Sheffield Business School boss leaving for Belgium

Photo copyright: Richard Hanson (0793 908 1208)'Contact: richard@hansonphoto.co.uk''Prof Adrian Hopgood, Pro Vice Chancellor for Sheffield Business School, SHU.''Commissioned by Kat at SHU press office.'18.5.11 Original job number: RH2722
Photo copyright: Richard Hanson (0793 908 1208)'Contact: richard@hansonphoto.co.uk''Prof Adrian Hopgood, Pro Vice Chancellor for Sheffield Business School, SHU.''Commissioned by Kat at SHU press office.'18.5.11 Original job number: RH2722

The pro vice-chancellor and dean of Sheffield Business School has announced he is to leave his role at the end of September to take up the role of director general and dean of the Management School of the University of Liège in Belgium.

Professor Adrian Hopgood has led Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University since September 2011. During this time it has grown to 8,000 students, a third of whom are from overseas, and it is now recognised as the largest modern business school in the UK.

Prof. Hopgood said: “I have enjoyed four great years at the helm of Sheffield Business School and now look forward to an exciting new challenge at the University of Liège.

“I am very proud of how we have improved student satisfaction year-on-year from 81 per cent in 2012 to 88 per cent in 2014; and of our excellent graduate employment statistics.

“We have also strengthened our academic ethos; ensuring teaching is informed by research, scholarship and professional practice.”

During his time the school has secured prestigious international EPAS accreditation for courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and the school has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Business School of the Year Award in 2014.

He added: “Overall, I am confident that I’m leaving Sheffield Business School in a great place to achieve more success in the future.”

Professor Isobel Doole, currently deputy dean, will take over in the interim until a permanent appointment is made.