Professor to lead long-term academic direction for fast-growing higher education establishment



Global Banking School is delighted to announce the appointment of its first Provost, Professor Donna Whitehead.

Professor Whitehead joins GBS from London Metropolitan University where she is currently Deputy Vice Chancellor.

In an illustrious career, Professor Whitehead has held senior positions at the University of the West of England as Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of South Wales as Deputy Dean and University of Sunderland as Team Leader of Law.  She also studied at the New York Bar to qualify as an attorney at law in 2009.

On her appointment Professor Ray Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer at GBS, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured the talents of such an outstanding academic leader to be our first Provost.

“As GBS continues to grow and develop Professor Whitehead will play a key role in ensuring that the education we provide to our students continues to be outstanding and that we are able to meet our key strategic objectives.

Professor Whitehead said: “I am delighted to be joining GBS at such an exciting time for the organisation. I’m really looking forward to working with all of the staff and students to deliver an exceptional experience for everyone at GBS. I feel privileged to join such a talented team.”

Professor Whitehead takes up her new position at GBS in November.


Notes to editors:

Global Banking School (GBS) is an innovative higher education provider working in partnership with several UK universities to deliver vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in banking, management and healthcare to students often seeking a change in career or a second-chance at education – a chance to ‘create their own futures’. GBS has eight campuses including one in Dubai.

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