Tabani Ndlovu

Tabani Ndlovu

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Academic Division Department of Marketing


Tabani is assistant Course Leader for the MSc Marketing suite of courses where he is Course Leader for the MSc Marketing January Cohort. In addition, he Module-leads the Leadership and Employability module, the CIM Level 6 Mastering Metrics Module as well as the BA Marketing Level 3 Mastering Metrics module. Tabani also serves as Nottingham Trent University’s Internal Reviewer for Loughborough college, charged with the oversight of maintaining quality on the college’s degree offer. Tabani supervises DBA and PhD students and is also a Visiting Placement Tutor for students on industrial placements.

Career overview

Prior to joining NTU, Tabani worked for a number of large international corporations at senior management / director level. His last role was at E.ON UK Limited where he headed the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) department. In academia, Tabani worked for the University College of Estate Management (UCEM) where he looked after MBA students on the online course. He also worked for Oxford Brookes University where he led on the Corporate Governance module for the MSc students before joining the University of Wales where he looked after MBA students. He is a co-founder and director of a consultancy business providing sustainability strategy advice to organisations in the UK's East Midlands region and Southern Africa.

Research areas

Tabani has researched and published on a number of topical issues related to Corporate Governance, Sustainable Marketing as well as internationalisation. His broader research interests span sustainability, responsible business practices, corporate governance as well as internationalisation. His key research interests centre around sustainable development, entrepreneurship, internationalisation and corporate governance. Specifically, he is currently investigating the meaning and practicality of sustainability jargon in the face of contemporary global challenges such as developmental issues, poverty, terrorism etc., questioning whether the construct and framing of sustainable development needs revisiting and reframing in light of the issues highlighted above. He is also interested in the intersection of the business agenda and sustainability, in particular sustainable marketing practices.

External activity

Tabani sits on various boards including the Board of New College Nottingham, the Enthusiasm Trust as well as Mojatu Media Limited. Internationally, Tabani holds various visiting professorships at such institutions as Estonian Business School, Dijon among others. Previously, Tabani served on the boards of Derby Homes, North Nottinghamshire College, North Notts Create, ProAct security Services among others.

Sponsors and collaborators

Tabani is currently working as part of a consortium comprising 10 European universities that seek to bid for EU funding to research and implement an EU-wide strategy to embed innovation and entrepreneurial skills in younger people. He also researches collaboratively with Dr Inocent Moyo of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Dr Chris Nshimbi of the University of Johannesburg researching Noth-South vs East-West migration.

Press expertise

Tabani has been invited to speak at BBC Nottingham on a number of occasions discussing various corporate governance, marketing and sustainability-related topics.