The Chapter is bound by its Governance document and Memorandum of Understanding.  

Officers and Steering Committee of the Chapter:
Officers and Steering Committee of the Chapter:

Dr Alec Wersun - Chair

Alec is Senior Lecturer in Strategy and International Business at Glasgow Caledonian University, where he serves as Co-Chair of the University PRME Leadership Team. Alec acts as a Champion in GCU’s active engagement with, and commitment to, the Principles for Responsible Management Education. This is reflected in his role as a member of the United Nations PRME Advisory Committee, and GCU representative in the PRME Champions Group. Alec is an active member of the PRME Working Group on SIP Reporting; a member of the Working Group on Anti-Poverty and he recently Co-edited the 1st UK and Ireland Inspirational Guide for Implementation for the Principles for Responsible Management Education (Greenleaf Publishing, 2014).

Dr Alex Hope - Vice Chair

Dr Alex Hope is Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching 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 Jonathan Louw - Acting Secretary

Jonathan is the Programme Lead for HRM at Oxford Brookes University responsible for the leadership of the postgraduate HRM programmes in the Business School. Also School lead in relation to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education and the Oxford Brookes Social Entrepreneurship Award Scheme.

Dr Christine Gilligan - Acting Treasurer

I am in the Strategy and Change Management subject group and I focus my research and teaching on the area of responsible and sustainable business.  I am a member of the PRME group which is a group tasked with embedding the principles of responsible business in our teaching and learning.  I have also been involved with teaching and researching in the voluntary sector.

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Steering Committee of the Chapter:

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 Anica Zeyen

Anica Zeyen is a Senior Lecturer in Strategy 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 Lead for Student Enterprise Activities, the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) cluster lead for “Disability, Wellbeing and sustainable societal inclusion“ and the local Lead for PRME. 
In her research, Anica is especially interested in the field of disability and entrepreneurship. .

Professor Carole Parkes

Carole Parkes is Professor of Management - Global Issues and Responsible Management at Winchester University Business School (a PRME Champion School) and has both a business and academic background. Carole is a member the PRME Advisory Group, an editor of publications for the Fighting Poverty as a Challenge for Management Education PRME Working Group, Chair of the UK Sustainability Literacy Test Group and in 2015, a ‘Researcher in Residence’ at PRME in New York. Carole was previously Director of Social Responsibility & Sustainability at Aston University, where she developed and led ethics, responsibility and sustainability across all schools in the University. In 2017, she became Guest Editor for the PRME 10th Anniversary Special Issue of the International Journal of Management Education

Dr Sheila Killian - Research Co-ordinator

Sheila is the Director for Principles of Responsible Management Education and Assistant Dean of Research at Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. She previously worked as a tax advisor with Ernst & Young, KPMG and Arthur Andersen & Co, in the aviation finance industry, and in IT. Sheila has a primary degree in mathematics, a masters degree in business studies, professional qualifications in accounting and taxation and a PhD in taxation. She has published widely in academic journals, and is the author of Corporate Social Responsibility: a Guide with Irish Experiences published in 2012.

Steve Kenzie

Steve is the Executive Director of the UN Global Compact Network UK. The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative; a leadership platform for organisations committed to promoting responsible business practices. The UK Network implements a programme of activity that includes events, training, and advocacy, to maximise engagement of UK-based signatories with the initiative. Steve was previously the Vice-Chair of the UNGC’s Local Networks Advisory Group. He is currently a member of the  Steering Group of UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD) and AMNT’s Red Line Voting working group. Steve has an B.Comm from the University of British Columbia and an MSC in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London.

Kevin Gilbert - Chapter Administrator

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