Join the Alumni Association Standing Committee

Have your voice heard by joining the Standing Committee, a channel of communication between the University and the Alumni Association. The Committee is elected annually and meets quarterly, mainly in Leicester.

It comprises a Chair, ten members, and up to five co-opted members (to include a representative from the Governing body of the Students’ Union). Additional persons may also attend the meetings as Guests of the Committee.

The Annual General Meeting, which is open to all alumni, elects new members of the Standing Committee, including the Chair, receives a report on the activities of the year, approves the annual accounts of the Association's own funds, and provides an opportunity for alumni to ask questions and make suggestions. The AGM is usually held as part of the Alumni Weekend in June.

All University of Leicester graduates, including those holding a Diploma or Postgraduate qualification, are eligible to stand for election to the Committee.

If you are interested in joining the Committee please get in touch!  

All University of Leicester graduates, including those holding a Diploma or Postgraduate qualification, are eligible to stand for election to the Committee.

Secretary of the Alumni Association: Laura Woodhouse

Chair

Mrs Stephanie Osborn (BA Economics 1996) [2020]

Steph graduated in 1996 with a BA Economics degree. She lived in College Hall during her first year of study.

Steph is now a freelance business consultant, with a background originally in chartered accountancy with KPMG LLP in the Midlands. She works with firms and not-for-profit organisations, largely in strategic and business development roles and projects. She is also a Trustee of Big Difference Company, the organisation behind Leicester Comedy Festival.

Steph is married to fellow graduate, Richard Osborn (Law, 1994), living in Leicestershire with their 2 children.

Vice Chair 

Mrs Lynda Wight (BSc Biological Sciences 1978) [2020]

Lynda is a Fellow and Executive Director of TOPRA (The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs), the international professional association for those involved in medicines regulation. After an MSc in Information Science from City, University of London, Lynda worked in regulatory affairs in the pharmaceutical industry before establishing a global drug development consultancy and training company of which she was Senior Vice President. She is a Fellow and prior Director of the Institute of Association Management and has served as a Fellow and member of Section Council of the Royal Society of Medicine. She represents TOPRA at the Science Council and is very involved in developments in CPD for biomedical scientists. In addition to her paid work, Lynda volunteers for ‘Burrswood Health and Wellbeing’ one day a week. A ‘Scouser’ by birth, she now lives in East Sussex.

Past Chair

Mr Luke Trotman (BA Politics 1999) [2018]

Luke was Vice-President of the Students Union (Finance and Services) after graduating with a BA in Politics in 1999. He is a founding partner of the graphic design and branding agency Thomas and Trotman Design. He lives in Brighton with his wife, also a Leicester graduate, and three young children.

Committee Members:

Dr Robert Fairbrother (BSc Physics and Mathematics) [2020]

Robert has been in education all of his life. Having graduated from Leicester in 1953 with a degree in Physics and Mathematics, he obtained a PGCE in 1954, served as an education officer in the Royal Air Force, taught in schools in Hertfordshire and Leicestershire before being appointed as a lecturer and then senior lecturer at King’s College, University of London.

For a few years he organised friends from Leicester University to attend the annual Summer Reunion. One or two of them still manage to attend occasionally. He played rugby football while at Leicester and the club asked him to write a short account for their Web page of what it was like playing all those years ago.

In retirement Robert and his wife have filmed pupils doing art projects in many Primary Schools in Croydon as a part of their work with the Croydon Decorative and Fine Arts Society. He tries to keep a large garden under control, he is a member and past chairman of a local PROBUS club, and a member of a Moviemakers group in his spare time!

Mr Dan Flatt (BA Modern Languages with Management with a year abroad 2012) [2016]

Dan Flatt graduated with a BA in Modern Languages with Management from the University in July 2012. He was elected President of the Students’ Union between 2012-14. Dan currently works as Senior Student Recruitment Officer at the University of Leicester.

Mr Daniel Etherton (BA History of Art 2015) [2020]

Daniel Etherton graduated from the University of Leicester in 2015, achieving a First Class Honours in History of Art. Founding the History of Art Society in 2012, acting as President throughout University, as well as President for Action Aid’s Youth Branch ‘Activista’ in 2014-2015. Since then, Daniel has worked at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, and is now Manager of Object Intelligence in the Post-War & Contemporary Art Department at Christie’s Auction House.

Ms Elizabeth Blood (MA Museum Studies 2011) [2021]

Elizabeth Blood is a heritage specialist who has worked in conservation, museums and the historic environment. She is currently a Research Associate at the University of Leicester, uncovering the story of the University's foundation and its first century of existence. She has previously worked for Historic England, Leicestershire County Council, the Battlefields Trust and the National Memorial Arboretum. She is also a current Leicester PhD candidate studying First World War memorials and has a keen interest in memorials and tombs, historic buildings and conservation.

Mr Martin Cullen (LLB Law 2006) [2019]

Martin is a Law Graduate who was the President of The Students' Union from 2005 - 2007. He is now an Entrepreneur working in the Midlands, with his main role being that of Managing Director of Rockstar Marketing Group Ltd, an events and marketing company he started in 2007. He is also a Director of a buy to let property company, Rockstar Property Group, as well as being involved in an advisory capacity with a number of charities. Martin currently lives in Leicester.

Mr Stephen Wright (BSc Physics with Microelectronics and Computing 1984) [2020]

Stephen has a Physics Degree from the University of Leicester and a PhD from Nottingham. He ran the R&D group for a University spin out before joining Coates Viyella. This took him to America for 16 years, where he also had senior management and director roles with Deloitte and Nordisk Aviation Products before starting his own business consulting practice in Silicon Valley. On returning to the UK he ran a number of start-ups for a venture fund before managing the National Cyber Skills Centre. He is currently the Business Development Manager for the East Midlands Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications.

Lukas M. Stahl (European Mgt and Employment Law LLM, 1997) [2020]

Dr Lukas M. Stahl is the Managing Attorney of Stahl Law. He studied law in Austria, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States. He graduated with Master of Laws degrees from the University of Leicester in European Law and from the University at Buffalo Law School, SUNY, in U.S. Law. He also studied economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as business administration at Harvard University and the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business where he graduated with the degree of Master of Business Administration. Lukas also holds a post-graduate Certificate in Taxation from the Fordham Graduate School of Business. For his most recent work Capital 2.0 – Capital Formation and Legal Risk in a New Global Economic Order. From FIAT to EXIT he was awarded a PhD in Law from the University of Westminster.

Dr Stahl is admitted to the State Bar of California, the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, DC. He is also licensed as a corporate and investment adviser pursuant to Austrian and European Law.

During the past 30 years he personally financed, managed, grew, sold or advised Emerging Growth Companies in a wide range of industries. Before founding his own firm, Stahl Law, Lukas helped build the European Practice of a leading securities law firm for mid-market companies in Los Angeles and New York. Today, he continues to help European Emerging Growth Companies on their way to the USA and is also one of the leading experts in the area of cryptofinance law.

Lukas, who speaks German, English and Italian, is a citizen of Austria and the United States. He also serves as President of the American Friends of the University of Leicester, a non-profit foundation being launched in 2019 to support the University’s work in North America.

Charles du Couëdic de Kerérant (LL.B Maîtrise in English and French Law, 2014) [2021]

Charles du Couëdic de Kerérant graduated from the University of Leicester and Strasbourg in 2014 with joint subject degree in English and French Law (Bachelor of Laws, Licence en Droit, Maîtrise en Droit). He then studied for a Master of Laws in Business Law (DJCE) at the University of Strasbourg in 2015. He took an LL.M in Legal Practice (LPC) at the University of Law in 2016.

Charles is Lecturer in Private Law at Université Paris (London) and a teaching fellow at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Strasbourg.

During his time at Leicester he was a Student Representative at School, College and University Level as well as Union Officer. He enjoys cooking, sailing and diving (that could be guessed from his French name from Brittany). He is a reserve Officer of the French Navy (Marine Nationale). He is also a farmer in the south of France and has received the commendation of Knight of the Order of Agricultural Merit.

Amy Moran (Students' Union President) [2019]

Amy oversees the work of the Students’ Union and works with the University to ensure that students’ concerns are considered in meetings and in decision-making processes at every level. This year she’s developing The Red Box Project Leicester, a community project delivering free sanitary items to local Leicestershire schools, and working to review hidden course costs for students.

Simon Green (LL.B Law, 2005) [2021]