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.
Xavier Duran Martinez
Director, MBA Programmes
Xavier is responsible for the strategic direction of MBA programmes and the development and delivery of transnational education (TNE) at Alliance Manchester Business School. Key to these responsibilities is ensuring both that the MBA curriculum is kept current, innovative and fit for purpose and that more than 2,000 students on our MBA programmes receive an outstanding learning and administrative experience. Xavier also works with colleagues in all parts of the business school to coordinate the development and delivery of TNE activity.
Xavier has contributed to our MBA programmes since 2003, first in an academic capacity, teaching Economics of Strategy and supervising final projects and, since 2012, as Associate TNE and MBA Director. He took up the role of MBA Programmes Director in March 2018.
Xavier is passionate about innovation in business and management education and meeting the new demands posed on MBA programmes by technology improvements and a highly dynamic and globalised business environment.