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Dr Phil Renshaw


The London Institute of Banking & Finance Faculty Profiles

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 several Universities and at different levels. He is a Researcher and a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University. Author of Coaching On-the-Go: How to lead your team effectively in 10 minutes a day (Pearson / FT Imprint 2019).

International Assignments/Expatriation, Leadership Development, Professional coaching and mentoring, Human Resources, Finance.


Circulus Limited: 2009 – present.

  • Leadership Development and Management/Executive Coaching

University Lecturer/Masters Supervisor: 2009 – present.

  • Birmingham University, BPP University College, Cass Business School, Cranfield University, The London Institute of Banking & Finance, Nottingham University, University of Hertfordshire, Uppsala University

ATLAS Consortium

  • Head of Organisational Effectiveness: 2008 – 2009.
  • Director, Implementation Business Office: 2006 – 2007.


  • UK Financial Services, Account Executive: 2005 – 2006.
  • UK Commercial Business Finance Director/UK Finance Director: 2003 – 2005.
  • Director, Head of EMEA Corporate Finance, Treasury: 1998 – 2003.

Greenwich NatWest/NatWest Markets

  • Debt Structured Finance (London, New York, Sydney), Director: 1993 – 1998.
  • Various Assistant Manager Roles: 1989 – 1993.

PhD, Cranfield University: 2015 – Exp 2019.
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.

Renshaw, P and Robinson, J. (2019) Coaching On the Go. Pearson/FT Publishing. Read now
Renshaw, P. St J, Dickmann, M. and Parry, E. (2019) The value of International Assignments through the lens of real-options-reasoning. Conference Paper Submission. EURAM 2019, Lisbon, Portugal.
Renshaw P. St J, Parry, E. and Dickmann, M. (2018) The value of International Assignments as microfoundations of dynamic capabilities. Conference Paper Submission. EURAM 2018, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Renshaw P. St J, and Robinson, J. (2018). Standing in the Shoes of Giants: Teaching Research Philosophy. Conference Paper Submission. BAM 2018. University of West England, UK.
Renshaw, P St J. (2017) Listen up to manage down. Financial World. April/May p40-41.
Renshaw, P St J. (2017) Trends in Managing International Assignments – It’s All About Value. ADIT Voice Issue 2. p5-7. Read now. 
Renshaw P St J, Dickmann, M and Parry, E. (2017) The Organisational Value of International Assignments – A Systematic Literature Review. Conference Paper. EURAM 2017, Glasgow, UK.
Renshaw P. St J, Parry, E. and Dickmann, M. (2017) Comparing Seconded National Experts to the business expatriate paradigm. Thunderbird International Business Review – Special Edition.
Renshaw, P. (2016) A surprising link between creating global leaders and social value. Social Value and Intangibles Review, April 2016, p42-44. Read now.
Renshaw, P. St J. (2016) Seconded National Experts and Global Mobility – extending the paradigm. [Conference Paper] EIASM 6th Workshop on Expatriation, Catania, Italy.
Renshaw, P. (2016) The value of an international assignment is as important as the cost, Professional Outsourcing Resources.
Renshaw, P. (2016) Tripping up, Accounting and Business, March 2016, p62-3.
Renshaw, P. St J., Dickmann, M., and Holland, D. (2016) Between two worlds: coaching employees on international assignment. Coaching Today. Issue 19. p20-24.
Renshaw, P. (2015) FEM EMEA Summit Nov 2015 - An Academic lens on proceedings.
Renshaw, P. St. J (2015) Seconded National Experts and Global Mobility - a working paper. Read now.
Renshaw, P. (2015) See the other side. The Treasurer. May p34-35. Read now.
Renshaw, P., Dickmann, M. and Ghobadian, A. (2015) How secondments could improve regulation. The Banker. March. p10. Read now.
Renshaw, P. and Ghobadian, A. (2014) An infusion of the new. Financial World. December 2014/January 2015, p57-60. Read now.
Renshaw, P. (2013) The death of the lecture. The Journal of Professional Scholarship in Banking and Finance. Volume 1, p62-71. Read now.
Renshaw, P and Holland D (2013). Secondments: A Missed Opportunity? Centre for Progressive Leadership. London Metropolitan University.

MCT, Member of Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Henry Grunfeld Research Fellow – The London Institute of Banking & Finance: 2014.

Conference presentations
Various Academic Conferences attended with papers submitted as noted.
British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, Professional Development Workshop – “The Discursive Micro-practices of Leadership That Enable High Performance in Uncertain Times”: 2019.
British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, Doctoral Symposium – “What difference does your paradigm make?”: 2018.
British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, Professional Development Workshop – “What Difference does your paradigm make?”: 2017.
Phil Renshaw, Michael Dickmann, Emma Parry: “The Value of International Assignments through Real-Options-Reasoning“, Cranfield University, Cranfield, United Kingdom.
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.