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Senior Leadership Team

Our vision is to educate responsible leaders who create positive, sustainable change in business and wider society. Led by Executive Dean, Stephen Bach, The King’s Business School Senior Leadership Team advances this vision with strategic and operational oversight of the School’s activities and our future direction.

Executive Dean

Professor Stephen Bach

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Stephen has overall responsibility for the strategic direction and performance of King’s Business School. Working with each Vice Dean, Stephen leads the School’s future direction around three key areas of activity – Research, Education, External Engagement. Stephen works externally to support the reputation and development of King’s Business School with partners, industry connections and peer institutions in London and globally. Stephen Chairs the School’s Senior Leadership team. 


Vice Dean, Research

Professor Frederik Anseel

Frederik Anseel

Frederik leads King’s Business School’s Research agenda. Frederik provides clear strategic direction on the School’s vision, priorities and objectives for research; including research excellence and grant capture. Working alongside the Vice Dean for Impact and Innovation, Frederik will drive our research to have demonstrable impact on the economy and in wider society. Frederik represent King’s Business School on wider KCL Research committees. Frederik Chair’s the School’s Research Committee.


Vice Dean, International

Professor Igor Filatotchev

Igor Filatotchev

Igor provides leadership on the expansion of King’s Business School’s global footprint. To deliver this this, Igor will create a distinctive portfolio of partnerships with peer institutions around the world. Igor leads the strategy for International, and creates opportunities for collaborations with the School’s international partners, from academic exchange to joint programmes. Igor represents King’s Business School in the wider KCL International Committee. Igor is currently identifying and securing the School’s initial portfolio of partnerships.


Vice Dean, Education

Professor Paul Luff

 Professor Paul Luff

Paul leads on the development, implementation and promotion of the King’s Business School’s education strategy. Working closely with the Dean, Paul ensures that the School creates a supportive, reflective learning environment and that we are implementing new ways of learning to programmes, with particular focus on technology-enhanced learning. Working with central College, Paul ensures that King’s Business School aligns with the wider KCL education strategy. Paul has oversight and responsibility for TEF and NSS performance. Paul Chairs the School’s Education Committee.


Vice Dean, Corporate Relations

Professor Crawford Spence

Spence Crawford 

Crawford leads King’s Business School’s external connectivity. He is responsible for devising and implementing the School’s strategy for relations with business, public sector, third sector and start-ups. In doing so, Crawford oversees the development of King’s Business School’s visibility to and engagement with these stakeholders. Crawford is also responsible for creating the channels for external engagement at King’s Business School. Crawford is currently devising the School’s executive education strategy and is the academic sponsor for global accreditations.


Vice Dean, Staffing

Professor Janet Walsh

Janet Walsh

Janet oversees the processes that govern probation, promotion, performance, equality and diversity for our academic staff. Janet leads on the design and delivery of the School’s academic performance framework and works with the Dean to moderate academic promotions. Janet is responsible for promoting equality and diversity principles throughout the School and to liaise with KCL HR to ensure best practice is upheld. Janet Chairs the School’s Academic Staff Committee.


Associate Dean, Doctoral Studies

Professor Jon Hindmarsh 

Professor Jon Hindmarch

Jon leads the King’s Business School PhD programme. He is responsible for designing the programme, ensuring the quality of our students and that the King’s Business School offer remains competitive in the wider marketplace. Jon oversees the wellbeing of PhD students and tutors at the School; and works with central KCL colleagues to ensure consistency and prominence of the PhD programme. Jon Chairs the PhD Appointments Committee.

Associate Dean, Impact and Innovation

Professor Juliane Reinecke

Juliane Reinecke

Juliane provides strategic direction to Kings Business School’s research impact and innovation agenda. Juliane works with individual academics and research groups to provide guidance on advancing the reach and influence of King’s Business School research. In collaboration with the Vice Dean for Research, Juliane will devise and implement best practice and goals for the School’s innovation and impact agenda based on sector-wide trends and developments. Juliane works with the Vice Dean, Research, in leading preparations for REF 2021.

Chief Operating Officer

Mr Darren Wallis

 Darren Wallis

Darren leads the Professional Services team at King’s Business School, supporting the Senior Leadership Team to deliver the School’s Mission and Vision. Darren has oversight of the strategic development of PS functions, their relationship to central KCL functions and the School’s overall financial performance. Darren Chairs the School’s Professional Services Leadership Team.



Heads of Group

The Senior Leadership Team is further comprised of the heads of the School’s seven academic subject Groups. Heads of Group lead the day to day running of each subject-area and set its strategic direction alongside their School-wide responsibilities as part of the Senior Leadership TeamCurrent Group Heads are:  

Strategy, International Management & Entrepreneurship (SIME) Professor Keith Brouthers                                                            
Human Resource Management & Employment Relations Professor Stephen Deery
Public Services Management & Organisation Professor Ewan Ferlie
 Accounting & Financial Management  Professor Paul Guest
Banking & Finance Professor George Kapetanios
Economics Professor Mary O’Mahony 
Marketing Professor Ko de Ruyter


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