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Position MBA Academic Leader
Education PhD (University of Nottingham)
Masters of Science (Coventry University)
Diploma in Marketing (Chartered Institute of Marketing)
BA (Hons) Business Studies (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (HE) (Cardiff University)

Goals and missions

Tony's roles and responsibilities include the important missions of:

  • Ensuring the MBA programme continues to be a world-class academic programme
  • Creating and maintaining a world class academic environment and culture for both teachers and students
  • Working with the teaching team to ensure students receive a world-class MBA academic experience

International industry experience

Prior to moving into academia, Tony worked in both the public and private sector with organisations as diverse as Hewlett Packard, BT, the Greater London Council (GLC) and Neville Russell accountants. This enables him to bring both experience and understanding of commercial work practices in his teaching. Prior to moving to the University of Otago, Tony worked for the University of Canterbury (Christchurch) and De Montfort University in the UK.

Reasons Tony enjoys working in the MBA programme

There is such a diversity of professional backgrounds and wealth of experience among the students that do the MBA. The challenge Tony enjoys is leveraging this so the students get the most from sharing their experiences and learning from each other. Tony also enjoys learning from the students himself!