Sandy Pepper joined the Department of Management in September 2008 as an ESRC/FME Fellow. He was appointed Senior Fellow in September 2011 and Professor of Management Practice in January 2013. He previously had a long career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he held various senior management roles, including global leader of the Human Resource Services consulting practice from 2002-2006.
Professor Pepper graduated from the University of Durham in 1981 with an honours degree in Philosophy and English. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 and became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales in 1995. In 2006 he was awarded an MSc (Mastère Spécialisé) in Consulting & Coaching for Change by HEC, Paris, under a programme run jointly with Said Business School, University of Oxford. He completed a DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) at the University of Surrey in January 2011.
Research and teaching interests include organisations and management theory, with a particular focus on people, jobs and pay, especially the impact of incentives and rewards on the motivation and behaviour of senior executives. I am also interested in behavioural and new institutional economics, business ethics, and the relationship between management theory and practice. My current research projects fall under three heads: “Rethinking Agency Theory”; “Ethics, Inequality and Executive Pay”, and; “Why are Bankers Paid so Much?”
Employment Relations and Human Resource Management Faculty Research Group