Nic Beech

Executive and Board Member University Alliance and Chair of UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment, Vice Chancellor of Salford University

Nic Beech is Vice-Chancellor of Salford University, previously a Vice-Principal of the University of St Andrews and Provost of the University of Dundee.

He is President of the British Academy of Management and hon. Treasurer of the Academy of Social Sciences. His research focuses on identity, diversity, change leadership and learning and he has worked extensively with industry, particularly creative industries and health. Nic’s eight books include Managing Creativity (Cambridge, 2010), Organising Music (Cambridge, 2015), Managing Change (Cambridge, 2017) and Impact in Business and Management Research. (Routledge, 2021).

Nic has held visiting chairs in the UK, the Netherlands and Australia and holds fellowships or companionships of the British Academy of Management, the Academy of Social Sciences, the Royal Society of Arts, the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management.