Governance

 

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 2018-19 is available here.

 

Chair

Professor Robert MacIntosh

Robert is Head of Heriot-Watt University’s School of Social Sciences, which includes Edinburgh Business School. In his current role, he has responsibility for staff and students at three main campus locations in Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia. In addition to having been a member of the Chartered ABS Council since 2014 (voting member since 2018), he is also a Fellow of both the Institute for Engineering and Technology and the Academy of Social Sciences. Robert brings this multidisciplinary background, combined with over 25 years of research expertise in strategy development position, to the important role played by the Chartered ABS in improving awareness of the considerable contribution that business schools make to the university sector and to the wider economy, and in advocating the needs of business schools.

 

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

Professor Heather McLaughlin
PVC/Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law, De Montfort 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

Dr Emm Johnstone (Co-opted Member)
Strategic Project Manager, School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London

 

Remuneration Committee

Professor Julia Clarke (Chair)

Professor Martin Broad (Vice Chair)

Professor Baback Yazdani (Treasurer)

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