The Warwick Executive Diploma in Strategy & Innovation


WBS Faculty has strength and depth across the key areas of challenge for executives and organisations. On The Executive Diploma in Strategy & Innovation you will engage with, and be taught by, some of the world’s best researchers, business teachers and practitioners - all specialists in our Executive Diploma areas of focus.

All faculty members teaching on the Diploma are either research active academics producing the latest business theories, or Professors of Practice who are successful senior business and industry practitioners, and experts in facilitating research.

  • Jonathan Westrup

    Course Director for the Executive Diploma in Strategy & Innovation

    Jonathan is an expert facilitator and executive educator who works with senior teams to design and implement their organisational strategies.

  • Christian Stadler

    Professor of Strategic Management

    Christian Stadler is a Professor in Strategic Management. Prior to joining Warwick Business School he was at University of Bath School of Management, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and Innsbruck University. Christian addresses fundamental strategic questions that enable companies to grow, adapt, and consistently beat their competitors . In his new book Open Strategy. Mastering Disruption from Outside the C-Suite he explains how companies can craft strategy in a new unconventional way, one tailor-made for today's faster, more volatile business environment. 

  • James Hayton

    Professor of Strategic Management

    James' research focuses on how human resource management practices foster organizations' capacity for entrepreneurship and strategic renewal. In a second stream he focuses on the influence of cultural and psychological factors on entrepreneurial behavior. His research has been published in scholarly outlets such as the Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Human Resource Management, Organizational Research Methods, Multivariate Behavioral Research, R&D Management and several other journals and books. James serves as Editor-in-Chief at Human Resource Management, included in the Financial Times shortlist of influential management journals. 

  • John Colley

    Professor of Practice

    Before entering academia John was Group Managing Director at a FTSE 100 business and Executive Managing Director at a French CAC 40 business.

  • Koen Heimeriks

    Professor of Strategy

    Koen Heimeriks is Professor of Strategy at Warwick Business School. Previously, he was faculty at Copenhagen Business School, Rotterdam School of Management, and Tilburg University and he has also been visiting at Aalto, Carnegie Mellon University, and INSEAD. He earned his Ph.D. at Eindhoven University of Technology. Koen's research focuses on how companies develop corporate development (i.e., alliance, acquisition, and divestiture) capabilities to realize corporate growth in high-tech settings. 

  • Mark Johnson

    Professor of Operations Management

    Mark is Head of Group for Operations at WBS. His current research broadly examines control and coordination in operations and supply chains.

  • Dr Frederik Dahlmann

    Associate Professor