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Professor Richard Li-Hua

Professor Richard Li-Hua

Professor Richard Li-Hua, PhD, took office in November, 2018 as the founding President of New Beacon. His vision is to establish New Beacon as a global university of the future. The institution is situated on 50 acres of a well-established garden-like campus in Stafford, United Kingdom…

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Professor James O’Kane

Professor James O'Kane

Professor James O’Kane is currently Dean of the Business School at New Beacon. James brings with him a wealth of leadership experience, a passion and a vision to develop and grow the New Beacon Business School into a global School, offering a wide-ranging portfolio of innovative contemporary programmes at different levels, underpinned by high quality research and scholarship…

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Paul Williams

Paul Williams is Director of Programmes & Operations at New Beacon Group and currently has over 25 years’ experience in Further and Higher Education where he has established himself as an inspirational, enthused and enterprising academic leader…

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Dr. Keith Luo

Keith Luo is Director of Partnership and Executive Education at New Beacon Group, and has more than 30 years’ experience in teaching, research, and administration at a number of leading universities in the UK and East Asia. He came to Britain in 1986 to pursue his postgraduate studies as a recipient of the British Government Scholarship…

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Professor Shawn Carraher

Professor Shawn M. Carraher received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma. He has served as the Oxford Journal Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the Small Business Institute and Clinical Professor in International Business at the University of Texas at Dallas as well as serving as the Undergraduate Research Director…

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Professor Xia Haiquan

Professor Xia Haiquan received his Bachelor of International Trade and Economics from the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) and his Master of Enterprise Management from Université de Paris 1. Between 1986 and 1991 he worked in Mauritius and Kenya on trade and business projects and between 1991 and 2015 he worked with UIBE as Director responsible for international academic collaborations…

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Professor David Weir

Professor David Weir has researched and published extensively on many areas of Business and Management and most recently…

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Professor Paresh Wankhade

Professor Paresh Wankhade is an expert in the field of public sector management with a known expertise in emergency services management. He is the Programme leader for the UK’s first bespoke Professional Doctorate in Emergency Services Management…

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Professor Panos Fitsilis

Professor Fitsilis has extensive project management experience with the development and deployment of large IT systems and extensive management experience in various senior management positions such as…

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