Alan Ross


Prior to joining Lancaster University as a Post Graduate student mentor I worked at the BBC for thirty four years.

From joining as an engineer until I left in 2014 as a senior manager, I loved to make changes that made a difference – benefiting colleagues, audiences and the BBC.  I was responsible for all aspects of technology and operations for the BBC’s 15 regional TV centres and 40 local radio stations across England. Over the years I developed my leadership, strategic and operational management skills to encourage innovation, collaboration and successful project delivery from my teams. I believe the success of any organisation depends on its people, engaging them in its vision and supporting them to achieve their potential.  Helping current and future leaders to achieve their business ambitions is now my main focus.

I’ve experienced work based learning, studying for an MBA while balancing the demands of work, so I can empathise with the pressures this can bring.  I also trained at the BBC as an executive coach.  It’s this mix of experience and skills that I hope will be of benefit to those of you I will have the privilege to mentor.Away from work I enjoy voluntary activities with the Princes Trust, an eclectic taste in music, photography and succumbing to the lure of the latest technological gadgetry.