Keith Pond

Dr Keith Pond


Keith is a leading Business teacher with a long track record of programme management. He was 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 at Loughborough University.

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 teaching undergraduate, post-experience, and post-graduate students in the UK and abroad, including Liechtenstein, Ukraine, Finland, and Singapore.


Retail banking, insolvency law, and practice, digital education in higher education


  • External Examiner, Bayes Business School, London, UK: 2020 – present
  • Director EOCCS, EFMD: 2017 – present
  • Panel Member, Debt Resolution Forum Complaints Panel: 2010–15
  • Part-time Visiting Lecturer, Economics Department, University of Birmingham: 1998 – present
  • Senior Lecturer in Banking and Economics and Senior Teaching Fellow, Loughborough University: 1991 – 2022
  • Research Project Manager, Midland Bank plc: 1989–91
  • Various roles, Midland Bank plc: 1978–89



  • PhD, Loughborough University: 2003
  • MPhil, Loughborough University of Technology: 1989
  • Business Studies (BSc), Bradford University: 1978


Professional qualifications

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Bankers: 2002 – present
  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy: 2015 – present
  • Certified Management and Business Educator: 2019 – present



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



  • What is success? Reflections on assisting BTEC students’ transitions into higher education, Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change, with Sarah Huskinson, Helen MacKenzie, and Richard Goodman: 2020
  • 'Assessment and assessment design', University Education: 2020
  • Making a difference with lecture capture? Providing evidence for research-informed policy, The International Journal of Management Education 17 (3), 2019 with S Lambert, and G Witthaus
  • 'SME lending decisions – the case of UK and German banks: An international comparison', Studies in Economics and Finance, with Tony Stevenson: 2016
  • Retail banking 4th Edition, Gosbrook Professional Publishing Ltd, 2017
  • Corporate lending, ifs University College study guide, 2015
  • 'Student Engagement in Video Case Based Undergraduate Business Teaching', Journal of Higher Education, with Tony Stevenson: 2015
  • Commercial and business banking online distance learning, ifs University College study guide, with Alastair Tyler, 2014
  • 'SME Lending Decisions – The Case of UK and German Banks: An International Comparison', Journal of Business and Economics



  • Member CMBE Task Force, Chartered Association of Business Schools: 2019
  • Member Chartered Association of Business Schools Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Committee, London: 2017 – present
  • Member EFMD Quality Services Directorate: 2017 – present
  • Member QAA Review panel for benchmark statement for Business and Management: 2014


Recent conferences

  • Online Educa Berlin (OEB), Workshop organiser, Berlin, November 2022
  • European Association of Distance Teaching Universities, speaker Athens: October 2022
  • EFMD Online Course Certification System (EOCCS) Symposium, organiser, BI Norwegian Business School: September 2022
  • EFMD Annual Conference, Is Small Beautiful? Micro-credentials panel. Panel Chair: June 2022


External recognition

  • Judge for Case Centre Awards: 2020
  • Judge for Re-Imagine Awards: 2020