Operations and Systems Management

Dr David Hathorn

  • Qualifications: PhD MSc Chartered Fellow CQI, CMIPD, MSEE
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: Richmond Building Portland Street Portsmouth PO1 3DE
  • Telephone: 02392844636
  • Email: david.hathorn@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Operations and Systems Management
  • Faculty: Portsmouth Business School


I joined Portsmouth Business School in 1995 after 32 years in the Procurement Executive and the Navy Department of the Ministry of Defence. I have an aeronautical background serving in various capacities in military aircraft and engine repair, production and project management. I am an experienced auditor having led many Quality Assessments at some of the largest organisations in the defence sector.  My last MOD appointment was leading a Software Quality Assurance auditing cell in support of complex weapons projects. I have provided training and consultancy support to many organisations on Quality, Supply Chain Management, and Environmental related topics.

I am a registered IRCA Lead Auditor (including the aerospace sector scheme) and was Course Director on the MSc programmes in Strategic Quality Management:  After early retirement from the University I now work as a part time lecturer on a number of post graduate courses .  

I have degrees in Systems Analysis and Non-Financial Performance Measurement in Organisations.

I have provided consultancy and training services to many organisations and am currently researching various organisational management issues including change management, human factors and integrated management.

Teaching Responsibilities

Quality, organisational change and development, environmental management and project management.


Research profile

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