Professor John Wilson
Professor John Wilson, BA, MA, PhD, MCIM, CPFA, is currently Executive Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Glasgow School for Business and Society and Professor of Public Policy and Management.
A professionally qualified accountant (member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) and marketer (member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing) with an academic background in politics and economics, Professor Wilson is author of 4 books and over 100 research publications. He has a particular interest in the economics and politics of public service provision, particularly local government. He began his career at Lancashire County Council before joining Liverpool John Moores University, where he became Deputy Director of Liverpool Business School. He left to become Dean of Teesside Business School in 2000 and then, in 2006, became the founding Head of Salford Business School, which was formed at the University of Salford in 2006 following the merger of four Schools.
Professor Wilson has a BA (Hons) in Social Sciences having studied at Manchester Metropolitan University, an MA in Politics from Lancaster University and his PhD, from Liverpool John Moores University, involved a study of the impact of compulsory competitive tendering on the finance function in local government. Professor Wilson has extensive international links and has been invited to fulfil strategic advisory roles with a variety of organisations, including most recently the School of Management at the prestigious Harbin Institute of Technology, China.