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My name is Chris Matthews and I am a Senior Lecturer and Associate Head in the ILSM Division based at LBSU Business School. Prior to joining South Bank, I was a Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Business Skills, and Course Leader for Global Business MBA at Coventry University London Campus.
I gained my MBA from the University of Hertfordshire in 1991.
Prior to moving into Business, Leadership and Management education, I enjoyed a successful 35 year career creating, developing and running successful multi-national, leading-edge technology businesses, managing operations in the USA, Europe and the Middle East.
Having introduced blended learning delivery into the MBA Curriculum at Coventry University my research interests are in the areas of the effects of technology and simulation-based learning on the student experience, and the provision of business and enterprise education for SME's particularly the family business.
In addition, I am currently in the research phase of my Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) researching theory and practice in a field associated with social justice and inclusive education, namely equality of opportunity for mature students.
I am an evangelist for lifelong learning.
Business Foundation Year
Business Management - BA (Hons)
International Business Management Top-up - BA (Hons)
Master of Business Administration (International Management) - MBA
International Business Management - MSc
London South Bank University
University of Hertfordshire
University of East London
Best Practice Network
I was Course Leader for the MBA Global Business, module leader for PG Strategy Module teaching PG Strategy, Academic & Professional Skills and Employability & Consulting Skills modules. Supervising final term Entrepreneurship and Internship students.
Managing the HE MESH (Management, Education, Science and Health) Academy at University Centre Harlow. Leading a team of 17 full and part-time teaching staff delivering a number of Anglia Ruskin Degree and professional qualifications.
Previously managing an academy of 11 teaching staff, educating a cohort of 250+ vocational apprenticeship and full-time learners. Lecturing Post-Graduate Business Studies, Leadership & Management and Business Administration
• Facilitating the merger of two delivery teams
• Planning and implementing a culture of continuous improvement
• Taking two failing teams and leading them to achieve recognised excellence
I was appointed by the Department of Health to the Trust Board of a failing hospital, guiding it through turnaround to financial balance and Foundation Trust application.
• I was Chair of Governance Committee, Patients Council and PPI Steering Group
• Duties included monitoring and auditing the Trust's financial, operational and clinical performance. Providing mentoring and support to Executive Management. Representing the Trust at regional & national level
I managed EMEA start-up as VP Sales, successfully establishing business as the most profitable region. I was appointed Managing Director 1999.
I established relationships with H-P, Apple, Dell, Epson, Canon, Proctor & Gamble, Nationwide, Warner Bros, Fox, Lucas Arts, EA, Sony and many leading software publishers, developers and promotional agencies. Developing and establishing leading edge e-commerce businesses including www.ipaqchoice.com and www.mypcchoice.com. during my tenure I delivered year on year revenue & profit growth
• Restructured EMEA business, implemented new commercial structure
|2021||ILM Leadership & Management - Coaching and Mentoring Level 5 Certificate||Principal Investigator|
|Norfolk & Waveney Enterprise Services Ltd||2017||Workshops for GLA Funded Project||Principal Investigator|