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Welcome to the Faculty Executive Team

Meet our Durham University Business School leadership team.

Professor Cathy Cassell

Executive Dean, Professor of Organisational Psychology. Holds Fellowships of the Academy of Social Sciences, the BAM and the CIPD.
Professor Cathy Cassell

Professor Toby Watson

Deputy Executive Dean. Toby is a Senior Fellow of the HEA and a CMBE. and is Professor (Teaching) in Finance.
Toby Watson

Professor Philippa Matthews

Deputy Executive Dean (Education). Professor in Accounting and qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser
Professor Philippa Matthews

Professor Olga Epitropaki

Deputy Executive Dean (Research). Her research focuses on social cognition and dyadic/group processes related to leadership and creative leadership.
Olga Epitropaki

Miss Marcia Hoynes

Faculty Manager. Marcia leads the Professional Services teams, strategic projects and Faculty planning to deliver the aims and objectives of the School.
Marcia Hoynes

Mrs Vicki Hind

Senior Manager Accreditations, Performance and Governance. Leads on quality assurance, accreditation, education policy and regulations.
Vicki Hind

Professor Amir Michael

Head of Department of Accounting, Professor in Accounting, BSc, MBA, PGCAP, SFHEA, PhD(Dunelm).
Amir Michael

Professor Michael Naef

Head of Department of Economics. Professor Naef’s research expertise lies in the field of experimental economics.
Michael Naef

Professor Julian Williams

Head of Department of Finance. Research is in the area of risk management, risk mitigation and the design of fair institutional structures.
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Professor Andrew Parker

Head of Department of Management and Marketing, Professor in Leadership. His research interests include relational leadership and social networks.
Professor Andrew Parker

Professor Martyna Sliwa

Associate Dean for Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability, Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing.
Professor Martyna Sliwa, Associate Dean for Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability (ERS)

Dr Joanna Berry

Associate Dean, Engagement. Joanna is also Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship, and Director for Business, Innovation and Enterprise for Durham Energy Institute.
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Professor Jorge Lengler

Associate Dean for Internationalisation and Professor of International Marketing in the Department of Management and Marketing
Jorge Lengler programme Director

Finance Business Partner

James Walton, AMCA, CGMA, supports the Business School with financial planning, advice and appraisal of strategic initiatives.
Photograph of James Walton Finance Business Partner