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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. 

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


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


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 and Senior Teaching Fellow, Loughborough University: 1991 – present
Panel Member, Debt Resolution Forum Complaints Panel: 2010–15
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
BSc, Bradford University: 1978. Major: Business Studies

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


Retail banking 4th Edition, Gosbrook Professional Publishing Ltd, 2017
Corporate lending, ifs University College study guide, 2015 
Commercial and business banking online distance learning, ifs University College study guide, with Alastair Tyler, 2014 
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, 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, with Stephanie Lambert and Gabi Witthaus 
'SME lending decisions – the case of UK and German banks: An international comparison', Studies in Economics and Finance, with Tony Stevenson: 2016
'Student Engagement in Video Case Based Undergraduate Business Teaching', Journal of Higher Education, with Tony Stevenson: 2015
'SME Lending Decisions – The Case of UK and German Banks: An International Comparison', Journal of Business and Economics


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 speaker, Ulaanbattor, Mongolia: December 2019
EdTech Forum, speaker, Judge Business School, Cambridge: November 2019
EFMD Online Course Certification System (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 speaker, IIM Bangalore, India: January 2019

External recognition 

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

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