Neil Fletcher

Neil Fletcher FCA

Senior Lecturer


I am a senior lecturer at Sheffield Business School and have taught corporate governance and ethics to students from over 30 nations.

By profession I am a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. I am an experienced non-executive and Audit & Risk committee chair.

My academic interest focuses upon corporate governance. The best way to understand what I do is to check out my twitter account: @ethicsandglory.



I trained in public practice with Pannell Kerr Forster, before becoming the group treasurer/accountant of a £100m venture capital backed group: Mettis plc. Life there, with £150m of senior debt, was challenging and frantic. But, I learnt a lot. So much so that I moved on to become the finance director of a £30m nonprofit group: MCDT. It was here that I was first exposed to nonprofit governance.

Then, dear reader, in the grace of God I managed to secure a tenure at Sheffield Hallam University. And have been serving SHU and some of its students since 2008.

Put simply: most of time is now spent teaching corporate governance and ethics. But, I also maintain links with the nonprofit sector, and engage in nonprofit governance consultancy.



  • Interventionist Research.
  • Non Profit Governance
  • Qualitative Governance Research


Department of Finance, Accounting and Business Systems

Sheffield Business School

Fin Accounting & Man Accounting


Journal articles

Fletcher, N., Awolowo, F., & Garrow, N. (2021). Fraud Detection and Prevention: A Review of the Latest Developments in U.K. Audit. Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing, 17 (1), 1-13.

Fletcher, N., & Ridley-Duff, R. (2018). Management accounting information and the board meeting of an English further education college. Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, 15 (3), 313-340.

Morgan, G.G., & Fletcher, N.J. (2013). Mandatory public benefit reporting as a basis for charity accountability: findings from England & Wales. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 24 (3), 805-830.

Book chapters

Fletcher, N., & Stead, G. (2020). Carillion and corporate governance. In Business Economics. (3rd). Pearson


Fletcher, N., & Morgan, G. (2011). Public Benefit Reporting by Charities. London: Charity Commission for England and Wales.

Morgan, G., & Fletcher, N. (2011). Public benefit reporting by charities. Liverpool UK: Charity Commission.


Fletcher, N. (2013). Accounting-mathematical literacy: business students' mental models of gross margin, British Accounting and Finance Association.

Fletcher, N. (2012). Situated mathematical cognition in the accounting education of non accounting students: and its role in the conceptualisation of financial literacy.

Other publications

Fletcher, N. (2017). Article for The Conversation. Charities need a more diverse set of trustees – here’s how to recruit them.

Fletcher, N. (2016). Article for The Sheffield Star. A turbulent year for Mike Ashley.

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