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Mrs Gemma Smale

Mrs Gemma Smale

Academic Mentor

+44 (0) 1392 72


Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

I was excited to join the Business School in September 2021 as an Academic Mentor for Degree Apprenticeships. This was following a 2 year career break with my young family - prior to which I enjoyed a 19 year career in Retail Banking.

I am incredibly passionate about supporting, coaching and developing others to realise their potential and thrive on seeing them achieve this.

 

 

Career

 

Prior to my career break I worked at Barclays Banks for 19 years. Most recently in senior leadership where I led a large team across 5 diverse sites.

I started my banking career as a cashier and progressed onto a variety of roles -  including training and  mentoring other leaders, working on a national project and leading on colleague development and well being.

Other

- Mum of 2

- Director of a property business alongside my husband

- Primary school governor