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Essex Business School Executive Fellows

Apart from the School's Advisory Board, the Essex Business School Executive Fellows are senior practitioners from the commercial, public and voluntary sectors who are closely associated with the School. They contribute to curriculum development and teaching delivery within the School and provide the link to an extended network of industry practitioners.

Carlo Acerbi Dr Carlo Acerbi
Executive Director, MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International)

Dr Carlo Acerbi is Executive Director of MSCI and a leading expert on risk modelling, with significant academic publications in this area to his credit.
MSCI is a significant provider of investment decision support tools and Carlo leads its development of liquidity risk measures, an important area of applied and theoretical research post the credit crisis.
Before MSCI, Carlo led a risk management department in investment bank, Banca Intesa, in Milan, and the financial engineering team at Abaxbank, a boutique Italian investment bank. He has also worked at McKinsey & Co. as a senior expert in its risk practice.
Combining a commercial career with an academic background, he has taught Advanced Derivatives at Luigi Bocconi University in Milan and is currently a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Risk.
With a PhD in theoretical physics Carlo regularly contributes to the Business School's postgraduate courses, gives expert advice on the changes in financial regulation which informs the curriculum of the School's risk management course and collaborates on EBS research into liquidity risk.

Danny Chan
Area Director for Southeast Asia, Global Safety and Security at Marriott International

Drawing on his extensive experience as Director of Safety and Security for all of Southeast Asian Marriott hotels, Danny offers a wealth of expertise on managing operations and change due to natural disasters, systems failures and terrorist attacks.
Danny received his MBA from Georgetown University, USA, and a BSc from Said Business School, Oxford. He is currently pursuing his PhD with the University of Essex. He originally trained in the Army within Singapore Special forces, and used his training to advise and train numerous law enforcement agencies and military tactical units around the world with Britam Defence. He then went on to provide operational intelligence to Fortune 500 and Government clients.
He is a Certified Business Continuity Practitioner, Certified Professional Risk Manager, Certified Anti-Terrorism Specialist and accessor with the International Maritime organization.
In his free time, Danny runs his micro-social initiative organisation called "Making a Difference".

Stuart Clarke
HR Director, Damco

Stuart is currently HR Director of Damco UK & Ireland, one of the world’s leading third party logistics providers specialising in customised freight forwarding and supply chain solutions and part of the A.P Moller-Maersk Group. Damco has 9,500 professionals in 90 countries around the world and works closely with clients such as Wal Mart and Nike. Under Stuart’s direction in early 2011 the company won a major industry award for its staff development programme.
Stuart joined the A.P Moller-Maersk Group in 1997 as a member of the Maersk International Shipping Education Programme – a global graduate management programme having attained his degree from Strathclyde University in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering. Throughout his career he has held a variety of positions within the A.P Moller-Maersk Group mainly in Maersk Line the Container Shipping arm of the Group. These roles have included commercial, operational, and process management positions. In his current role within Damco he is involved in the development and execution of Talent Development programmes aimed at different levels within the business.

Mark Clayden Mark Clayden,
Head of Compliance, Global Banking, HSBC

Mark joined HSBC in 1997 from Nat West and is now Head of Compliance, Global Banking.  He leads the team who have compliance responsibility for mergers and acquisitions, corporate and institutional banking, and project and export finance products.  In addition he takes prime responsibility for law and regulations relating to fiduciary responsibilities and conflicts of management for the GB division of HSBC
Mark has a wealth of experience in banking and finance gained over the last 20 years, begun when he worked for a short while trading US Equities for the Royal Bank of Canada. He then moved to the UK branch of a firm of US brokers before joining NatWest Bank where, as an associate director compliance, he was responsible for: advising on takeover panel, UK listing and  FSA rules;  negotiating terms of engagement with clients and their advisers; and drafting operating procedures and technical guidance notes for corporate finance.
Mark has a degree in law from the University of Essex and in his spare time is  the chairman of a children's charity which runs orphanages across Europe,  Africa and Latin America.

Angelo De Pol Angelo De Pol,
Director Strategic Risk Management, Credit Suisse Securities (London)

Angelo De Pol has worked in investment banking in London since 1996 with leading institutions of the stature of Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and currently Credit Suisse.
A specialist in the area of derivatives risk management, he has developed a broad experience across a number of areas most notably convertible bonds, interest rate and fx products, hybrid derivatives, fund linked products, counterparty credit risk and more recently emerging markets.
As a director in Credit Suisse Securities' market risk management group he currently has responsibility for emerging markets group and foreign exchange globally.
A member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, he holds a BA in Applied Mathematics.

Dr Paula Haynes,
Managing Director, Traded Risk Associates

Paula Haynes is the Managing Director of Traded Risk Associates and has more than 15 years experience in Trading, Risk Management and Regulatory Affairs. Paula was previously Head of Regulatory Governance in Market Risk at Deutsche Bank and has also been a Technical Regulator at the FSA. She has also held various roles in Trading and Front Office Risk at Goldman Sachs and HSBC.

Albert Low,
CEO of MyDuc Ceramics, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Albert has extensive practical experience in how to manage businesses in a sustainable way.
He did his MA in Education and Human Resources Development at George Washington University, USA. He holds a number of directorships in companies in SE Asia, including that of Chairman and Director of Mekong Building Materials Holdings Company. He has led, designed and taught in many in-house training programs. These include a manufacturing management programme, communications, re-engineering, negotiation, business strategy, visioning, team building and learning organization, training locally, regionally and in the USA.
He is a certified assessor for General Electric's Assessment Center. He lectures at the National University of Vietnam in HCMC.
He has trained voluntary groups and small and medium size companies in group work, group dynamics and leadership skills in Singapore and Malaysia. He is also a Methodist minister.

Dr Katherine O'Sullivan Dr Katherine O'Sullivan
Assistant Director of the Economic Advisory, Ernst & Young LLP

Katherine has over 15 years experience in the financial world and is currently Assistant Director in the Economic Advisory Group at Ernst & Young where she specialises in economic strengthening in developing countries.
From 1997-2010, Katherine was Managing Consultant at Maxwell Stamp, one of the world’s leading international economics consultancies. During this time she worked with governments to increase their effectiveness in offering services to their populations. She has worked with governments in more than 30 countries from Afghanistan through to Zambia.
She studied economics at the University of Dublin and then completed her PhD at the University of Manchester, where she was a Fellow at the Manchester Business School 1993-1997.

Marcelle Speller Marcelle Speller
Founder and Chief Executive  Localgiving.com  

Following a degree in Environmental Sciences, Marcelle pursued a 10 year advertising career before changing direction to complete an MBA at INSEAD.  She then spent ten years in a variety of senior marketing positions with companies including American Express, Heineken and Inter-Continental Hotels.
In 1996 she co-founded Holiday-Rentals.com, which became Europe's leading site for privately owned holiday homes, which was subsequently sold to Homeaway Inc. in 2005.
Three years later she founded, and has since become the Chief Executive of, social enterprise Localgiving.com. The organisation gives small local charities their own web pages and the ability to receive online donations. Uniquely it includes charities that are too small to be registered with the Charity Commission, and allows people to find and support charities in their area which address the issues and the beneficiaries they care about.
"Having gained so much from my MBA, I was very pleased to be invited to be an Executive  Fellow at Essex. It's a great opportunity for me to share some of my experiences with, and learn from, the MBA students at Essex."

Maria Stanford,
Human Resources Director, Selfridges

Maria has a vast amount of experience in HR, having worked at senior manager level in Marks & Spencer and Prêt a Manger before joining Selfridges. Maria also used to run her own HR consultancy company.
She has a degree in Government from the University of Essex and is a Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development and has an Advanced Diploma in coaching.