Philip Powell in a graduation gown

Philip Powell

Dean, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics,
University of Hull

Yorkshire and Humber Leadership Board

Philip Powell is Dean, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, at the University of Hull. 

He was Executive Dean, Pro Vice-Master (Enterprise and Innovation), and Professor of Management at Birkbeck, University of London for ten years. His extensive research into information systems, management, operations and higher education management has led to more than 350 published outputs.

Before becoming a Dean in 2009, Philip was Deputy Dean of the School of Management at the University of Bath and previously worked at Warwick, Adelaide, Southampton and Nova de Lisboa Universities. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, of the Academy of Social Sciences, of the Centre for Distance Education, and of the Higher Education Academy.  He is also a Senior Scholar of the Association of Information Systems and a former president of the UK Academy for Information Systems. 

Prior to becoming an academic, Philip worked in insurance in London, accounting in Namibia and systems analysis in the US. He has long-standing interests in skills development and opportunities for reskilling, which led to his appointment to the Business and Administration Panel of the Institute for Apprenticeships. 

Philip is delighted to to offer his experiences to Business in the Community’s Yorkshire and Humber Leadership Board.

Philip has one daughter, who is an undergraduate in London.