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academic community

Faculty

With strong backgrounds in academia, industry and teaching providing the best academic support, our Faculty combine thought leadership and experience to deliver state-of-the art modules and prepare our students to engage with the financial world and build their career in banking and finance.

Benefiting from substantial careers worldwide at companies such as Barclays, Lloyds, HSBC, Citi, Credit Suisse, to name a few, our Faculty members also hold academic degrees from leading universities, including New York University’s Graduate School of Business Administration and the London Business School (the world's two financial capitals).

Keith Pond

Dr Keith Pond

Lecturer

Keith is a leading Business teacher with a long track record of programme management as Programme Director of the Banking Finance & Management programme from 1999 to 2007, Director of Placements from 2004 to 2010, and Associate Dean (Teaching) from 2010 to 2017.

A frequent presenter at national and international learning and teaching conferences and seminars Keith is an innovative teacher who is passionate about sharing his experience with peers. Keith has wide experience in teaching undergraduate, post-experience and postgraduate students both in the UK and abroad, including Liechtenstein, Ukraine, Finland and Singapore.

Education 

PhD, Loughborough University: 2003.
MPhil, Loughborough University of Technology: 1989.
BSc, Bradford University: 1978. Major: Business Studies.

Professional Qualifications 

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Bankers: 2002 – Present.
(Formerly ACIB from 1981) Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy: 2015 – Present.
Certified Management and Business Educator: 2019 – Present.

Experience 

Director EOCCS, EFMD: 2017 – Present.
External Examiner, Regents University, London, UK: 2017 – Present.
Academic Director, Nurture Higher Education: 2015 – Present.
Part-Time Visiting Lecturer, Economics Department, University of Birmingham: 1998 – Present.
Senior Lecturer in Banking and Economics / Senior Teaching Fellow, Loughborough University: 1991 – Present.
Panel Member, Debt Resolution Forum Complaints Panel: 2010 – 2015.
Research Project Manager, Midland Bank plc: 1989 – 1991.
Various roles, Midland Bank plc: 1978 – 1989.

Expertise 

Retail Banking, Insolvency Law and Practice, Digital Education (HE).

Consulting 

Facilitator for Chartered ABS Leaders in Learning & Teaching Programme: 2019/20. Business School Review on behalf of TSI Riga, Latvia: 2018.

Books

Books: Pond, K. (2017). Retail Banking 4th Edition. Gosbrook Professional Publishing Ltd.
Pond K and Tyler A, (2015) Corporate Lending, ifs University College study guide.
Pond K. (2014) Commercial and Business Banking On-Line Distance Learning Study Guide, ifs University College.
Journal Articles: Huskinson S, MacKenzie H, Pond K, Goodman R, What is success? Reflections on assisting BTEC students’ transitions into higher education, Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change 6(1):17 May 2020.
Pond K, Assessment and Assessment Design, University Education 2019(6):12-19 (8 pages) 01 May 2020.
Lambert, S, Pond, K, Witthaus, G (2019) Making a difference with lecture capture? Providing evidence for research-informed policy, The International Journal of Management Education, 17(3), 100323, ISSN: 1472-8117. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijme.2019.100323 Pond, K., Stevenson, T. (2016).
SME lending decisions – the case of UK and German banks: An international comparison. Studies in Economics and Finance, 33(4), 501-508. Pond, K. (2016). Student Engagement in Video Case Based Undergraduate Business Teaching. Journal of Higher Education, 5(1). Pond, K., Stevenson, T. (2015).
SME Lending Decisions — The Case of UK and German Banks: An International Comparison. Journal of Business and Economics, 6(6), 1209-1214.

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Professional Activity and Membership

Member Chartered Association of Business Schools Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Committee, London: 2017 – Present.
Member CMBE Task Force, Chartered Association of Business Schools: 2019
Member EFMD Quality Services Directorate: 2017 – Present.
Member QAA Review panel for benchmark statement for Business and Management: 2014.
Recent Conferences: Ministry of Education Mongolia Seminar (Keynote), Ulaanbattor, Mongolia: December 2019.
EdTech Forum (Speaker), Judge Business School, Cambridge: November 2019. EOCCS Symposium (Organiser), HEC Paris: September 2019.
European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (Speaker and Seminar Chair), Madrid: October 2019.
Online Learning Conference (Speaker), Toronto, Canada: October 2019.
Online Learning conference (Speaker), University of Ljubljana, Slovenia: April 2019. Future of Learning conference (Keynote), IIM Bangalore, India: January 2019.

External recognition 

Judge for Case Centre Awards: 2020. Judge for ReImagine awards: 2020.

Visiting Faculty


Our Visiting Faculty comprise exceptional Professors and Scholars who contribute to our thought leadership agenda and actively participate in high-profile institutional activities.

Many of our community of Visiting Professors and Scholars hold research roles at top institutions within the City of London. With this knowledge, they further enhance the resources we bring to our students.

Keith Pond

Dr Keith Pond

Lecturer

Keith is a leading Business teacher with a long track record of programme management as Programme Director of the Banking Finance & Management programme from 1999 to 2007, Director of Placements from 2004 to 2010, and Associate Dean (Teaching) from 2010 to 2017.

A frequent presenter at national and international learning and teaching conferences and seminars Keith is an innovative teacher who is passionate about sharing his experience with peers. Keith has wide experience in teaching undergraduate, post-experience and postgraduate students both in the UK and abroad, including Liechtenstein, Ukraine, Finland and Singapore.

Education 

PhD, Loughborough University: 2003.
MPhil, Loughborough University of Technology: 1989.
BSc, Bradford University: 1978. Major: Business Studies.

Professional Qualifications 

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Bankers: 2002 – Present.
(Formerly ACIB from 1981) Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy: 2015 – Present.
Certified Management and Business Educator: 2019 – Present.

Experience 

Director EOCCS, EFMD: 2017 – Present.
External Examiner, Regents University, London, UK: 2017 – Present.
Academic Director, Nurture Higher Education: 2015 – Present.
Part-Time Visiting Lecturer, Economics Department, University of Birmingham: 1998 – Present.
Senior Lecturer in Banking and Economics / Senior Teaching Fellow, Loughborough University: 1991 – Present.
Panel Member, Debt Resolution Forum Complaints Panel: 2010 – 2015.
Research Project Manager, Midland Bank plc: 1989 – 1991.
Various roles, Midland Bank plc: 1978 – 1989.

Expertise 

Retail Banking, Insolvency Law and Practice, Digital Education (HE).

Consulting 

Facilitator for Chartered ABS Leaders in Learning & Teaching Programme: 2019/20. Business School Review on behalf of TSI Riga, Latvia: 2018.

Books

Books: Pond, K. (2017). Retail Banking 4th Edition. Gosbrook Professional Publishing Ltd.
Pond K and Tyler A, (2015) Corporate Lending, ifs University College study guide.
Pond K. (2014) Commercial and Business Banking On-Line Distance Learning Study Guide, ifs University College.
Journal Articles: Huskinson S, MacKenzie H, Pond K, Goodman R, What is success? Reflections on assisting BTEC students’ transitions into higher education, Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change 6(1):17 May 2020.
Pond K, Assessment and Assessment Design, University Education 2019(6):12-19 (8 pages) 01 May 2020.
Lambert, S, Pond, K, Witthaus, G (2019) Making a difference with lecture capture? Providing evidence for research-informed policy, The International Journal of Management Education, 17(3), 100323, ISSN: 1472-8117. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijme.2019.100323 Pond, K., Stevenson, T. (2016).
SME lending decisions – the case of UK and German banks: An international comparison. Studies in Economics and Finance, 33(4), 501-508. Pond, K. (2016). Student Engagement in Video Case Based Undergraduate Business Teaching. Journal of Higher Education, 5(1). Pond, K., Stevenson, T. (2015).
SME Lending Decisions — The Case of UK and German Banks: An International Comparison. Journal of Business and Economics, 6(6), 1209-1214.

Read full list here

Professional Activity and Membership

Member Chartered Association of Business Schools Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Committee, London: 2017 – Present.
Member CMBE Task Force, Chartered Association of Business Schools: 2019
Member EFMD Quality Services Directorate: 2017 – Present.
Member QAA Review panel for benchmark statement for Business and Management: 2014.
Recent Conferences: Ministry of Education Mongolia Seminar (Keynote), Ulaanbattor, Mongolia: December 2019.
EdTech Forum (Speaker), Judge Business School, Cambridge: November 2019. EOCCS Symposium (Organiser), HEC Paris: September 2019.
European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (Speaker and Seminar Chair), Madrid: October 2019.
Online Learning Conference (Speaker), Toronto, Canada: October 2019.
Online Learning conference (Speaker), University of Ljubljana, Slovenia: April 2019. Future of Learning conference (Keynote), IIM Bangalore, India: January 2019.

External recognition 

Judge for Case Centre Awards: 2020. Judge for ReImagine awards: 2020.