Dr Phil Renshaw

Dr Phil Renshaw

Visiting Professor

Phil has had careers in both industry and banking. After nearly a decade in investment banking working on transactions in many countries, he went on to lead the European Treasury/Corporate Finance teams before becoming the finance director in the technology business, EDS UK. 

His career transitioned into HR and leadership development in 2008. Phil has taught a variety of academic subjects in Finance and HR at different levels and at several universities, including The London Institute of Banking & Finance. He is a Researcher and a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University, and author of 'Coaching On-the-Go: How to lead your team effectively in 10 minutes a day'. 


International assignments/expatriation, leadership development, professional coaching and mentoring, human resources, finance.


Circulus Limited, Leadership development and management/executive coaching: 2009–present
University Lecturer/Masters Supervisor, Birmingham University, BPP University College, Cass Business School, Cranfield University, The London Institute of Banking & Finance, Nottingham University, University of Hertfordshire, Uppsala University: 2009–present
ATLAS Consortium, Head of Organisational Effectiveness: 2008–09
ATLAS Consortium, Director, Implementation Business Office: 2006–07
EDS, UK Financial Services, Account Executive: 2005–06
EDS, UK Commercial Business Finance Director/UK Finance Director: 2003–05
EDS, Director, Head of EMEA Corporate Finance, Treasury: 1998–2003
Greenwich NatWest/NatWest Markets, Debt Structured Finance (London, New York, Sydney), Director: 1993–98
Greenwich NatWest/NatWest Markets, various assistant manager roles: 1989–93


PhD, Cranfield University: 2015–19
BSc, Banking and Finance, Loughborough University of Technology (2:1): 1988

Professional Qualifications

PGCHE, The London Institute of Banking & Finance: 2014
MCT (Member of Association of Corporate Treasurers): 1994
ACIB (Association of the Chartered Institute of Bankers): 1990
ACC Qualified coach (International Coach Federation)
NLP Practitioner
Certified facilitator of Relationship Awareness Theory (SDI)
Certified facilitator of the MLQ 3600 Leadership Evaluation tool


Numerous leadership development, coaching skills for leaders training and executive/management coaching activities through his consultancy, Circulus Limited. Clients range from global players in a range of industries to small businesses, charities and the public sector.


Coaching On the Go, With J Robinson: 2019
The value of international assignments through the lens of real-options-reasoning, with M Dickmann and E Parry, conference paper submission, EURAM: 2019
The value of International Assignments as microfoundations of dynamic capabilities, with M Dickmann and E Parry, conference paper submission, EURAM: 2018
Standing in the shoes of giants: teaching research philosophy, with J Robinson conference paper submission, BAM: 2018
Listen up to manage down, Financial World: April/May 2017
Trends in managing international assignments: it’s all about valueADIT Voice Issue 2: 2017
The organisational value of international assignments: a systematic literature review, with M Dickmann and E Parry, conference paper, EURAM: 2017
'Comparing seconded national experts to the business expatriate paradigm' with E Parry and M Dickman, Thunderbird International Business Review – Special Edition: 2017
A surprising link between creating global leaders and social valueSocial Value and Intangibles Review: April 2016
Seconded National Experts and Global Mobility – extending the paradigm, conference paper, EIASM 6th Workshop on Expatriation: 2016
The value of an international assignment is as important as the cost, Professional Outsourcing Resources: 2016
'Tripping up', Accounting and Business: March 2016
'Between two worlds: coaching employees on international assignment', with M Dickmann, and D Holland, Coaching Today: 2016
An academic lens on proceedings, FEM EMEA Summit: 2015
Seconded national experts and global mobility – a working paper: 2015 
'See the other side', The Treasurer (pdf): 2015
How secondments could improve regulation, with M Dickmann and A Ghobadian, The Banker: 2015
'An infusion of the new', with A Ghobadian, Financial World: December 2014/January 2015
'The death of the lecture', The Journal of Professional Scholarship in Banking and Finance: 2013
Secondments: A Missed Opportunity? with D Holland, Centre for Progressive Leadership, London Metropolitan University: 2013


MCT, Member of Association of Corporate Treasurers


Henry Grunfeld Research Fellow – The London Institute of Banking & Finance: 2014
Recipient of the Journal of Global Mobility First Runner-Up for Best Paper Award at the Standing Track of Expatriate Management at the 2019 EURAM Conference in Lisbon, Portugal

Conference presentations

The discursive micro-practices of leadership that enable high performance in uncertain times, British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference: 2019
Doctoral symposium: what difference does your paradigm make? BAM: 2018
Professional Development Workshop – What difference does your paradigm make? BAM: 2017
The Value of International Assignments through real-options-reasoning, with Emma Parry and Michael Dickmann, Cranfield University