Alumni Business Magazine

Business School

The Business School benefits from a strong community of alumni from around the globe. We welcome the opportunity for our alumni to connect with us in a wide variety of ways, from volunteering to work with our students, to joining an alumni network, to making a donation to our campaign. Working together we aim to support both the future ambitions of our alumni community and the School.

The Business School Alumni Association provides opportunities for alumni of the Business School and the University of Exeter to network with, and support one another, in their ongoing professional development.

Membership to the Association is free and automatic for all Business School graduates, connecting them to a network of professionals across the world.

In addition to Business School alumni, the Business School Alumni Association also welcomes and includes

  • Alumni of the University of Exeter from other disciplines who have chosen to associate with the Business School due to professional interest
  • Current and former staff of the Business School
  • People who have studied with the Business School but not graduated here e.g. study abroad exchange students

Business School Alumni Advisory Group

The Association is supported by the Business School Alumni Advisory Group, led by the following alumni:

 NamePositionProgramme and year of graduation
Nigel Primmer Executive Director, Willis Towers Watson Economics, 1977
Colin Fletcher Fellow, SAMI Consulting MA Economics, 1968
Economics, 1966
Martin Wright Chief Exectutive, CK Re Geography, 1977
Angela Boulton 
(née Corredor-Oviedo)
Technology Strategy Consultant, Accenture Strategy One Planet MBA, 2012
Adam Zuber Technology Sales Executive, Big Data & Analytics, Oracle Management with Leadership with European Studies, 2012
Ben Norris Assistant Director, Numeritas Ltd Psychology, 1999
Stephanie Lindan Management Consultancy Manager, Accenture One Planet MBA, 2016
Erika Kedvessy Client Executive, GAM Business and Management 2013

The Group meets regularly to discuss alumni engagement events, activities and communications, and works to ensure you find your alumni network rewarding and engaging.

The Association is grateful to a number of alumni who have recently hosted events for us, including Barry Bateman (Economics 1966) Vice-Chairman of Fidelity International, Nigel Primmer (Economics 1977), Executive Director at Willis Limited, Simon Figgis (Law 1977) Partner at KPMG, Christopher Pease (Politics 1980) Director of Private Clients at Sarasin & Partners, Jonathan Heilbron (Economics & Politics 1982) CEO Thomas Pink, Will Kernan (Economics 1990) CEO The White Company, as well as alumni at Markel International and Nomura.

Your relationship with us doesn’t end when you graduate and we are always keen to hear from you. Whether you are an alumnus of the Business School or an alumnus of another Business School with an interest in our work, we are here to support you. Browse the latest news and events, opportunities to get involved and the benefits available to you as an Exeter graduate.

Keeping us up to date with where you are and what you are doing enables us to develop events and opportunities that will be of interest to you. We would really like to hear from you, please do update your details by emailing your Alumni Engagement Officers Beth Cossey ( and Josh Papanicola (

Volunteering at Exeter is a great way to stay connected with the University and support the alumni of the future. We are continually developing a wide range of opportunities for alumni to get involved in support of College activity and the student experience. These include:

Supporting employability:

  • Give a careers talk
  • Mentor a student
  • Develop students CV and interview skills
  • Provide a work placement
  • Recruit a graduate

Open Days: We hold a number of open days throughout the year for prospective and offer-holding students. Alumni are invited to join discipline talks to share their experiences and offer an insight into where their degree has taken them.

Providing a profile: Profiles are a great way to celebrate the achievements of our alumni, to show our current students the kinds of career paths and successes they can look forward to, and to show prospective students what life at Exeter and beyond could offer.

Giving a lecture: Share your expertise with current students as part of a specific subject or society programme.

International country contact: Live outside of the UK? Help fellow alumni renew friendships and strengthen ties with the University by acting as a contact for your country and helping to organise events in your region.

Find out more

If you would like to know more about any of these activities and how you can support the College by volunteering your time, please get in touch with your Alumni Engagement Officers Beth Cossey ( and Josh Papanicola (

The need to fundraise

In the last ten years the landscape for university funding has changed beyond all recognition. Government funding has contracted whilst tuition fees (payable by students themselves) have increased. In a tough public spending environment we have to invest in our facilities, our students and staff, and in our teaching and research to remain a University of choice for the brightest and the best.

The University aims to raise £60 million from philanthropy through the Making the Exceptional Happen Campaign which will allow us to realise our ambitious plans and cement the University’s long term financial sustainability. Philanthropy on this scale will be transformative for our impact, our reputation and our graduates.

To find out more about the campaign and how you can donate, visit

Meet our alumni

We’d love to hear what you get up to in the coming months and years, and learn about your career and achievements. Stay in touch with us through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

MBA Alumni Network

As an Exeter MBA graduate, you are gaining access to the thriving Exeter alumni community of 120,000 alumni in 183 countries worldwide. This gives you access to all of our alumni networks, groups, events and other benefits.

Furthermore you will also have access to the MBA alumni network’s own alumni events, news and benefits, including fantastic opportunities to enhance your knowledge and network further with a global network of like-minded leaders and executives.

Prize winners

Prizes play an important part in recognising in a public way high levels of student achievement. For those who receive them, prizes enhance their relationship with the University, hopefully well into the future.