Our business experts

Business experts at Leicester Castle Business School

Industry based academic expertise for your business

Professional development 

Talent management, managing organisational extremes and leadership coaching

Banking, finance, strategic management and leadership

Paul Hughes, Peter Stokes, Vitor Leone and Gregory James 


Professor Dana Brown; Principal of Leicester Castle Business School

Dana's expertise covers:

  • Leadership development
  • Executive coaching
  • Global strategy and leading global organisations
  • Social enterprise development
  • New business development

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Gregory James;  Reader in Banking and Finance

Gregory’s expertise includes:         

  • SME financing
  • Banking
  • Corporate finance
  • Financial economics
  • Financing long-term building projects
  • Ownership change
  • Bank performance
  • Shadow banking and economic growth
  • Investor protection

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Jennie Jordan; Senior Lecturer in Creative Industries

Jennie’s expertise includes:

  • Expanding business visibility through cultural events or festivals
  • Festival management
  • Cultural leadership
  • Cultural policy
  • Organisational development
  • Audience engagement

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Kirsten's Jellard; Head of Learning Development

Kirsten's expertise includes:

  • Career and leadership development
  • Career transitions
  • Working with high potentials and future leaders
  • Career and life coaching
  • Team goals

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Paul Hughes; Professor in Strategic Management

Paul's expertise includes:

  • Strategic decision-making
  • Competitive strategy
  • Managing through crisis
  • Dynamic capabilities
  • Strategic change
  • Helping your business grow

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Peter Stokes; Professor of Leadership and Professional Development

Peter's expertise includes:

  • Organisational culture
  • Training and development
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Talent management
  • Managing organisational extremes
  • Leadership coaching

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Rachel Granger; Reader in Creative Industries

Rachel’s expertise includes:

  • The economic geography of creative industries
  • Developing a creative identity for public bodies
  • Attracting investment for creative work
  • Using emerging technology to support creative work
  • The effect of Brexit on creative industries
  • Cultural gentrification

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Vitor Leone; Senior Lecturer in Banking and Finance

Vitor’s expertise includes:

  • Applied econometrics
  • Real estate finance
  • Cross-border mergers and acquisitions
  • Asset prices bubbles
  • Portfolio theory
  • Financial literacy and its social impact

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