Donald MacLeod

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Honorary Lecturer and Member of CEPMLP Global Academic Team

Biography

D.G. (Donnie) Macleod graduated from Strathclyde University in 1967, having studied Accountancy and Law, and qualified as an accountant in 1970. Following qualification he worked for twenty-five years in the public sector, at Finance Director level for sixteen years and, during those years, as an advisor to government ministers and E.U. committees and working parties. He left the public sector in 1992 following an organisational restructuring.

He has lectured at both under-graduate and post-graduate level in Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Corporate Finance, Strategic Finance, International Finance and Strategic Management at the Universities of Abertay, St Andrews, Dundee, Mauritius and Mikkeli in Finland and the SEGI group of colleges in Malaysia. From 2003 to 2009 he carried out extensive consultancy work for companies in the electricity industry in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, with particular emphasis on management information and reporting systems, contract pricing, negotiation and management and performance measurement and enhancement. Donnie also has working experience in the fishing, transport and steel industries.

Donnie has been an Honorary Lecturer at CEPMLP for the last five years teaching the Foundation Finance and Introduction to Finance modules.

A fluent Gaelic speaker Donnie is a regular contributor to BBC Gaelic radio programmes, commenting on financial, political and educational issues. In 1983 he wrote a paper on “Funding of Bi-Lingualism in Europe” which played a significant part in the decision of the then Secretary of State for Scotland to significantly increase financial aid to the Gaelic language.

Teaching

Teaches On-Campus Modules for:

Foundation Finance (CP52051)

This module will introduce students to the complexities of business finance and aim to give them an understanding of the issues business managers in the energy and extractive industries are required to consider in the decision-making process. All managers, in all types of organisations, have to be constantly aware of the financial implications of decisions being made, including sources and cost of finance, return on investment, management of working capital requirements and of associated business and financial risk. The module is designed to give students an appreciation of the financial management issues they will confront as managers and to give them the confidence in the understanding of finance to be able to ensure the correct financial information is available to them to allow for well informed decision making.

Introduction to Finance (CP52056)

This module will introduce students to the complexities of business finance and aim to give them an understanding of the basic financial issues business managers in the energy and extractive industries are required to consider in the decision-making process. All managers, in all types of organisations, have to be constantly aware of the financial implications of decisions being made, including sources and cost of finance, return on investment and the effective management of working capital requirements. The module is designed to give students an appreciation of issues of this nature they will confront as managers and to give them the confidence in the understanding of finance to be able to ensure the correct financial information is available to them to allow for well informed decision making.

Teaches Distance Learning Modules for:

Introduction to Finance (CP50044)

This module will introduce the students to the complexities of business finance and aim to give them an understanding of the issues business managers in the energy and extractive industries are required to consider in the decision-making process. All managers, in all types of organisations, have to be constantly aware of the financial implications of decisions being made, including sources and cost of finance, return on investment, management of working capital requirements and of associated business and financial risk. The module is designed to give students an appreciation of the financial management issues they will encounter as managers and to give them the confidence in the understanding of finance to be able to ensure the correct financial information is available to them to allow for well informed decision making.