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 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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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 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.
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.