As a strategic advisor, leadership mentor and change-facilitator, Rosemary advises higher education, public and private sector organisations worldwide on strategic planning and policy response. Assignments range from brand development and refinement, brand architecture, competitive positioning strategies for key markets and sectors, through to reputation management, competitor insight briefings, competitor and market benchmarking and vision and mission development.
She has now worked with over 120 higher education institutions, is a specialist advisor to the Executive Boards of several higher education institutions and advises international companies working within the global higher education sector, as partners, service providers or innovators.
She has advised European institutions in the development of international branch campuses, for example, within SE Asia, assessing implications for corporate strategy, brand positioning, talent management, stakeholder relations, leadership and culture. She has worked closely with institutions seeking to achieve university status and has provided specialist advice to Business Schools on issues such as competitive positioning through to successful EQUIS and AACSB accreditation submissions. Her comparative strategy and leadership analysis assignments have encompassed higher education institutions within the US, South Africa, Australia, Canada, Germany, Denmark and Sweden.
Rosemary is a Visiting Professor at the Nottingham Business School and served on the Business and Management Sub Panel as an Impact Assessor for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) for UK higher education. Her pro bono board memberships have included the Advisory Boards of the Nottingham Business School, UK, and the Executive Board of the Equality Challenge Unit, which works to further and support equality and diversity for staff and students in UK higher education.
Rosemary contributes to the UCL Institute of Education’s MBA in Higher Education Management and the University of Warwick’s International Programme in HE Management. As a Leadership Foundation Key Associate, she is a Programme Director of the Top Management Programme and contributes to the Governor Development and Strategic Leadership programmes, and is director of the Power and Politics module of the Aurora HE leadership programme.
Rosemary publishes and lectures extensively on strategic management, leadership, stakeholder engagement and competitive strategy. She is a contributory author to:
- A Practical Guide to University and College Management: Beyond Bureaucracy, published by Routledge.
- The State of UK Higher Education: Managing Change and Diversity, published by the OUP.
Before founding Stamp Consulting in 2006, Rosemary was Director of the Strategic Consulting Group within the communications agency Euro RSCG. She also held the roles of Group Brand Director and National Director for Education Marketing. Before joining Euro in 1998, Rosemary was Director of student marketing, research and recruitment for the University of Warwick, UK.