The Business School Management Board is responsible for the overall management of the School and the delivery of the School’s strategy.

Management Board terms of reference

  1. To set overall strategy for the School. 

  2. To oversee the implementation of the School’s strategic plan. 

  3. To ensure resources are deployed effectively to deliver the School’s objectives. 

  4. To ensure effective management, governance and legal compliance structures are in place within the School. 

  5. To hold budget-holders to account for delivery of their plans and budgets. 

  6. To champion and enable our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion.

  7. To ensure research centres are delivering their strategic objectives and plans effectively and efficiently, and that these are in line with School strategy, by receiving annual reports.

  8. To receive reports and recommendations from subcommittees. 

  9. To approve and track major projects and to assign responsibility for these where appropriate. 

  10. To respond to major external opportunities and threats. 

  11. To develop recommendations requiring College approval. 

  12. To be accountable for School health and safety, and risk management processes.

  13. To ensure effective internal and external communication of School activities. 

  14. To ensure and nurture relationships that will enhance the reputation, image and funding of the School. 

  15. To review its terms of reference and membership annually.

Business School Management Board meeting dates (academic year 2019 – 2020)

  • Thursday 19 September 2019
  • Thursday 17 October 2019
  • Thursday 21 November 2019
  • Thursday 12 December 2019
  • Thursday 23 January 2020
  • Thursday 20 February 2020
  • Thursday 19 March 2020
  • Thursday 23 April 2020
  • Thursday 21 May 2020
  • Thursday 18 June 2020
  • Thursday 16 July 2020
  • August – no meeting
Francisco Veloso

Professor Francisco Veloso (Chair)

Dean of Imperial College Business School 

Professor Veloso is a leading authority in innovation and entrepreneurship; his work has included studies into the development of Silicon Valley, and the innovation and scientific impact of developing nations. He was previously Dean of Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics and retains an adjunct professorship at Carnegie Mellon University.

Franklen Allen

Professor Franklin Allen 

Associate Dean of Faculty and Research 

Professor Allen is Professor of Finance & Economics and Director of the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis at Imperial College Business School and has held these positions since 2014. In 2019 he became the Associate Dean for Faculty & Research. He was on the faculty of the Wharton School from 1980 to 2016.

David Brown

David Brown

Director of Executive Education

David joined the School in 2018, having previously been Executive Director of Client Solutions at London Business School. His appointment to the new role of Director of Executive Education is part of a wider initiative to accelerate, expand and further strengthen Executive Education at Imperial College Business School.

Andreas Eisingerich

Professor Andreas Eisingerich 

Head of Department, Analytics, Marketing & Operations

Professor Eisingerich is a Professor of Marketing and also the Academic Programme Director for the Full-Time MBA and Weekend MBA programmes. Prior to joining Imperial, he managed the Center for Global Innovation at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He is best known for his work on customer engagement, service innovation and branding.

Leila Guerra

Leila Guerra  

Vice Dean (Education)

Leila joined the School in 2018 and directs the postgraduate programme portfolio, including marketing, recruitment and admissions, programmes management, global student initiatives, Careers and the Edtech Lab. She is on the GMAC Board of Directors and, before joining Imperial, worked at Singapore Management University, IE Business School and London Business School.

Alexander Michaelides

Professor Alex Michaelides

Head of Department, Finance

Professor Michaelides joined the Business School in 2013. He is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He was previously Professor of Finance at the University of Cyprus, and Assistant and then Associate Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics.

Marisa Miraldo

Dr Marisa Miraldo

Chair of the Diversity Committee

Dr Miraldo is an Associate Professor in Health Economics, with expertise on the economics and policy of healthcare innovation, the impact of policies on organisational performance and the behavioural determinants of decision-making. She is Chair of the School’s Diversity Committee and an expert at the World Economic Forum.

Nelson Phillips

Professor Nelson Phillips

Associate Dean of External Relations

Acting Dean of the School from 2016 to 2017, Professor Phillips continues to hold the Abu Dhabi Chamber Chair in Innovation & Strategy. He was appointed Associate Dean of External Relations in 2018, helping to create an integrated approach to communications across a number of internal teams.

Laura Nicholson

Laura Nicholson

Strategy & Planning Manager

Laura is responsible for the strategic planning process and implementation of strategy through the School Advisory Board and Management Board. This involves supporting a range of strategic projects, staffing initiatives, and internal communications. She joined the Business School in 2019 as Administration Manager, before moving into this new role in May 2020.

Melody Saunders

Melody Saunders

Faculty Finance Officer

Melody is an experienced finance director with a proven history of driving sustainable results across a range of businesses. She joined the School in 2019 after a decade with public services provider Serco. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Jon Tucker

Jon Tucker

Faculty Operating Officer

Jon joined Imperial College Business School in 2009. Before that he was Director of Corporate Services for the Science Museum Group. His background includes a period directing executive development for Lloyds TSB and extensive experience in commercial and retail banking. He studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge.

Tommaso Valletti

Professor Tommaso Valletti 

Head of Department, Economics & Public Policy

Professor Valletti is a leading scholar in industrial economics, regulation, and competition policy. He is a Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and a Non-Executive Director to the board of the Financial Conduct Authority. He was the Chief Competition Economist of the European Commission (Directorate General for Competition) between 2016 and 2019.

Maurizio Zollo

Professor Maurizio Zollo  

Head of Department, Management & Entrepreneurship

Professor Zollo is a Professor of Strategy & Sustainability and Director of the Leonardo Centre. He has been a visiting professor at MIT’s Management Science group since 2012. A past president of the European Academy of Management, he is a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society and Editor-in-Chief of Organisation & Environment

Katie Dorreen

Executive Assistant to the Dean’s Office (secretary to the Board)

Katie’s role as EA to the Dean’s Office means she supports both the Dean and the Faculty Operating Officer, facilitating meetings, travel and events; she also provides strategic reporting information to the Management and Provost’s Boards. Hailing from New Zealand, she has worked in Administration across Australia and London, most recently at the Science Museum.