Steve is Professor of Corporate Governance at Bournemouth University, UK. Previously he held the post of head of department of Accounting, Finance and Economics and Chair in Corporate Governance at Bournemouth University. Steve has also held senior positions at Liverpool John Moores University and Leeds Business School. He has directed several large research projects on Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Performance Measurement and Corporate Reporting. Recent sponsored research studies include: The European Union, The British Army, Department of Trade and Industry – Changes in the board and its impact on company performance (a sponsored study informing the Modern Company Law Review), Abbey National Bank – a 4 year series of projects on risk management and the jointly sponsored by British Council and KBN, Polish Research Council, an Anglo-Polish comparative international research study (joint with Poznan University of Economics).
In addition to his research and university work Steve is a non-executive director in four companies. In recent years he has acted as consultant to many for-profit and not-for-profit organizations including several UK and overseas institutions. He was a member of the Department for Trade and Industry and the Economics and Social Science Research Council’s jointly sponsored ‘think tank’ on Corporate Governance’.
He has an extensive research and publication record with well over 200 published papers. In 2013 his 2004 paper published in Corporate Governance: an international review was republished as one of the top ten most cited papers to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of the journal. In 2005 he was awarded the Literati medal for a paper he wrote in 1996 in recognition of the paper being one of the world’s top two hundred most frequently downloaded papers.
He is visiting Professor at the Universities of Poznan (Poland) and Griffith (Australia). He has taught on a wide spectrum of both academic and professional programs at undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and post-experience levels. He has extensive Executive MBA teaching experience including Beijing Jiaotong University (China), Griffith University (Gold Coast, Australia), Leeds (UK), Poznan (Poland) and Warwick (UK).
In addition to holding a Master’s degree from the University of Manchester and a Doctorate from the University of Bradford, Steve is an elected Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Steve is also a founder member of the Research Forum on Operational Risk, which advises bodies such as the Bank of England and the Financial Services Authority on policy. He has also acted as a panel member of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education in the UK.
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