Nigel is a senior academic, experienced manager, entrepreneur and community leader. Before joining the University of Leeds he previously worked as a senior lecturer at Bradford University School of Management and Brunel University Business School, business development manager at InfoLab21 and lecturer at the Lancaster University Management School. He is a Fellow and past President of Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE).
Nigel also has more than 20 years experience as a company director, with a track record in managing start-up, joint venture and social enterprises. He is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees of Foundation a charity committed to ending social exclusion across the North of England by working with offenders, the homeless, women who are victims of domestic abuse and young people at risk.
Nigel has successfully designed and delivered innovative programmes in entrepreneurship, innovation, strategy, e-business and technology enterprise. He has also worked with many small business owners on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative and executives of global enterprises, including Hallmark and Pace. Nigel was the founding director of the MSc in E-Business and Innovation.