Dr John Webb

Head of the Department of Leadership and Management

Faculty:Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Department:Leadership and Management Staff - beta version

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Business, management, leadership and law

John is our Head of Department of Leadership and Management, and a tax and public service specialist with a particular research interest in taxation paradigms and their impact on tax polices.

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In the context of his research, John has presented papers at a number of international conferences and is an editor of the Journal of Finance and Management in Public Services. In July 2013 John organised his 13th research conference focusing on public service management, working in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Finance and Accountancy.

John has been lecturing for over 26 years and has held a range of management posts from CIPFA course leader, Postgraduate Field Leader and Professional Programmes Leader. He teaches across our undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses, and is an experienced doctoral supervisor. In 2013 he introduced a new module, Exploring Collaborative Research, where he works with final-year undergraduate students in extending his research into taxation perceptions and attitudes.

In recent years, John has been an examiner and moderator for CIPFA and has acted as an advisor on their syllabus review. Currently John is an ACCA assessor and CIPFA IPDS examiner. Over some 18 years John was an executive member of ACIPFAL, a member of CIPFA regional council and was invited to CIPFA membership for his services to public service finance.

Research interests

  • Taxation paradigms and their impact on tax polices