Mr Quintin Heath

Quintin Heath

Part-time DBA student (distance learning)

Work & Organisational Psychology Group


  • BA (Hons) in economics
  • MSc in Business Administration and Personnel Management

Year of Entry:  2009

Thesis Title:

An evaluation of the effectiveness of senior managers in enhancing organisation competitiveness thorough shaping corporate culture: a mixed-methods, longitudinal case study of the sugar industry in UK, China and South Africa.

Research Keywords:

Organisation change, corporate culture, sugar industry, situated learning

Research Description:

This doctoral study aims to understand how effective senior managers are at changing the way the organisation they belong to works. Are they the drivers of change within it, and if so how can they do this more smoothly and consistently than is currently reported.
It is posited that this may be achieved through using situated learning theory.

Dr Michael Butler, Senior Lecturer, Work & Organisational Psychology Group, Aston University, UK

Work summary:

Quintin has worked in HR for the past 15 or so years and have worked in the FMCG, manufacturing and University sectors.
He joined AB Sugar (part of ABF) in 2010 from the grocery division (Kingsmill, Ryvita, Silverspoon, Pataks). Prior to this, he was HR Director for Twinings Ovo, for six years. He joined ABF in 2001 working for Silver Spoon, their UK sugar retail business.
His first full HR role was at ALHPA Airports Group (1995 – 2001), where his last role was as HR Director for the Flight Catering Division. His previous career was in the University sector, working in HR, facilities and commercial roles.

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