Gareth Dunsmore McLaren Visiting Professorships

Industry connections


We believe students learn best when they’re challenged. When they’re active participants making things happen: learning by doing, working on live projects, collaborating in teams. Because this is how things get done in the real world. At Regent’s, students study a rich, deep curriculum that starts in the classroom, but extends far beyond – into the campus, into London, and into the world.

Here, Chief Executives and senior leaders of global brands including Harrods, dunhill, McLaren Automotive, Meta, Ferrari, Burberry, and many more have joined us as part of our newest collaboration that delivers a connected, industry-led education.

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Michael Ward quote

Michael Ward
'For Harrods, the partnership provides students with real-world experience of a fast-paced environment, while allowing us to learn from this next generation of leaders from around the world.' Michael Ward, Chairman of Walpole & Managing Director of Harrods
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Andrew Maag

Andrew Maag
'I am excited to speak to the next generation of global leaders and executives to share how we continue to shape the legacy of the House today.' Andrew Maag, CEO of dunhill

Industry led learning

Prominent industry leaders help to design our future-facing curriculum – a curriculum that bridges traditional disciplines and allows students to broaden their industry connections and horizons.

London truly is our classroom, with classes taking place on the city streets and behind-the-scenes of some of the city’s most iconic brands.

On campus, students can benefit from rich learning opportunities, including guest lectures and masterclasses from subject matter experts, and specialist workshops to help them develop their career aspirations.

Sonia Vodusek

Sonja Vodusek, Peninsula Hotels London
'The Visiting Professorship role is an honour, as well as an exciting opportunity to inspire our future hospitality leaders through first-hand experience. It will also be a wonderful opportunity to learn valuable insight from the students.' Sonia Vodusek, Managing Director, The Peninsula London


The Visiting Professorships programme was developed in partnership with Walpole – the official sector body for UK luxury.