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.


  • Professor Caroline Gatrell, University of Liverpool Management School (Chair)
  • Professor Constantin Blome, University of Sussex Business School (Vice-Chair)
  • Professor Gloria Agyemang, Royal Holloway School of Business and Management
  • Professor Carol Atkinson, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School
  • Professor Yehuda Baruch, Southampton Business School
  • Professor Graeme Currie, Warwick Business School (DPDOR facilitator)
  • Professor Steve Johnson, Sheffield Hallam Business School
  • Professor Natasha Mauthner, Newcastle University Business School
  • Professor Nicholas O'Regan, Aston Business School
  • Professor Penelope Tuck, Birmingham Business School
  • Professor James Walker, Henley Business School
  • Professor Paresh Wankhade, Edge Hill University 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


  • Professor Heather McLaughlin, Leicester Castle Business School (Chair)
  • Dr Cathy Minett-Smith, Bristol Business School (Vice-Chair)
  • Dr. Adam Shore, Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Dr. Alison Truelove, University of Exeter Business School
  • Andrea Ward, University of Derby, Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences
  • Dr. Christine Rivers, Surrey Business School
  • Professor David McCausland, University of Aberdeen Business School
  • Elaine Clarke, Lincoln International Business School
  • Graham McDonald, University of Roehampton Business School
  • Professor Helen Williams, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University
  • Dr Keith Pond, Loughborough University, School of Business & Economics
  • Professor Monika Foster, University of Sunderland Business School
  • Dr Riccardo De Vita, University of Greenwich Business School

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.


  • Janine Ellis, Alliance Manchester Business School (Chair)
  • Dr Emm Barnes, Queen Mary University of London
  • Julie Dickson, Edinburgh Napier University Business School
  • Merrill Jones, University of Sussex Business School
  • David Meech Mazumdar, London School of Economics, Department of Management
  • Matthew Moir, University of the West of Scotland
  • James Norman, Essex Business School
  • Sonia O'Hare, Queens University Management School
  • Nicky Randall, Kingston University
  • David Stannard, Henley Business School
  • 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.


  • Professor Deborah Lock, Birmingham City Business School (Chair)
  • Alexandra Charles, University of Derby
  • James Clark, London College of Fashion Business School
  • Lynda Hinxman, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Professor Brian Howieson, Business School, Edinburgh Napier University
  • 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 and Law, Coventry University
  • 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.

  • Professor Sharon Mavin, Newcastle University Business School (Chair)
  • Dr Edgar Meyer, Leeds University Business School (Vice-Chair)
  • Dr Cynthia Akwei, Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Professor Ratula Chakraborty, Norwich Business School
  • Dr Anna Einarsdóttir, The York Management School, The University of York
  • Dr Samantha Evans, Kent Business School, University of Kent
  • Professor Sally Everett, King's Business School
  • Professor Toni Hilton, Brighton Business School
  • Dr Gretchen Larsen, Durham University Business School
  • Dr Robyn Remke, Lancaster University Management School
  • Ian Roberts, Kingston Business School
  • Dr Scott Taylor, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Helen Woodruffe-Burton, Edge Hill University Business School

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.


  • Professor Simon Mercado, ESCP Europe Business School, London (Chair)
  • Dr Yvonne Carlisle, Assistant Head of Undergraduate Courses, Nottingham Business School (Vice-Chair)
  • Professor Martin Broad, Faculty of Business, Law & Digital Technologies, University of Winchester
  • Professor John Anchor, Huddersfield Business School
  • Polly Derbyshire, Bath Business School
  • Professor James Devlin, University of Leicester School of Business
  • Andrew Halford, Oxford Brookes University Business School
  • Dr Jacqueline Holland, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University
  • Professor Roman Matousek, Queen Mary University of London, School of Business and Management
  • Professor Patrick McCole, Queen's University Management School
  • Professor Agnes Nairn, University of Bristol School of Management
  • Dr Craig Robinson, King's Business School, King's College London
  • Dr Niran Subramaniam, Henley Business School
  • Professor Gabriele M Vosseberg, Newcastle University Business School
  • Dr Mukul Madahar, Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Professor Amir Sharif, Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences, University of Bradford

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


  • 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
  • Gail Boag, Dean, Business School, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Professor Mohamed Branine, Head, Dundee Business School, Abertay University
  • Professor Dominic Elliott, Dean, Dean of School of Business and Enterprise, University of the West of Scotland
  • 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 Robert MacIntosh, Head of School of Social Sciences, Heriot-Watt University
  • Professor Martin Meyer, 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

Terms of Reference and Key Projects for the Scottish Committee