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.
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.
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.