Committees

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

Committees & Committee Membership Criteria


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 and Exhibition can be found here.

Members

  • Professor Caroline Gatrell, University of Liverpool Management School (Chair)
  • Professor Constantin Blome, Lancaster University Leipzig (Vice-Chair)
  • Professor Carol Atkinson, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School
  • Professor Argyro Avgoustaki, ESCP Europe Business School
  • Professor Michael Bourlakis, Cranfield School of Management
  • Professor Cathy Cassell, Durham Business School
  • Professor MariaLaura Di Domenico, Surrey Business School
  • Professor Hisham Farag, Birmingham Business School
  • Professor Steve Johnson, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Professor Natasha Mauthner, Newcastle University Business School
  • Professor Nicholas O'Regan, Aston Business School
  • Professor Jo Richardson, Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University
  • Professor James Walker, Henley Business School
  • Professor Paresh Wankhade, Edge Hill University Business School
  • Professor Chendi Zhang, University of Exeter Business School
  • Professor Konstantinos Zografos, Lancaster University Management School

Terms of Reference and Key Projects 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

  • Dr Adam Shore, Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University (Chair)
  • Dr Cathy Minett-Smith, Bristol Business School (Vice-Chair)
  • Dr Alison Truelove, University of Exeter Business School
  • Dr Alex Hope, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University
  • Andrea Ward, University of Derby, Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences
  • Dr Christine Rivers, Surrey Business School
  • Dr Claire Hookham, Leeds Trinity University Business School
  • Professor David McCausland, University of Aberdeen Business School
  • Elaine Clarke, Lincoln International Business School
  • Dr Keith Pond, London Institute of Banking & Finance
  • Dr Lucy Gill-Simmen, Royal Holloway School of Business and Management
  • Professor Monika Foster, University of Sunderland Business School
  • Dr Patrice Seuwou, University of Northampton, Faculty of Business and Law
  • Professor Sankar Sivarajah, Bradford University School of Management
  • Dr Radka Newton, Lancaster University Management School
  • Dr Riccardo De Vita, University of Greenwich Business School
  • Dr Shobana Partington, Manchester Metropolitan University, Faculty of Business and Law

Terms of Reference and Key Projects 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

  • David Meech Mazumdar, London School of Economics and Political Science (Chair)
  • David Stannard, Henley Business School (Vice-Chair)
  • Julie Dickson, Edinburgh Napier University Business School
  • Merrill Jones, University of Sussex Business School
  • Matthew Moir, University of the West of Scotland
  • Sonia O'Hare, Queens University Management School
  • Nicky Randall, Kingston University
  • Paul Verrion, Kent Business School
  • Laura Moten, Coventry Business School
  • Loyin Olotu-Umoren, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  • Ian Hamley, De Montford University
  • Sarah Verbickas, Leeds University Business School

Terms of Reference and Key Projects 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

  • Professor Deborah Lock, Birmingham City Business School (Chair)
  • Alexandra Charles, University of Derby
  • James Clark, London College of Fashion Business School
  • Professor Brian Howieson, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling
  • Dr Eliza Morgan, Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise
  • Dr Timothy Sellick, Kings Business School
  • Anthony Sturgess, Liverpool Business School
  • Dr Phil Considine, Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde
  • David Deegan, Cranfield Executive Development, Cranfield University
  • Dr Dina Dommett, Ashridge, Hult International Business School
  • Professor Yanguo Jing, Faculty of Business, Computing and Digital Industries, Leeds Trinity University Business School
  • Professor James McCalman, Business and Law Faculty, University of Portsmouth
  • Dr Pauline Parker, Kingston Business School, Kingston University London
  • Associate Professor David Perrin, University of Chester
  • Professor Sarah Underwood, Leeds University Business School
  • Dr Pamela Yeow, School of Business, Economics and Informatics, Birkbeck University of London

Terms of Reference and Key Projects for the Executive Education Committee

 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The EDI Committee comprises those in a leadership role in a business school and/or experts in diversity in organisations. The EDI 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.

Terms of Reference and Key Projects for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

International Committee

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

Members

  • Professor Simon Mercado, ESCP Europe Business School, London (Chair)
  • Dr Niran Subramaniam, Henley Business School (Vice-Chair) 
  • Dr Scott Bambrick, Keele University Business School
  • Polly Derbyshire, Bath Business School
  • Professor James Devlin, University of Leicester School of Business
  • Hazel Gant, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Portsmouth
  • Dr Jacqueline Holland, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University
  • Dr Mukul Madahar, Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Professor Katerina Nicolopoulou, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde
  • Professor Maharaj Vijay Reddy, Birmingham City University
  • Dr Craig Robinson, King's Business School, King's College London
  • Professor David Sarpong, Aston University
  • Professor Amir Sharif, Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences, University of Bradford
  • Dr Vangelis Tsiligkiris, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
  • Professor Gabriele M Vosseberg, Newcastle University Business School

Terms of Reference and Key Projects for the International Committee

Scottish Committee

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

Members

  • Professor Kevin Grant, Dean, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling (Chair)
  • Professor Elizabeth Gammie, Head, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University (Vice-Chair) 
  • Professor Morris Altman, Dean, University of Dundee School of Business
  • Professor Mohamed Branine, Head, Dundee Business School, Abertay University
  • Professor John Finch, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
  • Professor Tobias Jung, University of St Andrews School of Management
  • Professor John Lennon, Dean, Glasgow School for Business and Society, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Professor Wendy Loretto, Dean, University of Edinburgh Business School
  • Professor Haina Zhang, Dean and Head of School, Business School, University of Aberdeen
  • Professor Eleanor Shaw, University of Strathclyde Business School
  • Dr Majella Sweeney, School of Business Enterprise and Management, Queen Margaret University
  • Julie Edgar, School of Business and Enterprise, University of the West of Scotland
  • Professor Christine Cross, Edinburgh Napier University Business School

Terms of Reference and Key Projects for the Scottish Committee

 

Apprenticeships Committee

The Apprenticeships Committee maintains an overview of developments in degree apprenticeships in business schools across the UK and explores in detail the challenges facing the sector in this area. It reports to the Chartered ABS Council and advises on Chartered ABS initiatives on degree apprenticeships, for example, lobbying, resources and workshops.

Members

  • Jonathan Lawson, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School (Chair) 
  • Dharma Kovvuri, Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise (Vice Chair) 
  • Dr Amir Michael, Durham University Business School
  • Ayesha Owusu-Barnaby, University of Hertfordshire Business School
  • Associate Professor Dr Harriet Short, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England
  • Dr Ed Thompson, Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University
  • Dr Helen Charlton, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University
  • Dr Keith Schofield, Aston Business School, Aston University
  • James Farr, Henley Business School
  • Dr Kate Julian, Alliance Manchester Business School
  • Dr Rhidian Lewis, University of Bedfordshire Business School
  • Stella McKnight, Winchester Business School
  • Dr Tambudzai Mangezi, University of Northampton Faculty of Business and Law
  • Dr Tara Goddard, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Portsmouth
  • Tina Allen, Staffordshire Business School, Staffordshire University
  • Dr Yvonne Moogan, University of Hull Business School