The Executive Alumni Management Team

Chaired by Lady Barbara Judge CBE, we are a small team of seasoned professionals with a breadth of experience that ranges from starting and running small businesses, executive roles in global businesses, to governance of major public and private sector organisations.

Lady Barbara Thomas Judge CBE


Lady Barbara Thomas Judge was appointed a Director of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority in 2002 and served as its Chairman from 2004-10. Upon completion of her two terms, she was appointed Chairman Emeritus. In addition she is a member of the UK Nuclear Development Forum and Chairman of The Energy Institute of University College London.

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Barbara is a non-executive director of Statoil ASA (Norway), NV Bekaert SA (Belgium) and Magna International Inc (Canada) among others. Previously she was a Commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

In November 2010 she was appointed by the Prime Minister as a Business Ambassador for the UK. She is also a member of the UAE Advisory Board for the Development of Peaceful Nuclear Energy and a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University, Centre for Corporate Reputation and a member of the EMEA Board of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

In June 2010 she was awarded Commander of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the nuclear and financial services industries.

Interview with Lady Barbara

Garrick Fraser


Garrick has over 30 years experience in the Information Technology sector. He held senior executive roles ( UK, Europe, and Global) at both Unisys and Logica. Latterly he was Managing Director of Logica's UK commercial business operations. His experience spans a number of functions including HR, marketing, sales and general management.

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He has operated extensively at Board Level selling and delivering multi-million pound IT programmes to both the public and private sectors.

Interview with Garrick Fraser

Christian Malissard


After a successful management career in EDS and AT&T, Christian Malissard founded Eagle Performance, the company through which he provides advice and support to the boards of large organisations. He specialises in management dynamics, people motivation and business strategy.

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Christian has a particular ability to analyse situations, master business models, challenge the status quo and build sales strategies. He works using one to one sessions with executives and their teams, applying his business acumen to facilitate organisational transformation and encourage management excellence. Christian designs a full suite of programmes which are tailored to his clients’ needs.

Christian also loves to facilitate board meetings, stimulate leadership, energize teams and critically review action plans.

Christian has been living in the UK for the last 17 years. His extensive international experience has enabled him to become a specialist in the provision of advice to expatriate executives.

David Abbott


Following a career in HR management with British Airways and Honeywell, David has run a successful Executive Search and Selection company for the last 20 years. He has founded, bought and sold companies, possesses considerable international experience and is a Non-Executive Director of several small businesses.
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He specialises in helping growing businesses to build their management teams and his clients have included organisations such as Apple, BMW and Sony.

Interview with David Abbott