School of Business and Economics


Peter Kawalek

Professor Peter Kawalek

Professor of Information Management, Director of the Centre for Information Management

Professor Peter Kawalek heads Loughborough University’s prestigious Centre for Information Management and is an expert in the Digital Economy and the effects of digitization on business and society.

He is a highly respected and prolific scholar; has led or co-investigated research projects to a value of around £2million; and has professional and consultancy experience with a wide range of multinational organisations.

He is the author of numerous academic papers related to Information Systems, social media, organizational change and technological impact on strategy. He teaches modules on Information Systems Management and Strategy at postgraduate level.

Peter also has experience with many companies, frequently to very senior level. These include SAP, British Telecommunications, Chubb Insurance Company of Europe, Fujitsu, Hoverspeed, the Great North Eastern Railway, Manchester City FC., New York City FC., four23, Bonka Circus, Siemens Gas Turbines, and IBM.

Peter also has extensive public-sector experience. Two examples include:

  • Worked on award-winning, successful change programmes at Salford City Council
  • Helped to establish the pioneering (Big Data) Lancashire-wide MADE (Multi-Agency Data Exchange) project with the constabulary, fire service, council, NHS, probation and drug action teams. This is still operational today after more than a decade

In the charities sector, he has worked with Royal Commonwealth Society on several projects, including as co-creator of the Jubilee Time Capsule; an official project of the Diamond Jubilee of HM The Queen.