London Alumni Group

The London Group continues to be one of the largest, most vibrant and successful of the Henley Alumni Groups. It meets regularly every third Wednesday; please see the the Alumni Events page for monthly details.

Vision Statement:

A future where there is a strong sense of pride, professionalism, and personal sense of involvement from the Henley London Alumni Group membership who actively and regularly participate in, look forward to, and 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 Alumni 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.

To all Henley 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.

The Group's Committee

Committee meetings are held regularly, and suggestions for agenda items should be forwarded to Neil Poole for consideration. 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.


Neil Poole - Chair

Neil is a Partner at St. James’s Place Wealth Management and helps individuals and businesses plan for and achieve their financial goals.  Prior to this, he has worked for various companies, examples include KPMG, the BBC, several large global manufacturers, and various smaller digital agencies.  Neil has also lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and Africa. He has been a dedicated volunteer for Henley Business School for several years, organising the regular monthly ‘Third Wednesday’ socials since 2011, and is chair of the Henley Business School London Alumni Group.  Neil had the good fortune of undertaking Henley's full-time MBA in 2006.

Jazz Phull - Secretary

Jazz completed her distance learning MBA from Henley in 2009.   She supports the London Alumni group as committee secretary since 2014. Jazz, a human resources professional, has an International career in global healthcare and pharmaceuticals, she has lived and worked in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. She has a background in business studies and has held various roles of increasing responsibility since completing her MBA.

Bhav Kotecha

Bhav completed his Executive MBA at Henley in 2015. Prior to completing his MBA, he worked full time as a Dental Surgeon with Bupa in the City of London and in-house at a global investment bank.He now enjoys a portfolio career combining his clinical skills roles with a managerial Clinical Lead role at Bupa. He has a keen interest in the entrepreneurial space and is currently mentoring an innovative health care start-up.

Rupa Datta - Marketing Officer

Rupa graduated in 2015 with an MBA at Henley and is currently a business development and delivery consultant.  She founded Portfolio People in 2014, an organisation promoting the creation of portfolio careers for all.  Outside of the Henley London Alumni group, Rupa serves as a Critical Friend to a multi-award winning social enterprise and is now vice president of membership of the Distinguished London Trojans Toastmasters Club 2016/2017.

Kirsty Parker