Dominic Swords

Visiting Professor

Dominic Swords

Dominic Swords

Biography

Dominic is a Visiting Professor of Business Economics at Henley and associate of the Centre for HR Excellence. He brings a deep and pragmatic understanding of the impact of market change on the strategic, operational and financial needs and resourcing of organisations. He consults with a range of businesses and is a regular speaker at corporate conferences on the business impact of economic change.

Recent assignments include working closely on the research and development agenda within the HR Centre and with clients including Danone, KPMG, the NHS, Cisco, Diwan Royal Court of Oman, GDF Suez, and Oracle. His focus is the development of tools and techniques to enable Business Partners to create more client focused HR solutions that support the commercial goals and challenges facing the business.

Dominic has over 15 years of international experience having run client projects throughout Europe, the States, Middle East, India, the Far East (in Hong Kong, mainland China, Malaysia and Japan) and Australia. Clients include Serco, Nandos, Danone, DHL, Roland Berger, Atlas Copco, Centrica plc, GDF Suez, DS Smith Ltd, Cap Gemini, Schroders Asset Management, Dixons plc, M&G Asset Management, Grant Thornton LLP, SE Banken, 3M (UK and Ireland), Vodafone, SABIC (Europe), Dunn and Bradstreet (Europe), Philips Healthcare and AEGON.

He is a frequent contributor to a number of TV and Radio programs BBC Today program, Financial World Tonight, World Business Report, BBC News 24, the Money program and CNBC’s ‘Strictly Money’. Recent subjects have included commentary on the current financial crisis and the recession, economic prospects for the UK, the re-structuring of the European airline industry, and analysis of fiscal policy and the Budget.

He is a member of the judging panel for the National Business Awards sponsored by Orange with a special focus on the SME sector.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

BUSINESS ECONOMICS

INNOVATION

CLIENT EXPERIENCE

DANONE

3M

VODAFONE

DUN AND BRADSTREET

DIWAN ROYAL COURT OF OMAN

SERCO

PHILIPS HEALTHCARE