Andrew Summers

Senior Lecturer in Management and Director of the PG Cert in Local Governance

Chrissie Oldfield

Andrew lectures on the MPA and MSc Human Resources courses at London South Bank University where he holds a half time appointment. On the MPA he teaches Integrative Management and Change and the Practice of Management Consulting as well as facilitating research dissertations. He is the Course Director for the Postgraduate Certificate in Local Governance for Councillors, one of the few university courses in the UK for serving politicians. He recently was part of an LSBU team training a Moscow University in the running of a public sector MBA.

Andrew is also an independent management consultant, trainer and coach. Whilst his experience spans most sectors, his strength is the public arena. He has held managerial appointments or undertaken major consulting assignments in central and local government, the health service and the third sector. Andrew spent 5 years as Director of Personnel and Management Services for a London Borough which followed 6 years senior level experience with a large south east county council.

Andrew also has a significant international public sector profile. He is an Associate of RIPA International for whom he has led a number of management training events abroad: These include, in Nigeria, running an Enhancing the HR Function course in November 2009 for the Central Bank of Nigeria. In The Gulf, during 2006, he undertook two management training assignments for managers of Qatar Petroleum. In Russia, he has contributed to a training for trainers course for participants from across the whole Federation. He has also been a tutor on three Commonwealth Secretariat courses for senior public sector managers world-wide held in Southern Africa, the Caribbean and UK. For the latter, he was the Director of Studies. Also with RIPA, he tutors regularly on their London based courses for senior public sector managers and personnel practitioners from a range of countries world-wide.

Andrew acts as internal coach and mentor to other university staff and is currently expanding this area of his work into other spheres. He holds the CMI Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring, an MSc in Human Resource Development and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development.

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