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 Adrian Ball

Adrian Ball

Academic Mentor Manager

07811 419400

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

I joined the Business School as an academic mentor, degree apprentices following a 30-year career in financial services. I now lead the team of 25 mentors who support apprentices at levels 4,6 & 7 in applied finance, chartered management and senior leadership. 

My roles have previously been in senior leadership as well as being part of the executive team of a start up bank.  I'm an experienced coach and mentor as well as being a Belbin practitioner.

I’m passionate about creating an inclusive environment for people to learn and thrive, ensuring that they achieve to the very best of their ability. 


30 year career in retail banking, predominantly Barclays PLC for 19 years and Nationwide Building Society for 10 years. I am also part of the team at South West Mutual a start up bank focused on supporting the environment and local economies across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset & Somerset. 



External positions

  • Head of People and Services for South West Mutual – a start up community bank.