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Ivan Yardley

Ivan Yardley

Lt Col. Ivan Yardley

Ivan Yardley is the MD of Zulu Creative, a strategic marketing company.

Ivan has an MBA, MA and a PhD from Cranfield, which focused on military and business transference. He has presented at various conferences and published research papers in several journals. He is a Visiting Lecturer at the UK’s National Defence Academy.

In his spare time, Ivan is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the British Territorial Army. After commanding the largest Infantry Battalion in the British Army, he is now a directing member of staff at the Advanced Command and Staff College, based in Shrivenham.

Andrew Kakabadse

Andrew Kakabadse

Andrew Kakabadse
Professor of International Management Development

Andrew was the H. Smith Richardson Fellow at CCL, North Carolina, USA from October 2005 - 2006, and is a Visiting Professor at The University of Ulster (Ireland), The Macquarue Graduate School of Management (Australia), The Thunderbird School of Global Management (USA), Universite Pantheon-Assas (France), Swinburne University of Technology (Australia). His research covers boards, top teams and the governance of governments. He has published 36 books, over 200 articles and 18 monographs.

Andrew is co-editor of the Journal of Management Development and Corporate Governance: International Journal of Business in Society.

His most recent books are entitled, ‘Rice Wine with the Minister’, ‘Citizenship: A Reality Far from Ideal’, ‘Global Boards: Once Desire, Many Realities’ ‘Leadership Teams: Developing and Sustaining High Performance’ ‘Leading the Board: The Six Disciplines of World-Class Chairmen’, ‘Leading for Success: The Seven Sides to Great Leaders’.

Derrick J Neal

Derrick J Neal

Derrick J Neal
Professor of Defence Acquisition

Derrick has a background in Engineering, a PhD in Fluid Mechanics and an MBA from Cranfield University. He has worked in the defence industry with Vickers and small and medium enterprises both in technical roles and as a Marketing Director.

He is Professor of ‘Defence Strategic Change’ at CMT and has a particular interest in ‘strategy and change management issues’ with the MoD. He teaches, researches and publishes in these areas. Professor Neal consults in the area of change management and works with a number of organisations within the public sector and the MoD in particular.

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