The Council

The Chartered Association of Business Schools is governed by a council of senior management from our member business schools.

Members are elected annually at the Chartered ABS Annual General Meeting, held in November.

The responsibilities of the Council's governance are outlined in our Royal Charter.

The Chartered ABS is committed to diversity as set out in our Principles on diversity, equality and inclusion.

The Association's Annual Report 2017-18 is available here.


Professor Julia Clarke

Professor Julia Clarke is Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Business and Law at Manchester Metropolitan University. Julia is Chair of the Business and Law panel for the TEF subject pilot, to ensure that the voice of business schools is represented in the development of subject level TEF. She is also a volunteer for AACSB and a reviewer for AMBA.

From 2015 to 2017, Julia led, with Professor Diane Sloan, the development of the Chartered ABS Leaders in Learning and Teaching programme, and has previously served on our Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Committee. As a member of the Diversity Committee, Julia contributed to the drafting of the principles on diversity, equality and inclusion, which you can read here, and to the committee's work on seeking to make Athena SWAN more fit for business schools. Julia was appointed Chair of the Chartered ABS on 5 November 2018.


Vice Chair

Professor Martin Broad

Martin is the Head of Southampton Business School and Chair of the Chartered ABS International Committee. As the Head of a Russell Group Business School that recruits in excess of 1200 international postgraduate students annually to taught and research degrees Martin has a wealth of experience in the international dimension of higher education; coupled with over 25 years in the higher education sector generally. As a Chartered Management Accountant, Martin adopts an analytical and focused perspective to global challenges where opportunities are bounded by intense competition and abundant choices.


Members of Chartered ABS Council


Professor Gloria Agyemang
Head of School (Management), Royal Holloway, University of London

Professor Mohammad Ali
Dean of School of Business and Law, University of East London

Professor Catherine Cassell
Dean of Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

Professor Nola Hewitt-Dundas
Head of School, Queen's Management School, Queen's University Belfast

Professor Toni Hilton
Dean, Brighton Business School, University of Brighton

Professor Robert MacIntosh 
Head of School, Heriot-Watt University, School of Social Sciences

Professor Steven McGuire
Dean and Head of School, University of Sussex Business School

Professor Heather McLaughlin
Dean, Faculty of Business and Law, Coventry University

Professor Kamil Omoteso
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, University of Derby

Professor Stewart Robinson
Dean, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University

Professor Baback Yazdani (Treasurer)
Dean, Nottingham Business School

Janine Ellis (Co-opted Member)
Head of School Administration, Alliance Manchester Business School


Remuneration Committee

Professor Julia Clarke (Chair)

Professor Martin Broad (Vice Chair)

Professor Baback Yazdani (Treasurer)

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