The Institute would like to convey a warm welcome to three new Vice Presidents who have been elected to the ISBE Executive Board alongside Professor Kiran Trehan (President), Dr Breda O’Dwyer (VP Education & Practitioner Learning) and Tony Wall (Treasurer). Many thanks to former VP Leigh Sear for all his hard work and commitment.
Dr Angela Carradus, Manchester Metropolitan University, has been elected as VP Communities with a remit to support and develop the Institute’s thriving specialist groups as part of the wider ISBE strategy for Communities of Interest (COIs) and Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Angela will also work to identify and nurture partnerships with other communities aligned with ISBE’s vision and strategy.
Dr Lorna Treanor, University of Nottingham, has been elected as VP Research to represent the research agenda of the Institute’s members. With direct responsibility for the Institute’s Research and Knowledge Exchange (RAKE) programme to support new research projectsamongst members, Lorna will work with the ISBE team to continually raise the quality of research that is presented at the annual conference and other events, and to jointly represent and inform the Institute’s membership in all matters of small business and entrepreneurship research.
Dr Endrit Kromidha, University of Birmingham, has been elected as VP Policy & Practice, responsible for representing the policy and practice agenda of the Institute’s members. Endrit will have direct responsibility for the Institute’s links with policymakers and small business practitioners, ensuring that partnerships with other bodies are mutually beneficial, and will represent and inform the Institute’s membership about small business and entrepreneurship policy and practice.
The new Executive Board looks forward to working with the Institute membership and wider network.