A director at Sudbury-based Mackman, joins university board alongside Directors from Sainsbury’s, Microsoft, KPMG and Santander.

The University of Nottingham’s Digital Advisory group has recruited Mackman’s Technical and Operations Director James Royce to help spearhead the university’s digital future.

James will join as one of seven advisors handpicked to sit on the board alongside five university faculty members. These seven advisors are all directors of industry-leading businesses from a variety of sectors including: retail, banking, technology, finance and marketing. In the group, James will be the marketing profession’s sole representative.

The Digital Advisory Group’s mission is to equip the University to thrive in an increasingly digital world. The group comprises of the digital industry’s shining lights, and it was James’s proficiency and skill that resulted in him joining a group with several internationally recognised names.

University of Nottingham’s Professor Todd Landman was tasked with providing names of individuals with a comprehensive knowledge of digital technologies who could enhance the works of university. He commented, “I immediately thought of James Royce since he has over, a number of complex projects, demonstrated his knowledge and expertise of all things digital, as well as his experience working with a variety of HE (higher education) providers.”

James said, “I look forward to helping guide the development of the University’s digital strategy. Here at Mackman, we are committed to sharing our expertise and to helping organisations to grow through marketing. I’m excited to have the opportunity now to do so on a national and even global scale.”

Mackman’s Company Director Paul Mackman said, “Just as James has guided our projects to success, we know that his skill and knowledge will make him an invaluable member of the group.”

In recent years, Mackman has partnered with a variety of Higher Education providers, including the University of Essex, to design and host bespoke responsive websites.

This news was featured in the following publications:

  • Movers and Shakers – The East Anglian Daily Times
  • Digital expert gets call to join university team – Suffolk Free Press