The Vice Dean (Faculty & Research), Vice Dean (Education), Associate Dean of Education Quality and Associate Dean of External Relations work with the Dean to drive Business School strategy.

Franklin Allen

Professor Franklin Allen

Vice Dean (Faculty & 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.

Leila Guerra

Leila Guerra

Vice Dean (Education)

Leila joined the School in 2018 and directs the postgraduate programme portfolio, including programmes 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.

Richard Green

Professor Richard Green

Associate Dean of Education Quality

Professor Green is Professor of Sustainable Energy Business and in 2020 he was appointed to the role of Associate Dean of Education Quality. He is responsible for leading the School’s efforts in education quality and the continuous improvement of teaching and programmes.

Omar Merlo

Dr Omar Merlo

Associate Dean of External Relations (interim)

Dr Merlo was appointed interim Associate Dean of External Relations in 2021. His expertise in strategic marketing helps to create an integrated approach to the School's communications efforts across a number of internal teams, including institutional marketing and communications, alumni relations, advancement and corporate partnerships. A full-time postholder will be appointed in 2022.