Committees

The Chartered ABS uses a committee structure to help develop the strategy in particular interest areas within business schools.

Criteria for Membership and Responsibilities

Our committees:

Research Committee

The Research Committee comprises of directors of research from member business schools and it provides guidance to the Chartered ABS Council to support policy formulation in the field of research as it affects business and management education.

Details of our Annual Research Conference can be found here.

Members

  • Professor Alistair Bruce, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University (Chair)
  • Professor Martin Meyer, Kent Business School (Vice Chair)
  • Professor Yehuda Baruch, Southampton Business School
  • Professor Jonathan Crook, University of Edinburgh Business School
  • Professor Graeme Currie, Warwick Business School (DPDOR facilitator)
  • Professor Denis Fischbacher-Smith, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
  • Professor Sunitha Narendran, Royal Docks School of Business and Law, UEL
  • Professor Stephen Perkins, Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law, LMU
  • Dr. Nina Seppala, UCL School of Management
  • Professor Donna Whitehead, Bristol Business School, UWE
  • Professor Geoff Wood, Essex Business School
  • Professor Caroline Gatrell, University of Liverpool Management School
  • Professor Natasha Mauthner, Newcastle University Business School
  • Professor Penelope Tuck, Birmingham Business School
  • Professor Steve Johnson, Sheffield Hallam Business School

Terms of Reference for the Research Committee

 

Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Committee

The LTSE Committee comprises mainly of directors of learning and teaching in member business schools. Its role is to support policy formulation and professional development in the areas of teaching, learning, assessment, quality assurance and student employability and student loans

Members

  • Professor Georgina Andrews, Bath Business School (Chair)
  • Professor Heather McLaughlin, Coventry Business School (Vice Chair)
  • Professor Gillian Armstrong, University of Ulster
  • Elizabeth Aylott, BPP Business School
  • Dr Paul Cashian, Coventry Business School
  • Dr Heather Clay, Middlesex University Business School
  • Professor Monika Foster, University of the West of Scotland, School of Business and Enterprise
  • Dr Cathy Minnett-Smith, University of Bedfordshire Business School
  • Dr Berry O'Donovan, Oxford Brookes Business School
  • Dr Keith Pond, Loughborough University School of Business and Economics
  • Dr Karen Robins, Hertfordshire Business School
  • Professor Nicholas Scott, Leeds University
  • Dr Adam Shore, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Professor Diane Sloan, Newcastle Business School
  • Dr Jane Tapsell, Buckingham University
  • Professor Helen Williams, Cardiff University

Terms of Reference for the LTSE Committee

 

Professional Managers' Committee

The Professional Managers' Committee consists of leading managers in a senior role in business schools. The committee plays an integral role in the Professional Managers' Annual Conference (PMAC), as well as being influential in discussing and understanding the restructuring that is going on in many business schools. The Committee’s mission statement is “to encourage and support high performance of professional services within business schools through a process of development and knowledge transfer.” The committee seeks to support professional development by acting as a conduit for innovation and good practice.

Members

  • Dr Emm Johnstone, Queen Mary University of London (Chair)
  • Janine Ellis, Alliance Manchester Business School (Vice-Chair)
  • Dr Phillipa Towlson-Mulbregt, Lord Ashcroft International Business School
  • Dr Steve Gaskin, Plymouth University Faculty of Business
  • Dr Andrew Glanfield, Cardiff Business School
  • Helen Miller, Newcastle University Business School
  • Ian Hamley, Warwick Business School
  • Hema Tank, The London Institute of Banking and Finance
  • Paul Verrion, Kent Business School
  • Tom O'Neill, University of Ulster
  • Nicky Randall, University of Leicester, School of Business
  • Steve Pymount, University of Hull, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • Matthew Moir, School of Business and Enterprise, University of the West of Scotland

Terms of Reference for the Professional Managers' Committee

 

Executive Education Committee

The Executive Education Committee seeks to discuss business school management issues, challenges and opportunities relating to executive education and to advise the Council on policy in relation to these. The Committee also seeks to champion the work of executive education within the UK business school community and to external audiences including business, government and the wider university community, to promote excellence within executive education, to explore and seek to demonstrate the economic impact of executive education, to demonstrate how executive education creates value in business schools internally, and to develop leaders in executive education.

Members

  • Dr Andrew White, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (Chair)
  • Dr Stephen Ellis, Business and Management Faculty, Regent's University London
  • Lynda Hinxman, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Dr Brian Howieson, School of Business, University of Dundee
  • Dr Susan Laing, Teesside University Business School
  • Sarah Lethbridge, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University
  • Deborah Lock, Lincoln International Business School, University of Lincoln
  • Steve Ludlow, Henley Business School, University of Reading
  • Professor David Mackay, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling
  • Professor Michael Nicholson, Business School, Durham University
  • Professor Graham Winch, Alliance Manchester Business School

Terms of Reference for the Executive Education Committee

 

Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee comprises those in a leadership role in a business school and/or experts in diversity in organisations. The Diversity Committee reports to the Chartered ABS Council and will define and deliver on key projects as outlined in the objectives set in its Terms of Reference. The Chartered Association of Business Schools recognises that commitment to diversity supports social justice, responsible management and successful business.

  • Professor Sharon Mavin (Chair), Newcastle University Business School
  • Dr Cynthia Akwei, Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Professor Dana Brown, Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University
  • Professor Ratula Chakraborty, Norwich Business School
  • Professor Nelarine Cornelius, School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London,
  • Dr Anna Einarsdóttir, The York Management School, The University of York
  • Dr Samantha Evans, Kent Business School, University of Kent
  • Dr Sally Everett, King's Business School
  • Professor Toni Hilton, Brighton Business School
  • Dr Edgar Meyer, Imperial College London
  • Dr Francine Morris, Salford Business School, University of Salford
  • Dr Robyn Remke, Lancaster University Management School
  • Professor Helen Woodruffe-Burton, Edge Hill University Business School

Terms of Reference for the Diversity Committee

 

International Committee

The committee tackles the biggest issues facing the internationalisation of business schools, both in the UK and abroad.

Members

  • Professor Martin Broad, Head of Southampton Business School, Southampton Business School (Chair)
  • Dr Yvonne Carlisle, Assistant Head of Undergraduate Courses,Nottingham Business School
  • Professor John Anchor, Head of Department, University of Huddersfield
  • Professor Andrew Simpson, Associate Dean for External Advancement, University of Sheffield
  • Professor Roman Matousek, Chair in Finance, Nottingham University Business School
  • Michael J Rosier, Associate Dean (International), University of Hertfordshire
  • Dr. Gordon Fletcher, Head of Operation & Information Management, Salford Business School
  • Andrew Halford, Associate Dean of Strategy and Development, Oxford Brookes University Business School
  • Christopher Marshall, Associate Dean Recruitment, University of Bedfordshire
  • Professor Gabriele M Vosseberg, Associate Dean International and Development, University of Exeter
  • Professor Marco Mongiello, Associate Dean (Internationalisation), Surrey Business School
  • Dr Niran Subramaniam, Associate Professor, Financial Management and Systems, Henley Business School
  • Polly Derbyshire, External Development Leader, Bath Business School
  • Chartered ABS Lead – Oliver Lowe

Terms of Reference for the International Committee

 

Scottish Committee

The committee brings together Scottish business schools and explores the opportunities and difficulties faced by being a business school in a devolved nation

Members

  • Professor Robert MacIntosh, Head of School of Social Sciences, Heriot-Watt University (Chair)
  • Professor Sharon C. Bolton, Dean, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling
  • Professor John Finch, Head (Management), Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
  • Professor Malcolm Foley, Dean, Dean of School of Business and Enterprise, University of the West of Scotland
  • Professor Elizabeth Gammie, Head, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen
  • Professor Kevin Grant, Director, School of Business, University of Dundee
  • Professor David Hillier, Executive Dean, Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde Glasgow
  • Professor John Lennon, Dean, Glasgow School for Business and Society, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Professor Wendy Loretto, Dean, Business School, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Bryan MacGregor, Vice-Principal (Research) and Executive Dean, Business School, University of Aberdeen
  • Gail Boag, Dean, Business School, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Professor Kevin Orr, Head, School of Management, University of St Andrews
  • Professor Mohamed Branine, Head, Dundee Business School, Abertay University

Terms of Reference for the Scottish Committee