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.



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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

Martin Broad

Professor Martin Broad

Martin is the Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies at Winchester University. Previously he was the Head of Southampton Business School. 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

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

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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

2. Professor Toni Hilton

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

2. Professor Steven McGuire

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

Heather McLaughlin

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

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

Baback Yazdani

Professor Baback Yazdani (Treasurer)
Dean, Nottingham Business School

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

Remuneration Committee

Professor Robert MacIntosh (Chair)

Professor Martin Broad (Vice Chair)

Professor Baback Yazdani (Treasurer)

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