Governance Structure

Governance Structure

The Council, which is comprised of approximately 30 people elected for a minimum of 3 years by the general membership, represents the interests of membership and contributes to the activities of the learned society through working with the vice-chairs.

An Executive Committee, consisting of vice-chairs, chair and president, is elected to develop the strategy, work with Council and incorporate the voice of the membership, oversee the longer term direction of the learned society and ensure an effective implementation of the agreed strategy.

Executive Committee

About the Committee

Following a review of governance structures it was agreed to reshape the leadership team from 2014 onwards. This will consist of a President, a Chair, four elected Vice-Chairs and an appointed Treasurer. The four elected Vice-Chair roles will cover the following portfolios of BAM activity:

  • Special Interest Groups
  • Academic Affairs of Conference and Capacity Building
  • Research and Publications
  • Management, Knowledge and Education
  • Treasurer

Current members of the Executive Committee


Professor Nic Beech

Professor Katy Mason
Dr Neil Pyper

Vice Chair:
Management Knowledge & Education

Professor Lisa Anderson

Co-Vice Chair:
Research and Publications

Professor Emma Bell

Co-Vice Chair:
Research and Publications

Professor Nelarine Cornelius

Co-Vice Chair:
Special Interest Groups

Professor Maureen Meadows

Co-Vice Chair:
Special Interest Groups

Dr Colin Pilbeam

Co-Vice Chair:
Academic Affairs of Conference and Capacity Building

Professor Nicholas O'Regan


Co-Vice Chair:
Academic Affairs of Conference and Capacity Building

Professor Helen Shipton



BAM President

The role of BAM President is to:

  • Provide leadership in external relations between BAM and stakeholders such as government and its agencies, other learned societies, practitioner and professional societies and universities.
  • Bring to bear network contacts for the benefits of BAM membership.
  • Influence external stakeholders at a senior level, enhancing the stature of BAM in the eyes of others and increasing the impact of BAM in UK society and economy.
  • Support the intellectual activity of the learned society.
  • Encourage the development and expansion of knowledge in the field of management.
  • In collaboration with the Chair and Vice-Chairs, contributing to, and influencing, the setting of strategic aims and communicating these internally to members and externally to other stakeholders.
  • Support recruitment and growth in membership.
  • Act as confidential recipient of ‘whistleblowing’ or complaints from members.

BAM Chair


The role of BAM Chair is to:

  • Develop BAM strategy and agree priorities with the Executive and Council
  • Chair Council meetings and support Council activities
  • Chair Executive meetings and support the activities of the Vice Chairs
  • Support the Office Manager in the running of the office and the operation of society as a whole
  • Support the BAM community in pursuing the vision and purpose of the learned society
  • Work with the President to agree foci and liaise with external stakeholders
  • Liaise with Fellows

Vice Chair Portfolios

All Vice-Chairs have the responsibility for reviewing and development of new membership services and recruitment of new members. In additionto chairing the relevant committee and playing a role in the strategic development of BAM, the Vice Chair will be expected to develop their role in particular areas, including but not limited to:   


Special Interest Groups

  • Oversee governance rules for SIGs
  • Implement the guidelines for the formation of SIGs
  • Oversee funding of SIGs 
  • Enabling learning and knowledge sharing between SIG chairs
  • Encourage SIG activities throughout the year
  • Act as a route for SIGs to have voice and input in the executive

Academic Affairs of Conference and Capacity Building

  • Oversee academic issues of the annual conference
  • Oversee key events e.g. doctoral symposium and summer workshop
  • Develop and monitor the provision of events which cover the academic career, writing and methods (with appropriate SIGs)
  • Support capacity building for strategic priorities such as influencing policy making, engaging stakeholders and publicity and engaging with world-class academics internationally
  • Liaise with other VCs and SIG chairs to support their capacity building activities.

Research and Publications

  • Consider how we open up scholarly research work, rather than constraining it e.g. promoting monographs, considering the impact of the ABS list
  • Consider how we encourage innovation and the development of management scholarship, possibly by holding a debate and bringing people of experience and standing in
  • Consider what BAM might do to help increase the flow of researching funding to the community, and consult with BAM members who are in appropriate RC networks
  • Journals – in consultation with those previously involved, as appropriate, work on establishing some ground rules for the relationship between the editors, the executive, council and BAM
  • Investigate the possibility of having a new journal and/or a platform for on-line, open access journals – possibly in conjunction with the British Library
  • Consider how we should best recognise the heterodoxy of people’s research careers – e.g. part time PhDs, people without PhDs but who have been teaching for 10 years – are they ‘early career’?
  • Oversee the administration of the small grants fund

Management Knowledge and Education

  • Develop BAMs approach to supporting high quality learning, teaching and management education by organizing activities and events and engaging with professional bodies and other learned societies
  • Work with the Vice-Chair (Academic Affairs of Conference and Capacity Building) to develop capacity building programme for members
  • Work with the Vice-Chair (Research and Publications) to develop and launch a management knowledge and education journal
  • Develop and support BAM learning, teaching and management education awards
  • Develop and support BAM MKE small grant scheme


  • In liaison with the CEO, oversee BAM finances and resources and liaise with the auditors
  • Present financial and resource issues and plans to the Executive Committee
  • Participate with the Chair and other Vice-Chairs in decision making



The role of Council is to formulate strategy and policy, and to implement strategy in conjunction with the Executive and Academy office. 

The role of Council is to formulate strategy and policy, and to implement strategy in conjunction with the Executive and Academy office. 

If you would like to know more about becoming a member of BAM Council please email the BAM office team at


Current elected members of Council: 

Professor Charles Baden-Fuller
Professor Yehuda Baruch
Professor Ashley Braganza

Professor Stephanie Decker

Dr. Anne Clare Gillon
Professor Alison Glaister
Professor Claire Hannibal
Professor Robert MacIntosh Professor Graeme Martin
Professor Savvas Papagiannidis Professor Emma Parry 
Dr. Stefanie Reissner
Dr. Jean-Anne Stewart 
Dr. Julie Wilson
Professor Mark Saunders


Current co-opted members of Council:




Dr. Dermot Breslin
Co-Editor of IJMR

Professor Pawan Budhwar
Co-Editor of BJM






Professor Jeremy Clegg
Professor Caroline Gatrell
Co-Editor of IJMR
Dr. Keith Glanfield



Dr. Russ Glennon


Professor Paul Hibbert 

Professor Peter McKiernan
Dean of Fellows College





Jaser Rahaman Dr. Ashley Roberts Dr. David Sarpong



Professor Christian-Andreas Schumann Professor Martyna Sliwa Professor Geoffrey Wood
Co-Editor of BJM


Governance Meetings 2019 

The Council meet 4 times a year to discuss policy and methods of implementing strategy, as agreed by the Executive Committee. The dates of the Council meetings for the upcoming year are as follows: 

  • 12th March 2019 - Aston University, Birmingham 

  • 16th May 2019 - AMBS, Manchester

  • 2nd September 2019 - Aston University, Birmingham

  • 22nd November 2019 - TBA

The Executive Committee have separate, regular meetings (some of which may be teleconferences) to discuss the longer term direction of the Academy. The dates of their meetings this year are: 

  • 11th January 2019
  • 16th May 2019 - AMBS, Manchester
  • 1st September 2019, Aston University, Birmingham
  • 22nd November 2019 - TBA