Accounting and Financial Management Advisory Board

The Accounting and Financial Management Advisory Board provides external advice to the Accounting and Financial Management Department in support of the development of strategy, priority areas and activity for Newcastle Business School. 

The board has a particular focus on the Accounting Unit, however as Finance and Economics are also relevant to the department they interplay between subjects. The board offers strategic advice and challenge, as well as being a critical friend and 'sounding board' to the department. It has no formal governance role within the University but provides annual reports to the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor, which will be shared with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and University Executive as appropriate.

In particular they advise on:

  • Vision, Mission and Strategic direction – the development and delivery of strategic direction and the activity that supports this;
  • New programmes and programme content (including short courses and CPD provision) as well as other relevant initiatives (such as research and income generation).
  • Priority areas and topics – the development of new priority areas and opportunities, informing the development of strategy and plans for the School.

The Advisory Board comprises of a group of influential figures from the region, nationally and internationally who serve a minimum of a  three year term. Membership is via a formal invitation on the basis of their specific knowledge, expertise and networks.

The Advisory Board will meet formally twice per annum, alongside participating in the life of the School, interfacing with staff and students through formal University and School events, as well as on an ad hoc basis.

Recent topics discussed at the Accounting and Financial Management Advisory Board include: