The elected Officers of the Steering Committee are:
CHAIR: Dr Jonathan Louw
Jonathan is a Principal Lecturer (teaching and learning) at Oxford Brookes Business School where he also leads on the PRME agenda. His undergraduate teaching and staff development work is focused on (1) sustainability (2) employability and (3) equality, diversity and inclusion. His postgraduate teaching is centred on the CIPD approved Masters in HRM programmes. He also serves as a member of the School's Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team. As well as being a Senior Fellow of the HEA, he is a Chartered MCIPD and Chartered MBE. As Chair of the Chapter since January 2021, he represents the Chapter in a variety of PRME Global fora. In addition to being Chair, he has also been the organiser at Oxford Brookes of the Chapter's now five year old Responsible Business and Management Writing Competition.
VICE-CHAIR: Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas
Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas EdD is Professor in Marketing and Sustainable Business at Glasgow Caledonian University London, and co-author of Fashion Management: A Strategic Approach. Natascha is a National Teaching Fellow, Senior Fellow of the HEA, Vice Chair of The Costume Society and Editor-in-Chief for Bloomsbury Fashion Business Case Studies. Natascha’s cross-disciplinary research spans creative industries practice; sustainable fashion; social enterprise and responsible business; cultural heritage, consumer behaviour and international fashion marketing. Natascha has extensive experience teaching in Europe, Asia and North America promoting innovative pedagogies that foster transformative crosscultural education and sustainability literacy. Three-times finalist in the EAUC Green Gown Awards for excellence in teaching sustainability, her co-authored case study won the 2020 The Case Centre’s Ethical and Social Responsibility Award for 2020.
TREASURER: Nishat Azmat
Nishat Azmat is a qualified accountant who worked in industry and private practice prior to her tenure as a lecturer of financial accounting at the Birmingham university Business school. She is the Business School lead in relation to PRME and is also a Senior Fellow of the HEA. Nishat has had a series of leadership roles within the School over the last ten years and teaches various Accounting and Ethics modules. She is also involved with the voluntary sector, as a trustee of a Women’s charity for over 7 years and currently Vice Chair of the Fiorretti Trust as well as sitting on its Audit sub-Committee.
Other Members of the Steering Committee
Dr Rachel Welton
Dr Rachel Welton is a Principal Lecturer in International Business and Tourism at Nottingham Business School and a Senior Fellow HEA. She is an active member of PRME through the PRME Champions group. She is committed to encouraging other UK Business Schools to become actively involved in embedding the PRME principles to ensure that students have the knowledge, skills and competence to progress SDGs during their working life. She is a co-founder of Carbon Literacy Training for Business Schools and Vice Chair of the PRME Climate Change and Environment Woking Group. She is currently involved in several pedagogic research projects in responsible management education, such as, carbon literacy training and coaching and mentoring for responsible management; the learning from these initiatives inform her teaching. Her expertise lies in the area of sustainable tourism. Rachel’s PhD, focused on the adaptation and mitigation of international tourism destinations to climate change, this continues to be a research focus.
Dr Cristina Neesham
Dr Cristina Neesham (BABuch PhdMelb) is Reader and Director of Business Ethics and CSR (PRME lead) at Newcastle University Business School. She is a social philosopher with extensive experience in business strategy and leadership for sustainability. Cristina’s research interests focus on using philosophical methods to inform the strategic management of systemic sustainability problems. Cristina’s work has been published in leading academic journals and book series. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Springer Handbook of Philosophy of Management and serves on the governance board of the Social Issues in Management division of the Academy of Management. Cristina has been involved with PRME initiatives since 2011, and has previous experience as a member of the AUSNZ PRME Chapter. She has mentored junior scholars in Responsible Management Learning and Education (RMLE) research, and has published on RMLE research paradigms in the Sage Handbook of Responsible Management Learning and Education (2020).
Dr Alex Hope
Dr Alex Hope is Head of Department: Leadership and HRM and Associate Professor of Business Ethics at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University. He undertakes teaching, research and consultancy across topics such as responsible business, sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, energy policy and business ethics. He is co-convener of the Responsible Business research group, Director of General Business Programmes and leads the school’s Responsible Management Education project. Alongside his work at Newcastle Business School, Alex is an Associate Lecturer at the Open University tutoring Environmental Management modules. He holds a PhD in Sustainable development and BSc (Hons) in Environmental Management and prior to his academic career worked in retail management, local government and sustainability consultancy.
Dr Anica Zeyen
Anica Zeyen is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Sustainability at the Centre for Research into Sustainability (CRIS) and the School of Business and Management at Royal Holloway University of London. Within Royal Holloway, she is the founding Director of the Royal Holloway Enterprise Hub, leads the internal GCRF QR-funded cluster “Disability, Wellbeing and sustainable societal inclusion“ and a member of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. In her research, Anica is especially interested in the field of disability and (social) entrepreneurship.
Dr Chris Doran
Chris Doran is a Senior Lecturer in Business Ethics and Sustainability at the Business School at the University of Salford. Chris is Programme Leader for the BSc HRM and Business with Law programmes. He has had a series of management roles within the School over the last twelve years and teaches various HRM and Sustainability modules. He is the Business School’s PRME coordinator and leads on various sustainable development projects within the University. His PhD focussed on the role and integration of Ethical Codes of Conduct in SMEs.
Dr Fatima Annan-Diab
Fatima Annan-Diab is the Head of Department of Strategy, Marketing and Innovation and an Associate Professor at Kingston Business School, London. Fatima is the Lead for the Responsible Management and Business Ethics education within Kingston University. She undertakes teaching, research and consultancy across areas such as responsible business, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, strategic management and international business strategy. Her publications and research interests include the area of strategy and international business, with particular focus on business ethics and sustainability. Fatima’s work includes projects on human rights and multinational enterprises; the impact of the mining and oil industry on communities in Brazil, Nigeria, Ghana; developing a sustainability reporting framework for public health Wales; the impact of ethics and stress on decision making; and purchasing behaviour and ethics.
She holds a PhD in International Business Strategy from Royal Holloway, University of London, and has international professional experience in business and management education in Lebanon, Russia, Egypt, France and the UK.
Dr Sheila Killian
Sheila is the Director for Principles of Responsible Management Education and Assistant Dean of Research at Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. She teaches CSR & Sustainability and Corporate Finance, and is section co-editor of the Journal of Business Ethics, associate editor of Accounting Forum, and serves on the editorial boards of Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal; Accounting, Finance & Governance Review and Critical Perspectives on Accounting. She co-founded the ARC Accountability Research Cluster: http://www.ul.ie/business/arc Her research addresses issues of social sustainability, accountability and the common good, with a focus on professional expertise, tax policy the Sustainable Development Goals and business school education.
Dr Steve Kenzie (Ex-Officio Member - Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network UK)
Steve has managed the Secretariat of the UN Global Compact Network UK since 2008, connecting UK companies and other organisations in a global movement dedicated to driving corporate sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals. He also Chairs UNGC’s Global Network Council and sits on the UN Global Compact Board. He was previously a Programme Director at the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) leading projects across a wide range of responsible business issue areas. Prior to joining IBLF, Steve was the founder and Managing Director of a successful retail sports equipment business in Canada.
He has a B.Comm from the University of British Columbia and an MSc in Business & Environment from Imperial College London.
Mr Bryan Hall - Administrator
Bryan is an Administrator at Glasgow Caledonian University employed in the area of Business Support. Bryan has over 20 years experience working in administration in higher education both in the UK and overseas.