Prof Michael Lewis
Visiting ProfessorWe are delighted to announce that Professor Michael Lewis, the London Children's Practice's CEO, has joined us as Visiting Professor for a period of three years in the first instance, through until September 2013.
Prof. Michael Lewis is an experienced educationalist and serial entrepreneur with more than 35 years of Board level corporate experience in the UK, USA, mainland Europe, throughout the Gulf region and India.
Michael is Chairman of several companies including Riverston Holdings Ltd (1990-present) which has extensive educational interests, including Riverston School in south-east London, the London Children's Practice (the UK's largest children's therapy practice with extensive business interests in Abu Dhabi, Oman, Pakistan and India) based in the Harley Street enclave, and Phronesis Management Consultants (a boutique-style international educational consultancy).
Michael has been Chairman of WORBUS International, a mergers and acquisitions consultancy based in India, since 2003 and has led the company through spectacular growth in north America and India.
In 2001, Michael was appointed as Visiting Professor of International Marketing at IEDE Madrid on their bi-lingual MBA programme and was appointed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Emeritus Prof. Frank Griffiths), at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2005. Michael was Visiting Professor in the Innovation North Faculty until 2009, and was Co-Founder and Director of the 'Centre for Social Innovation and Philanthropy'.
He is associated with London Business School in their Entrepreneurship Faculty and has lectured at London South Bank University on their International and Executive MBA and MSc programmes, as well as numerous other international universities and colleges. He is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Marketors and since 2009 has been on the Advisory Board of India's largest educational film company.
Appointed by Michael Thorne, Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University, Michael will be identifying commercial and research opportunities on the key themes of Sustainability, Tourism and Social Enterprise, as well as developing international partnerships. Michael is also working with the Anglia Ruskin University School of Health developing new post graduate courses in children's therapies.
Prof Michael Lewis
I am delighted to be associated with a young and dynamic university and have been greatly impressed by those Anglia Ruskin University colleagues I have met. I am greatly looking forward to playing a key role in facilitating innovative and exciting opportunities to enhance the opportunities available to both them and our students in Chelmsford and Cambridge.