Below is a list of members of the SAE Academic Board as well as the Board of Directors.
At the bottom of the page you can view the minutes from the Board of Directors meetings.

Board of Directors

Emily Culverhouse


Emily is a barrister specialising in criminal and data protection law. She is also a Chiltern District Councillor, for which she is a member of the Thames Valley Police and Crime Panel, Chairman of the Appeals and Complaints sub-committee of the same and is a Chesham Town Councillor. Following a busy year as Chesham’s Town Mayor she continues to be heavily involved in the local community as Chairman of the Chesham Society, a founding member and presenter with Chiltern Voice Community Radio, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for The Theatre Shed and she has been fundamental in setting up the local Youth Council.

Mark Rann


For the last 15 years Mark has been working in Social housing, most recently as the head of business development for a small housing association. Social housing is Mark’s second career, previously he has spent 10 years working in Television as an Assistant Producer for sports programmes, he worked for the BBC, Channel 5 & Channel 4, as well as numerous independent production companies. In addition to his day job, he also run a comedy club, has an agency for comedians, a production company and an outside catering company. In his spare time he is the founder and director of Chiltern Voice radio a community radio station serving the Chilterns.

Olivia McLaughlin

Olivia McLaughlin is the UK General Manager of SAE Institute – the world’s largest creative media education provider. Her experience developing international alliances with further education institutions and universities complements her role spearheading SAE’s UK strategic direction. Olivia has developed cross-institutional partnerships, led investment and divestment programmes and provided thought leadership in the sector. With a keen interest in emerging trends and the changing landscape of education, Olivia believes in evolving a progressive education opportunity in new media – and in developing the next generation of digital leaders and entrepreneurs. She currently leads four campuses in the UK with specialist curriculum in the audio and film disciplines that have nurtured Grammy Award and BAFTA winning graduates.

Paul Grant


Academic Board Members

Terry Butland


Dr Arthur Terrence David Butland OBE, known as Dr Terry Butland, is a physicist, who has worked at very senior levels in the British nuclear industry, and in British higher education, becoming Deputy Vice Chancellor and Deputy Chief Executive of Middlesex University. He has a BA (Honours) Natural Sciences (physics) degree from Cambridge University and a PhD from Bath University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, a Chartered Physicist and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Commerce, and has an honorary degree from Middlesex University. He was awarded an OBE by the Queen in the 2012 New Year Honours List for his services to higher education.

Russell Pearson



Stephen Jukes

Stephen Jukes is Professor of Journalism at Bournemouth University. His research focuses on objectivity and emotion in news with an emphasis on affect, trauma and conflict journalism. He was previously a foreign correspondent and global Head of News at the international news agency Reuters.

Victoria Reddish

Originally from New Zealand, Victoria has lived and worked in the UK for over a decade in the HE sector. She is currently the Quality Enhancement Manager for Partnerships and Quality Monitoring at Middlesex University and leads a small team who are responsible for all institutional approvals and re-approvals of partners as well as the University’s own Annual Monitoring and Enhancement process.