Anthony Devine, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University
Anthony is an academic at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University in the UK which is AACSB accredited for both Business and Accounting. His area of teaching financial accounting and corporate governance. He is currently the programme leader for the BA (Hons) degree in Accounting and is responsible for the departments overseas partnerships and franchise arrangements in Asia and the Middle East. He is currently involved with a number of professional organisations including being an examiner at a professional accounting body, a board member for two charities and a school governor. In addition, he works with AACSB delivering seminars on Assurance of Learning, and is currently a member of the Accounting Accreditation Task Force which is tasked with re-writing the AACSB global standards.
Chris Wert, ISC Paris
Chris is the Dean for Accreditation and Quality at both the management and engineering schools at the Leonard de Vinci University Pole in Paris. Formerly he was Dean for Accreditation and International Strategy at ISC Paris and Telecom Ecole de Management; both institutions obtained AACSB accreditation during his tenure. Chris has long been involved in accreditation, primarily with AACSB where he currently mentors several European and Middle Eastern schools. He has done several workshops and presentations for AACSB and was a former co-president of the AACSB European Affinity Group. Prior to his involvement with AACSB, he was a peer reviewer for the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) where he also sat on the Board of Directors. Chris has consulted with many schools throughout Europe on Assurance of Learning and accreditation/quality in general. Chris Wert has both French and American nationalities, a doctorate in law from Suffolk University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts and an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Boston University.