By Alexandra Smith
It must surely be the dream job. British-born Australian Stephan Charters is to spend his working days sipping the finest French champagne, all in the name of research.
Leading French business school, Reims Management School, has appointed the international wine expert as the head of its champagne chair.
The professor of champagne will be responsible for developing the research activities for the chair and implementing a series of specialist courses at masters, MBA and executive education level.
The school, which has excellent links with the industry, has attracted a steady flow of executives to its MBA and executive programmes. One of the first things on Dr Charters' agenda will be to develop an executive summer school for the summer of 2007.