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Professor Andrew Lock

Dean Emeritus, Leeds University Business School
Member of Advisory Board


Andrew Lock was Dean of the Business School at the University of Leeds until 2008. He has now retired from the university and is engaged in a range of projects in the UK and overseas. He holds a Masters and Ph.D. from London Business School. He graduated from Leeds in French returning in 2000 after 30 years as Dean of the Business School, having been previously Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Faculty at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Before that he was Head of the School of Marketing and Corporate Strategy at Kingston Business School, where he started as a lecturer in 1972, also spending a year as a visiting assistant professor at the University of British Columbia. Andrew is a past Chair of the Association of Business Schools which represents business schools in the UK. He is an auditor both for the EQUIS European business school accreditation and AMBA’s MBA accreditation schemes (and a member of AMBA’s International Accreditation Advisory Board). He organised the Public Chairs Forum and the Chairmen’s Business Forum in London and is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and the Association of Business Schools, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Institute of Direct Marketing, and the Royal Society of Arts, a chartered member of the British Computer Society and a Freeman of the City of London. He was a member of the Steering Group of the Leeds Financial Services Initiative which promotes Leeds as a financial centre.

His work has been published, inter alia, in the Journal of Marketing Management, the European Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Advertising Research, the Journal of the OR Society, and Management Learning. Under his leadership the Business School became a Faculty of the University of Leeds in its own right in 2003.

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