Published: 21 February 2014

New alumni representatives elected


New representatives of the UK Alumni Board and the new Global Alumni Council for the University have been announced following recent elections.

The elections closed earlier this month with over 700 votes on a total of 37 nominations.

Operations Manager Faith Osiobe (MSc Global Human Resource Management 2011) and Strategic Consultant Phil Wilton (MBA 2013) have been elected to the Global Alumni Council.

Faith Osiobe is based in Nigeria. Commenting on her election to the Council, she said: “It is a great feeling to realise that I have been entrusted with the responsibility to serve in the Global Alumni Council and I intend to carry out my duties well.”

Phil Wilton is based in New York. He said: “I would like to say a big thank you to all alumni members that supported my nomination as International MBA Representative to the Global Alumni Council, and I look forward to helping all alumni members in the course of their studies and post study events.”

Sam Butler, current President of the Liverpool Guild of Students, has accepted his place on the UK Alumni Board. He graduated with a BA in History in 2012 and has recently overseen the £14.25m development of the Guild of Students. Commenting on his election to the Board, he said: “I am delighted to accept the position on the board and humbled that our alumni have put their faith in me.  Having acted as a representative of our current students for nearly two years I am excited to be taking on the next challenge of creating an active and relevant Alumni Board, encompassing our ambitions and global perspective”.

Also joining the UK Alumni Board is Mike Halliday (MSc Eng Electrical Engineering & Electronics 1988),  who is the owner and founder of loss prevention consultancy Halliday Stack & Dewhirst Ltd.  Mike, who is also the Chair of Liverpool and North West Regional Group for the Society of Chemical Industry, said: “I am currently involved with the Chemistry Department helping to present the ‘Kickstart’ event for students on behalf of the SCI and I am delighted to have another avenue to help and support the University”.

Last year a number of changes were made to the University’s Statutes and Ordinances relating to Court and Convocation.

In addition to the UK Alumni Board, which provides representation for UK-based graduates of the University of Liverpool, the new Global Alumni Council was established to provide representation for alumni across the globe.

The Council will share best practice in alumni relations activity across the world and provide feedback on University matters relating to alumni and the institution’s wider global community.

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