Heads of University Management & Administration Network in Europe

Winter School Speakers

Josep M Altarriba

Associate Dean for Education and Academic Affairs, UPF Barcelona School of Management, ES

Josep M Altarriba was appointed as Associate Dean for Education and Academic Affairs of UPF-Barcelona School of Management in July 2021. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication Law from the Complutense University of Madrid (2011). He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Law (1998) and a bachelor’s degree in Market Research (2008), both from the University of Barcelona. In 2001, he enrolled as a non-degree seeking student of Mass Communication and Media Studies at the Pennsylvania State University; and in 2011, he became a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard Law School’s Institute for Global Law and Policy, through a scholarship from Real Colegio Complutense.

He served as Dean of EAE Business School between July 2014 and July 2021. His career as a university professor has focused on Marketing and Communication Law. As well as lecturing at EAE, he has also taught at the University of Barcelona (UB), and the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). Dr. Altarriba has been a guest lecturer and conference speaker on numerous graduate programs at different universities and business schools, mostly in Latin America.

Between July 2014 and July 2021 he was the Managing Editor of the research journal Harvard Deusto Business Research and a member of both EAE’s Law and New Technologies Research Group (DERTEC-EAE), and EAE’s Teaching Innovation Group (GID-EAE). His teaching field is the legal perspective of Marketing and Communication. He has published several articles and book chapters, although his primary interest has always been the academic administration.

Between 1997 and 2009, he held various positions in the Government of Andorra, first in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the Head of Communications of the Permanent Representation of the Principality of Andorra to the United Nations. Later, he was appointed as Head of Communications of the Embassy of Andorra in Spain, and in 2005 he became the Head of the Spokesminister’s Office of the Government of Andorra.

As a non-practicing lawyer, Josep M Altarriba is a member of the American Marketing Association, the European Marketing Academy, the Spanish Association of Communication Research, and the Spanish Marketing Association.

Dr. Altarriba is trilingual in English, Spanish, and Catalan, and holds a B1 level in French.

Llorenç Bagur

Dean, UPF Barcelona School of Management, ES

Llorenç Bagur Femenías has a degree in Economics from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), a PhD in Business Studies from the University of Barcelona (UB) and a Master’s degree in Accounting and Financial Management from the UPF-BSM.

He is currently the Dean of the UPF Barcelona School of Management, Associate Professor BSM, co-director of the Master in Business Accounting and Financial Management and Lecturer of different programs at the UPF Barcelona School of Management.

He is the author of different books and articles, both professional and academic, some of them published in leading international JCR research journals.

He has participated as a speaker in different Master’s programs at European and Latin American universities.
He regularly collaborates on projects, both with public administrations and private companies, advising companies on accounting, financial and management issues.

Paul Greatrix

Registrar, University of Nottingham, UK

Dr Paul Greatrix is Registrar at the University of Nottingham, a post he was appointed to in January 2007. Prior to this he was Deputy Registrar at the University of Warwick. Earlier positions at Warwick included Director of Student and Ancillary Services, Acting Registrar, Interim Director of the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth and Senior Assistant Registrar with responsibility for quality issues. Before joining Warwick in 1998 he was at the University of East Anglia for six years, where he also worked on quality matters, and Staffordshire University.

As Registrar he is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the academic administration of the University. As well as being Secretary to the statutory bodies of the University and a member of University Executive Board, the Registrar manages the provision of a broad range of professional services for prospective students, current students and staff.

He was chair of the HUMANE Round Table for a period before being elected to the HUMANE Executive Committee in 2021.

Paul read English Language at the University of Edinburgh, and holds a PhD from the School of Education at the University of East Anglia.

Until recently he blogged regularly for Wonkhe as Registrarism but continues to produce a podcast ‘University Registrars Talking About Stuff.

Collette Lux

Executive Director of Communications and Marketing, UCL, UK

Collette’s career includes senior roles in the private and public sectors encompassing Unilever, BBC, the UK government’s Department for Education & Skills, the UK’s Technology Skills Council, King’s College London and UCL.

At King’s, Collette was responsible for developing and implementing strategies to target students from the UK and around the world, at all levels of study and all disciplines. As part of her overhaul of student recruitment, she set up in-country offices in USA, India, China, Nigeria and Malaysia. The impact of these changes led to King’s being able to attract consistently more applications from higher calibre students, thus bucking sector trends.

Since joining UCL in 2017, she has delivered a new brand positioning and campaign that won two of the most coveted awards in the design and advertising industry and higher education sector. Leading her 70 strong department, Collette has transformed UCL’s approach to student recruitment and established the largest and most successful professional network at UCL, spanning more than 700 communications practitioners. She has also revolutionised internal comms against a challenging external environment of Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic while building a professional, responsive new department.

Collette has been recognised by a number of communications and marketing industry awards including IPA Marketing Effectiveness 1993, the coveted UK Marketing Society Award in 1998 for the BBC’s award-winning trail ‘Perfect Day’, Time Out and New Media Age 2000, World of Learning 2004 and most recently UCL has shortlisted for THE Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team, Won Marketing Campaign of the Year in the PIEoneer Awards, Gold in The Drum Design Awards , Silver in the Fresh Awards , Bronze in the 2020 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards.

Brigitte Perez

Deputy-Head of the Student’s Services and Affairs Unit, UPF Barcelona School of Management, ES

Brigitte Perez has a degree in Psychology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and a MBA from the UPF Barcelona School of Management.

Throughout her career she has worked in HR of several multinational companies as a Recruitment and Talent Director living first-hand the challenges and opportunities in people’s management.

She is currently the Deputy Director of The Student Services & Affairs Unit, responsible of supervising transversal projects related to student engagement, student’s professional and career development and the implementation and coordination of the student’s services

Bob Rabone

Non-executive director and former Chief Financial Officer, Sheffield University, UK

Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of commercial experience as a Finance Director with private and public companies, operating in a range of sectors.

For 12 years to July 2017 Bob was the Chief Financial Officer of the University of Sheffield with responsibility for Finance, Estates, IT, Accommodation and Commercial Services.

He began his career training with Coopers & Lybrand (now part of PricewaterhouseCoopers) before joining a medium-sized accountancy firm offering consultancy services in financial planning, funding and information technology to a range of clients: from owner-managed enterprises to public companies.

A common thread through all of Bob’s executive roles has been the development of clear organisational strategies during periods of business growth or change. Whilst Chief Financial Officer with the international law firm Eversheds, Bob had a primary role in the merger of its seven legal partnerships into one.

Bob was chair of the British University Finance Directors Group from 2013 to 2016 and contributed to several HE sector reviews, such as the Diamond Efficiency, Effectiveness and Value for Money review. In 2019 Bob was appointed to the Board of the National Centre for Universities and Business as Treasurer.

A focus of his activity in the HE sector has been to aid a better understanding of financial performance and financial sustainability by funders, regulators, governors, staff and students.

Dorte Salskov-Iversen

Head of Department of Management, Society and Communication, Copenhagen Business School, DK

Dorte Salskov-Iversen (PhD, 1992) is the Head of the Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC), at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. MSC is a large multidisciplinary research unit investigating the relationship between business and society, using the lens of culture, communication and social science approaches to study organisations and the effect of organisations on society.

She is a member of the International Advisory Board of Turku School of Economics, Finland. From 2007-2017, she served as Vice-President for International Affairs at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, in addition to her Head of Department responsibilities. From 2000-2017, she was a member of the Executive Board of CEMS the Global Alliance of Management Education.

She has also been on the Advisory Board of ABIS (Academy of Business in Society) and the Chairman of the Board of Copenhagen Business Confucius Institute. She regularly serves as an expert in international education to Ministries of Higher education in the Nordic countries – from 2005-2013 she served as Bologna Expert, appointed by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

Karen Stanton

Vice-Chancellor, Solent University, UK

Professor Karen Stanton joins Solent University at the start of February 2020, from her role as Vice-Chancellor at York St John University. Prior to that, Professor Stanton was Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Glasgow Caledonian University and has also held positions at King’s College London and at the Universities of Nottingham, Birmingham and Sheffield Hallam.

Her previous areas of responsibility have included Director of the Centre for e-Research, a 4* rated research team based at King’s College London, responsibility for GCU’s overseas campuses in New York, Oman and Bangladesh and as a member of the United Nations Alliance-UK. She was Chair of the Cathedral’s Group and Vice Chair of GuildHE until December 2019. Prior to her academic career Professor Stanton worked as a researcher for the BBC and the Home Office.

Professor Stanton has over 20 years of academic leadership experience having dedicated her career to enhancing and advancing life and career opportunities through education, with a particular commitment to widening access and support for all.

Stephan van Galen

Secretary-General, University of Groningen, NL

Stephan van Galen has been the Secretary-General of the University of Groningen since September 2015. Previous to that he worked as a senior policy officer at the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), and later he became General Secretary of the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

Stephan read Imperial History at King’s College London and continued his studies in Leiden and London at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), resulting in a MA in South Asian history. The topic of his Leiden PhD thesis (defended in 2008) was “Arakan and Bengal. The rise and decline of the Mrauk U kingdom (Burma) between 1500-1700”.

Giulio Vidotto

Coordinator of the Italian Rectors’ Working Group on International Rankings, University of Padua, IT

Giulio Vidotto is a full professor of Psychometrics and Head of the Department of General Psychology (2014-21) at the University of Padua.

He is the Coordinator of the Ranking Commission at the University of Padua (2017-21) and Coordinator of the Italian Rectors’ Working Group on International Rankings (2018-21).

His main research interests nowadays are in Mathematical Psychology, Psychological Assessment and in Traffic Psychology.

HUMANE Panel

Calluna Euving

Secretary General of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and HUMANE Chair

Calluna is the Secretary General of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), a research university with close to 40.000 students and a staff of over 9.000. She is also the Chair of HUMANE.

Calluna’s international career has involved working in senior roles in various institutions of higher learning, but also other public organisations in the Netherlands and abroad. The secretary general of the UvA is, among other things, responsible for the policy and strategy departments as well as the university wide system of support staff; working closely with the Executive Board and acting as a bridge between the Executive Board and the faculties. In addition, she is charge for the UvA’s integrated safety, security and crisis management.

Prior to taking up her current post, Calluna was the Director of Finance and Operations at the Office of the Quartet Representative in East Jerusalem, the organisation set up to support Tony Blair’s role in the peace process. Prior to this, she was chief of staff of the Mathematical Association of America and Centre Administrator at the BMW Centre for German and European Studies at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Before moving abroad, she held various posts at Delft University of Technology. Calluna studied political science at Leiden University and did an Executive MBA at Georgetown University.

Paul Greatrix

Registrar, University of Nottingham, UK

Dr Paul Greatrix is Registrar at the University of Nottingham, a post he was appointed to in January 2007. Prior to this he was Deputy Registrar at the University of Warwick. Earlier positions at Warwick included Director of Student and Ancillary Services, Acting Registrar, Interim Director of the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth and Senior Assistant Registrar with responsibility for quality issues. Before joining Warwick in 1998 he was at the University of East Anglia for six years, where he also worked on quality matters, and Staffordshire University.

As Registrar he is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the academic administration of the University. As well as being Secretary to the statutory bodies of the University and a member of University Executive Board, the Registrar manages the provision of a broad range of professional services for prospective students, current students and staff.

He was chair of the HUMANE Round Table for a period before being elected to the HUMANE Executive Committee in 2021.

Paul read English Language at the University of Edinburgh, and holds a PhD from the School of Education at the University of East Anglia.

Until recently he blogged regularly for Wonkhe as Registrarism but continues to produce a podcast ‘University Registrars Talking About Stuff.

Stephan van Galen

Secretary-General, University of Groningen, NL

Stephan van Galen has been the Secretary-General of the University of Groningen since September 2015. Previous to that he worked as a senior policy officer at the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), and later he became General Secretary of the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

Stephan read Imperial History at King’s College London and continued his studies in Leiden and London at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), resulting in a MA in South Asian history. The topic of his Leiden PhD thesis (defended in 2008) was “Arakan and Bengal. The rise and decline of the Mrauk U kingdom (Burma) between 1500-1700”.

Winter School Facilitators

Ian Creagh

Winter School Chair

After serving 10 years as King’s College London’s Senior Vice-President Operations & College Secretary, Ian now holds a portfolio of non-executive and higher education consulting roles. Prior to King’s, he held similar chief operating officer roles at City University London and before that, the University of Adelaide.

The first part of his career was in the Australian Public Service where he rose early on to become a member of the Senior Executive Service. Ian is also an experienced non-executive having served on the Board of King’s Health Partners, the Council of Governors of an NHS Foundation Trust, and the audit committee of the British Academy. He is currently the Chair of the Academic Council of BPP University in the UK,

Since relocating to Europe 20 years ago, Ian became an active member of HUMANE serving on its Executive Committee. He was a regular contributor to the Winter School and was key in the development of its sister Schools, the Berlin Summer School and the Shanghai Transnational Partnership School.

Nadine Burquel

Winter School Director

Nadine is director of the HUMANE residential schools, the Winter School, the Summer School and the Transnational Partnerships School for senior managers of professional services in universities. She was on the first committee founding the Winter School in 2003 and was involved in the early stages of setting up HUMANE in the mid-nineties.

In other contexts Nadine is international expert in higher education with close to 30 years experience, specialising in EU education policies and programmes; internationalisation, higher education strategy governance and leadership, quality assurance, enterpreneurship, innovation, both at system and institutional level. She has significant experience with the management of large EU (framework) contracts, evaluations, studies, policy analysis, capacity building and technical assistance. She was involved in several high level EU policy dialogues such as with Australia and Mexico.