With a career spanning banking, travel & tourism and latterly the food industry, Adrian brings a breadth of business development experience across many countries and types of organisations, with a strong entrepreneurial flair. Drawing on his operational and consulting experience in a large variety or organizations he is particularly interested in strategic visioning, CSR and cross-cultural management issues.
Adrian holds a B.Sc. (Econ) from the University of Wales, and an MBA from one of Europe’s leading business schools, IESE in Barcelona, Spain. Fluent in Spanish after living in Spain for 13 years, he has more than 25 years international experience, working and/or undertaking projects in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America. In this time he has gained both private and public sector experience, including senior roles and consulting assignments with multinationals, including a one year assignment within the World Bank.
This complements his experience with small and medium enterprises, both as a mentor, advisor and as an entrepreneur – and he has the bruises to show for it! Outside of academic life he continues to have an active involvement in the food industry, serving on the board of the East Midlands Food & Drink Forum and the Northamptonshire Food and Drink Sector Strategy Board.
Adrian’s wide experience, communication skills and open mind allow him to engage easily with both students and business people and thus facilitate discussion and understanding of complex management issues in both class room and boardroom alike. He is a Rotarian and chair of a homelessness charity and its social enterprise.
Adrian is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Business and Law, in the Business and International Management division, teaching strategy and cross-cultural management courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate and post-experience levels. He is an innovative programme leader for the University’s BA International Business degree and Director of Partnerships for the Centre for Citizenship, Enterprise and Governance (CCEG) which is undertaking ground breaking work in social value and social impact metrics. He is an associate editor of CCEG’s Social Value and Intangibles Review
Adrian’s research and consultancy interests are in strategic planning for medium sized businesses and the third / charity sector, with a primary focus on strategic visioning and the creation of shared or social value. He is also undertaking research in a variety of corporate governance and social impact issues.
- Pryce, A., Kakabadse, N. K. and Lloyd, T. (2011) Income differentials and corporate performance. Corporate Governance. 11(5), pp. 587-600. 1472-0701.
- Pryce, A., Kakabadse, N. K. and Lloyd, T. (2010) Income differentials and corporate performance. Seminar Presentation presented to: 10th European Corporate Governance Conference, ING, Troonstraat 1, rue du Trone, 1000 Brussels, 06-07 December 2010. (Unpublished)