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The International Alumni Council (IAC) 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 IAC, the Chair of the IAC sits on the School's Governing Body.


  • IAC objectives

    As representatives of the School's alumni, the IAC 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.
  • IAC committees

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

    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.

  • IAC appointments

    IAC 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 IAC working groups.  All IAC members are donors to the School each year.  

    Each year positions on the IAC will become vacant as members complete their terms of office and the GNC is always keen to hear from alumni interested in joining the IAC. Typically IAC 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 IAC 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 IAC and produces demographic criteria for forthcoming nominations. In 2018, we will be seeking nine alumni to join the IAC.

    2018 Demographic criteria

    In 2018 we are particularly interested in receiving applications from alumni who meet one or more of the following criteria:

    Programmes: EMBA and MiF

    Nationalities: Chinese, Indian, Japanese

    Geography: Brazil, China, GCC, German-speaking Europe, India, Japan, Singapore, the Nordic countries, USA

    Years of graduation: 1970s, 1980s and 1990s and 

    Skills/expertise: marketing, fundraising, technology/digital

  • Nominations and appointments

    Before completing the application form, we recommend you to take a look at this short IAC film which explains the role of the IAC and the nomination process.  If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact the GNC via

    The deadline for submission of International Alumni Council nomination forms for the 2018 appointment cycle is Sunday 7 October. Forms should be submitted via email to

    If you would like to recommend a fellow member of the alumni community to join to IAC please contact the Governance and Nominations Committee at


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