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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.

Tim Bellis<br />Fellow in Management Practice

Tim Bellis
Fellow in Management Practice

Tim leads the open and custom leadership and management development programmes for leaders from professional services firms, and is involved in research into various aspects of professional services firm management, in particular the appraisal and performance management of partners and knowledge process outsourcing. Previously Tim was a Partner at an international law firm and managed their Asian practice for a number of years.

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.

Professor Dame Sandra Dawson<br />Fellow in Management

Professor Dame Sandra Dawson
Fellow in Management

Dame Sandra has extensive executive education teaching experience in the commercial, public and charitable sectors. Her sessions on Leadership focus on the challenges faced by professional service firm leaders, their leadership styles, leading across cultures and geographies and leading in complex situations.

Guy Lewin Smith<br />Senior Advisor, Executive Education

Guy Lewin Smith
Senior Advisor, Executive Education

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.

Professor Dr Mark de Rond<br />Professor of Organisational Ethnography

Professor Dr 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.

Professor Jochen Runde<br />Professor of Economics & Organisation

Professor Jochen Runde
Professor of Economics & Organisation

Jochen explores the impact of microeconomics on professional service firm strategies during his sessions by focusing on economics and efficiency, the firm and limits to efficiency improvements and finally strategic behaviour.

Lord Richard Wilson of Dinton<br />Former Master of Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge; former Head of the Civil Service and Cabinet Secretary

Lord Richard Wilson of Dinton
Former Master of Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge; former Head of the Civil Service and Cabinet Secretary

Lord Wilson entered the Civil Service in the Board of Trade in 1966, where served in a number of departments including 12 years in the Department of Energy. He headed the Economic Secretariat in the Cabinet Office under Mrs Thatcher from 1987-90 and after two years in the Treasury was appointed Permanent Secretary of the Department of the Environment in 1992. He became Permanent Under Secretary of the Home Office in 1994 and Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the Home Civil Service in January 1998. He was Master of Emmanuel College Cambridge from 2002-2012 and holds a number of other non-executive appointments in the charitable and private sectors. He has been non-executive chairman of C Hoare & Co, the private bank, since 2006.

Des Woods<br />Leadership Development Specialist

Des Woods
Leadership Development Specialist

A key contributor to the PSF programmes focusing on the firms' development of leadership and client relationship capability aligned to their strategy. An organisational psychologist by background, previously Des was Head of Professional and Organisation Development at a leading global law firm.

Professor David Yates<br />Warden of Robinson College, Cambridge

Professor David Yates
Warden of Robinson College, Cambridge

As solicitor, US Attorney-at-Law and former Chief Operating Officer (Managing Partner) at a global law firm, David brings an abundance of knowledge on legal topics, training and law firm management issues to our PSF programmes.

Who to contact

Stacey Clifford
Business Development Director
Tel: +44 (0)1223 339605

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