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Staff Profiles

Staff Profiles

Staff have a range practice expertise and research experience, and are dedicated to providing the support students need to develop in to well-rounded professionals and to meet their full potential.

See below for more information and contact details for both our academic and business development staff:

Dr Jan Green

Dr Jan Green

 

Dr Jan Green is the Programme Leader for the Executive MBA Programme.  Her research into business performance and organizational change has been widely published.  She also undertakes research into Executive education and corporate behaviours.  Jan has worked with a range of businesses in North Wales, undertaking Knowledge Transfer Partnerships to improve systems and performance.  Prior to moving into academia Jan was a Commercial Director in the Waste Management sector.

jan.green@glyndwr.ac.uk
01978 293286

 

Kim Dimmick

Kim Dimmick

 

Kim is Business Development & Industrial Partnerships Manager at Glyndŵr University, working with academic colleagues and industry, to lead the development of work-base learning and part-time provision for the engineering and manufacturing sector and to manage all aspects of employer engagement and relationship management within all areas of advanced manufacturing and engineering industries.

k.dimmick@glyndwr.ac.uk
01978 293135

 

Laura Gough

Laura Gough

 

With an MA in Public Sector Management and BA (Hons) in Business Studies, Laura has over 10 years experience of establishing, developing and sustaining strong relationships between the University and Industry through a number of key roles. Laura’s current role as Business Engagement Executive includes the responsibility of developing strategic industry relationships, and helping businesses access excellent training, and qualifications. In addition, Laura supports KTP by developing projects with businesses across the region. Laura is responsible for ensuring the Professional Development Team achieve their goals.

As a new mum Laura spends her spare time looking after her son, and also enjoys walking. Laura has recently started a PhD focusing on the importance of business relationship management for University sustainability.

l.gough@glyndwr.ac.uk
01978 293997



Christina Blakey

Christina Blackey

 

Christina joined Glyndwr University from the University of Aberdeen in October 2013 bringing a wealth of experience in creating business learning and development networks. A graduate of Bangor University and the Open University, Christina is passionate about leadership and management skills. In her current role as Business Development Manager Christina is responsible for creating and developing partnerships between industry and academia and for ensuring that a first class learning and development service is delivered to regional and local businesses.

A trained statistician, Christina spent a number of years working with the public sector both at a variety of Universities and as a statistician with the Scottish Government before focusing on HR and Learning and Development.

c.blakey@glyndwr.ac.uk
01978 293985
 

Dr Alexandra Charles
Alexandra Charles is a Principal Lecturer and Strategic Resource Planner at the De Montfort University in Leicester.Her teaching focuses on the areas of management accounting at professional and postgraduate levels, and finance for managers, specifically for De Montfort’s in-house, distance learning and corporate Certificate and Diploma in Management Studies.As well as teaching in an academic capacity, Alexandra has considerable experience of teaching within organisations, such as RWE NPower and British Telecom.

Her career has involved undertaking various projects overseas, such teaching international accounting practices to representatives from Havana University and from the Cuban Ministry of Finance and Prices on behalf of the European Union.Alexandra was also involved in the development and implementation of the computer aided learning software ‘Byzantium’, a Government funded project carried out in China and Hong Kong.


Dr Paul Thomas

Paul Thomas

 

Dr Thomas is not only a renowned speaker and academic.He has also spent many years in the field, managing companies in both private and public services, and is the founder and leader of the research and collaboration organisation DNA Definitive.He has spent time overseas consulting, teaching and working in India, China, Malaysia, Pakistan and parts of Europe, gaining significant experience in development and implementation of leadership within varying cultural environments.He is a specialist in Simplexity Theory, Complexity and Leadership

Paul’s views on management, strategy and organisational theory are highly critical and unconventional, yet proven. 

Paul is currently the subject of a BBC1 documentary ‘Ban the Boss’ and also of a BBC Radio Wales@Work Special called ‘The Business Doctor’, a series focusing on changing the mindset of business and placing organisational sustainability through the empowerment of frontline staff.


Phil Wilson

Phil Wilson

 

Phil began his career in accountancy within the commercial sector.However, since then he has gathered a great deal of experience in Higher Education, at several universities, and has lectured at all levels.He has also been involved in a wide variety of corporate and accountancy training programmes.He is currently the Programme Leader for the full-time MBA Programme at a large UK University and also Postgraduate Programme and Module Manager for the Accounting & Finance Department. His major topic areas are management accounting and financial management and his current research interests are within the area of risk management.Phil received the Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Teachers Award, at his current institute, in 2009.

Sarah-Jayne Gratton

Sarah Jayne Gratton

 

Sarah-Jayne Gratton is an author and social media brandologist, co-founder of the social media management business TeamGratton.Sarah-Jayne came originally from a TV and theatre background, but later moved into psychology and marketing, where she has worked with brands across the world to build both their professional and social capital.She has become a well-known social media personality with an impressive Twitter following (as @grattongirl) and is listed in the Top 10 Twitter Elite, as rated by TweetGrader.com.

Sarah-Jayne is an accomplished speaker and writer, being regularly featured in Social Media Today and other publications (including In-Spires Lifestyle Magazine and blogcritics.org). She is listed in the Top 10 of The Sunday Times Social List and her latest book "Follow Me" (Wiley 2012) is an Amazon best-seller.

George Savva

George Savva

 

George Savva is an experienced marketer and trainer with more than 20 years of experience in ‘below the line’ marketing, as well as in the delivery of cutting edge training.Whilst living in South Africa, George followed two passions:firstly, People Development with the Dale Carnegie Organisation (a role undertaken avocationally).Secondly, George worked as a marketing and sales professional in the branding, packaging and below-the-line marketing industry, meaning he was responsible for influencing a customer’s buying decisions on the shop floor.George believes that proactive and ‘useful’ communication with customers is essential because customers don’t like being sold to, but they do love to buy. 

Since arriving in the UK, George has founded and developed his training and coaching company It Takes … 7 Seconds Ltd.The company specialises in self-improvement programmes, from everything to increasing self-confidence to controlling habitual behaviours.


Mark Briegal

Mark Briegal

 


Mike Denison

Mike Denison

 

Mike Denison is the founder and managing director of both Lean Mentor International Limited and Cleareality Coaching Limited.Mike is an Executive Coach and Lean Management Consultant, specialising in leadership excellence, business process improvement and organisational development. 

Mike has built up a wealth of experience in the manufacturing industry and has particular experience in the lean management and lean leadership, having worked for Toyota for over a decade.He has 15 years of experience in lean management consulting and coaching and has worked with Mercedes Benz, Ford Motor Co, Westinghouse Nuclear Fuels, Irish Rail and most recently Daimler Trucks North America, to name a few.


Sid Madge

Sid Madge

 

Sid has run and worked for many of Europe’s most renowned and respected creative agencies including Conran Design Group, Wolff Olins and CGI. His work has covered all aspects of company communication, from corporate reporting to international branding projects.And he’s worked with many of the world’s leading brands including Heinz, IBM and VISA. Whatever the project, Sid believes there is a common truth:every successful brand builds value into the relationships they have with their customers.They inspire their staff and customers to believe in the products and services they offer.As Sid explains, “finding those special connections which build ‘valuable and emotional relationships’ is what makes the work I do so inspiring.

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