Anthony Devine is an academic at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle. He is involved in teaching, at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is the Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Accounting degree. His research areas are family business, corporate governance, financial accounting and ethics. Anthony is an examiner at the Association of International Accountants and holds a faculty teaching post at the Family Firm Institute in Boston, MA. In the past Anthony has carried out consultancy roles for local authorities, global IT companies and family businesses. He has been a member of the New Writing North board since 2013.