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Our International Alumni Council (IAC) seeks to develop, enhance and support a network of mutually beneficial and enduring relationships between alumni, students, faculty and the School.

The 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 and staff including the Associate Dean, Advancement and the Director of Alumni Engagement, Advancement. The Student Association Alumni Representative also sits on the Council.

  • 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
    • 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 Katherine Armstrong.

  • 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 one hour in duration). Members are expected to serve as ambassadors in their region and attend local events throughout the year.

    Each year positions on the IAC will become vacant as members complete their terms of office and the GNC is always interested in hearing from dedicated alumni interested in joining the IAC. Since the IAC believes it is important that the Council 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 2017, 10 new members were nominated according to a range of demographic criteria that was deemed to be a priority for that year, this included programme, programme vintage, location and nationality. This is in order to ensure that the IAC is as representative as possible of the whole alumni community. The demographic criteria for 2018 will be announced in August.

  • Nominations and appointments

    Before completing the application form, we recommend you speak to a member of the GNC to gain an insight into the role of the IAC and answer any questions you may have about the Council and the nomination and appointment process. GNC members and their contact details will be listed on the IAC Committees section. Alternatively, you can email to arrange a telephone call.

    The deadline for submission of International Alumni Council Nomination Forms for the 2018 appointment cycle will be announced in August.

    Forms can be submitted by email (preferred) to:


    You can also post your form to:

    Governance and Nominations Committee, C/o Alumni Relations, London Business School, Regent's Park, London NW1 4SA, UK

    Fax: +44 (0)20 7000 7205

    If you would like to recommend a fellow member of the alumni community to join to IAC, please contact the Governance and Nominations Committee by emailing or by calling +44 (0) 20 7000 7224

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