Colin Chapman

Associate Dean Learning and Teaching 

Colin Chapman1

Prior to an academic career he worked in various financial services roles and ran his own FCA regulated advisory firm. He has also acted as an assistant examiner for the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). 

Having taught at two other local universities Colin joined Aston Business School in September 2013 and assumed the role of Associate Dean in March 2016. He is responsible for on-campus BSc programmes in the Business School and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Chartered Fellow of The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI).

                                            Role: Associate Dean Learning and Teaching 

Phone: 0121 204 3485
Room: MB 611 

What Investment, panel expert (January 2013). 

Pensions expert on BBC local radio. 

  • BA with First Class Honours in Business and Finance 
  • CISI Private Client Investment Advice and Management (Distinction), 2012    
  • Chartered Wealth Manager
  • Institute of Financial Services, Chartered Insurance Institute and Chartered Institute of Bankers, 1986-2002
  • 2016 – to date: Associate Dean, Aston Business School, Aston University. 
  • 2013 – 2016: Teaching Fellow in Finance, Aston Business School, Aston University. 
  • 2012 – 2013: Senior Lecturer in Finance, Birmingham City University.
  • 2012 - 2015: Assistant Examiner, Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. 
  • 2011 – 2012: Visiting Lecturer in Economics. Staffordshire University. 
  • 1993 – 2011: Owner/director of financial advisory firms. 
  • 1984 – 1993: Various banking, insurance and investment positions. 


  •  BF2244 Strategic Finance
  •  BF3351 Principles of Finance 


  • Financial capability and inclusion   
  • Consumer protection and regulation within the financial services industry    
  • Day trading.  
  • Chartered Fellow (FCSI), Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. 
  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy Chartered Wealth Manager.



  • Private Clients: Finance, Investment and Insurance. (1993 - 2014)