Our world class faculty are passionately committed to improving the practice of management. Many of the team have extensive senior management experience and are actively engaged in consultancy and business-relevant research, as well as being closely in touch with the evolving needs of business and government.

The School Executive

Here at Cranfield, the School Executive work closely with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Cranfield School of Management Professor David Oglethorpe, ensuring that the University operates to the highest standards possible. The team includes senior academic and support managers with diverse skill sets, ranging from academic expertise to extensive, hands-on business experience.

Find out more about the team and their roles and responsibilities below:

 Professor David Oglethorpe
Professor David Oglethorpe

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Cranfield School of Management

 Joe Nellis
Professor Joe Nellis

Professor of Global Economy and Deputy Director
 David Denyer
Professor David Denyer 

Professor of Leadership and Organisational Change
and Commercial and Development Director

 Melvyn Peters
Melvyn Peters 

Professor of Supply Chain Practice and
Director of Education

 MIchael Bourlakis
Professor Michael Bourlakis

Director of Research for Cranfield School of Management,
Group Head (Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management) and
Director of Centre for Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Neil Wilson

Neil Wilson

Director of Finance and Operations


Mark Threlfall

Director, Cranfield Executive Development
Jacqui O'Donnell

Jacqui O'Donnell

Senior HR Business Partner