Professor Malcolm Kirkup is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of College at Westminster Business School, commuting down to Fitzrovia from his home in the West Midlands.

As Head of Westminster Business School (WBS), Malcolm leads on the development of the School’s strategy for teaching, research and knowledge exchange.

As Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Malcolm sits on the University of Westminster’s Executive Board and is also the institution’s lead on its Knowledge Exchange activity.

In addition to working as a strategic marketer in business with Sears plc (Solihull), Malcolm has enjoyed a range of successful roles in UK business schools over 30 years including Aston Business School and the University of Birmingham. He has also worked outside of the region at the Universities of Cranfield, Loughborough, Lancaster, Exeter and Edinburgh.

Malcolm has a passion for innovation and is particularly proud of his achievements in launching new educational programmes that combine close working relationships with industry, a practical and applied focus, and which challenge conventional thinking.

Malcolm has achieved particular success in the MBA sector – creating and developing new international programmes – and also in designing new undergraduate, postgraduate and executive programmes that integrate new thinking around sustainability, digital enterprise, data, design thinking and leadership development.

Over the years Malcolm has developed programmes with the support of a wide range of organisations, including Dixons Carphone, WWF, IBM, Syngenta, Sainsbury’s, C&A, Ford, Zolio, Edex and Johnson & Johnson.