) in the
area of global forfaiting and risk distribution for HSBC. Prior to this, he
was Head of the Programme Office for Global Finance Change, delivering a
multi-billion dollar finance programme which established a global
finance function, a people transformation programme, new offshoring
centres, and innovative control and process improvements.
Prior to joining HSBC, he was a Head of Strategy and Change at ABN
AMRO. He has also worked at Salomon Smith Barney (now Citigroup),
Goldman Sachs, Barclays Capital and several other international banks in
trading and risk management roles.
Bhaskar gained his PhD from the University of Manchester in 1996. He
teaches on our "Ensuring Employability" series of workshops and also
hosts company visits to HSBC's London headquarters in Canary Wharf.
Philippa Stokes, HR Director - Land and Sea, Rolls
Philippa joined Rolls Royce at Derby in February 2011 as Senior HR
Business Partner in the company’s civil aerospace business. Prior to
this, Philippa worked with British Airways in a variety of HR roles,
specialising in employee relations and change management. Latterly she
was Head of People and Organisational Effectiveness for BA's Head
Office. Key projects with BA included many organisational restructuring
and redesign programmes.
After gaining a BA Hons in Language and Linguistics (French) at the
University of Essex, Philippa joined the Post Office in 1987 as a
Personnel Graduate Trainee, later specialising in training and
development, and internal communications.
She went on to work in various HR roles at the Automobile
Association, which was later acquired by energy giant Centrica, where
Philippa became Group HR Policy Manager. She left Centrica in 2001 to
join British Airways.
Philippa is a graduate of Common Purpose (which aims to build leaders
in society) and has a Certificate in Employment Law. She is a Member of
the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.
David Bickerton, Director of Communications, BP
David Bickerton is Director of Communications at BP and has
responsibility for internal and external communications including its
corporate reporting programme, BP's reputation measurement, its
extensive online presence and communications to over 90,000 employees
He joined BP from Interbrand, one of the world's leading brand
consultancies and has more than 25 years' experience in the field of
brand, advertising and corporate communications, working with many of
the world's largest brands.
David holds a PhD in Corporate Branding and Reputation.
Simon Adderley, Sales Director, Europe, Ingredion