Inspiring student Mark Gregory
Nottingham Business School student Mark Gregory is Deputy Director of Strategy and Transformation for the East Midlands Ambulance Service, however during the pandemic has taken the role Regional Head of Operations for NHS England & Improvement leading the Regional Operations Centre.
Mark decided to complete an MBA at Nottingham Business School to increase his understanding, support his personal progression and support the development of his team and wider organisation. Mark is proud to be supporting such an important moment in history and something that will and is making a difference to the lives of people.
When asked about his experience at NTU, Mark said:
"A knock-on effect of the pandemic is that my mind has been fully consumed in Covid and has been taken away, temporarily, from my studies. I have found the university team to be supportive and understanding of this, encouraging the work I am doing whilst reassuring me about my studies. I say with all sincerity that they have been part of my Covid journey and have enabled me to not only apply myself to the important work being done, but also that the delivery of this work is touched by the learning of my MBA journey."
"I have been blessed in contact and supported by so many excellent people throughout the last 12 months. Ranging from Front Line health and Care workers, to the team in the Regional Operations Centre through to the military and the patients effected by Covid. I have seen my own personal losses through this time and struggled with the devastating impacts that Covid brings and leaves. My route to this point wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the brilliant people around me, encouraging me, listening to me and when needed simply giving me the time and acknowledgment that what I was feeling, and thinking was OK. I place the Nottingham Business School MBA faculty, notably Julie Rosborough as being part of my support and am truly thankful to them."
The NBS Executive MBA includes people from a range of sectors who inspire the MBA team every day with their resilience and commitment to study during these difficult times. We are particularly proud of MBA students working in critical organisations such as the NHS and EMAS who are playing pivotal roles in the fight against Covid, and Mark is a prime example of this. Our aim as a school is to deliver practice relevant teaching and we are pleased to have played some part in helping Mark succeed in his critical work.
Principal Lecturer and MBA Portfolio Lead, Julie Rosborough
- Subject area: Business, management and marketing
- Category: Current students; Nottingham Business School