Staff profile

Gino Franco

Senior Lecturer, Programme Leader for Part Time MBA




College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Derby Business School

Research centre

Centre for Business Improvement


Britannia Mill, Derby Campus, Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I contribute constantly to delivering outstanding higher education that is student focused, employer engaged, and which enhances life opportunities through learning across the region and beyond. I am Programme Leader for the Part-Time MBA programme.


Teaching responsibilities

I teach on undergraduate, postgraduate and in-company programmes. My main areas of teaching are Operations Management, Project Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Business Improvement


Professional interests

Research interests

  • Systems Thinking and Organisational Change



Undergraduate qualifications

Postgraduate qualifications

Experience in industry

I worked for over 25 years in industry, including in restaurants, food manufacture, and wine importation.


International experience

Additional interests and activities

In-company consultancy with public and private organisations, mostly in the service sectors.

In the media

Occasional contributions to local radio on a range of business topics.


Recent publications

  • Leading and Influencing in Purchasing - CIPS unit Guide, Level 6