Global Career Path Brings New Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law to Taylor’s University

After working in many countries, Professor Jonathan Winterton has been appointed as the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law. He joins Taylor’s from Curtin University.


Prof Jonathan Winterton at the Business & Law School
Taylor’s University has appointed Professor Jonathan Winterton as its first Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) and also as a Professor of Employment. The Vice Chancellor and President of Taylor’s University, Professor Michael Driscoll, said “It gives us great pleasure to welcome Professor Winterton to Taylor’s University. He has contributed leading edge research on the theory, policy and practice of human capital development, and is recognised as an international authority on skill and competence.  With this appointment in place, I am very confident that the Faculty will advance quickly and grow its academic and research excellence”. He comes with an international research profile, having led a substantial number of European research projects and been Lithuania, Moldova, Spain, Turkey and Vietnam.  His teaching experience is equally international: in addition to the UK, where he was based until 2000, he has taught in France, Hungary, Malaysia, New Zealand, Slovenia and the USA. 
 
Prof Winterton been working with and in Malaysia for more than a decade. He said that “When I was at the Toulouse Business School in France, for 4-years I ran a doctoral research methods training programme in Kuala Lumpur for Malaysian academics undertaking doctoral studies, under the auspices of the Malaysia-France University Collaboration (MFUC) agreement between the higher education ministries of Malaysia and France.”
 
More recently he served as the Dean of the Faculty of Business at Curtin University Malaysia in Sarawak.  Looking to the future, Prof Winterton said, “Looking to the next five years, I believe Taylor’s Business School can achieve accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (the EFMD Quality Improvement System), and with a re-engineered flagship MBA programme, also achieve accreditation by AMBA (Association of MBAs). Taylor’s Law School has made tremendous progress and is growing strongly and part of that success was because of the accreditations achieved. I believe we can continue to build on this success”.
 
He explained that the Faculty’s research strategy will be built upon emerging areas of strength, focusing especially on areas like family business and entrepreneurship; human capital development; legal and financial issues in ASEAN; and global supply chains, which are of crucial importance to economic growth in Malaysia and neighbouring countries. Enlarging international research collaboration, within ASEAN as well as with Europe and Australasia, will be a priority for the next few years.
 
Prof Winterton is originally from the UK: he graduated in Industrial Technology from Bradford University, gained a Masters in Industrial Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE), and was awarded a doctorate in Economics and Business Studies from Leeds University - (Global Matters 2017).