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The Alumni Council (AC) comprises 25 alumni, who are appointed by the Council's Governance and Nominations Committee (GNC).

There are three further seats filled by representatives from the School, including the Dean, plus a student representative.

Through virtue of his/her role on the AC, the Chair of the AC sits on the School's Governing Body.


  • AC objectives

    As representatives of the School's alumni, the AC is committed to:

    • Serve alumni as passionate advocates of alumni interests within the School and its leadership
    • Act as a bridge between alumni and the School, responding to evolving needs of both, while helping the School to build upon its competitive position
    • Serve as role models in their active involvement with the School and the alumni network
    • Foster an alumni network that creates a culture of lifelong support and belonging
    • Solicit and proactively represent views of alumni on issues of interest to them
    • Advise and support the School in developing and enhancing programmes, services and opportunities for alumni
    • Assist the School in generating financial and in-kind support through alumni and their networks
    • Achieving 100% Council participation in annual giving to the School.
  • AC committees

    An Executive Committee (ExCo) is elected from within the Council Members. ExCo acts as a channel of communication between the AC and the School between Council meetings, directs the implementation of the AC's agreed strategy and has delegated authority to make decisions on behalf of the AC.

    ExCo Membership

    • Guerric D’aviau De Ternay MiM2015
    • Graeme Griffiths SLN2004
    • Coye Nokes MBA2003
    • Ann Tasker (MSc09)1976
    • Jean-Philippe Verdier SLN2010
    • Hugh Wood SLN2006 (Chair)

    The GNC oversees the appointment process and identifies potential Council members. The GNC comprises the Chair of the GNC, the Director of Alumni Engagement and at least two further members of the IAC. The current Chair for the GNC is Ann Tasker.

  • AC appointments

    AC terms of office are for three years with a limit of two consecutive terms, when a break in service is required before any potential re-appointment. Council meetings are held once per year in London (usually for two days in March) and a further three times per year via teleconference (usually for 90 minutes in duration). Members are expected to serve as ambassadors in their region and attend local events throughout the year, along with taking part in annual AC working groups.  All AC members are donors to the School each year.  

    Each year positions on the AC will become vacant as members complete their terms of office and the GNC is always keen to hear from alumni interested in joining the AC. Typically AC members have a strong history of volunteering for the School and are committed to supporting mutually beneficial relationships between the School and alumni.  Since the AC believes it is important that the Council broadly represents the breadth of the alumni community, each year the GNC analyses the demographic balance of the AC and produces demographic criteria for forthcoming nominations.

  • Nominations and appointments

    More information on the 2019 appointment cycle will be available soon. In the meantime, if you are interested in applying for the Alumni Council we recommend you to take a look at this short film which explains the role of the Alumni Council and the nomination process.  If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact the GNC via

To find out more about the AC, please email or call +44 (0) 20 7000 7224