BAM President Appointed Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University


The British Academy of Management is delighted to hear that our President, Professor Nic Beech, has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of Middlesex University.

Professor Beech has led the British Academy of Management [BAM] as Chair and now elected President since 2013 through a process of significant growth and transformation. His vision, strategic insight and energy have taken BAM into new areas of activity and outreach, including policy engagement, whilst ensuring that its traditional activities supporting and promoting research and scholarship remain not only strong and sustainable, but also closely aligned with its core values of inclusivity and pluralism. Building relationships and working collaboratively with sister bodies, both in the UK and overseas, has been a particular hallmark of his leadership of BAM, including a study of diversity in leadership in the FTSE 100 and the establishment of schemes to promote scholarly activity across borders. He is Fellow of the British Academy of Management and of the Academy of Social Sciences as well as Distinguished Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.


The British Academy of Management’s Chair, Professor Katy Mason, said:

“Professor Beech’s leadership and commitment to BAM, and his whole approach to inclusivity and excellence within our learned society has meant we have doubled in size in recent years, and now include representatives of fifty-four countries in our membership. He has driven the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda not just in BAM but in Business & Management HE more broadly, creating a caring, pluralistic community of scholars that are generating impactful research for our society and economy.  Today’s announcement of his appointment as Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University is welcomed and celebrated by BAM. Nic Beech will make an excellent Vice-Chancellor and brings so much to Middlesex’s leadership team. We wish him every success.”

Professor Sir Cary Cooper, founding President of the British Academy of Management, said:

“Professor Nic Beech will bring Middlesex University his clear vision and record of success in leading change and growth. His collegiality and keen insight will serve him and the University well in the years ahead and I wish him every success.”


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