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. As well as being a Senior Fellow of the HEA, he is a Chartered MCIPD. 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 six 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 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.
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.
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.
Dr Claire May
Dr Claire May is an Associate Professor in the Department of Marketing, Tourism and Languages at the University of Lincoln where she is PRME Lead for the College. 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. Claires PhD investigated ways to change consumer food purchasing behaviour to become more environmentally sustainable and focused on the potential role of carbon labelling. Her 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 will continue to work on the project
Dr Karen Cripps
Karen is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership a Subject Coordinator for the Business and Management undergraduate programme at Oxford Brookes Business School. She has been actively engaged with PRME since acting as PRME Lead at the University of Winchester, and has frequently judged the Writing Competition. As Co-Lead with Dr Szilvia Mosonyi for the London and South East network group, and an ambassador for the Working Group on the Sustainability Mindset, Karen is actively engaged with lots of PRME colleagues. Her teaching, research and business engagement interests are underpinned by the sustainability mindset. She has recently co-launched a new interest group on ‘Sustainability, Employability and Jobs of the Future’ with Dr Jonathan Louw. Having been awarded Seed Funding for Innovative Pedagogy for a bid on ‘Career Development for the Sustainable Development Goals’ (with Cathy d’Abreu from Oxford Brookes and Dr Milena Bobeva from Bournemouth University), she looks forward to advancing this work with colleagues across the network.
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.
Dr Georgina Gough
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.
SECRETARY: 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.
UKI PRME Intern: Katie Lee
Katie is a recent graduate in 2022 from the University of Edinburgh with an MA in Sustainable Development with Politics and International Relations. Previously, Katie has worked at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, supporting policy and program work as an intern with the International Climate Finance Team
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
Dr Chris Doran
Professor Alan Murray (Chair, 2013-14)
Dr Cristina Neesham
Professor Carole Parkes (Chair, 2015-17)
Dr Anja Schaefer
Dr Roz Sunley
Dr Alec Wersun (Chair, 2018-20)
Dr Anica Zeyen
Dr Alex Hope
Dr Sheila Killian