Dr John Beech is a UK-based academic specialising in Sport Management, Event Management and Tourism Management. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at Coventry University, where he was, before his retirement, the Head of Sport and Tourism at the Applied Research Centre for Sustainable Regeneration (SURGE), and a member of the Centre for the International Business of Sport.
John is an International Professor at the Russian International Olympic University in Sochi, Russia. He lectures regularly in Kufstein (Austria), Salzgitter (Germany), Jyväskylä (Finland), and Sochi (Russia).
Currently the focus of his research is on insolvency in football clubs, their (mis)management and on football governance.
He is an England & Wales Council member of Supporters Direct.