University appoints new head of business school
A Bristol university has appointed a new head of its business school.
The University of the West of England has appointed Professor Andrew Simpson as dean and head of the Bristol Business School.
Andrew has spent the last 10 years at Sheffield University Management School where he was chair of management.
His research interests are wide-ranging, and include forecasting techniques in military supply chains, data-led decision-making in organisations and within public sector contexts.
Prior to undertaking his PhD in statistics from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne Andrew worked in consultancy in the SME sector.
He is also a reviewer for The International Journal of Production Economics and the European Journal of Operational Research.
He said: “UWE Bristol and Bristol Business School have strong foundations, both rooted in their community and with an international reputation and reach.
“I look forward to starting at UWE to build on these foundations and to develop a clear identity for the School in both regional and international communities.”
Professor Yvonne Beach, Pro Vice-Chancellor and head of the College of Business and Law at UWE Bristol, said: “I am thrilled to welcome Professor Andrew Simpson as Dean of the Bristol Business School.
“I am looking forward to working with him on building upon our successes and realising our future ambitions in outstanding practice-led learning and excellent research with real-world impact, and fostering an aspiring culture where we collaborate to solve future global challenges.”
Andrew joins two other new senior members of staff that have been welcomed into UWE’s College of Business and Law this academic year.
In September, Dr Kos Siliafis and Professor Rachel Granger joined UWE as Dean and Head of Bristol Law School and Dean of Research and Enterprise respectively.