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Dan Regan

Dan Regan

Visiting Professor


Dan commenced work in local government straight from school. His mother was widowed, Dan’s father dying when he was small. He was fortunately influenced by his uncle, the youngest of his grandmother’s seven children who taught him mental arithmetic and how to read before he had started school. Dan won a scholarship, but family circumstances prevented him taking up the offer of a boarding school place. During his young days he did many small jobs to supplement his income as a boy. Looking back he says this was a wonderful experience, particularly in the cosmopolitan East End of London.

Immediately upon starting work Dan was perceived as having a natural facility with finance and began part-time studies, qualifying as a member of the Chartered institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) of which he now is now a Fellow. Dan moved to a succession of senior posts in local and public bodies as he progressed by study and experience, culminating on his becoming a Chief Executive and Director of Finance of a London Borough prior to completing his 40 years and retiring from the public sector. He then formed his consultancy, specialising in assisting firms with financial problems, investments and development projects. He has negotiated at all levels (both in consultancy and in his public sector work) with Bankers, Investment Specialists and Government. He believes in thorough research and evidence based decision making.

Dan had continued part-time study all his working life, being Called to the Bar, gaining a BSc (Econ), two Masters Degrees and a PhD. His range of academic and practical knowledge is considered thorough and extensive. All through his working life Dan has enjoyed a wide variety voluntary work and he was awarded an MBE for voluntary and social work. He is also an Officer of the Order of St John.Dan is a Freeman of the City of London, a Liveryman of the City Educators Company and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Commerce (FRSA). He also has a Papal Knighthood.