After graduating with a degree in Mathematics with Management Sciences Geoff pursued an executive career in the private sector. Experience included senior appointments within manufacturing, management consulting and retail organisations with a final spell of commercial and manufacturing experience in a French Group. As part of his personal development, he gained an MA in Accounting and Finance through part-time evening study.

Leaving corporate life to develop a portfolio career, Geoff subsequently has held a range of non-executive appointments in Higher Education, the National Health Service and the Charity sector.

A Board member since 2010 and Chair of the Board since 2018, Geoff has chaired the Finance & Resources Committee from 2010-12, and for the academic year 2017-18. He also chaired the Employment Policy Committee from 2014-17, the Remuneration Committee for the academic year 2017-18 and Nominations Committee from 2018-19 to 2020.

Qualifications and memberships

  • Fellow of the Institute of Directors
  • Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute
  • Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Recent external roles

  • Board Member and Chair, Oxford Brookes University
  • Board Member, Higher Education Academy
  • Board Member, Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education
  • Director, Diagnostic Healthcare Limited
  • Director, The Staff College: Leadership in Healthcare