Graham Spickett-Jones has been appointed executive director of the University of Notre Dame’s London Global Gateway. Spickett-Jones will serve the University’s faculty and students, and support the broader community of alumni, parents and partners by facilitating programs that help promote understanding, advance knowledge, and address issues to serve the common good within a global context. He will assist the academic director’s efforts to create new research collaborations, partnerships, and academic initiatives at the London Global Gateway.
Spickett-Jones has a uniquely diverse background, serving in various roles in both commercial and academic institutions, including several leading research-intensive UK universities. Most recently, he served as the international director for the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). He helped to drive international recruitment and build external partnerships for exchange programs.
Besides teaching courses in marketing, Spickett-Jones was also heavily involved with research. He has been published in well-ranked international academic journals and in professional trade journals. He has contributed chapters for textbooks and supported industry partners with thought leadership and consultant work.
"Graham's business experience in the hospitality industry coupled with his extensive background in higher education, both as an administrator and faculty member, makes him uniquely qualified to serve as the inaugural executive director for the London Global Gateway,” says Warren von Eschenbach, associate vice president and assistant provost for internationalization.
“His proven leadership in launching two satellite campuses in London, involvement in developing research clusters, and background in international education has equipped him with the skills and experience to realize the University's international priorities in London and throughout the United Kingdom.”
Located in the heart of the Westminster near Trafalgar Square, the London Global Gateway is in close proximity to many foreign embassies, government offices, academic institutes, and charitable organizations. The London Global Gateway is part of NDI’s global network, which includes five Global Gateways in Beijing, Dublin, Jerusalem, London, and Rome; and six Global Centers in Hong Kong, Mexico City, Mumbai, Santiago, São Paulo, and Kylemore Abbey (western Ireland).
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