Governance Structure

Governance Structure

The Council, which is comprised of approximately 40 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 consists of a President, a Chair, elected Vice-Chairs and an appointed Treasurer. The elected Vice-Chair roles cover the following portfolios of BAM activity:

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

Current members of the Executive Committee


Professor Nic Beech

Professor Katy Mason
Dr Neil Pyper

Co-Vice Chair:
Management Knowledge & Education

Professor Lisa Anderson

Co-Vice Chair:
Management Knowledge & Education

Dr Mark Loon
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

Professor Savvas Papagiannidis


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 addition to chairing the relevant committee and playing a role in the strategic development of BAM, the Vice Chair are 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. 

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 (2020)


Professor Charles Baden-Fuller

Dr Kate Black

Professor Stephanie Decker

Professor Carole Elliott

Dr Anne Clare Gillon

Professor Claire Hannibal

Professor Qile He

Professor Robert MacIntosh

Professor Graeme Martin


Professor Emma Parry

Dr Stefanie Reissner

Professor Natalia Vershinina


Current co-opted members of Council (2020)

Professor Katie Bailey
Co-Editor of IJMR 

Dr Dermot Breslin 
Co-Editor of IJMR 

Dr Simon Brooks 


Professor Pawan Budhwar
Co-Editor of BJM

Dr John Cullen 


Professor Douglas Cumming

Dr Russ Glennon 

Dr Claire Hookham

Professor Mat Hughes


Professor Daniel King

Professor Angus Laing

Professor Jonathan Liu


Claire Mallanaphy

Professor Olga Matthias

Dr Ashley Roberts


Professor Mark Saunders


Dr David Sarpong


Professor Christian-Andreas Schumann


Professor Shlomo Tarba

Professor Howard Thomas


Dr Svetlana Warhurst



Governance Meetings 2020

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: 

  • 4th March 2020 - Regent's University London, London
  • 15th May 2020 - Aston University, Birmingham 
  • 1st September 2020 - AMBS, Manchester 
  • 10th November 2020 - 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: 

  • 8th January 2020 - 33 Finsbury Square, London
  • 4th March 2020 - TBA
  • 15th May 2020 - Aston University, Birmingham 
  • 16th July 2020 - TBA 
  • 31st August 2020 - AMBS, Manchester 
  • 10th November 2020 - TBA