Senior Advisors

Maxer benefits from a vast pool of respected Education Directors and Senior Advisors who guide us throughout the journey in our mission. Our well-respected independent senior advisors are a testament to the transparency and ethical values that shape our behaviour and business.


Prof. Nicola Clayton

  • Fellow of The Royal Society 

  • Fellow of The Royal Society of Biology

  • Fellow of American Psychological Society

  • President of the Psychology Section, British Science Association

  • Chartered Psychologist of The British Psychological Society

  • Professor of Comparative Cognition, University of Cambridge 

  • Fellow of Clare College, University of Cambridge

Prof. Casimir D’ Angelo

  • World-renown linguist

  • Director of Global Training Centre, Maxer

  • Founding Director of the Language Unit, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge

  • Former Senior Lecturer and Director of Studies at the University of Surrey

Prof. Clive Wilkins

  • Artist in Residence, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge Co-founder of The Captured Thought;

  • Exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery,  London on several occasions;

  • Author of several books including The  Creatures in the Night & The Moustachio  quartet’

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Prof. David Newton

  • Held the Chair in Accounting and Finance at  Nottingham University Business School;

  • Was the Director of Executive MBA  Programme at University of Manchester;

  • Co-author of two books on Real Options;

  • Consultant for business and government.

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Prof. Shujie Yao

  • Head of School of Contemporary Chinese Studies;

  • Professor of Economics and Chinese Sustainable;

  • Development of Faculty of Social Sciences, University  of Nottingham;

  • Expert consultancy with major organisations,  including the UNDP, FAO, World Bank, ADB,  DFID, EU and the UNCDF. Special chair professor  of economics of Xi'an Jiaotong University.

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Dr. Charles Roddie

  • College Lecturer, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge

  • Director of Studies, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge


Mr. Martin Bloom

  • Experienced angel, high-tech and venture investor, social activists

  • CEO of Emblem Ventures

  • Director and previously Chairman of Chinese solar listed company Renesola

  • Board Chairman of the air filtration equipment and clean air solutions company MayAir Group

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Dr. Tony Hooley

  • Founder and CSO of Cambridge Mechatronics Ltd

  • Founder of several technical consultancies

  • (Eicon Research Ltd, CBTDL, CCL)

  • Former IBM Research Fellow at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge.

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Prof. Peter Swann, OBE

  • Emeritus Professor of Industrial Economics, University of Nottingham;

  • Formerly Professor at University of Nottingham and  University of Manchester, and Associate Professor at  London Business School;

  • Author of many publications on.the economics of  innovation;

  • Author of several policy reports on innovation for  UK government and other agencies;

  • Several advisory positions in UK.

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Ms. Jane Zhu

  • Head of Asia Pacific London Stock Ex. 2004-2011, Senior Adviser now;

  • 20 years of working experience in two major  international exchanges LIFFE and LSEG;

  • Director, Daniel Stewart Asia -Senior Adviser,  Ocean Boulevard Capita;

  • MBA, Business School, Middlesex University.

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