The London and South East Alumni Group
The London Group continues to be one of the largest, most vibrant and successful of the Henley Alumni Groups. In late 2011 the committee reviewed the vision and mission statements. During the review the statements were updated and were formally released at the AGM held on the 23rd January 2012.
Vision Statement: A future where there is a strong sense of pride, professionalism and personal sense of involvement from the Henley London and South East Alumni membership who actively participate in, look forward to, and regularly diarise events that are diverse, engaging and covering the broader challenges that face business leaders.
Mission Statement: To bring together fellow alumni bound by the Henley heritage in order to strengthen relationships between members themselves and with the School, through regular formal and social events that are enjoyable, helpful, and build on our reputation for excellence in the London and South East area.
We are driven by these directional statements. The London and South East group continues to serve its membership through a mixture of formal and informal events. So be sure to look out for and diarise our events.
For International alumni who may visit London from time to time, we extend an invitation to join our group and participate in our events to take advantage of the extensive Henley Business School network in this part of the UK.
17 April 2013 - Bung Hole Cellars
08 May 2013 - AECOM, London
The Group's Committee
Committee meetings are held on a two monthly basis, and suggestions for agenda items should be forwarded to Neil Poole for consideration. Feel free to tweet us your thoughts at @HenleyLSE. Committee members will be present at all events, and we always welcome your thoughts and comments on opportunities for improvement of the activities and events we offer.
Robert Buckley - Chair
Robert completed a distance learning MBA in 2008. He has 15 years experience working in project management, management consultancy and engineering consultancy in Europe, Asia and Australasia. He is currently an Associate Director for AECOM.
Neil Poole - Deputy Chair and Marketing
Neil is an internationally experienced, commercial and business partner with a proven track record of delivery in competitive environments. He is a key player in the development of strategy and managing change in organisations. Neil had the good fortune of experiencing Henley's full time MBA in 2006.
Brian Mulholland - Treasurer
Brian completed his full time MBA in 2006 and is currently a tax partner with Brebners, advising entrepreneurial businesses and their founders on UK and international tax. His clients cover a variety of sectors and range in size up to turnover in excess of £100 million. Brian is a member of the Chartered Institute of Tax, having trained at a Big Four firm in London and throughout his career has been based in London, Germany and in CIS.
Kirsty Parker - Secretary
Kirsty completed a full time executive MBA in 2004. She has 20 years of experience in operations, sales, strategy and people development across EMEA, within industries as varied as FCMG, retail and public sector. For the past five years, Kirsty has been the COO of a large veterinary practice group.
Paul Coombes - HAA UK Liason
PPaul completed a full time MBA in 2006. As New Alumni Coordinator, his role is to engage with current MBA students and recent alumni who are keen to retain strong links with Henley during their course or following graduation, and to illustrate how Henley London & South East Alumni Group may be relevant to their careers and personal interests both now and into the future and attract them to attend events.
Paul Kitchener - Special Interest Group (SIG) Liaison
Paul Kitchener is a health and social care manager. Since being a health authority director he has been a consultant to the NHS and a variety of not-for-profit organisations in this country and the former Soviet Union. He is on the board of a housing association and chairs a charity providing independent mental health advocacy across west London. He finds he's not able to spend enough time skiing, enjoying a country cottage, and visiting family in Australia.
Romola Ganguli - Comittee Member
Romola graduated from Henley Business School in 2007 having completed her Distance Learning MBA. Romola's career includes working within Microsoft undertaking sales, marketing, stakeholder and programme management roles. Her favourite roles have always involved her being a consummate presenter, organiser and networker. She currently runs a business and education management company providing business support services and consultancy to stimulate business growth for SMEs.
We are always very happy to hear from you, it would be useful if we could have your updated details on file so we can contact you. Please use the form below.
Contact with the Committee members can be made via the Alumni Relations Office:
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- Telephone: +44 (0) 1491 418 843
- Fax: +44 (0) 1491 418 861
As you know, all ex-students of the Business School are now automatically part of the main Henley International Alumni Association. Membership of the London & South East Alumni Group is open to those who live and/or work in London/Greater London/South East and also those who may find it more convenient to attend events in London. We meet at a central London location usually, although not always, at the Athenaeum Club SW1. There is a membership fee of £10.00 per annum, which entitles members to a price reduction on each event they attend. Greenlands members who already have a £10.00 standing order in place do not need to replace it.
There are at least four reasons why you should become a member:
- It will help support the group financially and enable us to continue to raise the profile of the Business School and its alumni;
- You will get a saving on each event attended;
- You will get priority booking;
- Membership will guarantee that you remain on our invitation list for future events.
- London & South East Alumni Group Standing Order Mandate (PDF)
We will then add your name to our mailing list. This way you will be kept informed on all events/meetings/news associated with the group.