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The Dean

Welcome to London Business School

“London Business School is an exciting place. I’ve left twice to do government jobs, but that sense of excitement drew me back. It’s the mix of cultures, the calibre of the faculty, staff and students, and the sheer energy of the place. Whoever you are, I hope you will join me to share that experience.”

Andrew Likierman


The Role of the Dean

The Dean’s role is to enhance the ability of the School to achieve its vision to have a profound impact on the way the world does business.

The Dean focuses on the School’s long-term financial security through fundraising. He also develops and encourages initiatives in all aspects of the School’s operations. He helps the School’s major functions to achieve their objectives, works to resolve or mitigate problems, and monitors and takes action to meet risks to the School’s position.

The Dean fulfils a number of representational and organisational roles, including contact with key stakeholders such as the Governing Body, faculty, staff, students, alumni, customers and donors.

About the Dean

As well as being Dean of London Business School, Professor Sir Andrew Likierman is non-executive Chairman of the National Audit Office.

His career has spanned the public and private sectors. He has run a textile plant in Germany, been head of the UK Government Accountancy Service and was a Managing Director of the UK Treasury.

His previous non-executive posts include Chairman of market research firm MORI and the Economists' Bookshop Group, Non-Executive Director of Barclays and the Bank of England. He has been President of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Professor Likierman has been a professor at London Business School for many years, lecturing on all the major executive and degree programmes. His research interests focus on the measurement of performance. He was founding Director of London Business School’s Executive MBA programme.

Previous Deans of London Business School

  • Dr Arthur Earle (1965-1972)
  • Professor Sir James Ball (1972-1984)
  • Professor Peter Moore (1984-1989)
  • Professor Sir George Bain (1989-1997)
  • Professor John Quelch (1998-2001)
  • Professor Laura Tyson (2002-2006)
  • Robin Buchanan (2007-2008)
  • Professor Sir Andrew Likierman (2009-present)