The UKCBC Board of Governors

UKCBC is governed by a Board of Governors comprising various External Experts, Directors and members of Senior Management, at the College. The Board oversees the Academic affairs and related areas of UKCBC and provides strategic direction to the College by making recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Non Executive Members On The Board of Governors

Professor Roger King (Chair)
Professor Roger King (Chair)
Formerly Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln, founding chair of the Institute for Learning and Teaching (now Higher Education Academy), and now Visiting Professor at the University of Bath and the University of Queensland (Australia), research associate at the London School of Economics and Political Science, co-chair of the Westminster Higher Education Commission, and author of numerous books and articles on higher education and related issues.
    Professor Mary Malcolm (Deputy Chair)
    Professor Mary Malcolm (Deputy Chair)
    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University of Bedfordshire, Non-Executive Director, Milton Keynes Chamber of Commerce, Member, Institute of Directors, Governor, UK College of Business and Computing, Independent Governor, Luton Sixth-Form College, Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, Member, Viking Society for Northern Research.
      Professor Brian Cantor
      Professor Brian Cantor

      Vice –Chancellor of the University of Bradford. He is acknowledged as a world authority on materials manufacturing. He was awarded a CBE for services to higher education in the 2013 New Year’s Honours.

      He has worked at universities, including Sussex, Northeastern, Banaras, Oxford, Washington State, York and Bradford; and for companies, including Alcan, Elsevier, General Electric and Rolls-Royce. He has advised organisations such as NASA, the EU, and UK, Dutch, Spanish and German government agencies, and was a member of the Sainsbury Review of UK science and innovation. He has chaired and been on the board of many companies and agencies including Lsis innovation, the Kobe Institute, the UK Universities Pensions forum etc.

        Professor Ian Marshall
        Professor Ian Marshall

        Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Coventry University, Former Dean of Engineering & Computing until January 2007 and is currently Deputy Vice- Chancellor (Academic) at Coventry University.

        Originally appointed as Dean of the School of Mathematical and Information Sciences in April 2004, he was responsible for merging his School with Engineering and the Built Environment to form the new Faculty of Engineering and Computing in August 2005. In January 2005 he became the Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) while also the Dean of the School of Mathematical and Information Sciences.

          Professor Lynette Ryals
          Professor Lynette Ryals

          Pro Vice Chancellor - Education, Cranfield University, Vice-Chair to Assembly Cranfield University.

          Specialities: Business-to-business key account management, solutions selling, customer profitability analysis, general management

            Professor Robert Campbell
            Professor Robert Campbell

            Professor Campbell has recently retired after five year as Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic) from the University of Bolton where he is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy. As Pro Vice Chancellor his main responsibility was for the strategic academic development of the University, including quality assurance and enhancement, learning, teaching and research. Prior to that appointment he was for four years Director Research for the University. As well as being a Governor of the UK College of Business and Finance, he is currently also the chair of the NHS Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards for North West; he chairs the Bolton Virtual College for Care Leavers and is a member of the Steering Committee for the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing and a Director of the Centre for Islamic Finance at University of Bolton.

            As a philosopher, his special areas of interest are in applied philosophy and he has published books and articles on business ethics, legal and social philosophy and medical ethics. Most recently he has authored a number of articles on health policy.

            He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the Royal Society of Medicine and the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing.

              Professor Jane Longmore
              Professor Jane Longmore

              Professor Jane Longmore, MA, PGCE, PhD, FRHistS, FHA. Jane Longmore joined Southampton Solent University in November 2007 and was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) in January 2010 with responsibility for learning, teaching, research and innovation. She is Professor of Urban History and is currently editing a British Academy-funded study of eighteenth-century Liverpool.

              Jane has worked in a wide range of universities across nearly three decades, holding roles in both teaching and academic management. She pursues her interest in pedagogy at a national level through involvement with the Higher Education Academy and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, most recently as a member of the Expert Group advising on the development of the Teaching Excellence Framework. She also sits on the QAA's Advisory Committee on Degree-Awarding Powers. With a strong commitment to widening educational opportunity, she is a Director of the University Vocational Awards Council. Locally, she serves as Chair of the Standards Committee of Barton Peveril College and as a Trustee of Sport Solent in the Community, as well as the University’s Maritime Trust Fund.

              Jane studied history at the University of Oxford, gained a PCGE from the University of Durham and was awarded her doctorate by the University of Reading. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Her contribution to the promotion and knowledge of history led to the award of an Honorary Fellowship of the Historical Association in 2013.

                Mr Amarjit Basi
                Mr Amarjit Basi
                Principal & CEO, the Cornwall College Group

                Mr Amarjit is the CEO and Principal of The Cornwall College Group (TCCG). Before joining TCCG he was Principal and Chief Executive of New College Nottingham, a founding member of the 157 Group of Colleges, and before that Principal and Chief Executive of Walsall College.

                Amarjit has practised as an inspector, chief moderator and consultant on curriculum and quality matters for key national development and quality agencies over the past 20 years. He is currently a Board member at Pearson, the largest learning company in the world and holds a City & Guilds Fellowship for services to vocational educational and training.

                  Members from the Industry / Corporate Sector

                  Dr James Jacob
                  Dr James Jacob

                  Director of the Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII) and Chairman, International Rubber Research and Development Board, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).

                  Dr. James Jacob has been Vice Chairman of IRRDB for the past five years. He had also served as the Liaison Officer of Physiology Specialist Group of IRRDB. He has been serving as the Director of RRII for the past eight years. A graduate in Agriculture, he has a PhD in Plant Physiology from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, and another PhD in Biochemistry from Imperial College, London. Before joining RRII, he had worked with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in the US.

                    Mr Ayman Assaf
                    Mr Ayman Assaf

                    Ayman is an Information Technology Director for BP, an IT leader with extensive experience leading major innovative transformation programs in complex, commercial business environments.

                    Ayman gained his experience in sectors covering investment banking, energy trading, energy operations and corporate functions.

                    Current accountabilities include IT vision, strategy, planning, delivery, operations and capabilities for Commodity Risk, Compliance, Regulatory and Finance at BP's Trading organisation.

                    Ayman has a BSc in Electrical & Computer Engineering and post graduate studies in Organisational Behaviour.

                    Ayman was the first male winner of the "Inspiration of the Year" category at the 2015 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards. He was awarded this for the proactive changes he is making in the workplace to drive diversity and inclusion especially gender balance, and for the actions he took to influence and encourage people to study STEM subjects.

                      Executive Members

                      1. Mr G Joseph Director, UKCBC

                      2. Mrs S George Director, UKCBC

                      Secretary to the Board of Governors

                      Mr Naga Sai SK Dinavahi

                      Head of Quality Assurance & Enhancement, UKCBC