Professor and Mrs Pettman

The Pettman Dare Scholarship programme has been made possible through the generosity of the late Professor Barrie Pettman and his wife Maureen.  Their passionate support of the arts in the UK and New Zealand is continued by Mrs Pettman following the death of her husband in 2017.  They have supported and funded the programme since 2010 through the Pettman (Classical Music) Foundation via the Opera North Future Fund.

Maureen continues to be the Patron of the Pettman National Junior Academy of Music at the University of Auckland, and a generous donor to the Royal Overseas League arts programme for young people from New Zealand.  As she was with her husband, Maureen is a committed supporter of Opera North, the Buxton Opera Festival and the East Riding of Yorkshire Choir in the UK.

Barrie is sorely missed by the many people whose lives his generosity changed.  After graduating with Masters and Doctorate Degrees from the City University, London he 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 until his death he was Professor of Human Resources at the International Management Centres and Visiting Professor at the Canadian School of Management. He was also President of Burke’s Peerage & Gentry Ltd.