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Professor David Faulkner
Professor John Child
Dr George Bowen
Professor Roger Delves
Maggie Faulkner
David M J Graves
John Netting
Ejaz Ashraf Chowdary
Dr Kanan Ibrahim
Dr Hassan Rizvi
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The Magna Carta College permanent Faculty team of Professors, Lecturers and Tutors are pre-eminent in their academic fields and very experienced in theory, practice and teaching. In addition to this permanent core we have a proven ability to identify and engage outstanding professors from some of the UK’s leading business schools. We have deliberately gone into a lot of detail on many of our Faculty because this is the College's true strength: spending some time reading below you will see that our faculty really are leaders in their field.

All of us are dedicated to the success of our students; faculty and support staff will work with you to ensure that your programme meets your exact requirements. We put the needs of the student first in a stimulating learning environment. Our success depends on your success.


david faulknerProfessor David Faulkner BSc (Econ), MA, DPhil (Oxford), FIMC

Dean and Core Faculty Member
Magna Carta College was founded by Professor David Faulkner (formerly Fellow of Christ Church, Professor of Strategy and Director of the MBA programmes at Royal Holloway University of London). He is also Visiting Research Professor at the Open University and Director of Studies in Management at Exeter College, Oxford University.

After schooling at Kings College School, Wimbledon, Professor Faulkner served for five years as an RAF officer (Aircrew), spending most of his time was as a navigator with 32 and 6 squadrons of Canberra bombers at the Middle East air force base in Cyprus.

On leaving the RAF, he read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Exeter College, Oxford, specialising in economics. On completing his Degree, he served briefly as a Principal Economist in the National Economic Development Office and then spent 13 years as a strategic management consultant with two of the world’s leading consultancies in the field; first with McKinsey and Company and then, subsequently with Arthur D Little. During this period of his career, he led a multi-national team that helped reorganise the Government of Tanzania from a centralised unitary state to a Governmental structure with thirteen regions and devolved economic development functions. He also led the team that created Lloyds Bank International from the Bank of London and South America and Lloyds Bank Europe. He subsequently spent two years as Director of Corporate Finance in London and Continental Bankers Limited, working on Mergers and Acquisitions. At Arthur D Little, he led the team advising the Scottish Development Agency on the regeneration of Scotland’s engineering industry.

From 1975 to 1981 he created and ran a sporting goods company, which he founded and developed into a £2million turnover business, manufacturing and selling Frisbee discs and golfing equipment.

Professor Faulkner left the corporate sector in 1991 to pursue an academic career and completed his doctorate at Templeton College, Oxford, writing his thesis on the Key Factors for Success in Strategic Alliances. Over the last eighteen years, he has written and edited eleven books and a large number of articles for academic journals. He has taught at Oxford University, Cranfield, Henley Management College, Warwick Business School, The Judge Business School at Cambridge University, and the Open University. In these posts, he has concentrated on directing, managing, and lecturing on, MBA programmes, while pursuing his research interests in cooperative strategies, mergers & acquisitions, and international strategic management.

From 1995 to 2003, Professor Faulkner was an 'Official Student' (a term for Fellow/Professor) in Management at Christ Church College, Oxford, and made a significant contribution to the development of the University’s Said Business School as Deputy Director, serving also as Director of Undergraduate and, subsequently, Graduate Programmes in Management at the University. A member of the leading team through the start-up of the Said Business School, Oxford, he served on its Executive Committee as the School grew towards its current very substantial size. He is currently Director of Studies in Management at Exeter College, Oxford.

At Royal Holloway, University of London, Professor Faulkner was responsible for developing the MSc in Sustainability and Management, an increasingly popular international degree. He also created the MSc in International Management and marketed it internationally so successfully that it attracted over 100 students in its first year and many more in its second. As Director of the MBA Programme, he shepherded the School of Management through to accreditation by AMBA (The Association of MBAs). He was the founder of Magna Carta College and, as Dean, remains the leading force behind its development.



       Professor John Child 

Emeritus Professor of Commerce and a founder member of Magna Carta College

John Child has an M.A. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Management both from the University of Cambridge, which in 1984 also awarded him a Sc.D. for outstanding scholarly work. In 1996 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Helsinki School of Economics, one of the first business schools to be founded in Europe. In 2009 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Corvinus University, Budapest.

In 2002, he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Management and also of the British Academy of Management.  In 2004, John Child received the Distinguished Contribution Award from the International Association for Chinese Management Research.

In 2006, he was made an Honorary Member of the European Group for Organization Studies [EGOS] in recognition of his contribution to the study of organization and to the work of the association. In the same year, he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy.

Professor Child's career started with posts in marketing and personnel at Rolls-Royce Ltd. He worked as a Research Fellow at Aston University from 1966 to 1968 and then held a faculty position at the London Business School until 1973. In that year he was appointed Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Aston University.

From 1986 to 1989 he was Dean of the Aston Business School. During 1989-90, he was seconded to the position of Dean and Director of the China-European Community Management Centre in Beijing with which he had been connected since 1985. He took up the Guinness (later Diageo) Chair of Management at Cambridge in 1991. He was Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Organization Studies from 1992 to 1996. He also founded the Centre for International Business and Management [CIBAM] at Cambridge. 

Dr George Bowen, The Queen's College, Oxford

Associate Faculty Member
Lecturer: Management Studies

Tutor: Economics and Business Studies

Research Interests: Strategic Management – Political Competitive Advantage, Resource-based View of the Firm, International Economics and Business, Development Economics, South America and Antarctica.

After Oxford George joined Coats Patons Ltd and worked in Peru and Venezuela before becoming General Manager in Chile. After a Sloan Fellowship (MBA) at London Business School he ran his own Printing and Publishing company and became a Doctus Management Consultant. In 1987 he rejoined Coats as Managing Director, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. In 1994 he become a Director of Quark Expeditions specialising in Arctic and Antarctic tourism and, simultaneously, completed his doctorate at Templeton College, Oxford. Since 2004 he has lectured at Oxford University and also pursued his interest in Antarctica.


           Professor Roger Delves

Associate Faculty Member

Roger joined Ashridge in April 2008 and is Director of the Ashridge MSc in Management. His particular interests are authentic leadership, managing organisational politics and the management of iterated relationships.

Roger has designed and led workshops for many clients over the past fifteen years, including The Bank of Ireland, AIB, Peugeot, Nokia, BT, MANTEC, LAWTEC, The Football Association, DaimlerChrysler, Trelleborg, ACEVO, Henkel, Bertelsmann and Shell. He is qualified in a range of psychometrics including MBTI, Firo-B, Profilor, SDI and Emotional Intelligence.

Before joining Ashridge, Roger was a board director and account director with top ten advertising agency DMB&B. Later he was Principal Consultant at management development consultancy Ellis Hayward, and later still, Programme Director in Cranfield's Centre for Executive Education. At Ashridge as well as his responsibilities on the MSc in Management, he is Client Director for the Abu Dhabi Department of the Civil Service, KION and Centrica.

Maggie Faulkner BA, MA (Oxford)

Direct or Administration and Core Faculty Member

Maggie Faulkner is Director of the MBA in International Law programme at MCC as well as being College Registrar.

She took her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Modern history at St Hugh’s College Oxford University and subsequently did a PGCE in Education, a law conversion CPE and a PGDL at the Inns of Court School of Law. She was called to the Bar in 2000. Maggie has tutored in law at Oxford University.

   David M J Graves, MA, CRA, FInstLM

Associate Faculty Member

Following a long distinguished military career of 24 years, Dave embarked upon his Police Service where he specialised in Corruption, fraud and all fraud related offences.

During his time within the Police service Dave was the Manager of the National Police Fraud Management Course accredited by Teesside University Business School. Since leaving the Police Service he has continued to teach law subjects at Warwick University Law School and a wide range of Managerial Skills at Coventry City University Management School.

Since setting up his own company dg Anti-Fraud Consultants Ltd Dave has been commissioned to assist the Polish Government’s fight against organised crime. He has presented training and delivered papers on Money Laundering, Organised Crime Issues, Corruption, VAT Fraud and has run delegate inter-active workshops to the Polish Police, Customs Officers, Border Guards and Prosecution officials at several venues in Poland. This programme has gained European recognition and continues to be in demand for 2007.

Dave holds a Masters of Art Degree in Fraud Management and is a Fellow founder member of the Institute of Leadership and Management.

     John Netting

John Netting enjoys a rich background of experience both industrially and geographically, his career extends from high technology engineering with Rolls Royce aero engine manufacture, through IT and applied measurement and control technologies with organisations including IBM and ICL, through to his current role within academia and management education. During his time within the industrial sector John fulfilled many senior management and chief executive roles within the USA and both East and West Europe. In his current capacity, John holds academic posts in Oxford, Budapest, Barcelona and Moscow as well as his work as General Director of Europe Business Assembly. Within the latter role he dedicates his time to forging links between academic institutions throughout the world.

Ejaz Ashraf Chowdary BA (Maths), MS (Computer Science), MBA

Vice Dean and Core Faculty Member

Ejaz Chowdary has recently left the position of Senior Project Manager at Microedge Ltd. a subsidiary of Advent Software Inc. to join Magna Carta College full time. At Microedge he has managed some large scale projects for Barclays and Deutsche Bank. He has wealth of experience in IT Management from development to Project Management to teaching over the last decade. Before that he has over 5 years experience in United Nations and Military. Ejaz has a degree in Computer Science from City University New York and MBA from University of London. He is at present the Vice Dean and Director of Distance Learning Programme at Magna Carta College.

Dr Kanan Ibrahim Bakht, PhD/Research Fellow, MBA, BA Hons, DipCIM, CIPD

Associate Faculty Member

Kenan has an indepth experience and exposure in the global education and consultancy field. Highly qualified academic with expertise in cross cultural management and HR. MBA and PhD from University of Bradford and London School of Economics. Professionally qualified with experience working for the top Fortune 500 companies.

Key Skills & Experiences include:

  • A proven track record in promoting and managing high quality academic standards throughout global educational institutions.
  • In depth knowledge of the UK and Global higher education sector.
  • Successful senior management career in education, finance, marketing and business development gained from Fortune 500 companies and Higher Education Institutions including Cooper & Lybrand's, BP Amoco Oil Company, Confederation of British Industries, UNDP (Consultant), Bristish American Tobacco Company (BAT).
  • Ability to Coach, mentor and develop staff and as well as a proven track record of building and manageing teams and creating an enabling work environment.
  • Excellent skills and track record in relationship building
  • Held the role of Head of Professional Development Programme and Full Time Faculty at North South University which is one of the top premier universities in Bangladesh.
  • Co Founded and managed the Bradford University MBA Programme in the Gulf Region - UAE (Dubai and Aby Dhabi) - University of Bradford is one of the top Business School in UK.
  • He is self motivated and high on commitment and integrity. He is also strong on leadership and motivating teams; having managed both small and large teams. he has enjoyed leading consultation with staff representatives and public speaking. He has well developed presentation skills and approaches work  from the prespective that it is going to be an enjoyable experience and works to instill that feeling all around him.

Dr Hassan Rizvi, BA (Econ), MA, PhD (Hull)

Associate Faculty Member
Dr Hassan Rizvi was commissioned in the army in 1991. He served on various command, staff and instructional appointments during his military career including United Nations Peace Keeping Mission in Haiti, 1995-96 as a Liaison officer in the Mission Headquarters. During his service, he also read economics and politics attaining degrees in both disciplines.

On leaving the army, Dr Rizvi pursued his academic career in Politics and achieved doctorate from University of Hull, writing his thesis on Pakistan-US relations. He specialises in the field of security, nuclear politics and anti-terrorism.

Dr Rizvi is also a lecturer in Public Services, teaching various courses on the subject. He has published and delivered various research papers. He is currently authoring a book on US-Pakistan alliance credibility and also contributing a chapter about Pakistan’s position in South Asian future in another publication.

He is presently working as Associate lecturer and Consultant at Magna Carta College.