Henley Business School appoints ICMA Centre director as new dean

From: ICMA Centre
Published: Tue Jul 20 2010

Henley Business School has announced that Professor John Board will become its new dean from 1 October 2010.

Professor Board is currently director of the ICMA Centre - the business school for financial markets at Henley Business School.

Professor Board is an outstanding academic in his own right with a strong track record in research, his expertise is sought in a number of areas including market regulation, transparency, derivatives and emerging markets.

Over the past five years, Professor Board has helped to build the ICMA Centre into one of the largest specialist education finance schools in Europe, with an international reputation for undergraduate, postgraduate (including eight Finance Masters) and executive education.

He has also been instrumental in the development of a range of specialist finance degrees including the MSc Capital Markets, Regulation and Compliance and the MSc Investment Banking and Islamic finance, which were both firsts in the UK.

Since the merger between Henley Business School and the University of Reading in 2008, Professor Board has been a key figure in driving new and innovative executive programmes by combining the expertise of the schools within the faculty.

The combined organisation has managed to achieve a strong international focus which it has succeeded in maintaining with international clients and delivery across Europe, Sub Saharan Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia.  Henley is currently ranked 15th in the world for the breadth and depth of its international clients within its custom programmes.

As the new dean at Henley Business School, he will be leading a world-class global business school. With its unique profile, including most notably the Henley MBA and its renowned Schools of Finance and Real Estate & Planning, it is one of the few global business schools to maintain triple accredited status and is highly ranked in the world's major league tables and rankings.

About the ICMA Centre:
The ICMA Centre at Henley Business School, University of Reading is unique and has an international reputation for undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education for the financial markets. Established in 1991 with funding provided by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) in Zurich, the Centre's state-of-the-art facilities are among the best in Europe. Housed in its own award winning building the Centre contains the largest simulated dealing facilities in Europe as well as outstanding teaching and research space.

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