About Cass


Cass Business School is part of City, University of London. There is one overall governing body -The University Council - which governs City including all the individual Schools. In addition, Cass Business School has additional bodies who contribute to the smooth running of the school and provide valuable contributions.

The Cass Strategy & Development Board advises the School on its strategic development, external profile and fundraising activities. The Cass Alumni Board assists with developing and driving forward the alumni strategy of engaging and retaining the long-term support and involvement of Cass alumni around the world.  Both boards have been active since 2008.


Cass Strategy and Development Board


Sir Malcolm Williamson
Chairman, Friends Life Group plc
Chairman, The Prince's Youth Business International
Chairman, NewDay Group Ltd
Chairman, Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation

External Members:

Julian Adams
Group Regulatory Director, Prudential plc

Michael Cole-Fontayn
Chairman – Europe, Middle East and Africa, Bank of New York Mellon

Chris Cummings
Chief Executive, TheCityUK

Shelley Doorey-Williams
Head of Wealth Planning and Banking Products UK and Jersey, UBS Wealth Management; EMBA 2013

Sophie Fernandes
Common Councilman for the City of London; Public Affairs Manager at NHBC

Robert Legget
Managing Director of Progressive Value Management Ltd; MBA 1974

Roy Leighton
Council Chairman of British Expertise and Chairman of Financial Services Champions UKTI

Hunada Nouss
Executive Director, Finance and Operations for the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Member of the Council of City, University of London.

Nick Roditi
Principal of N. Roditi & Co; MSc Management Science 1970

Carol Sergeant
Previously Chief Risk Officer, Lloyds Banking Group;  MBA 1991

Jeremy N. White
White Capital Partners;  EMBA 1985

Cass Members:

Costas Grammenos CBE
Vice-Prsident City, University of London, Director International Centre for Shipping, Trade & Finance

Steve Haberman
Dean, Cass Business School

Paul Long
Chief Operating Officer, Cass Business School

Cliff Oswick
Deputy Dean, Head of Faculty of Management, Cass Business School

Ruth Velenski
Head of Corporate Development, Development & Alumni Relations, Cass Business School

Cass Alumni Board


Steve Haberman
Dean, Cass Business School

External Members:

Alex Dimitrakoudis
Product Manager, VocaLink;
EMBA 1998

Alison McDowell
Chief Operating Officer Global Transactional Sales, Barclays
;  EMBA 2006

Eugenia Patriniche
Director of Corporate Development, Chicago Booth School of Business;  Finance MBA 1994

Farshid Sadr-Hashemi
Previously Partner and Global Head of Marketing at GSA Capital LLP;
EMBA 1992

Marca Wosoba
Derivative Sales, Royal Bank of Scotland; MBA 2007

Matthew Hubbard
Head of HR, Corporate Banking, Lloyds Banking Group;
EMBA 1996

Nigel O'Sullivan
Managing Director at Goldman Sachs International, running Pension & Insurance Strategy Group;
BSc Actuarial Science 1987

Paul Lampey
Head of Key Clients at Standard Chartered Bank;
Chief Mentor at Cass Business School for Executive MBA Programmes;
Chairman of Cass Alumni MBAs (CAMBA);
Board Member City, University of London Alumni Board;
EMBA 1996

Robert Legget
Managing Director of Progressive Value Management Ltd;
MBA 1974

Ron Lis
Nine years at Citi; then Director at Schroder's for 12/13 years; now retired but still involved in a number of activities;
MBA 1972

Roy Golden
Business Analyst at Cisco Systems;
MSc Management 2006

Ruth Storm
Partner of IRRfc;
EMBA 1988

Shefali Gupta
Associate, Global Leadership and Diversity, Goldman Sachs International;  MBA 2008

Cass Members:

Nikki Kolyvani
Head of Alumni Relations, Cass Business School

Mallory Robinson
Deputy Director of Development & External Relations, Cass Business School

In 2010, an additional eight new advisory boards were formed. The new boards focus on a number of different areas of the School's operations and were founded to engage and more effectively utilise the expertise within our communities.
Each board comprises a mix of alumni and non-alumni from a diverse range of industries, experience and background, bringing with them a wealth of experience and insight. Meeting on a regular basis throughout the year, their recommendations and feedback will assist Cass staff in maintaining the School's relevance to practitioners around the world.

UG Programme Finance


Cliff Oswick
Head of Faculty of Management & Deputy Dean of the UG Programme

External Members:

Alessio Baraldi
Analyst, Warburg Pincus; 
BSc Banking and International Finance 2005

Olga Bushina
Senior Client Relationship Manager, Cl
ariden Leu; BSc Investment and Financial Risk Management 2004

Luca Del Conte
Executive Director, Medicapital Bank;  BSc
Banking and International Finance 1999

Bev Durston
Portfolio Manager, Alternative Assets, British Airways Pensions; BSc
Banking and International Finance 1986

Jonathan Jenkins
Director of Ventures, UnLtd; BSc
Banking and International Finance 1992

Marwa Khalaf-Allah
Senior Associate, JPMorgan;
MSc Actuarial Management 2002; Business Research Program 2007

Riz Manji
Securities Operations Infrastructure Specialist, Corporate Actions subject matter expert, RBC Dexia Investor Services Trust;  BSc
Banking and International Finance 1994

Kelvin Milgate
Commodity Derivatives Trader, Royal Bank of Scotland;
BSc Banking and International Finance 2000

Zaheed Nizar
COO, Landlet Hotel Group; BSc
Banking and International Finance 1999

Antonis Ntatzopoulos
Debt Capital Markets, RBS Global Banking & Markets; MSc
Investment Management 2005

Manuel Schlabbers 
Fund Manager, Accudo Asian Value Arbitrage Fund, Sinopac AM (Asia) Ltd.; BSc
Investment and Financial Risk Management 2005

Diljinder Shoker
The Bank of New York Mellon; BSc
Insurance and Investment 2000

Dimitrios Tsesmetzoglou
Partner and Vice Chairman, BMS Insurance & Reinsurance Brokers Hellas S.A.; BSc
Insurance and Investment 1997

Cass Members:

Russell Gerrard

Ruth Velenski
Head of Campaigns

Namita Sharma
Planned Giving Assistant

Sotiris Staikouris
Course Director for IFRM BSc

Maria Carapeto
Course Director for Banking & International Finance BSc

Business and Management


Cliff Oswick
Head of Faculty of Management & Deputy Dean of UG Programme, Cass Business School

External Members:

Tahseen Anam
Consultant, Ernst & Young;  BSc Management 2007

Hiten Bathia
Analyst, Barclays Bank;  BSc Management 2009

Dov Birnbaum
Change Management Analyst, Futures Operations, RBS Global Banking & Markets;  BSc
Management 2008

Thomas Blum
Senior Associate, Pricewaterhouse Coopers; BSc Business 2008

Claire Fletcher
Senior Analyst, Morgan Stanley;  BSc Management 2008

Jignesh Ghaghada
Managing Director, Treat Her;  BSc Business Studies 2000

Gilbert Kamieniecky
Vice President, Investcorp; 
BSc Business Studies 2003

Habib Lesevic
Lesevic Ventures;  BSc Management 2009

Vicky Levy
Assistant Credit Risk Officer, Bank Leumi;  BSc Business Studies 2008

Amar Lodhia
Managing Director, The Small Business Consultancy;  BSc Business Studies 2008

Amrita Munde
Project Manager, Bathstore;  BSc Management 2008

Cass Members:

Russell Gerrard
Associate Dean of UG Programme

Ruth Velenski
Campaigns & Governance Manager

Namita Sharma
Development Officer

Misha Hebel
Director BSc Management

Wayne Holland
Senior Lecturer in Operations Research

Finance MScs


Andrew Clare
Professor of Asset Management; Associate Dean for the MSc Programme

External Members:

Ben Ashby
Head of European Credit Research, HSBC;  BSc Business Studies 1996

Des Byrne
MD, Barclays Stockbrokers;  MBA 1988

Meyrick Cox
MD, Moelis & Co;  BSc Business Studies 1987

Jon Freeman
Partner, Coller Capital;  BSc Banking & International Finance 1988

Ade Cordell
Director, NYSE Euronext, Equity Derivatives and OTC Services; MBA 2001

Coolin Desai
Partner, PWC, Corporate Finance Business Services;  BSc International Banking & Finance 1988

Robert Gardner
Co-Chief Executive, Redington

Andrew Giles
CIO, Solutions, Insight Investment; BSc Banking & Internation

Mike Grant
Managing Director, Aaronite Partners;  MBA 1986

Matt Jaume
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs; MSc Mathematical Trading & Finance 2000

Richard O'Connor
Head of Investor Relations, Royal Bank of Scotland;  BSc Business Studies 1990

Richard Odumodu
Investment Director, Fixed Income at Silk Invest;  MBA 2004

Niamh Prendergast
Partner, Retail Banking, Ernst & Young

Christopher Stangroome
Director, Barclays, Group Market Risk; MSc Mathematical Trading & Finance 2000

Cass Members:

Angela Bowen
Head of Major Donors

Ruth Velenski
Head of Campaigns


MSc Management


Gianvito Lanzolla
Professor in Strategy, Cass Business School

External Members:

Angela Antetomaso
Presenter, Class CNBC

Mike Brotherston
Associate Director EMEA, Johnson & Johnson;  MBA 2005

Rene Carayol
Cass Visiting Professor; CEO, Inspired Leaders Network Ltd

Luca Crenna
Houlihan Lokey

Graham Hales
CEO, Interbrand

Paul Hunter
Vice President, HP UK and Ireland

Ian Jones
Programme Director; Royal Mail Operations Modernisation Programme, Royal Mail 

Vangelis Kassotakis
Marketing Director, Cartier UK

Per Enggrob Larsen
Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

Alan Leaman
CEO, Management Consultancies Association

Philippe Marmara
Partner, Global Praxis Consulting; MBA 1992

Asher Rickayzen
Director, Strategy Execution, Relume Ltd

Richard Solomon
Deputy Chief Group Accountant, RBS

Henry Stokes

Stephen Warrington
Partner, PWC; BSc Banking and International Finance

Michael Wilkins
MD, Global Carbon Markets, Standard & Poor's; EMBA 1997

Jill Youds
Executive Director Resourcing, Talent & Development, Virgin Media

Cass Members:

Kelly Kent
Major Gifts Officer, Cass Business School

Carl Tams
Senior Corporate Development Executive

Ruth Velenski
Head of Campaigns



Roy Batchelor
Professor of Banking & Finance; Director of the Executive MBA Programme in Dubai, Cass Business School

External Members:

David Aldrich
Managing Director, Bank of New York Mellon

Dr Caroline Brown
Non Executive Director, Mirland Development Corporation; MBA 1989

Eloy Garcia
Visiting Professor at The Carey Business School of John Hopkins University; Mcdonough School of Business at Georgetown University; IE Business School; and the American University in Washington D.C.

Michele Gorgodian
MD, Integra Consulting

Rosemary Hilary
Chief Audit Officer, TSB

Jag Johal
Founder and CEO, CBA Capital Partners; MBA 1991

Dr Surinder Hundal
Consultant, Rippleseed; MBA 1975

Tom Ilube
Managing Director, Callcredit Consumer

Paul Marcuse
Head of Global Real Estate, UBS; MBA 1987

Elisabeth Scott
Independent Consultant

Pamela Smith
Managing Director, Head of Aviation Finance, and Asset Finance & Leasing, Deutsche Bank AG

Mark Struckett
Independent Consultant; MBA 1988

Nicholas Thompson
CEO, Auckett Fitzroy Robinson PLC; MBA 1991

Cass Members:

Krista Slinn
Head of Alumni Relations

Ruth Velenski
Head of Campaigns

Centre for Asset Management Research


Andrew Clare
Professor of Asset Management; Associate Dean for the MSc Programme

External Members:

Roderick Collins
Fund Manager, Hasley Investment Management LLP

Mike Dicks
Senior Economist, Wadhwani Asset Management

Rachael Hoey
Director, Business Development CLS Services Ltd; MBA 1995

Henry Kenner
CEO Arrowgrass; BSc Business Studies 1983

Richard Jeffery
Chief Investment Officer, Cazenove

Christiaen Van Lanschot
CEO VOC Capital Management LLP; MBA 1995

Jonathan Lipkin
Head of Research, Investment Management Association

Igor Pikovsky
Head of Portfolio Risk Management, Rogge Global Managers

Robert Schwob
Principal, Style Research Ltd

Paul D. Kaplan Ph.D., CFA
Quantitative Research Director, Morningstar Europe, Ltd

Cass Members:

Ruth Velenski
Head of Campaigns

Carl Tams
Senior Corporate Development Executive

Cass Advisory Board for MENA


Dr Roy Leighton
Council Chairman of British Expertise and Chairman of Financial Services Champions UKTI

External Members:

Mark Beer OBERegistrar, DIFC Courts, Dubai International Financial Centre

Caroline Faraj
Chief Operations Director, CNN

Chris Mouchbahani
Managing Partner at M Capital Group

Rehan Pathan
Managing Director, Takseem Dubai EMBA 2007

Giselle Pettyfer
Vice Chairman, Falcon and Associates

Edward Quinlan
Retired, Ernst & Young Country Partner, UAE

Bashir Siman OBE
Special Representative to the UAE - Financial & Professional Services, British Embassy

Alexandre Suarez
Executive Director, E S Bankers Dubai Ltd;  MSc Finance 2002

Cass & City Members:

Professor Roy Batchelor
Professor of Banking & Finance; Director of the Cass Executive MBA Programme in Dubai

Professor Steven Haberman

Ehsan Razavizadeh
Regional Director - MENA and Head of Dubai Centre

Actuarial Science and Insurance


Dr Ben Rickayzen
Head of Faculty of Actuarial Science & Insurance, Cass Business School

External Members:

Iqbal Bhaman
Senior Consultant Actuarial Risk Management Solutions, PWC;  BSc Actuarial Science 2005

Patrick Bloomfield
Partner, Hymans Robertson;  BSc Actuarial Science 1996

Jean Eu
Consultant; BSc Actuarial Science 2005

Avni Gohil
Actuarial Financial Risk Manager, KPMG;  BSc Actuarial Science 1999

Andrew Long
Consultant, Towers Watson; MSc Actuarial Science 2000

Nitesh Patel
Manager - Financial Services, Ernst & Young; MSc Actuarial Science 2008

Cass Members:

Namita Sharma
Planned Giving Assistant; MSc Management 2009

Ruth Velenski
Head of Campaigns

Advisory Board of Masters in Leadership Programme