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Ms Dani Saghafi
Senior Lecturer (Professional Practice) in Accounting

Eastern Gateway Building 202q


Dani leads the Consulting Group at Brunel Business School as well as the BSc Accounting and Business Management programme. Specialising in Corporate Finance and Audit, she brings the heart of business to the lecture theatre through the Practitioners’ perspective, enriching the learning experience of MBA, PG and UG students.

Dani sits in the Standards Board and Governing Council of ACCA, one of the world’s leading professional bodies since 2021. She also sits in the Technical Committe of ICAEW's Corporate Finance Faculty, contributing to policy development and responding to consultations by governments, regulators and other professional bodies.

She joined higher education in 2019 with 20 years of practical experience in leading investigatory work in cross-border M&A transactions. Some of her recent clients include Renault, Ericsson, Kone, Hutchinson and Savola Group.

Having worked in over 9 countries across Europe and the Middle East, Dani strives to use her cultural agility to build collegial networks and bridges between professional practice, regulators and academic communities.


Fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA)

Fellow member of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP)

Master of Business Administration from Derby University (MBA)

BSc (Hons) Accounting


Programe Lead | BSc Accounting and Business Management

Brunel Hive | Consulting Group Lead