Professor and Mrs Pettman

The Pettman Dare Scholarship programme has been made possible through the generosity of Professor Barrie Pettman and his wife Maureen, who are passionate supporters of the arts in the UK and New Zealand. Barrie and Maureen Pettman, Baron and Lady of Bombie have supported and funded the programme since 2010 through the Pettman (Classical Music) Foundation via the Opera North Future Fund.

Barrie and Maureen are also the Patrons of the Pettman National Junior Academy of Music at the University of Auckland, generous donors to the Royal Overseas League arts programme for young people from New Zealand and committed supporters of Opera North, the Buxton Opera Festival and the East Riding of Yorkshire Choir in the UK.

Barrie, after graduating with Masters and Doctorate Degrees from the City University, London spent twelve years as Lecturer in Industrial Relations at Hull University. He was Editor of numerous International Management, Economics and Sociology Journals and the author/editor of numerous books including Equal Pay for Women and co-author of Self Made Millionaires. He made his fortune in publishing as co-founder and Chairman of Emerald Publishing Group and founder of the International Institute of Social Economics. Since l982 he has been Professor of Human Resources at the International Management Centres and Visiting Professor at the Canadian School of Management . He is also President of Burke’s Peerage & Gentry Ltd.