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 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 Christine Gilligan

Christine is in the Strategy and Change Management subject group and she focuses her research and teaching on the area of responsible and sustainable business.  Christine is a member of the PRME group which is a group tasked with embedding the principles of responsible business in our teaching and learning.  Christine has also been involved with teaching and researching in the voluntary sector.

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 Responsible Management and Leadership at Winchester University, a PRME Champion University and has both a business and academic background.  Carole was previously Chair of the UKI PRME Chapter, Chair of the UK Sustainability Literacy Test Group and a member (then Acting Chair) of the Global PRME Advisory Group. In 2017, Carole was named a PRME Pioneer ‘for her leadership and commitment' to the development of the UN initiative and appointed as a Global Special Advisor for PRME Chapters. Carole regularly speaks and publishes widely on issues related to Responsible Management Education including being Editor of the PRME 10th Anniversary International Journal of Management Education (IJME) Special Issue (SI) and a recent SDG related SI of IJME. She is an editor of publications for the Fighting Poverty as a Challenge for Management Education PRME Working Group, an Honorary Fellow of the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC) and a Business in the Community (Bitc) South East - Advisory Board member.

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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