Global Banking School appoints Professor Ray Lloyd as new CEO

London (England)—Higher education provider Global Banking School (GBS) announced today the appointment of Professor Ray Lloyd as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Professor Lloyd will assume the role beginning September 2020.

Professor Lloyd joins GBS from Leeds Trinity University, where he has served as Deputy ViceChancellor since 2013. A leading sports scientist, Professor Lloyd has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals (specifically in the area of human athletic performance),m and previously worked with prominent sporting organisations such as Leeds United FC, Yorkshire County Cricket Club, the LTA Regional Academy in Leeds, and the Botswana Athletics Association.

“We are delighted to welcome Professor Lloyd as our new CEO,” said Dr Vishwajeet Rana, Chairman of the Executive Board. “Professor Lloyd has been a lifetime coach, great academic, and savvy administrator. The GBS community looks forward to benefitting from his experience as we move to the next stage in developing both international collaborations and furthering our work in widening participation.”

Dr Rana will remain on as GBS’s Chairman of the Executive Board.

Before joining Leeds Trinity University Professor Lloyd held academic posts at the University of Abertay (where he was Dean of the School for Social and Health Sciences) and Leeds Metropolitan University.

He holds a PhD and a Master’s degree in Sport Science from Leeds Beckett University, a PGCE from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Manchester.

Commented Professor Lloyd: “I am delighted to be appointed as CEO of GBS and look forward to contributing to the School’s growth and development as it seeks to offer highquality educational opportunities to even more students from communities typically underrepresented in higher education. I am particularly impressed by GBS’s student-centred approach and its focus on maximising the return on the investment of time and money made by students, and I hope to build on this further.”

About GBS: GBS’s vision is to change lives through education that makes a fundamental difference to
living standards and access to learning.

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Date: 27 July 2020
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Healthy Performance Appoints Non-Executive Director

Leading employee wellbeing specialists Healthy Performance are delighted to announce the appointment of Adam Crampsie as a Non-Executive Director.

As part of our ambitious growth plans, Adam has been recruited to help support the implementation of the companies exciting strategy.

Wayne Campbell, CEO and founder of Healthy Performance said “We have seen really strong growth over the last five years and have an ambitious but very achievable strategy for the next five years. Having spoken with Adam over the last few months, and after sharing an outline of our plans, he was genuinely excited about how he could help us achieve this. With Adam’s commercial and wellbeing experience, he is the ideal person to help shape our future”.

Adam commented, “I am delighted to join Healthy Performance as a Non-Executive Director. Health and wellbeing is a passion of mine and something I have dedicated my career to. Healthy Performance has such a great proposition for the workplace wellbeing market, alongside industry-leading technology, so the decision to join was not a difficult one! I am excited to work with Wayne and the Healthy Performance leadership team to further grow the business to become the UK’s leading wellbeing provider”.

Healthy Performance are a specialist Employee Wellbeing provider who deliver a range of online and onsite solutions to leading global brands and SMEs across the UK.

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To connect with Adam and discover the wealth of experience he is bringing to Healthy Performance please view his LinkedIn profile.

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Board of Innovation Opens its Inaugural APAC Office and Appoints JF Legourd Managing Director APAC

Global business design and innovation strategy firm Board of Innovation today announced that it has launched an Asia-Pacific hub in Singapore and appointed Jean-Francois (JF) Legourd as its Managing Director, effective March 1.

JF joins Board of Innovation from Singtel and HaloLife, where he served as Group Director – Strategy, and CEO, respectively. JF will be bringing his experience in corporate strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship to Board of Innovation to accelerate the emergence of Southeast Asian innovative global champions.

Additionally, Board of Innovation will benefit from JF’s past experience as:

• Samsung (APAC) Head of Digital and Regional Strategy Lead
• Samsung (Korea) Chairman Office, Group Strategy
• Gartner (CEB) EMEA Director of Research & Consulting

Jean-Francois holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MSc from Audencia. He has lived and worked across Korea, ASEAN, South Africa, the UK, and the US for most of his career.

“Joining Board of Innovation is choosing a meaningful impact over a comfortable status quo, walking the talk we so often recommend to others. I feel energized by our mission to grow APAC regional and global champions using our industry experts, proven entrepreneurs, and unafraid innovators,” says JF. “Our first mission will be to cast away the innovation theatre that is creating cynicism and wasting scarce resources. Our second mission will be to build business models from, by, and for the developing world, putting ASEAN in the driver’s seat. Lastly, our overarching mission will be to inspire others to do the same, regardless of their scale.”

“I’m excited to see JF joining our company,” says Philippe De Ridder, CEO of Board of Innovation. “His unique track record in corporate strategy, consulting, and venturing make him an ideal leader to head up and grow our APAC business. Our new hub in Singapore will enable us to better serve our clients in the region.”

About Board of Innovation: Board of Innovation is a business design and innovation strategy firm. For more than 10 years, its consultants have helped Fortune 500 organizations uncover new opportunities for growth by developing innovation strategies, innovation capabilities, and new businesses using their assets and core strengths.

Board of Innovation operates from offices in New York, Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Singapore with clients in health/life sciences (Roche, Novartis), banking/finance (ING, NN), heavy industry (Lafarge Holcim), fast-moving consumer goods/retail (Danone, Estée Lauder), telco (Liberty Global, Telnor), mobility/aviation (KLM, Volkswagen), and more.

Board of Innovation’s long-term mission is to inspire 100 million people to innovate for a better tomorrow. To achieve this goal, its team has built the most comprehensive open-source innovation knowledge base on the web. publishes tools, guides, in-depth breakdowns of methodologies, how-to articles, and webinars to give you everything you need to develop successful new businesses.

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HealthUnlocked appoints Joe McFadden as Chief Technical Officer
Joe McFadden Chief Technical Officer, the world’s largest social network for health, announced the appointment of Joe McFadden in the newly created position of Chief Technical Officer.

McFadden, a strategically focused IT leader with 20 years of experience across multiple sectors, has a proven track record in strategy development, digital transformation, enterprise architecture and organisational change. He will be instrumental in leading the technical vision of the company.

Joe’s experience spans the creative industries, media and charity sectors and joins HealthUnlocked from the Royal Opera House, where he led the delivery of a major digital transformation to reach new audiences, improve the venue experience and drive increased income.

“I’m thrilled to join HealthUnlocked and be part of its mission to empower patients and improve global health,” said McFadden. “I’m particularly excited by the potential to scale and enhance HealthUnlocked’s unique HealthGraph Machine Learning Platform, so we can better understand people’s health needs, and grow our communities by providing ever more personalised health information.”

The appointment of CTO follows a series of important new hires in the last few months that will help drive the company forward and maintain its position as the digital disruptor in healthcare. Last month, the company also hired ex-PatientsLikeMe Innovation Director, Paul Wicks, PhD. to join HealthUnlocked as Chief Scientific Officer. They will be instrumental in developing and implementing a series of new initiatives and partnerships both in the US and the UK.
These key appointments are a direct reflection of the company’s growth as the demand for patient-empowered and personalised healthcare increases.

Jorge Armanet, Chief Executive Officer of HealthUnlocked, commented: “It has taken us almost 10 years to build the world’s largest patient network. We’re now embarking on a very exciting expansion phase in which I’m really pleased to join forces with Joe and Paul. Their vast experience and unique expertise will certainly help us to accelerate our ambitious growth plans to improve global health. ”

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