School Board

Paul Polman
Paul Polman, Chair of the Board

The School Board is a working board, overseeing the work of the school and approving major strategic decisions.

Members include:

  • external figures from the business and alumni communities
  • a representative of the Benefactor
  • senior University and School managers
  • representatives from the three academic areas.

The Board meets a minimum of four times a year. It is supported by sub-committees and has delegated responsibility for the School’s day-to-day business to these bodies.

External members

  • Mr Paul Polman, Chair of the Board
  • Dr Vivienne Cox, Vice Chair of the Board
  • Mr Sam Laidlaw, Chair of the Global Leadership Council
  • Mr Wafic Saïd, Benefactor
  • Ms Rasha Khawaja, Benefactor's Representative
  • Ms Wendy Becker, Co-opted Member
  • Ms Janet Dawson, Chair of the Alumni Advisory Council

University and divisional representative

  • Mrs Gill Aitken CB, Registrar
  • Professor Timothy Power, Head of the Social Sciences Division

Officers of the School

  • Professor Soumitra Dutta, Peter Moores Dean, Saïd Business School
  • Mr Manos Kapterian, Chief Operating Officer
  • Dr Eleanor Murray, Associate Dean for Executive Education and Senior Fellow in Management Practice

Saïd Business School faculty representatives

  • Professor Howard Jones, Professor of Finance, representative of the Finance, Accounting, Management Science and Economics (FAME) Academic Area
  • Professor Pinar Ozcan, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, representative of the Strategy, Innovation and Marketing (SIM) Academic Area
  • Professor Matthias Holweg, American Standard Companies Professor of Operations Management, representative of the Technology, Operations Management and Organisation Studies (TOPOS) Academic Area