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Ian W. Jones


Now a non-stipendiary lecturer in Management at St Edmund Hall, Ian has taught management undergraduates and visiting students at college level for nearly 20 years. His professional background includes management with Unilever where he was a Marketing Manager in Brussels, MBA director and Business School Dean. He founded the part-time executive MBA at what is now Cass Business School, which at that time challenged the EMBA at London Business School. He directed the UK part of the international business school which is now ESCP.

Ian's first degree was in Economics and Statistics at St Andrews; and his doctorate is in International Management, Strategy and Marketing from London Business School, where he is also a Sloan Fellow.

He has been an active member of several research units, the John Majedski Centre for Reputation and Relationship at Henley Business School, the Regulation Initiative at London Business School, and principally the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge University. He has published refereed working papers and journal articles in Business Ethics, Corporate Governance and areas related to social engagement in developing countries.

Ian became a Professor at the European School of Management, where he still holds the title of Visiting Professor and has also been a Visiting Professor at Exeter University. He is an FRSA. In addition, he has delivered Executive Education at several world-class business schools.

Ian has been consulted for businesses, universities and governmental organisations. This activity has included a UN assignment in Mongolia advising on the development of its business schools. For more than 30 years, he has been active in governance roles in several charities, churches, and schools, often in a senior role. As a result, Governance is an area where Ian has in depth empirical and intellectual understanding.

His most recent publication is ‘How UK banks are changing their corporate culture and practice following the financial crisis of 2007-08’. As with most of his publications, this is a collaborative venture with Professor Michael Pollitt of Cambridge University.