Pavel Castka

Pavel Castka is Professor in Operations Management and Sustainability at UC Business School, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He formerly served as Research Director of the College and MBA Director and had visiting appointments at UCLA Anderson School of Management (USA), University of Salford (UK), BOKU University (Austria), Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria), Otago University (New Zealand) and NZT Fellow at Peking University (China). In 2018-2019, he served at Business and Economics Panel (Tertiary Education Commission, New Zealand) for 2018 PBRF assessment of research performance in New Zealand.

Prof Castka has been actively involved with international standardization within committees at the International Organization for Standardization as well as Standards Australia and Standards NZ and contributed to the development of the international guidance standard on social responsibility (ISO 26000), where he served as nominated expert between 2005-2010. He is currently ISO/TC 176 committee member; QR-008 committee member, and a member of IUCN’s Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP).

Pavel’s research interests focus at the role of standards, self-regulation and certification in operations and supply chain management. He is also a frequent speaker at international symposia and has given (semi)-plenary and keynote lectures at conferences in Bali, Prague, Riga, Adelaide, Belgrade, Jakarta, Oman, Zhuhai and many others. Dr Castka’s work has received numerous international awards and has been published in over 50 peerreviewed outlets inclusive of journals on FT45 list and A* on ABDC list. Recently, he has been a lead editor for IUCN’s Policy Matters (Issue 21 on Certification and biodiversity) and a chair of 15th ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium. He currently works on several research project that focus on conformity assessment, standadization and innovations as well as projects on food supply chains and food recalls.