A new member has been appointed to London South Bank University’s Board of Governors.
Douglas Denham St Pinnock joins the Board - which is responsible for ensuring the effective management of the university and planning its future development - as an independent governor.
Talking about what attracted him to become a governor, Mr Denham St Pinnock said: "LSBU is financially strong and pursuing an evolutionary mission in higher education, emphasising the employability of its graduates.
"I would like to see ever-greater opportunities for sometimes under-qualified young people to realise their undoubted aspirations to improve their condition, employment and learning prospects."
Mr Denham St Pinnock, who has lived most of his life in South London before recently moving to Ashdown Forest in Sussex, added: "I have been impressed by the welcome I have received, and the friendliness and diversity of students and staff."
Mr Denham St Pinnock's initial term of office runs until 31 July, 2015, after his position was ratified by LSBU's appointments committee. He will also serve on the Board's audit and educational character committees.
After studying economics, history and politics at Durham University, Mr Denham St Pinnock worked at Midland Bank before becoming a founder member of the asset finance and fund management team established as a subsidiary of the leading international money broker MW Marshall & Co. He became resident director of its Irish business, before returning to the UK to participate in local authority refinancing projects.
He then established Owengate, a firm which arranges capital and asset finance for a wide variety of commercial and publicly-funded clients, including a number of universities.
Mr Denham St Pinnock has served on a number of boards including Tullett & Tokyo International Securities Ltd - one of the world's largest money brokers - and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.
Posted: 27th April 2012