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York St John Business School appoints four new lecturers

York St John Business School, which has just launched its first MBA programme, has extended its teaching team with the appointment of four new lecturers.

Keith Brighty, Martin Pliener and Greig Mill are senior lecturers and Irene Chu takes up the post of lecturer in business management, teaching undergraduate and post graduate students.

Jackie Mathers, dean of York St John Business School said: “The business school is going from strength to strength, gaining UK and international recognition, and I am delighted to appoint such high calibre lecturers.  Their blend of academic research, teaching and meaningful business experience will be a real asset to our students.”

Keith Brighty has 15 years teaching experience and previously ran his own small manufacturing and construction business.  This experience has meant that throughout his lecturing career he has maintained a strong interest in small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Martin Pliener has been teaching and leading higher education courses in accounting and finance for over 20 years at both undergraduate and post graduate level.

Greig Mill has degrees in environmental and conventional economics and a PhD in economics and finance.  He was previously head of teaching at the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development, De Montfort University in Leicester. Greig has contributed to research projects on topics including socially responsible investment, environmental psychology and economics, social network analysis and household energy consumption.

Irene Chu has worked for more than 10 years in the public and private sectors in Taiwan and her areas of expertise include marketing, tourism promotion and event services.  After gaining her MBA degree she developed her teaching experience in the further education sector.  Her specialist areas are sustainability and corporate responsibility and, with her experience of different languages and countries, she is especially interested in relating these ideas to different cultures.

For further information please contact Amy Hall, PR & Communications Officer on T: 01904 876466 or E: a.hall@yorksj.ac.uk