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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

Andrew was Founding Director of the Executive MBA programme and has been a Professor at the School for many years, lecturing on all the major executive and degree programmes.  His research interests are in the field of the measurement of performance and on the use of judgement in management.   


Andrew’s career has spanned work in the public and private sectors, as well as in professional life.  Andrew has run a textile plant in Germany, been Head of the Government Accountancy Service and was a Managing Director of the UK Treasury. Previous non-executive posts include Chairman of the National Audit Office, of the Economists’ Bookshop Group and of the market research firm MORI.  He has also been a non-executive Director of the Bank of England, Barclays Bank Plc, and is a Past President of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.   He is currently a non-executive director of the quoted insurance underwriter Beazley plc and an Independent National Director of Times Newspapers. He was named by The Evening Standard as one of the 1000 most influential people in London in 2015.  


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)