Global Banking School Ltd (GBS) is a company registered in the UK with company number 07165333.
The Board of Directors is the governing body of GBS and is responsible for the exercise of all of its powers. It ensures compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements, including all conditions of registration with the Office for Students.
Professor Mary Malcolm studied at the universities of Liverpool, Oxford, Leeds and Durham and has worked in UK higher education for more than twenty five years, following a decade in the Middle East. As Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Abertay University and then the University of Bedfordshire, she has held executive responsibility for research, teaching and learning, academic standards and quality and collaborative partnerships. She has previously been an independent director of Milton Keynes Chamber of Commerce and Chair of Luton Sixth-Form College, and is a Chartered Director (Institute of Directors).
Professor Ray Lloyd is CEO at GBS. He was previously Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University and a Head of Department and then a Dean at Abertay University. Professor Lloyd’s first degree was in mathematics, a subject he taught for several years both in London and then Botswana. He returned to the UK in 1996 to undertake a Master’s degree in Sports Science, later gaining a PhD in the same discipline. His current portfolio spans the academic life of the University including Research, Academic Partnerships, and Student Support.
Mrs Sunita Kotta (M com, MPhil, PGCHE) has three decades of academic operations experience at various higher education institutions. Her experience has been working with international partnerships, QAA and Pearson reviews, and delivering successful academic outcomes for various universities.
Leo has a wealth of experience having worked internationally as a strategy, transformation, and higher education leader for over 25 years. His other notable experience includes, being the Executive Director at the University of Sydney where he was responsible for co-ordinating central departments overseeing services to over 60,000 students.
Ari holds a MSc Finance and Investment from Durham University. Ari has been with GBS for over 6 years and has been in various Academic and Financial positions. She brings a blend of financial and commercial experience to the board, helping to balance the academic and financial aspirations of the business.
Dr Rana completed an MBA from Ohio University and gained an MS and PhD from Stevens Institute of Technology. Dr Rana has executed a number of complex cross-border equity/debt-structured investments and financing transactions in the UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Hong Kong while working at HSBC’s New York office. He enjoys evaluating different global education models and applying them to unlock the potential of students through Higher Education.