John was Director of the Executive MBA from 2002 – 2004 and the Full-time MBA from 2004 – 2007. He has worked extensively in the area of executive education in the UK and globally. 

John has published over 30 commissioned reports for a variety of corporate clients and more than 50 academic and conference papers, his major academic interest being in the area of housing and health economics. 

Current activities

John is the Director for the Centre for Customised Executive Development (CCED). He has been a member of faculty at Cranfield since 1999 initially joining the School as a member of the Economics faculty. 

John regularly comments on UK and global macro-economics and the finance of football on BBC radio and television having given more than 75 interviews in the last three years. 


His major clients include:

Kuehne + Nagel

Jaguar Land Rover



Sony Computer Entertainment Europe



Sport England

Mott MacDonald

The FA

Governments of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Glen J & Nellis J (2010) Do High School examination results impact residential property prices? A tale of two UK cities. In: Business & Economics Society International Conference, Nassau, Bahamas.


  • Nellis J, Figueira C & Glen J (2005) An econometric model of mortgage arrears - implications for credit risk. In: Credit Risk of Mortgage Loans. Modelling and Management. Jajuga K, Krysiak Z (ed.), Warsaw: Polish Bank Association.