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Cranfield School of Management in the UK is on the hunt for a new director (dean) following the resignation of Frank Horwitz in December 2013, after nearly five years in the top job. Joe Nellis, a professor of international management economics, has stepped up to the director’s role pending the results of the search.

Prof Horwitz, a specialist in human resource management, became dean at Cranfield after 23 years at the University of Cape Town, most latterly as dean. Like all his most recent predecessors at Cranfield, he has experience working in the corporate sector as well as academia. The search firm working for Cranfield is expected to consider corporate directors as well as academics for the next appointment.

Prof Nellis is a Cranfield man through and through. He joined the business school in 1984 and received his PhD from the university in 1991. In 1994 he established the Economics Group, following his promotion to professor in international management economics.

Prof Horwitz will continue at Cranfield as course director of the MSc in International Human Resource Management.

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