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UK: Professor Steve Haberman to serve as Cass Business School Dean

Cass Business SchoolIn January 2013 Professor Steve Haberman will take the helm at Cass Business School, part of City University London.

A Cass Professor of Actuarial Science, he has been Deputy Dean of the School for 10 years. He will take over from current Dean Richard Gillingwater CBE, who is stepping down after six years. Professor Haberman will lead the implementation of Cass’s new strategic plan and guide the School as it prepares for the next Research Excellence Framework exercise.

He takes over during Cass’s anniversary celebrations. 2012 marks 10 years since City University Business School became Cass Business School with new premises, name, and brand – the business school for the City of London.

Professor Haberman comments: “Under Richard’s leadership the School has seen an improvement in its overall ranking and great growth and development over the last six years. I am excited to be taking on the role of Dean as we start to implement our new strategic plan, which particularly emphasises the development of our corporate-facing activities including Cass Executive Education and Cass Consulting. At the same time I am looking forward to working closely with colleagues to secure the School a positive outcome in the upcoming Research Excellence Framework exercise. I have enjoyed working with Richard enormously and wish him well in his future endeavours.”

Richard Gillingwater comments: “Cass is in a very strong position – in terms of the quality and ranking of its programmes, the standing of its research, its financial position and reputation. We have had a particularly successful programme of academic recruitment in recent years.

We now have a robust new strategic plan, which includes substantial investment in both our estate and personnel. Steve has served as Cass Director and Deputy Dean with great distinction and, having worked closely with him, I know he has the outstanding leadership and experience required to steer the School through this busy period.”

Professor Haberman graduated in mathematics from the University of Cambridge, qualified as an FIA in 1975, and obtained his PhD and DSc in actuarial science from City University.

He has held roles at Prudential and in the Government Actuary’s Department. He is a former member of both the Council of the Institute of Actuaries and the Financial Reporting Council’s Board for Actuarial Standards and is a current member of Legal and General’s Longevity Science Advisory Panel. Co-author of five books and over 160 research papers, he is also sought after as a consultant, having worked with Deutsche Bank, Swiss Reinsurance, Financial Services Authority, Lucida and the National Audit Office among others.

The University will lead a global search for a Dean to succeed Prof Haberman in September 2014.

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