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Faculty & PSF team

Faculty and practitioners have been chosen from many different academic and practical backgrounds and specialisms to represent as wide a range of experience as possible. This list reflects a sample of individuals involved in PSF programmes. CJBS faculty is supplemented with a wide range of practitioner experts to bring the latest market insights into our programmes.

Stacey Clifford

Stacey Clifford

Business Development Director

In her role as Business Development Director Stacey is tasked with increasing the professional service firm portfolio across open enrolment and custom programmes in UK and Europe. Stacey is responsible for building client relationships, developing opportunities and liaising with faculty and external speakers.

Matthew Jones

Fellow in Professional Services Leadership & Strategy 

Matthew is a Fellow in Professional Services Leadership and Strategy, as well as a consultant, non-executive chair and leadership mentor, with over 30 years' business experience, including in global law firm leadership. He draws upon his leadership, management and consulting experience to contribute to the School’s programmes and research focused on the professional services sector.

Guy Lewin Smith

Guy Lewin Smith

Fellow in Management Practice

Guy is a Fellow in Management Practice at Cambridge Judge Business School where he focuses on the provision of leadership and management development programmes for professional services firms. He is involved in researching the implications for professional services firms of disruptive technology and alternative business models. He also has a longstanding interest in corporate governance and the challenges for corporate boards in achieving greater effectiveness in an increasingly regulated environment.

Mark Smith

Fellow & Senior Advisor

Mark is a Fellow and Senior Advisor for the professional service firm programmes where he designs and delivers executive education content to hep clients identify and develop competitive advantage. Mark has over two decades of experience in the legal profession including 10 years as a practising lawyer (national and City firms and leading an international in-house legal team) and 10 years of commercial strategy experience (working for listed information, technology and outsourcing businesses serving the legal sector). Mark holds an MBA and MSc in behavioural change and also works as an executive coach to the leadership of some of the UK's leading law firms. This blend of experience provides Mark with a unique perspective on the challenges facing today's leaders.

Mark de Rond

Mark de Rond

Professor of Organisational Ethnography

Mark is an experienced executive education contributor in the area of high performance teams, strategy and negotiation strategies. As an active ethnographer Mark draws upon his research, into the Cambridge University boat crew and his tour of duty observing a team of military surgeons in Afghanistan, to provide similarities of leaders in professional service firms. In October 2013, Mark and a Cambridge colleague rowed the navigable length of the Amazon river, setting a new Guinness World Record.

Philip Stiles

Philip Stiles

University Senior Lecturer in Corporate Governance

Philip developed the Global Human Resource Research Alliance, a research group involving 30 companies worldwide - American Express, BAE Systems, BT, EDF, GE, General Mills, IBM, IKEA, Infosys, Matsushita, Oracle, Procter and Gamble, Rolls-Royce, SANYO, Sealed Air, Shell, Siemens, TCL, TNT, and Unilever. The project represents the most comprehensive worldwide research study in the subject. The contribution to knowledge has been to identify both innovative and best HR practices within companies, and to show how human capital integrates with key dimensions of social and organisational capital.

Lionel Paolella

Lionel Paolella

University Lecturer in Strategy & Organisation

Lionel's main line of research explores how market categories – a set of firms that share cognitive and cultural similarities - affect the social evaluation and performance of organisations, specifically in the international legal services market. Lionel currently teaches the core Strategy course in the MBA curriculum, and he is also involved in Executive Education programmes on Professional Service Firms. He received the Cambridge Judge Teaching Award in 2017.

Jane Davies

Jane Davies

Senior Faculty in Management Practice

Dr Jane Davies is Director of the MBA programme at Cambridge Judge Business School and Deputy Director of the Centre for Process Excellence and Innovation (CPEI). She teaches sessions in Operations Management, Operations Strategy, Lean Six Sigma and Project Management to a number of our Executive Education clients.

Kishore Sengupta

Kishore Sengupta

Director of Executive Education
Reader in Operations Management

Dr Kishore Sengupta is Reader at Cambridge Judge Business School and the Director of Executive Education. His current research, teaching and consulting activities are focused on managing complex project, managing complexity in organisations and managing innovations in networks.

Benn Lawson

University Senior Lecturer in Operations Management

Benn serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Operations Management, and as an associate editor at the Journal of Supply Chain Management. He is a board member of the European Operations Management Association (EurOMA), and a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply, UK (MCIPS). He has held visiting appointments at University of Pittsburgh, North Carolina State University, Manchester Business School, and University of Melbourne. Prior to joining Cambridge Judge Business School, Dr Lawson was Senior Lecturer in the School of Management at Queen's University Belfast, UK, and Lecturer in the Department of Management & Marketing at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Who to contact

Stacey Clifford
Business Development Director
Tel: +44 (0)1223 339605
Email: psfenquiries@jbs.cam.ac.uk

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