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Chapter Governance

The Chapter is governed by the Governance Document and Memorandum of Understanding

The elected Officers of the Steering Committee are:

CHAIR: Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas

Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas EdD FRSA is Chair of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) UK and Ireland Chapter as well as a member of the PRME Global Expert Pedagogy Group.

Professor in Marketing and Sustainable Business at the British School of Fashion, Glasgow Caledonian University London, Natascha is an expert in sustainable and ethical fashion and education for sustainable development and was named in The SustainabilityX® Magazine’s inaugural Global 50 Women In Sustainability Awards™. Natascha is co-author of ‘Fashion Management: A Strategic Approach’ and is an award-winning case study author. She is Editor-in-Chief for Bloomsbury Fashion Business Case Studies and Editor of the International Journal of Sustainable Fashion and Textiles. Natascha has led the UK and Ireland contribution to the Impactful Five (i5) Playbook project and contributed to the United Nations Global Compact UK’s Measuring Up 2.0 report. Natascha is Advisory Board Member for The Council For International African Fashion Education (CIAFE), Vice Chair of the Costume Society and is regularly invited as a keynote speaker and panellist and contributes to media pieces on fashion business, culture and sustainability for the BBC and NPR. Natascha is a member of the London and South East Local Network.

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VICE CHAIR: Laura Steele

Laura Steele is a Senior Lecturer (Education) in Business and Society at Queen’s Management School Belfast, where she also serves as Director of Ethics, Responsibility, and Sustainability & PRME Lead. Laura’s teaching, research, and scholarship focuses on the intersection between ethics, social responsibility, sustainability, and technology (particularly Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics). Prior to joining academia on a full-time basis in 2017, Laura worked in a number of diverse roles across the public, private, and third/voluntary sectors. Within PRME, Laura serves as the Island of Ireland Local Network Lead alongside Karen Neville (Cork University Business School). In addition, she led on the development of the PRME UK & Ireland Chapter Innovative Pedagogy Competition with Claire May (Lincoln International Business School) and Matt Davis (Leeds University Business School). Laura has a particular interest in the Sharing Information on Progress (SIP) Reporting process and regularly holds webinars on this topic with colleagues from across the PRME community.

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.

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SECRETARY: Dr Karen Cripps

 

Dr Karen Cripps (SFHEA) is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership at Oxford Brookes Business School (London and South East network). She joined PRME UKI Committee in 2023, and the role of Secretary in 2024. Previously, she co-led the London and SE local network, and was PRME Champion at the University of Winchester. At Brookes she supports PRME initiatives led by Jonathan Louw. Together, they lead the PRME UKI interest group 'Employability, Sustainability and Jobs of the Future'. Karen's research and teaching interests focus in particular on employability for sustainability, and the sustainability mindset. She is an ambassador for the PRME Global Working Group on the Sustainability Mindset and supports the PRME Global Working Group on Climate Change and the Environment through newsletter communications and training for PRME Global Students.   

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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 Mohamed Saeudy

 

Mohamed is the Director of Research Centre for Contemporary Accounting, Finance and Economics (Res CAFE). His research interest focuses on how business organizations use innovative accounting and finance tools to manage the contemporary challenges of sustainable development. It involves the ambition to develop organizational lenses to explore how sustainability may allow or help organizations to improve their triple bottom line impact. He argues the possibility to create innovative social and environmental impact from the economic activities of business organizations.

He helps designed many courses to help students to learn how to use accounting and finance tools to manage the contemporary challenges of sustainable development such as climate change, modern slavery, UN SDGs, human rights and ecological biodiversity. He develops social media tools e.g. blogs to help students to explore how business organisations could make business opportunities and profit from considering social and environmental activities. He also developed innovative academic courses on DBA, Green Accounting, Sustainable Finance and Financial Entrepreneurship. These courses covered many contemporary topics ranging from corporate governance to sustainable business strategies and policies. In addition, Dr Saeudy provides professional consultancies for many business organisations in the UK and overseas in the field of sustainable business solutions, entrepreneurial finance, green finance, risk management and virtual business innovation. 

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Dr Karen Neville

 

Dr Karen Neville is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Business Information Systems (BIS), Cork University Business School (CUBS), at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. She is the founder and Managing Director of UCC’s Centre for Resilience and Business Continuity (CRBC) and has generated over €14 million in income for UCC. Karen is a leading expert in Decision Support Systems (DSS) and approaches for Emergency Management and Business Continuity (BCP). She has formed and lead international consortiums and is active in Horizon Europe Research, developing Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 8 and 9 solutions which have changed regional and national policies. Karen holds a PhD in Information Systems Security and is a Teaching and Learning Fellow in UCC. She is the Director of the BIS PhD Programme. She has presented at top IS conferences and published in international journals such as Information Systems Journal and the Journal of Information Technology (JIT). Her research is focussed on EM, Cybersecurity, Business Continuity and Resilient Solutions for Communities and Cities, DSS and Decision-making Under Stress Training.   Dr Neville is the Chair of the CUBS PRME Working group.

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Dr Claire May

 

Dr Claire May is an Associate Professor and Director of Sustainability and Societal Impact at Lincoln International Business School.  Claire serves on the University of Lincoln Environment and Sustainability Committee and has previously been a member of the Lincoln Diocesan Environment Advisory Panel and the Lincoln Climate Commission.  Her PhD investigated ways to change consumer food purchasing behaviour to become more environmentally sustainable and focused on the potential role of carbon labelling. Claire’s scholarly interests continue to focus on pro-environmental behaviour change, social marketing, sustainability literacy and education for sustainable development.  Claire jointly led on the development of the PRME UK and Ireland Chapter Innovative Pedagogy Competition and she continues to facilitate this initiative.

Dr Ann Hindley

Dr Ann Hindley is a Senior Lecturer at Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University. She is the PRME Co-lead at Liverpool Business School, PRME UKI North-West Network Co-Lead and a member of the PRME Climate Change and Environment Woking Group. Ann is a Fellow HEA and Certified Management & Business Educator (CMBE). She has memberships of the British Academy of Management (BAM), Academy of Management (AOM), Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and Tourism Society (MTS). Ann is an active researcher with interests in the area of sustainability, most recently focusing on embedding sustainability and climate change into universities and their curricula. As a member of the PRME UKI Steering Committee, Ann is committed to making a continued difference in the drive towards transforming hearts and minds for the benefit of planet and people.

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Professor Georgina Gough

Georgina Gough is Professor of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and PRME lead for UWE Bristol. She is also the coordinator of the South Wales and South West of England Local PRME Network. Georgina coordinates a cross university knowledge exchange for sustainability education (KESE) and supports academics to incorporate sustainability into their teaching, learning and professional practice. She works in partnership with colleagues, students and external stakeholders to embed sustainability across higher education and to share good practice both internally and externally. Georgina is a member of the national Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence Network (CATE-NET) coordinating group and is programme leader for UWE Bristol’s MSc Sustainable Development in Practice. Georgina helps to lead work within UWE Bristol on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is actively involved in city-level work to achieve the SDGs. She co-authored the chapter on SDG 11 for the 2022 Measuring Report on SDG progress in the UK by UN Global Compact Network UK.

Dr Adrian Bailey

Adrian Bailey is a Senior Lecturer in Management at the University of Exeter Business School. He is the Business School Director of Research Ethics and Business School PRME Lead. His current research focuses on issues of collaboration and governance in co-operatives and social enterprises, bringing a focus on how beliefs, values and practices contribute to sustainable food systems and can become institutionalised in novel organisational forms. Adrian is a Senior Fellow of the HEA. His teaching emphasises the importance of the values and principles of the international co-operative movement to sustainable business, and he is a member of the Journal of Co-operative Studies Editorial Advisory Board. Adrian is an Independent Churches Associate Chaplain with the University of Exeter Multifaith Chaplaincy. In 2024, he is launching a new charity, the Churches Action for Refugee Resettlement in Exeter (since 2016, known as CHARIS Exeter).

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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.

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CHAPTER ADMINISTRATOR: Jackie Hicken

Jackie is a Project Administrator within the Business Engagement Team, providing support across the portfolio of programmes and activities at Birmingham City University Business School, following a varied and successful career in the financial sector. Jackie also has extensive project management, which promises to be very helpful in managing the multiple institutional and individual stakeholders in the Chapter.

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Past Committee Members

 

We are grateful to the following people for their past contributions to the work of of the Chapter Steering Committee since its inception in 2013:

 

Professor Fatima Annan-Diab

Dr Paul Cashian

Paul Caulfield

David Clemson

Dr Chris Doran

Matthew Gitsham

Bryan Hall (Chapter Administrator, 2020-23)

Dr Alex Hope

Dr Sheila Killian

Dr Jonathan Louw (Chair, 2021-23)

Professor Alan Murray (Chair, 2013-14)

Dr Cristina Neesham

Julie O'Donnell

Professor Carole Parkes (Chair, 2015-17)

Maria Podsiadly

Dr Anja Schaefer

Dr Roz Sunley

Dr Alec Wersun (Chair, 2018-20)

Dr Anica Zeyen

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