Lynette Ryals is Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Cranfield University and Director, Cranfield School of Management. Lynette's professional background is in financial services. She is a Registered Representative of the London Stock Exchange and a Fellow of the Society of Investment Professionals, and worked in the dealing room of a leading US bank. Prior to joining Cranfield she worked for a major management consultancy, selling profit improvement programmes to both public sector and large private corporations. Her consulting experience includes building and construction, banking, insurance, accounting and legal, pharmaceuticals, paper manufacturing, and engineering.