Anthony Devine, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University
Anthony is an academic in the Accounting and Financial Management department. His area of teaching is financial accounting and corporate governance. He is currently the senior academic accreditation lead within the Business School. Anthony’s PhD is in Family Business and Governance. His research interests include governance, values, education, innovation, entrepreneurship and accounting.
He is currently involved with a number of professional organisations including the Family Firm Institute as a GEN faculty member, AACSB as a global trainer for Assurance of Learning, he is on the board of New Writing North (a creative writing charity in the Northeast of England) and is a school governor.
Chris Wert, Ecole de Management Léonard De Vinci (EMLV)
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.