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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.

Jane Davies<br />Senior Faculty in Management Practice

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.

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.

Sarah Lyons<br />Client Engagement Manager

Sarah Lyons
Client Engagement Manager

Sarah's role includes designing and teaching on leadership and management programmes. She has developed the innovative and leading programme for female law firm partners, the Women in Law Leadership Programme. Sarah works closely with clients to understand the challenges faced by their people in order to deliver effective tailored programmes.

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.

Dr Kishore Sengupta<br />Reader in Operations Management

Dr Kishore Sengupta
Reader in Operations Management

Kishore Sengupta is Reader at Cambridge Judge Business School and the 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.

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.

Who to contact

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

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