At the University of Cumbria I am Professor of Sustainability Leadership. At Impact I am a leadership specialist and consultant with 35 years’ experience of consulting and leadership development. In both roles, I am driven by the need for change in the nature and purpose of business education and leadership development, towards critical-scholarly and activist perspectives under the broad headings of sustainable business and business for the common good.
I am a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, a member of the British Psychological Society and a member of the Ruskin Society. My tendency to scepticism, especially about leadership, began to take shape when I was expelled from school, a career high-point not since surpassed.