Tony Stringer

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Department:Accounting, Finance and Operations Staff - beta version

Location: Chelmsford, Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Business, management, leadership and law , Accounting and Finance

Tony’s expertise is in the areas of financial strategy and management, investment appraisal and financing, all aspects of accountancy, performance and budget management, project management, and ethics and governance.

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Having qualified as an accountant, Tony served as a project accountant with the MoD, a management accountant in the electronics industry, a chief accountant for a major international company in Zambia, a consultant and operations director for a global commodity trading organisation and a financial and commercial director for publishing company. There followed a move into education and training which has included establishing his own training company before becoming Head of Management Studies at Chelmsford College, then joining the Lord Ashcroft International Business School as a Senior Lecturer.

Research interests

  • Financial education and literacy
  • Sub Saharan Africa
  • Financial Analysis
  • Social Enterprise
  • Financial Services in Russia

Principal area of research is into financial literacy in Sub Saharan Africa ranging from investigation into the provision and understanding of governmental finance, identification of the key financial requirements to drive the development of small enterprise and the investigation of the most effective means of delivery of financial literacy into primary education. A further area of research is in respect of the role of and development of a financial services sector in the Russian Federation.

Areas of research supervision

Tony has experience in a range of postgraduate research supervision in the areas such as banking, mobile technology, CSR, finance in football, the Euro in Poland, governmental audit in Russia and many more.


  • Finance for Decision making
  • International Governance
  • Business Planning
  • Financial Analysis
  • Strategic Financial Planning
  • The Professional Accountant
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Operations and Systems Management


Member of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

KTP –CALEX – global heat sensor manufacturing company based in Leighton Buzzard. Consulting on operations and systems development.

Recent presentations and conferences

  • Facilitator and presenter at an International Social Enterprise Conference at the Financial University in Moscow.
  • Participant in global webinar on advanced financial analysis using the Bloomberg Financial Information database.

Media experience

  • Promotion of LAIBS Bloomberg Lab on ITV News
  • Contributor to BBC Radio Essex on business and education