Call for Nominations - BAM Council 2020 - 2022

We would like to invite nominations, including self-nominations, from members of the British Academy of Management (with current membership) interested in serving on Council for a period of 3 years, starting in January 2020. Existing Council elected Council members who have served a single term are eligible to stand for re-election for one further 3-year term.

This year six elected places fall vacant by rotation, with three eligible for re-election.

About the role:
The Academy’s Council is an active group of elected and co-opted members that supports the Executive Committee in its work to promote, support and foster the management research and education community for the benefits of its members. Everyone elected is expected to contribute.

All Council members are assigned to one of the four Vice-Chair portfolios:

  • Management Knowledge and Education (MKE)
  • Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
  • Academic Affairs of Conference & Capacity Building
  • Research & Publications.

This year we are particularly seeking candidates who wish to be involved with the core strategic work developing the Management Knowledge and Education (MKE) portfolio led by Professor Lisa Anderson and Dr Mark Loon.

The work you will carry out will vary from, for example, working on elements of the Education Focussed Professor project, setting up and supporting grant schemes, organizing capacity building events or supporting SIG governance. In your role you will have opportunities for leadership and development by contributing to the delivery of the Academy’s vision.

We ask for commitment.

  • You will be expected to attend Council and associated sub-Committee meetings and report back on your activities. Those unable to make an active contribution are asked to step down to make way for someone who can. Please give careful consideration to your ability over the next two years to meet this obligation.
  • Meetings are held four times each year: March, May, September (at conference) and November, and focus on the planning and supporting of activities to be carried out between meetings.
  • Meetings are held mainly in London, Birmingham or Manchester (with the exception of the September meeting held at Conference). Reasonable travel expenses within the UK, in accordance with our Expenses Policy, are covered if necessary to enable attendance at these meetings.

We welcome enquiries from anyone who feels that they can make this commitment and who is keen to make a difference to our community.

If you are considering nominating yourself or another academic but are unsure of the commitment involved, please do not hesitate to contact the Academy’s office to discuss this further on 02073837770 or at

We very much look forward to hearing from you.

Nominations should be made by noon on Friday 21st June via the online submission link below.

All nominations must include a statement from the nominee giving brief biographical details, research interests, what your involvement with the British Academy of Management has been so far and what you’d like to do, if elected. This statement will be posted publicly as part of the voting process. 


  • Strict maximum of 200 words - Nominations over this word limit will not be accepted.
  • No hyperlinks to external content.
  • No images.
  • Names of candidates, position and institution (as provided in the section above) will be included on the ballot, so don’t need to be included in the statement.

Nomination statements should be submitted via the following online form:

Submit your nomination now

From 24th June until noon on Friday 12th July active members will be able to view nomination statements and cast an online ballot after which the results will be announced.


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