Current and Past Mentors

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All of our mentors are proud Birmingham graduates who have gone above and beyond to reach their goals becoming some of the best in their field. This is a chance for you to gain priceless advice from alumni who understand what it is like to be a student here  but also have the wealth of professional experience to share.

Below is a list of the Mentors who currently participate in the scheme, click on their names for relevant blog posts.

If you’re inspired by any of these Mentor apply now o the Mentoring Programme by clicking here!

Current and Past Mentors

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Professor Alan Boyd, Managing Director at Boyd’s

This mentor can help students who are interested in the health sector and a pharmaceutical career.

Alan Davey, Controller at Radio 3

This mentor may be of interest to students of Drama, theatre arts or music, or those with an interest in the arts and arts Management.

Andrew Garner, Executive Search and Career Management Consultant

Relates to all disciplines and interests in leadership, management and networking

Dr Andrew Vallance-Owen, Medical Director for BUPA 

Medicine, careers in the health sector and trained surgeon.

Barry Cockcroft, Chief Dental Officer (CDO) for England 

Dentistry, dental hygiene, biomedical materials science and other health related courses.

Baroness Doreen Massey, House of Lords 

Social Work, Social Policy, Education or Languages and careers in health, social care, policy or campaigning

Cilla Snowball, Group Chairman and Group Chief Executive of AMV BBDO

Creative careers – advertising and communications.

Dr Jane Collins, Chief Executive Marie Curie Cancer Care

This mentor can help students who are interested in careers in charities/third sector and healthcare.

Jane Lodge, Non Executive Director and former Partner Deloitte

Consultancy, business management, international careers, manufacturing and leadership positions.

Louise Barnes, CEO Crew Clothing 

Enterprise, business management, product/brand development and marketing.

Luciana Berger, MP

Politics, Government, International Relations, Social Policy and environmental and energy policy.

Lucy Baldwin, Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 

This mentor can help students who are interested in the business and finance sector.

Martin Devenish MBE, Board Member of S-RM

This mentor may be of interest to students of accounting and finance, economics, enterprise and those with an interest in banking, investment, finance and the City.

Mayank Patel, Group Chairman & CEO – Azibo Group

Finance, investment, venture capital, and the City, and those who are entrepreneurial in any field.

Phyllida Lloyd CBE, Director of plays, opera and film 

This mentor may be of interest to students of Drama, Theatre Arts or English, and to those with an interest in careers in theatre, film or television.

Dr Rowan Hillson, retired consultant physician and former National Clinical Director for Diabetes for the Department of Health

Medicine, nursing, diabetes and careers in health.

Sam Decombel, Co-Founder and COO of MuscleGenes Limited

This mentor can help students interested in sport, science and entrepreneurship.

Sarah Cox,  Director of Strategy and Planning at the Cabinet Office

This mentor may be of interest to students of Politics, Social Policy and Economics and those with an interest in project or programme management and business management.

Simon Halsey, Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

This mentor may be of interest to students studying Music, or those with an interest in musical / choral careers and music direction.

Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, Care Quality Commission

This mentor can help students who are interested in the health care sector.

 

Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth, HR Director at Amey 

This mentor may be of interest to students with an interest in careers in HR, management, leadership roles and/or construction management.

 

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