Dr John Glen

Director, Centre for Customised Executive Development
Cranfield University 

John is the Director for the Centre for Customised Executive Development (CCED) at Cranfield University – School of Management. He has been a member of faculty at Cranfield since 1999 initially joining the School of Management as a member of the Economics faculty.

As Senior Lecturer in Economics, John specialised in teaching micro economics, industrial organisation and is the author of several papers relating to competition policy, and deregulation. His teaching at Cranfield School of Management has contributed to the electives on Economic Perspectives on Globalization; Advanced Macroeconomics Economic, Economics of Organisations and Strategy, and Quantitative Methods. John was Director of the Executive MBA from 2002 – 2004 and the Full-time MBA from 2004 – 2007.

He has worked extensively in the area of executive development in the UK and globally. John is currently delivering Strategy, Business Economics and Global Economic Environment Input to a number of clients from a wide range of industries both at Cranfield and overseas. These include Kuehne and Nagel, Jaguar Land Rover, Wartsila, EMC, Elior, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, EDF, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development and Abu Dhabi Environment Agency.

John has published over 30 commissioned reports for a variety of corporate clients and more than 50 academic and conference papers, his major academic interest being in the area of housing and health economics.

John regularly comments on UK and global macro-economics and the finance of football on BBC radio and television having given more than 75 interviews in the last three years.

Opening Keynote Details

Procurement & The Brexit Bombshells

With Article 50 triggered and the countdown now begun, CIPS Economist John Glen discusses potential impacts on the procurement function of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU in 2019 – both post-Brexit and over the next two years.

John will examine some of the significant economic trends that have already started to take shape since last year’s shock referendum result, translating these into the likely outcomes of a ‘hard’ Brexit and highlighting the key risks that procurement professionals need to start building into their future strategies.