The results of the recent BAM Executive and Council elections have been announced. Professor Nic Beech will join the Executive Committee as Vice Chair and five successful candidates will join BAM Council, serving for a period of three years.
Executive Election Results
Professor Nic Beech has been appointed to serve on the BAM Executive as Vice Chair.
Nic has been an active BAM council member, serving on the membership and services subcommittee and organising the highly successful Doctoral Symposium at the BAM2011 conference. He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of St Andrews, having previously been Head of the Schools of Management at St Andrews and Strathclyde. He has also been lead fellow in the Advanced Institute of Management, and is keen to keep the AIM legacy alive through BAM.
As part of his election manifesto Nic highlighted his following aims:
"If I were elected to the BAM Executive I would hope to contribute to the on-going building and strengthening of the community and the implementation of the new strategy. BAM is very successful in research publishing and in the conference and I would support these strengths. There are plans to further develop capacity building and this is something that I believe is crucial to attracting new members and to the health of the community. We are entering a phase of change in higher education and there are likely to be pressures that could result in divisions between universities and between different parts of the UK. I would support the strategy of having a voice at policy level and ensuring that there are lines of communication between academics at institutions which pursue different paths. Our strategy now includes support for innovative teaching and this might be put into practice, for example, through the publication of teaching case studies that reflect the interests and styles of SIGs and capacity building in teaching innovations. Lastly, I would want to support engagement with practice including, for example, practitioner-oriented publications, joint workshops with professional bodies and practice sessions at conference."
BAM is delighted to have Nic as part of the Executive team and we look forward to his contribution going forward.
Council Election Results
From January 2012 there will be five vacant places on the BAM Council, and we had a fantastic response to the call for nominations this year with 20 candidates put forward, representing a diverse range of research backgrounds and interests.
In what proved to be a very close election, the 5 people who have been elected to BAM Council are as follows:
- Professor Pawan Budhwar
- Professor Nelarine Cornelius
- Dr Gareth Edwards
- Dr Julie Gore
- Professor Mark NK Saunders
Congratulations to the successful candidates, and our thanks go out to everyone who took part. We hope those who were unsuccessful on this occasion will consider standing again next year.