Istemi S. Demirag is Professor of Accounting and Head of Accounting group at Keele University Management School. Previously he was a Professor of Accounting at Hull University Business School and at Queen’s University Management School, Belfast. His research interests include Public Private Partnerships and particularly Governance, and Accountability issues, Short-termism, and Value- for- Money. He is an Associate Editor of Accounting Forum and serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals including the Journal of Management and Governance. He serves or has served on numerous Boards and Advisory Councils, and acted as the Chairman for the Panel of the Government of Ireland Senior Scholarship of the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) 2002-2003. He is the founder director and chair person of the Early Career Accountants’ Research Development Programme, funded by the European Accounting Association.