New Business School Director appointed

Newcastle University Business School.
Image: Andrew Curtis, Geograph.Newcastle University Business School. Image: Andrew Curtis, Geograph.

Professor Sharon Mavin has recently been appointed as the new Director of Newcastle University’s Business School.

While currently the Director of the Business School at the University of Roehampton the Professor will be transferring to Newcastle University as the new academic year commences in September 2017.

Mavin, an international scholar in gender, leadership and organization studies and Fellow of the British Academy of Management will be acting as chair of the Chartered Association of Business School’s Diversity Committee and the University Forum for Human Resources and Development in the coming year.

Mavin is particularly qualified for the role, having previously been employed as a former Dean and Associate Dean of Research at Northumbria University’s Business School. In these roles the Professor has made a significant contribution to business engagement, research capacity and securing international and professional accreditations in both of her previous leadership roles.

Professor Mavin commented:

“I am delighted to be joining a world-class civic University and leading the Business School at such an exciting time in its development.

“I’m looking forward to working with colleagues to build on the Business School’s success in academic excellence, innovation and in developing open-minded and socially responsible graduates.

“I am thrilled to be working with colleagues and organisations in the region where the Business School is at the forefront of positive economic and societal impact, as well as enhancing our exceptional global reach.”

Being one of the 21 Triple Accredited Business Schools in the UK Newcastle’s Business school has a strong track-record for world-leading research and teaching in the fields of entrepreneurship and sustainability, business history, economics, workforce demographics, and industrial logistics. The addition of Professor Mavin to the Business School’s team is expected to help the University maintain and add to these impressive merits.

Mavin is also currently leading an evaluation project of the international Board Apprentice scheme which aims to increase diversity on company boards.

Professor Julie Sanders, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Newcastle University, added:

“We are really excited that Sharon is joining us. She brings with her integrity with ambition and an impressive commitment to equality and diversity both in her practice and her research.

“She shares our commitment to aspirational values that are grounded in social responsibility. Under Sharon’s leadership and guidance Newcastle University Business School has a very bright future.”

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