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 Wersun is Associate Professor in Strategy and Responsible Business at the Glasgow School for Business and Society. He has 40 years of international experience in academic, consultancy and commercial sectors. Alec is a specialist in strategy development, with main interests in translating policy and strategy into practice, values-driven organisations, corporate responsibility, and the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). Honoured with a PRME Pioneer Award in 2017 for Leadership and Commitment to the United Nations'​ Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative Alec leads Glasgow Caledonian University's efforts to integrate PRME and the SDGs in to the fabric of the School's teaching, research and external engagement.  He is Chair of the UK & Ireland PRME Regional Chapter, and a member of the Advisory Group of the UN Global Compact UK Network.

Dr Alex Hope - Vice Chair

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. 

Nishat Azmat - Treasurer

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.

Dr Jonathan Louw - Secretary

Jonathan is a Principal Lecturer (teaching, learning and student experience) based in Oxford Brookes Business School but currently also on secondment two days a week to the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (OCSLD). He is the Business School lead in relation to  PRME. His undergraduate teaching and staff development work is focused on (1) sustainability (2) employability and (3) equality, diversity and inclusivity. His postgraduate teaching is centred on the CIPD approved Masters in HRM programmes. He also serves as a Member of the university's Inclusive Learning and Teaching Steering Group, as well as of the School's Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team. He is a Senior Fellow of the HEA and MCIPD. As well as being Secretary to the Chapter, he is also the organiser at Oxford Brookes of the Chapter's now four year old Responsible Business and Management Writing Competition.

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Steering Committee of the Chapter:

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).

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.

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 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 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. 

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 to support UK-based signatories. Steve has an B.Comm from the University of British Columbia and an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London

Bryan Hall - Chapter 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.  

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