Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) appoints Aston academic as new Dean of Senate

8 December 2001

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) appoints Aston academic as new Dean of Senate

FOLLOWING the retirement of Professor Baker as Dean of CIM's Academic Senate, The Chartered Institute of Marketing has announced the appointment of a new Dean of Senate: John Saunders, Professor of Marketing and Head of Aston Business School.

"It is a great privilege to take over from such a distinguished predecessor as Professor Michael Baker and I see it as an opportunity to champion the Marketing profession and business more broadly. I have always been very encouraged by the fact that the Senate does demonstrate commitment from many very distinguished senior academics and industrialists who are willing to work closely together and Britain is unique in having such a committed body leading Marketing," said John Saunders.

The Senate advises the Institute on all matters pertaining to CIM's educational policy, on the maintenance and establishment of the standards of the Institute's education provision and qualifications and on matters concerned with research into the subject of Marketing.

Members of the CIM Academic Senate include most of the UK's leading Marketing Professors. Also sitting on this advisory body are individuals representing the Further Education sector as well as business and industry and representatives from the Academy of Marketing and the European Marketing Academy. CIM's Chief Executive John Stubbs and Chairman John Pratt also sit on the Senate.


For further information please call 0121 204 4549 or email: b.a.l.coombes@aston.ac.uk

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John Saunders' Biography
John Saunders BSc (Loughborough), MBA (Cranfield), PhD (Bradford), FRSA, FCIM, FBAM is Professor of Marketing and Head of Aston Business School. He has substantial industrial experience in sales, marketing and corporate planning in the aerospace industry and consulting experience with many major organisations including Nestle, Unilever, Rolls-Royce, Ford, the Asian Development Bank, the Cabinet Office and the Singapore Government. Prior to joining Aston Business School he was with the Universities of Bradford, Warwick, Loughborough and Hawaii.

He has published widely in leading marketing and international business journals and books on business simulation, forecasting, competitive positioning and marketing. Much of his current work is on business incompetence. His European Edition of Principles of Marketing, co-authored with Philip Kotler, Gary Armstrong and Veronica Wong, is Europe's top selling marketing text.

John Saunders is ex-editor of the International Journal of Research in Marketing, Europe's top marketing journal and past president of the European Marketing Academy, Dean of the senate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, member of the fellowship committee of the British Academy of Management and one of the twelve assessors of Business and Management in the British Universities Research Assessment Exercise.

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