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Our Leadership Team

The School's Executive Team is led by Head of School, Professor Fiona Devine, CBE, and its members help to shape the strategy and vision for the School.

The team is the School’s senior decision-making committee, advising the Head of School and shaping the School’s strategy and vision. It includes Academic and Professional Services colleagues in senior leadership positions including Heads of Division, Directors of Activity areas - including MBA, Executive Education and Research -  and Professional Services leads.


Leadership team - Fiona Devine
Fiona Devine Head of School
Nikolay Mehandjiev Director of Research
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Mario Kafouros Head of the Division of People, Management and Organisations
Elinor O'Connor
Elinor O’Connor Deputy Head of School, Director of Teaching and Learning
Hongwei He from Alliance Manchester Business School
Hongwei He Director for Social Responsibility
Silvia Massini
Silvia Massini Head of the Division of Innovation, Management and Policy
Jamie Burton Head of MSM
Jamie Burton Head of the Division of Management Sciences and Marketing
Leadership team - Stuart Hyde
Stuart Hyde Deputy Head of School, Head of the Division of Accounting and Finance
Bryan Lukas
Bryan Lukas Director of Executive Education
Leadership team - Janine Ellis
Janine Ellis Head of School Administration
Leadership team - Kate McNamee
Kate McNamee Head of Marketing and Communications
Sarah Lindop
Sarah Lindop HR Partner
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Tracey Manifold Head of School Finance
Xavier Duran
Xavier Duran Martinez Director of MBA Programmes