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2017 Directors Report

About BAM > 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 Vice Chair of Resources/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
  • Resources / Treasurer

Current members of the Executive Committee

The Executive Committee will be comprised of the following in 2018




Professor Sir Cary Cooper
Professor Nic Beech
Dr Neil Pyper
 Vice Chair: Management Knowledge and 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 will be 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 will be 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 developing new membership services and how to recruit new members. In addition to 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

Treasurer and VC Resources

  • Along with BAM Office Manager, oversee the operations of the office and conference management
  • In liaison with the Deputy Office Manager, oversee BAM finances and resources and liaise with the auditors
  • Present financial and resource issues and plans to the executive
  • Participate with the Chair and other Vice-Chairs in decision making


About BAM Council

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: 

Abdulaziz Almutairi

Professor Charles Baden-Fuller

Professor Yehuda Baruch


Professor Ashley Braganza

Dr. Anne Clare Gillon

Professor Claire Hannibal

Professor Robert MacIntosh

Professor Graeme Martin

Dr. Margarita Nyfoudi
Kingsley Omeihe
Professor Savvas Papagiannidis

Dr. Jean-Anne Stewart

Dr. Alan Tait

Dr. Natalia Vershinina

Dr. Julie Wilson


Current co-opted members of Council:

Dr. Anthony Alexander

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 Gerard Hodgkinson
Dean of Fellows College





Dr. Mark Loon Professor Emma Parry Dr. Ashley Roberts

 Dr. David Sarpong

Professor Christian-Andreas Schumann

Professor Martyna Sliwa


Professor Geoffrey Wood
Co-Editor of BJM




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