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Professor John Colley

Professor of Practice

Teaching in 2021-2022

Distance Learning MBA
  • IB831P: Mergers and Acquisitions
Evening Executive MBA (London)
  • IB9KVN: Leadership
  • IB9KHN: Strategic Advantage
Executive MBA
  • IB94K0: Enhancing Business Performance through Governance
  • IB9KT0: Leadership
  • IB8510: Mergers and Acquisitions
  • IB9S90: Strategic Advantage
Executive MBA (London)
  • IB9KUL: Leadership
  • IB850L: Mergers and Acquisitions
Full Time MBA
  • IB9BT0: Managing in a New World
  • IB9QMF: Mergers and Acquisitions
  • IB9BJ0: Strategic Thinking: Strategic Evaluation and Analysis

Strategy & International Business

Email:  /  Tel: 024 765 28217  /  Room: 2.224


John is Professor of Practice in Strategy and Leadership and Associate Dean (Post-Experience Masters Programmes) at Warwick Business School.

Before entering academia John was Group Managing Director at a FTSE 100 business and Executive Managing Director at a French CAC 40 business. Previously he undertook the role of MD of British Gypsum Ltd after having undertaken various leadership roles in Finance including Finance Director at British Gypsum. He has chaired a UK listed plc as well as non-executive director roles of UK and European private equity businesses. Currently he chairs two VCT funded businesses and also advises at board level various private businesses.

He was a council member of the Foundation for Management Education, a member of the Economic Affairs Committee for the CBI, and is a member of the Bank of England Regional Panel. He has written thought leadership articles for the national press and is quoted for his views on mergers and acquisitions and management education. John teaches strategy and leadership to MBA and executive education participants.

John's most recent role was Director of MBA Programmes at Nottingham University Business School.

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