Business School Advisory Board
The Brunel Business School Advisory Board was formed to support the School in discharging its Mission and Strategic Imperatives, which are jointly share with the main university.
The school mission is:
- To be research intensive.
- To develop confident, talented and versatile graduates.
- To foster collaborations and partnerships globally.
- To create strong relationships with organisations in the public, private and tertiary sectors.
- To provide colleagues with a strong sense of community.
The Advisory Board will promote the School's talents and capabilities to a global audience, to develop programmes that reflect the needs of our diverse stakeholders and to ensure the School remains true to its vision.
The Advisory Board's Terms of Reference are:
- To ensure our taught programmes are relevant to the needs of industry.
- To discuss issues across: Admissions, Placements, Recruitment and Marketing, Skills, Succession and Accreditation etc.
- To discuss current research themes and developments relevant to research groups.
- To promote the School and University, and support the development and exploitation of opportunities.
- The powers of the Board will be limited to recommending lines of action based on strategic and operational information received from the School's Executive. The final decision on whether or not to act on the recommendations will rest with the HoS on advice from the School’s Executive.
Chair: Professor Don Lloyd
Don Lloyd trained as a Chemical Engineer and subsequently went on to complete a PhD in Risk Management at the University of Manchester. Don has over 30 years business/industrial experience across a number of sectors (i.e. Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Engineering, Nuclear, Pharmaceuticals, Financial Services) including roles with Shell, BNFL, Total, Invensys, Amersham and Cigna Insurance.
He is currently a Senior Vice President with BG Group (FTSE top 10 Oil & Gas Company). Immediately prior to joining BG Don was the inaugural Head of Brunel Business School and Professor of Risk Management.
Don was a Governor of the University of Westminster during the period 2001 – 2011 - including 4 years as Chair of the Audit Committee. He is currently a Non-Executive Director at RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) and an Independent Board Advisor for NATS (UK Air Traffic Control providers) and a visiting Professor in Risk Management at both Brunel Business School and Liverpool Business School.
Professor Bob Galliers
Visiting Professor, Brunel Business School
Bob Galliers was appointed Bentley University’s inaugural University Distinguished Professor in July 2009, having served as Bentley’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs since 2002. Prior to joining Bentley, Galliers was a full professor at the London School of Economics, Warwick Business School (where he served as dean), and Curtin University, Australia.
Professor Galliers is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS); the Association for Information Systems (FAIS), and the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). He has served as President of the Association for Information Systems, the international Information Systems academy.
Professor Galliers holds an AB degree with honors in Economics from Harvard University; an MA with distinction in Management Systems from Lancaster University, and a PhD in Information Systems from the LSE. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree by Turku School of Economics & Business Administration, Finland in 1995.
Professor Stephen Greyser
Stephen A. Greyser is the Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration (Marketing/Communications) Emeritus at Harvard Business School, where he specializes in brand marketing, advertising/corporate communications, sports management, and nonprofit management. A graduate of Harvard College, he received his MBA and DBA degrees from HBS, where he was the Chirurg Advertising Fellow. Since 1958, he has been active in research and teaching in marketing at HBS. His longtime association with the Harvard Business Review included five years as an editor and research director, and subsequently as Editorial Board Secretary and as Board Chairman. At Harvard College, he is a Trustee of WHRB, a Faculty Associate of Winthrop House, and a past director of the Harvard Alumni Association; he was also a member of the Harvard Professional Sports Panel advising Harvard undergraduates considering professional sports careers. He is a Hauser Center Faculty Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School. He delivered the invited 2003 Commencement Day address, "A Look at Your Inner Mirror" for Harvard’s Extension School.
He is a frequent speaker, television panelist, and commentator on advertising, consumer marketing, sports management, crisis communications, and consumer issues both in the U.S. and abroad. His views on the meaning of the Olympics for China were seen by millions in China on CCTV after the 08/08/08 Opening Ceremonies.
Paresh has a portfolio of directorships in the commercial and voluntary sectors, spanning financial services, healthcare and education. He has a particular focus on building value and acting as mentor for the management teams of private equity backed businesses.
Until 2005 he was a Partner in Deloitte (formerly Andersen), where he held senior positions with a particular focus on advising Financial Institutions. He was responsible for establishing and building Andersen Corporate Finance's corporate and structured finance capability in the US and Europe.
Director Customer Experience & Business Transformation, BT Global Services
Brendan is currently employed at BT with responsibility for design and build of BT Global Services’ Delivery Processes. Global Services provide internet based solutions to the top 400 corporate customers spanning over 140 countries worldwide. He has a wealth of experience in designing global processes, systems automation and operating models to support the delivery of complex customer requirements across the globe. Brendan has worked in the telecom industry throughout his career in various roles including Training and Development, Network Management, Operational Management and Systems Engineering. He has had collaborative relationships with Brunel academics for over 10 years.
Former Founder and Managing Director, Service for Xchanging plc. Her career spans 34 years in turnaround and business management, sales, service and consultancy with start ups and blue chip organizations (e.g. Black & Decker, Braun/Gillette) in England, Germany and USA. She is currently working, pro bono, for Africa Foundation undertaking a feasibility study to evaluate a strategic growth opportunity in Tanzania.
Dr Stephen Jones
Head of IT, Conwy County CouncilDr Steve Jones is the Head of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) at Conwy County Borough Council, a Welsh Unitary Authority. He has worked for over thirty five years as an ICT practitioner and researcher, predominantly in the public sector.
Steve holds a first class honours degree in Business and Information Systems Management from Salford University, a Masters with distinction in Information Systems from Liverpool University and a Ph. D. in Systems Evaluation from Salford University, which achieved the highest 6* rating in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered Scientist (CSci), Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP), Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management (FCMI) and Fellow of the Society of Information Technology Managers (FSITM).
Dr Jones has lectured extensively at UK Universities and has been a member of academic and practitioner research project groups. He has edited international journals, is a member of editorial advisory boards and has written over 40 peer reviewed book chapters and papers. From 2005-2006 he was honorary visiting Professor of Information Systems at Brunel University. His research interest is business and ICT investment appraisal. In 2008, he was part of a team that won the Welsh Government award for transforming the organisation. In 2012, he won the SOCITIM ICT service award for achieving the best results in a customer satisfaction survey out of 670 peer organisations.
Dr Christopher Hemingway
Head of Analytics, Debt Management and Banking, HM Revenue and Customs
Dr Hemingway is Head of Analytics in HMRC's Debt Management & Banking directorate. Prior to joining HMRC in 2006, he was a Research Fellow at the Cranfield School of Management. Chris holds a BSc in Computer Science and Management Studies with first class honours and a PhD in Information Systems from the University of Leeds. He is a Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS), Chartered IT Professional (CITP), Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET) and Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.
Director of Vocational Programmes, Uxbridge College
Judith O’Neill is currently Director Vocational at Uxbridge College of Further Education. She has a BSc Honours in Sociology and MA in Community Based Education. Having spent some time in youth and community work she has worked in further education for 18 years in a variety of support and curriculum management roles. Drawing on her youth work background and more recent management of the college learning support service, she has particular experience in supporting students who have barriers to learning such as their social background or additional learning needs. She is passionate about their achievement and progression at each level.
As Director Vocational Judith is responsible for the Business, Engineering and Computing Schools and chairs the College’s Higher Education programme committee.
Professor Dilek Onkal
Dean, Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences
Bilkent University, Turkey
Dilek Önkal is Professor of Decision Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences at Bilkent University, Turkey. She received a Ph.D. in Management Science from the University of Minnesota. She was an academic visitor at Oxford University Department of Economics and an associate member of the Nuffield College during 2006-2007. She was Chair of Supply Chain Management and Director of OASIS (Operations and Supply Chain Systems) Research Centre at Brunel Business School during 2010-2011, and currently holds a visiting professorship at the University of Bath School of Management.
Dilek’s research focuses on judgmental forecasting, judgment and decision making, forecasting/decision support systems, risk perception and risk communication, and her work in these areas has been published extensively in top business journals. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Forecasters, as well as a member of the Bloomberg Businessweek Market Advisory Board. Dilek is also an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Forecasting, International Journal of Decision Sciences, and the International Journal of Applied Management Science.
Professor Zahir Irani
Head of Brunel Business School
Acting Dean, School of Professional Development
Professor Zahir Irani is Head of Brunel Business School. Zahir is an accomplished leader, researcher and thinker, and has given numerous press and thought leadership pieces on higher education and employability that have appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times (FT), Thomson Reuters and Times Higher Education (THE). Under his leadership, Brunel Business School continues to feature in the prestigious Financial Times “European Business School Rankings”, and has likewise achieved excellent levels of student satisfaction, at Undergraduate level, in the UK's "National Student Survey" (NSS).
Brunel Business School continues under his leadership to be committed to developing talented and versatile employable graduates that are equipped for the challenges of a global workplace.
Key Administration Responsibilities
- Head of School
- Chair of School Executive
- Chair of School Board
- Member of Senate
- Member of Learning and Teaching Committee
- Member of LTC Sub-Committee (Collaborative Provision)
- Member of Council
- Member of Council Finance Committee
- Member of Council Governance Working Group
Professor Keith Dickson
Professor of Technology Management and Assistant Head of School
Professor of Technology Management since 1999, a former Departmental Head, and currently Assistant Head of School, Professor Keith Dickson is an active member of CEIBIEM (Centre for Research into Entrepreneurship, International Business and Innovation in Emerging Markets).
Professor Dickson’s research interests embrace two main themes - the effective management of technological innovation, and the behaviour and development of small firms. Both topics have attracted significant ESRC and EU research grants and have resulted in numerous publications. His most recently completed project, funded by the Institute of Small Business and Enterprise (ISBE), examined the behaviour of founders of small, entrepreneurial theatre companies. Currently he is involved in two collaborative projects between UK and Indian academic institutions that focus on the training needs of small manufacturing firms and on graduate employability. Another research project, under the auspices of the EU’s FP7 programme, on establishing the feasibility of a European wide network of medical databases, is currently under negotiation with likely commencement in early 2012.
Professor Ashley Braganza
Professor of Organisational Transformation, Director of Business Life, School's Rankings and Alumni
Ashley Braganza is Professor of Organisational Transformation and Director of Executive Development and Alumni at Brunel Business School. His research and consultancy interests encompass change management, strategy implementation, process and knowledge management and transformation enabled information systems. He has published over 100 papers in prestigious academic and practitioner journals and 3 books. He is the Director of nexus – The Knowledge Exchange. He is the Founder and Chair of the British Academy of Management Special Interest Group in Transformation, Change and Development. He has carried out over 50 consultancy assignments with large global organisations.
Dr David Gallear
Reader in Operations Management and Enterprise and Deputy Head of School (Teaching, Learning and Accreditation)
Dr David Gallear (BEng, MEng, PhD) is Reader in Operations Management and member of the Operations and Supply Chain Systems Research Centre (OASIS), and associate member of CEIBIEM at BBS. He is a member of the British Academy of Management (BAM) and the European Operations Management Association (EuROMA). Previously a finalist for the European Award for Doctoral Theses on Total Quality Management (EFQM, Brussels).
Professor Amir Sharif
Professor of Operations Management and Acting Assistant Head of School
Professor Amir M. Sharif (PhD, BEng (Hons), FRSA, FInstLM, MCMI, AffCILT) is currently Acting Assistant Head of School and Professor of Operations Management. He has previously been Director of MBA Programmes within Brunel Business School and has lead the Brunel MBA through successful AMBA accreditations. Amir has 10 years of experience working for and consulting to corporations such as JPMorgan, UBS, KPMG, Sony and the BBC in a variety of programme and project management roles. Through this industrial experience as well as academic research background, Amir is also active as a research grant reviewer for numerous national and international funding bodies such as: the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in the UK, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in the UK, the Natural and National Science Foundation of China (NNSFC) and the Qatar National Research Foundation (QNRF). Amir was elected to the Peer Review Electoral College of the EPSRC in 2005, and continues to be a serving member. Amir is also a member of the University Senate.
Mr Dave Snowden
School Manager, Brunel Business School
The first half of Dave's career was with Schlumberger Corporation in the aerospace and petrochemical industries as an electronics and software engineer and an engineering manager. The second half started at Brunel in 1992 and he has held positions as Sub-Dean, Faculty Officer and Faculty Manager in the variously renamed Technology/Engineering/Design Faculty before becoming Manager of the Business School in September 2004. He has a Physics Degree and an MBA to match the two career halves.