New Dean appointed to lead the Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies

8 Jun 2020

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Martin Broad BA(Hons) PhD ACMA GCMA FHEA as the new Dean of the University's Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies and Director of the University of Winchester Business School.

Martin, a Chartered Management Accountant, is currently the Head of Southampton Business School at the University of Southampton. With nearly 30 years' experience within higher education, Martin is also currently the Chair of the Chartered Association of Business Schools' International Committee and a Vice-Chair of Council for the Chartered Association of Business Schools. Martin's research interests are in Performance Management and Governance, particularly in the higher education sector globally.

Professor Joy Carter CBE DL, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winchester, said about Martin's appointment: "We are delighted that Martin is joining the team here at Winchester. His wealth of experience and passion for excellent teaching, research and student experience will be a huge benefit to students and staff alike. These are extremely challenging times for higher education around the world as we respond to the global pandemic and look ahead to supporting the recovery from the economic and social impact it has had. Martin's global outlook and expertise will help Winchester continue to stand strong and deliver an outstanding, values-led higher education offering.

"I am extremely grateful to all of those who have supported the Faculty over the interim period, in particular, Lisa Harding who has been performing the role of Acting Dean at a particularly challenging time for the higher education sector."

Martin Broad said of his appointment: "I am really looking forward to leading the Faculty and working with the entire team at Winchester to ensure we provide the life changing experiences for our students and create real impact with our research."

Martin's arrival comes at a time of growth in the range of courses offered within the faculty, including major expansion in digital technologies with new degrees in Computer Science, Cyber Security and Data Science. The new building recently completed in the University's West Downs Quarter will house state-of-the-art facilities to accommodate these new courses including specialist labs for Cyber Security and Digital Forensics, Software Engineering and Enterprise Networking, as well as Digital Innovation, AR/VR/3d and Motion Capture.

Martin will also be instrumental in supporting the ongoing development of the Faculty's growing research base across different areas of expertise including responsible management, sustainability, information rights and criminal justice.

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