Our Mission

The mission of GBS is to facilitate the development of applied skills in banking, business, and management support through the quality of our teaching applying evidence-based research and corporate case studies.

Our Vision

Changing lives through education that makes a fundamental difference to living standards and access to learning.


Good practice

The QAA review team identified the following feature of good practice at GBS:

The strategic focus on employability and extensive careers support for students which enables them to develop their academic, personal and professional potential.

GBS is taking further actions to improve which can be found here

Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education in the UK

GBS has undergone an educational oversight monitoring visit by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and have received its final report,
which is available in full at: QAA website

  • The maintenance of the academic standards of awards offered on behalf of degree-awarding bodies and/or other awarding organisations meets UK expectations.
  • The quality of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations.
  • The quality of the information about learning opportunities meets UK expectations.
  • The enhancement of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations.


GBS is a leading provider of diverse education and training programmes with many years of educational and learning excellence with E-learning technologies, bespoke study materials and support from the industry’s tutors.

The four officers in the Senior Management Team takes our philosophy behind student services.



Richard Bingley

Managing Director 

Richard Bingley is Managing Director of GBS. He is Founder and non-executive Chairman of the Global Cyber Academy. Richard was formerly Director of the Buckinghamshire New University Business School. Richard has had three books published in the Security and Management fields. His PhD study specializes in entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets. He was previously an Executive Director at London First. He is a regular media broadcaster for LoveSportRadio in London and radio show host on Wycombe Sound FM.


Professor Don Pennington

Executive Board Member

Professor Donald Pennington has a career of over thirty years in UK higher education, working at a number of universities and latterly at the Global Banking School in a senior management role as Director of Quality Enhancement. Professor Pennington has extensive experience with quality assurance, quality enhancement and partnership working, and is currently a reviewer for the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). He has worked for the Global Banking School since 2017 and is a member of the School’s Executive Management Board. Previously, Professor Pennington was Pro-Vice Chancellor at Coventry University and, more recently, worked as Director of Quality and Academic Standards at the Institute of Education, University College London.

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James McAskill

Executive Dean

Dr James MacAskill has experience of public and private sectors, holding senior management roles in Biotech, IT and Higher Education, ultimately as College Principal. Dr MacAskill’s career within higher education has focused on innovation and entrepreneurship in practice and learning.  He has directed business innovation, diversification and economic development projects across the UK and EU. Currently, Executive Dean at GBS, his role oversees the School’s learning & teaching strategy. He is an external examiner at a number of universities while previous roles include UN FAO special adviser and economic adviser.

Policies and Procedures

This document sets out the principal policies and procedures that will form an essential part of the contract between the GBS and our students.