On Wednesday 2 September we celebrated our most exceptional graduates in the class of 2020, congratulating our newest members of The Dean's List, our prize winners, PhD graduates and our top academic performers. We also said thank you to students who have contributed to the life of the Management School through their role as a Student Ambassador, Academic Representative or Student Mentor.
This year's Prizegiving and Thank You Ceremony was unlike any other, as we moved online for the Management School's first ever entirely virtual Prizegiving and Thank You celebration event on Wednesday 2 September. We are proud to give recognition to the accomplishments of our highest achieving graduates in the class of 2020.
Our speakers included the Dean of the Management School Professor Rachael Finn, Associate Dean for Education Andrea Ward, Director of Undergraduate Education Jonathan Jeffery, and Chair of the SUMS Advisory Board Ann Pickering, who shared her valuable insight and experience as Former Chief HR Officer and Chief of Staff at O2 Telefonika UK.
Professor Rachael Finn
Interim Dean, Sheffield University Management School
Professor Rachael Finn joined the School in 2011 as Professor of Organisation Studies. Prior to her appointment as Interim Dean, Rachael served as Head of the Work, Employment, People and Organisations Division within the School and previously as Director for Postgraduate Research. Her research lies within the field of Organisation Studies, with a particular focus on the realities of health and social care organisation.
Chair of the Advisory Board and Visiting Professor of Human Resources Management and Employability, Sheffield University Management School
Ann Pickering is an Advisor to KPMG LLP, having recently decided to step down from her role as Chief HR Officer and Chief of Staff at Telefonica O2 UK, where she helped the company earn a top 20 place three times in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. Ann is a Trustee of Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer research charity, and Step up to Serve, a charity promoting social action among young people.
Director of Undergraduate Education, Sheffield University Management School
Jonathan Jeffery worked for Rensburg Sheppard’s (Now Investec Wealth and Investment) as a Senior Investment Manager gaining a number of professional qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment, before he joined the Management School. Jonathan is now our Director of Undergraduate Education, and has recently been appointed an Honorary Fellow by the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT), in recognition of his contribution to the Treasury profession through thought leadership in the industry.
Associate Dean Education, Sheffield University Management School
Andrea Ward first joined the School to complete her MBA in 2011 after gaining 20 years business experience in sales management, business strategy and Human Resources, then moving into her career in teaching. As a Senior University Teacher in Management, Andrea’s teaching areas include Management, Project Management and Human Resource Management. Andrea is the Associate Dean for Education at the School.