College Oversight Board

Dr Rochelle Haynes

PhD, MA, BA, CIPD, FHEA, Chair

Non Executive Member

Rochelle is a published author, academic, global speaker, and management consultant, but most importantly she is the ‘Good Work Advocate’. She holds a PhD in International Human Resource Management and is the Founder and CEO of Crowd Potential Consulting Inc.

Rochelle’s passion lies in applying goodpeople management practices within the growing digitaleconomy and she has travelled across Southeast Asia includingIndonesia and Thailand to explore the world’s top remote-workinghotspots, explore co-working spaces and interview globallydispersed workers. She was featured in Forbes for her frameworkon ‘Gig HR™’, a term she coined to describe the discipline ofusing HRM to help companies enhance their workingrelationships with contract or ‘gig’ workers, ‘digital nomads’ andother offsite stakeholders. She currently works with businessesand governments across the globe to create businesslandscapes that enable freelancing and different workstyles, inorder to reduce skills gaps and brain drain. Rochelle has alsobeen featured on several podcasts and in 2020 started her ownpodcast called Remotely Speaking Up. Rochelle is also amember of Open Assembly, Center for the Transformation ofWork, and Keynote, a global directory of female thought leaders.Rochelle recently spoke at BambooHR 2022 global conference(headlined by Serena Williams and Simon Sinek) and will bespeaking at The Financial Times upcoming News School event.

Graham Morrell

MSc, MBA, BEng. Vice Chair

Non Executive Member

Graham CEO of Flowmax Ltd, a UK group of companies supplying fluid control products and a director of S A Bias (Pty) Ltd, a South African diversified manufacturing group. In his career he has held Regional Director and General Management roles giving him responsibility for companies across Europe and Russia.

He has researched the perception of trustworthiness and the development of trust between individuals in a business setting as part of an MSc in Business Psychology at Loughborough University and his interests include business training and knowledge transfer. His previous university education has been at Imperial College where he graduated with a BEng in Mining Engineering and an MBA with a finance specialism. 

Graham has been a guest speaker for the MBA Management of Change program at Imperial College London. He has also supervised Marketing MSc and MBA students at Coventry University, Loughborough University and Imperial College Business School. At the Institute of Directors, he is involved in mentoring students at Coventry University supporting the development of business awareness and employability and he plays an active part in Founders for Schools encouraging young people into business.

Professor Frank Haddleton

PhD, BSc (Hons), FIMMM, FIMechE, CEng, PFHEA

Non Executive Member

Frank is the Director of Academic Quality Assurance and Head of the Centre for Academic Quality Assurance at the University of Hertfordshire. 

This is a University-wide leadership role, with responsibility for the quality assurance of all taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes awarded by the University, including those offered through collaborative partnerships. As part of these responsibilities, Dr Haddleton chairs the University’s ‘Academic Standards and Audit Committee’. Prior to his appointment at University level, Frank had lectured in Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire since 1987, along with associate lecturing positions at The Open University and The University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg. He remains active in his discipline, as a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Academic Standards Committee of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Council of Validating Universities (CVU, an organisation that specialises in good practice in the management of collaborative provision) and has been a QAA reviewer since 2001. His national experience in quality assurance of Higher Education led to him being invited to be a member of the QAA Advisory Groups for the development of Chapter B7 (External Examining) and Chapter B10 (Managing Higher Education with Others) of the UK Quality Code. In 2016 he was invited to become a member of the Higher Education Academy’s Grade Point Average (GPA) National Implementation Steering Group, and an external reviewer for the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Dubai. His sector-wide experience of learning, teaching and assessment in Higher Education has recently been recognised through the award of a Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

Professor Stephen Hyde


Non Executive Member

Stephen spent thirteen years at Tesco (1987-2000), firstly heading up one half and then the other half of the UK finance operation, subsequently setting up the investor relations function and finally helped lead Tesco’s expansion abroad as International Finance Director.

Since 2000, he has worked as a director in a variety of smaller businesses with finance, operational and general management responsibilities. These included a technology start-up, a FTSE-listed education company and a designer-pottery manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer.

More recently Stephen has been Professor in Management Practice at the University of Bedfordshire Business School. He is currently Associate Apprenticeship Tutor at Cranfield University, a visiting lecturer at Birkbeck College and carries out consultancy for business owners.

Professor Javed Hussain

PhD, M.Soc.Sci (Money, Banking and Finance), BA (Econ) Hons, PGCE

Non Executive Member

Professor Javed Hussain is Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance at Birmingham City University where he currently leads the Accounting and Finance Group.

Professor Hussain completed his PhD (1996) and M. Soc. Sci (1987) in Money, Banking and Finance from the University of Birmingham and a first degree in Economics, BA (Hons) From Birmingham Polytechnic (1985).

Professor Hussain joined the Birmingham City Business School in September 1990. He is on the editorial board of Journals and reviews papers for several international journal publications. He has contributed to successive 4 REFs and impact case studies. He has supervised to completions over 22 PhDs, examined internally 15 and externally over 29 PhDs.

Professor Hussain hosts annual Entrepreneurial Finance conference at BCU, in collaboration with ISBE, France and Ghana and presents papers at national and international conferences; he engages in research with colleagues from several other UK and international institutions. He has edited two books and has written numerous refereed journal articles, conference papers and has been nominated for prestigious national and international awards. Currently, he is researching with colleagues from various universities in the UK, to examine transition for SMEs to green technology and finance, more specifically advancing the sustainability agenda, with farmers in emerging economies.

Terms of Reference

The College Oversight Board has external oversight on the College’s operational functions, specifically Corporate Governance, Business Standards and Ethics and overall Business oversight. Additionally, the Articles of Association delegated the power to maintain academic standards and manage learning opportunities to the Academic Board and the College Oversight Board (COB) reviews these academic standards and opportunities.  It currently has 6 external Non-Executive Members bringing differing expertise to the Board. The current (2020) members are:

Non-Executive Members

Dr Rochelle Haynes
(Business Specialist),

Graham Morrell
(Business Specialist), Vice Chair

Professor Frank Haddleton 
(Academic Quality Specialist)

Professor Stephen Hyde
(Finance Specialist)

June Dennis
(Marketing and Academic Management Specialist)

Professor Javed Hussain
PhD, M.Soc.Sci (Money, Banking and Finance), BA (Econ) Hons, PGCE

2 Student Representatives

Non-voting members

LCC Principal
LCC Company Secretary
LCC Chair of Board of Directors
Secretary to the Board

The COB meets 4 times per year and recommends to the BoD on of College governance and development of the College strategies, plus any matter put before it by the Academic Board and/or Principal’s Executive Group. It acts as a resource for the Board of Directors.

Meeting Minutes

Information on the scheduled meeting dates for the College Oversight Board


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