Chair, Business School Advisory Council

London (Greater) (GB)
01 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
02 Sep 2022
Academic Discipline
Business & Economics
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

King’s College London is an internationally renowned university delivering exceptional education and world-leading research. As a University, we are dedicated to driving positive and sustainable change in society and realising our vision of making the world a better place. 

This commitment extends to and is embodied by King’s Business School, undertaking ground-breaking research that improves the way people do business, engaging with organisations around the world to create real value for society and delivering business education designed to foster socially responsible leaders. 

Since our  establishment as King’s Business School  in 2017, we have grown to become the largest business school in London. Situated in the iconic Bush House, our community of 150 academics, 80 professional service staff and over 3,500 students representing 114 nationalities collaborate across university disciplines, connecting with brilliant minds in subjects as diverse as AI, psychology, and defence, and with daring organisations, delivering outstanding graduates and helping them develop and test ideas that will transform the way they work. 

The Business School achieved a top decile result in the recent UK Research Excellence Framework that ranks research quality and societal impact. Its student satisfaction as measured by the National Student Survey, is above its Russell Group peers. In 2022, King’s Business School also achieved US and European business school accreditations.

Our Advisory Council continues to play a crucial role in supporting the School’s development. As our current Chair completes their second term in November 2023, we are seeking a new Chair for the Advisory Council, whose purposeful and engaged involvement in the School will enable us to continue on this hugely exciting trajectory. 

There are two meetings of the Advisory Council per year, and the Chair will be able to commit a day a month, and be willing to develop a close working relationship with the Executive Dean, acting as counsel and facilitator. Chair appointments are made for a period of three academic years, with scope to undertake a further period of office. 

We would welcome applications from a broad range of individuals who feel strongly aligned with our vision and mission. Candidates must bring to the role significant experience within their chosen field of business, at a strategic level, as well as experience as a Non-Executive or Chair. 

For further details, including the job description, person specification, and information on how to apply, please visit quoting reference number 5997. Candidates wishing to apply should submit a CV (including comprehensive details of key achievements and responsibilities) along with a covering letter which fully addresses the competencies outlined in the role description and person specification. 

The closing date for applications is Friday 2nd September 2022 at midnight (BST).

King’s will be supported in this appointment by executive search firm Perrett Laver. Any initial enquiries should be directed to Emma Cowan at and +44 (0)20 7340 6289. 


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