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Following an international recruitment exercise the Business School is pleased to announce that Professor Ian Clarke, Director of Newcastle University Business School, has been appointed as the new Dean of the University of Edinburgh Business School. He will succeed Professor Nick Oliver following his term as Head of the School. Ian will formally take up his term as Dean of the School on 1st September following a two month hand-over with Professor Oliver.
Commenting on his appointment Professor Clarke said "I am extremely pleased to accept the position as Dean of the Business School at the University of Edinburgh, which has significant potential to be one of the UK's leading international schools. In my discussions with the Principal, Head of College, faculty and staff, I have been extremely impressed by the desire to develop the School and to realise this potential. I am extremely excited to be taking up the role and building on the important foundations put in place under the leadership of Professor Nick Oliver".
Since 2008 Ian has been Director of the Newcastle University Business School and Chair in Strategic Management and Marketing. Prior to that appointment Ian worked for seven years as Chair in Marketing and Strategic Management at Lancaster University Management School. Ian has held Chairs in Marketing at a number of other Universities including Durham and Sheffield. He also spent several years in industry as a strategic marketing advisor and analyst to the main board of Tesco PLC. He is a former Chair and President of the British Academy of Management, a member of the Executive of the Association of Business Schools and is a Senior Fellow of the Advance Institute of Management Research. He was bestowed as an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2011.