Professor Nigel Garrow is the Head of Department for Finance, Accounting and Business Systems (FABS) at Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University. Prior to becoming an academic, Nigel had more than 30 years of international business experience, mainly based in Europe, with over half of that as a Managing Director or Chief Executive Officer in food or fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) firms.
Nigel entered academia in 2007 at Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Australia. He studied for, and was awarded, an MBA and then a PhD. Nigel was appointed Director of Academic Programs in 2011. In 2013. Nigel was appointed Professor and Dean at Flinders University Business School, Adelaide, South Australia.
In September 2014 Nigel took up his current role and was appointed Professor and Head of Department at Sheffield Business School. Nigel has just returned from 10 months in Australia where he was Deputy Dean Western Sydney University Business School. Western Sydney is a high growth region in Australia driven by the federal government decision to build a new international airport, and additional funding to drive innovation and start-ups in the region. Nigel is a Member of the British Academy of Management (BAM), and was recently awarded Fellowship of CPA Australia (Certified Practising Accountants).
Nigel's research interests are in mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and change management. Nigel is keen to seek more engagement between business practice, education, and management research (domestically and internationally), and develop frameworks to support career development into management research and practice. Nigel is currently supervising PhD students in areas of 'not for profits', mergers and acquisitions, forensic accounting, and factors causing firms to get into financial distress.