Cranfield School of Management’s Professor Emma Parry has officially become the Chair of the British Academy of Management (BAM). BAM is the leading authority in the academic field of management in the UK.

Emma Parry is Professor of Human Resource Management and Head of the Changing World of Work Group, as well as Director of Academic Development at Cranfield University, UK. She is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Human Resource Management.

Professor Parry is a recognised expert in Human Resource Management and plays a leading role in a number of global research projects. Her research interests relate to the impact of the changing external context on managing people, particularly with technological advancements, demographics, and diversity.

The role of BAM Chair includes developing strategy, supporting the CEO in the running of the office and supporting the BAM community in pursuing the vision and purpose of the learned society.

Emma Parry said: “The British Academy of Management has created a vibrant, inclusive and supportive community. I am proud to have the opportunity to lead the organisation as it seeks to support a sustainable and exciting future for business and management academics and the institutions in which they work.”

Professor David Oglethorpe, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Cranfield School of Management commented: “Emma’s appointment as Chair of the British Academy of Management is a testament to her expertise and leadership in the field of human resource management. This exciting news is not only a great achievement for Emma; it also reinforces Cranfield’s reputation as a leader in management education and pioneering research.”

Professor Parry is also an Honorary Fellow for the Institute for Employment Studies, Visiting Research Fellow at Westminster Business School, and an Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.