Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance

Ian is an experienced programme leader with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education and further education sector, and is skilled in business planning, managerial finance, business development and strategy.

His extensive background of financial management has seen Ian work as a consultant, as well as write and develop bespoke programmes for various organisations ranging from start-up to multi-million pound companies, spanning across manufacturing to sport. Ian’s academic papers include looking into the financial heritage of cricket and its commercialisation, as well as the integration and differentiation of commercialisation in the church.

Ian has also written and delivered academic presentations on tax evasion and avoidance, and the employee life cycle within a sporting context.

Find out more about Ian
Area of expertise
  • Primary Physical Education;
  • Socio-cultural aspects of sport;
  • Ethnographic research.
Teaching & research interests
  • Managerial and strategic accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Strategic Management
  • Business Planning
  • Systems Analysis



Accreditation & memberships
  • Member of the Chartered Management Institute;
  • Mental health first aider.
  • MA (Merit) Management, Leeds Beckett University;
  • PGCE (PCET), Huddersfield University;
  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, Derby University.
Expertise in industry
  • Higher education and further education classroom teaching experience;
  • Operational and management experience in the academic sector;
  • Mentoring and coaching;
  • CPD delivery and quality adviser across academic institutions;
  • Over 20 years working in education across both further and higher education;
  • Qualified academic presenter (AQA).
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