Professor Michael Luger to step down as Director of Manchester Business School
06 Jun 2013
Professor Michael Luger will be stepping down as Director of Manchester Business School to take up a new role within the University responsible for a broad portfolio of activities, including The Centre for Infrastructure Development.
Professor Fiona Devine, currently Head of the School of Social Sciences, will become Acting Head of Manchester Business School from 1 September 2013 when Professor Luger will hand over responsibility for the day-to-day leadership and operational management of MBS. Professor Luger will undertake some existing commitments and engagements on behalf of the School until the end of December 2013
Professor Chris Orme will become Acting Head of the School of Social Sciences from 1 September 2013.
The appointment of a permanent Head of Manchester Business School and a permanent Head of the School of Social Sciences will be made early in 2014.
Commenting on his decision to step down as Director of Manchester Business School, Professor Michael Luger said: “It has been a privilege to lead Manchester Business School for the past six and a half years. During that time, we have made considerable progress towards meeting our strategic goals and we have secured agreement for a major Redevelopment Project that will see the construction of exciting new facilities for our staff and students. As the construction work commences on this project, it seemed a good time to hand over the leadership reins and to pursue some new personal opportunities.”