Staff profiles

As these individual stories show, London Business School staff are imaginative, dedicated people working in their different ways to help the School achieve its Vision...

"I joined London Business School as a graduate IT support trainee over 13 years ago with a break in the middle to go travelling. I liked that it was a good sized organisation, (not too big, not too small), it was very obviously forward-looking and growing and committed to training.

Working in a business school you come in to contact with an interesting mix of stakeholders; Staff, Students, Faculty, Executive Education all have very different support needs. My role has evolved over the years and I now provide 2nd line support for our world-class faculty; supporting their IT needs in terms of their research, teaching and client work. Faculty can be quite demanding and need someone who listens well and takes ownership of support needs and I feel that fits my strengths.

I feel that that School has invested in my development too both technically through MCSE training (to gain knowledge in Windows XP, as it was then, and Windows server knowledge too), and Admin Studio repackaging (to custom package software for automated deployment in the School) and my presentation skills; I'm fairly confident at presenting now - I have done IT induction presentations for students in the past.

The Summer and Winter parties for staff and faculty are always great fun. And I've just started going to gym classes on-site, which are superb and great value for money too.

I really like the sense of community that the School always seems to harbour. You sense it everywhere you go. It's a big organisation now, but not TOO big. I feel liked and appreciated for what I do and how I do it, and since I spend half of my adult waking life here, that's important to me."

Chris Le Grice
Desktop Engineer
London, United Kingdom

"As project manager for the Global Business Experience (GBE) I am based in London but I get to travel five times per year to the US, South Africa, India, Hong Kong and Turkey, which I really enjoy. The GBE is a week-long business immersion trip for full-time MBA students.  The week is made up of various elements - guest speakers, company visits, consulting projects, alumni events, panel events to name a few. The students really enjoy getting out into businesses, hearing from prominent speakers and putting into practice some of the frameworks they have learned in the classroom.

I joined LBS as a temporary staff member and I really liked the atmosphere-it is a very hard-working but friendly environment. I worked in the student recruitment and admissions team before securing my current role in the GBE team. LBS is always striving to be better and I think this comes from the students - they want their experience to be the best, so they push us to think of new and exciting ways of doing things.

I am part of a small team of three, which is part of the Degree Programmes Office. This appeals to me as I have the benefits of working closely with a small team and taking on a lot of responsibility in my role, but I also benefit from working as part of a larger team and enjoy working with a different variety of people across all departments. I enjoy the variety in my role; I work with various stakeholders within the school and also with many external companies.

LBS is an exciting place to work as it is always changing. It never sits still."

Kate Lendrum
Project Manager, Global Business Experiences
London, United Kingdom

"I was attracted to London Business School due to its global reputation as a centre of excellence for education and high standard of teaching. I was really excited when a management role became available as it allowed me to take the next step in my career and in such a great organisation.

I have worked at the School for just over 2 years. I initially started at the School as the Financial Reporting Accountant within the Operations. This was a brilliant role as it allowed me to learn and understand the finance department and also various parts of the School. It also enabled me to develop relationships with numerous colleagues across the School and learn how each of their roles feed into how the School operates. I have recently taken on a new role in the finance team as the Finance and Reporting Manager. This has allowed me to stay close to the financial reporting aspect which I enjoy, as well as developing and expanding my managerial responsibilities.

The best part of working for LBS is the people. Everyone is very friendly and always willing to help. The School is such a busy place which means there are always interesting projects I can get involved in, in addition to my day-to-day role. This allows me to meet new people, expand my skill set and keep me interested and engaged with goings on at the School.

I recently attended an Essentials of Management course. This was very interesting and taught me the core skills required for managing a team. It allowed me to build on the theoretical knowledge with my existing practical skills. It also allowed me to take the next step in my career and shortly after the course I was promoted and went from managing a team of 1 to a team of 5."

Katie McEvoy
Finance and Reporting Manager
London, United Kingdom

David Morris"I previously worked in recruitment in the early-stage technology sector connecting companies with business school students and alumni, so I was always aware of London Business School and its position in the international business community. I am now Assistant Director - Head of Corporate Sectors in Career Services, specifically covering Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) and Venture Capital sectors. I am able to connect my previous experiences and passion for working with leading and up-coming technology companies connecting them with the leaders of tomorrow. Everyday I work with corporate recruiters to help plan their recruitment strategy and support students and alumni on their career journeys."

David Morris
Assistant Director - Head of Corporate Sectors, Career Services
London, United Kingdom

"I joined London Business School as Senior Major Gifts Officer in 2010 and I was attracted to work here due to the School's international reputation and amazing faculty. The role gave me the opportunity to return to what I enjoy doing most, working closely with people and building their relationships with the School.  On a personal level, I had always wanted to live and work abroad. Working at LBS gave me that opportunity!

I was recently promoted to Associate Director, Major Gifts. This has been a great step in my career progression and will definitely help me to accomplish my career aspirations.

The thing I enjoy most about working here is the people. We have some amazing and talented people that I learn from every day. It's also an exciting time for the School as we having launched our first ever capital fundraising campaign in September 2013.  I have the unique opportunity to work with some of our most engaged alumni and friends to raise £100 million!

I have had some great learning opportunities at the School which have definitely supported my career progression. I attended a Negotiating and Influencing Skills for Senior Managers course which helped me gain a better understanding of how to negotiate and influence alumni, friends and colleagues to take a more active role in the life of LBS. The course also helped me to understand the tactics and motivations for people when they are making decisions.

I have also had the opportunity to work with a personal coach which has been absolutely brilliant and I have seen a marked improvement in my time management skills, work production and overall job performance and satisfaction."

Anne Schouw
Associate Director, Major Gifts
London, United Kingdom

"My professional interest and passion lies in 'learning and development' and helping others to fulfill their potential. Having worked as a choreographer and director in theatre and holiday resorts I came to a point where I wanted to shift my career into a different direction without missing the buzz of interacting with a diverse group of people.

My career with London Business School began in the Executive Education Department as a Programme Assistant. Six months later, I was promoted to Programme Manager and I now lead a team of Programme Managers as Manager, Programme Experience. My current role even allows me to apply some of my musical theatre skills. For example, I teach a session on leadership through salsa which drives home some of the key lessons in leadership. A lot of people have progressed within London Business School and I count myself very lucky to be one of them. I'm really enjoying my job. The work environment is really, really good."

Alex Komlossy Vejnovic
Manager, Programme Experience
London, United Kingdom

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