Dr Keith L Jones



  • Maketing Manager


  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 - 15:00
  • Sunday - Saturday: Only Appointment

I’m based in Sheffield although I come from North Wales – with a name like mine, no surprises there! This location is central and highly convenient for travel as I work throughout the UK and globally. I’m frequently over in the US, Trinidad, the Baltic States, China and Thailand.

Having worked as a manager for SGS, and later ITS, I now practice independently. I played a leading role in the development of third-party corporate social responsibility audit, was the original author of the first global ethical audit standard SA 8000, and was responsible for the roll-out of social responsibility auditing and training worldwide. I’ve also worked as project manager for the Jalandhar Project to eliminate child labour in the football stitching factories of northern India.
In 2003, I became the official auditor for the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection and implemented the world’s first supplier audit programme to the humane cosmetics standard audit for animal rights in the supply chain. My work on compliance and ethical audit has been published in books by Heinemann, FT Pierson and The Economist. I’m also a delegate to the Smith Institute, a government think-tank, where I contribute to ad-hoc policy forums on compliance and management issues.

MBA & DBA International Programme, BEIJING UNIVERSITY 2004-date and Guangzhou Pearl River Management College 2001-2004. Course preparation, presentation and delivery.
Lecturer and course tutor, postgraduate business studies programmes. Programme and syllabus development, course delivery and student mentoring. Research Fellow
PhD Supervisor, Lecturer, and External Moderator BIRKBECK COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON.
On-line supervisor and mentor for Master and Doctor’s internet tuition programmes WARNBOROUGH WORLDWIDE UNIVERSITY for graduate students world-wide.
Visiting Fellow, Course Tutor, mentor and examiner MBA, MSc and Undergraduate programmes, RICHMOND COLLEGE, THE AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY IN LONDON.
External Assessor BTEC (now EdExcel) 1993-2004
Tutor and Examiner School of Management BSc Hons UNIVERSITY OF HULL AT GREENWICH COLLEGE
Professor and course tutor, undergraduate and MBA programme, THE AMERICAN STATE COLLEGE.
Associate Lecturer, THE OPEN UNIVERSITY. On-line tuition and course direction through IT link and internet mentoring.
Lecturer and Tutor PADERBORN UNIVERSITY , Paderborn, Germany. Lectures and Seminars in Use of English for Business Purposes.
Summer Schools for the AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR FOREIGN STUDY American international lecture programme.
Lectures for the International Enrichment American international college exchange programme.
Tutor, Fashion Marketing, BA Hons, CROYDON COLLEGE.
Assistant Professor of Management, THE AMERICAN COLLEGE IN LONDON (now the AMERICAN INTERCONTINENTAL UNIVERSITY) international university institution, 2,000 students, predominantly from overseas. Full-time faculty member responsible for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, curriculum development, administration and admissions. Specifically recruited to develop and implement the new international MBA programme.
Responsibility to write and develop all course materials, reading lists, curricula, objectives and outcomes for MBA Strategic Management Capstone Course, Human Resources Management , and Organizational Behavior Courses, academic advisement, curriculum and course development and administration. Headed the team which achieved SACS accreditation.
Production of course material and tutor for the distance-learning MBA programme, DURHAM UNIVERSITY.
Part-time tutor, THE OPEN UNIVERSITY Tyneside
Lectures for the postgraduate programme, project supervision The Business School, DURHAM UNIVERSITY.
Specialist presentations on the management development programme, LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL.
Graduate and undergraduate lectures, WARWICK UNIVERSITY.
Lectures on productivity in manufacturing, LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY.
Institution of Industrial Managers programme, SHEFFIELD COLLEGE.
Seminars and specialist presentations PhD and thesis supervision, LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICSINTERNATIONAL
1996: Presentation to International Seminar on Ethical Auditing, Stockholm.
International fora on the iron and steel industry over ten years.
Joint management development programmes in the brewing and drinks industries.
Lecturer and tutor University of Paderborn, Germany.STRATEGIC BUSINESS CONSULTANCY
Management consultancy since 1986, in partnership or as sole trader.
Specific discipline in Quality Systems implementation to ISO 9000 International Standard, environmental and ethical auditing, strategic human resources development, management training and development.
Achievements include the implementation of ISO 900O documented quality system in all member companies of the Executive Group, and Brent Walker drinks division.
Development of unique Quality Measurement System using barcode technology for services sector, implemented at Executive Group.
As consultant, established and developed Commercial Sector Partnership Project for Government Task Force based on South Tyneside.
Resolution of manning dispute in electricity supply involving national security, Northern Ireland.PUBLICATIONS
University text book, “Steel and Steelworkers”, Heinemann Educational Books ,1983 as “Charles Docherty”
Articles in the Times on manufacturing industry productivity
Occasional published articles on employee relations, productivity and commercial subjects
Fabian Society “Crisis in Steel” 1974
University research direction and thesis preparation.
Current textbook “Corporate Citizenship” on social accountability audit 1998 publication Financial Times-Pitman
Current preparation of study on ethical management implementation for Routledge and proposed editor, Routledge series on ethical management.
Specialist contributor to textbook “Business Ethics” published by FT/Prentice Hall (The Economist) in February, 2001.