Heads of University Management & Administration Network in Europe

Winter School Speakers

Josep M Altarriba

Associate Dean for Education and Academic Affairs, UPF Barcelona School of Management, ES

Josep M Altarriba was appointed as Associate Dean for Education and Academic Affairs of UPF-Barcelona School of Management in July 2021. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication Law from the Complutense University of Madrid (2011). He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Law (1998) and a bachelor’s degree in Market Research (2008), both from the University of Barcelona. In 2001, he enrolled as a non-degree seeking student of Mass Communication and Media Studies at the Pennsylvania State University; and in 2011, he became a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard Law School’s Institute for Global Law and Policy, through a scholarship from Real Colegio Complutense.

He served as Dean of EAE Business School between July 2014 and July 2021. His career as a university professor has focused on Marketing and Communication Law. As well as lecturing at EAE, he has also taught at the University of Barcelona (UB), and the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). Dr. Altarriba has been a guest lecturer and conference speaker on numerous graduate programs at different universities and business schools, mostly in Latin America.

Between July 2014 and July 2021 he was the Managing Editor of the research journal Harvard Deusto Business Research and a member of both EAE’s Law and New Technologies Research Group (DERTEC-EAE), and EAE’s Teaching Innovation Group (GID-EAE). His teaching field is the legal perspective of Marketing and Communication. He has published several articles and book chapters, although his primary interest has always been the academic administration.

Between 1997 and 2009, he held various positions in the Government of Andorra, first in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the Head of Communications of the Permanent Representation of the Principality of Andorra to the United Nations. Later, he was appointed as Head of Communications of the Embassy of Andorra in Spain, and in 2005 he became the Head of the Spokesminister’s Office of the Government of Andorra.

As a non-practicing lawyer, Josep M Altarriba is a member of the American Marketing Association, the European Marketing Academy, the Spanish Association of Communication Research, and the Spanish Marketing Association.

Dr. Altarriba is trilingual in English, Spanish, and Catalan, and holds a B1 level in French.

Llorenç Bagur

Dean, UPF Barcelona School of Management, ES

Llorenç Bagur Femenías has a degree in Economics from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), a PhD in Business Studies from the University of Barcelona (UB) and a Master’s degree in Accounting and Financial Management from the UPF-BSM.

He is currently the Dean of the UPF Barcelona School of Management, Associate Professor BSM, co-director of the Master in Business Accounting and Financial Management and Lecturer of different programs at the UPF Barcelona School of Management.

He is the author of different books and articles, both professional and academic, some of them published in leading international JCR research journals.

He has participated as a speaker in different Master’s programs at European and Latin American universities.
He regularly collaborates on projects, both with public administrations and private companies, advising companies on accounting, financial and management issues.

Marianna Bom

Chief Financial Officer, Aalto University, FI

Marianna Bom is the Chief Financial Officer of Aalto University, responsible for the university financial management, campus and real estate development as well as administration of the group companies owned by the university.

Prior to joining Aalto University, she held several senior financial executive positions in the corporate sector; She holds M. Sc. (Econ) from Helsinki School of Economics.

She is passionate about developing the university leadership and administration, bringing the best practices from the corporate sector to Aalto University, without sacrificing the unique traditions of the three historic institutions that formed the university in 2010.

Paul Greatrix

Registrar, University of Nottingham, UK

Dr Paul Greatrix is Registrar at the University of Nottingham, a post he was appointed to in January 2007. Prior to this he was Deputy Registrar at the University of Warwick. Earlier positions at Warwick included Director of Student and Ancillary Services, Acting Registrar, Interim Director of the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth and Senior Assistant Registrar with responsibility for quality issues. Before joining Warwick in 1998 he was at the University of East Anglia for six years, where he also worked on quality matters, and Staffordshire University.

As Registrar he is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the academic administration of the University. As well as being Secretary to the statutory bodies of the University and a member of University Executive Board, the Registrar manages the provision of a broad range of professional services for prospective students, current students and staff.

He was chair of the HUMANE Round Table for a period before being elected to the HUMANE Executive Committee in 2021.

Paul read English Language at the University of Edinburgh, and holds a PhD from the School of Education at the University of East Anglia.

Until recently he blogged regularly for Wonkhe as Registrarism but continues to produce a podcast ‘University Registrars Talking About Stuff.

Claudia Loebbecke

Professor & Chair, Department of Media and Technology Management, University of Cologne, DE

Claudia Loebbecke holds the Chair of Media and Technology Management at the University of Cologne. Since 2016, She serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for Regulatory Issues of the Federal Network Agency (since 2016), on the Board of the Scientific Institute for Infrastructure and Communication Services (since 2018), as external Scientific Advisor in the project ‘KI.NRW’ organised by Fraunhofer IAIS (since 2019), and on the Administrative Board of the Regional Public Broadcaster WDR (since 2021). Before, she served 4 years as Deputy Board Member of the WDR Broadcasting Council). She is Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and of the European Academy of Sciences.

2005-2006, she was elected President of the global Association for Information Systems (AIS), which named her AIS Fellow in 2012, and a Distinguished Member cum laude in 2019.

During 2012-2020, she has served as Board Member of the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics; 2011-2013 Member of the High Level Group (HLG) on Innovation Policy Management to the European Council, and since 1991, she has been member of the Honor Society ‘Beta Gamma Sigma’

Her previous employments include INSEAD, McKinsey & Co, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Copenhagen Business School. She has held visiting appointments at the Sloan School/MIT, Bentley University, the University of New South Wales, London School of Economics, LUISS University, and the University of Paris-Dauphine.

Claudia Loebbecke received her Masters and a Ph.D. degrees from the University of Cologne, and an M.B.A. from Indiana University.

For her CV and publication list see: here Contact Claudia: here

Britta Piel

Head of Unit and Deputy Director, Centre for International Cooperation, Freie Universität Berlin, DE

Britta Piel is Head of Freie Universität Berlin’s (FUB) Centre for International Cooperation, a unit within the International Office focusing on strategic internationalisation, and Deputy Director of the International Office. Her tasks include advancing the university’s internationalisation strategy, managing the university’s network of liaison offices worldwide, and initiating new cooperation formats. Managing a diverse team across four continents, she can rely on almost twenty years of experience in different higher education institutions. Her interest in team development and organisational psychology prompted her to seek out further education in this field and to work as a humour trainer for national and international audiences.

Britta holds a Master’s degree in American Studies from Saint Louis University, USA, and a Certificate in Management and Leadership from the University of Hamburg. She also finished two years of training at Clownlabor Berlin e.V. and is a certified trainer for the foundation “Humor Hilft Heilen” in Germany.

Dorte Salskov-Iversen

Head of Department of Management, Society and Communication, Copenhagen Business School, DK

Dorte Salskov-Iversen (PhD, 1992) is the Head of the Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC), at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. MSC is a large multidisciplinary research unit investigating the relationship between business and society, using the lens of culture, communication and social science approaches to study organisations and the effect of organisations on society.

She is a member of the International Advisory Board of Turku School of Economics, Finland. From 2007-2017, she served as Vice-President for International Affairs at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, in addition to her Head of Department responsibilities. From 2000-2017, she was a member of the Executive Board of CEMS the Global Alliance of Management Education.

She has also been on the Advisory Board of ABIS (Academy of Business in Society) and the Chairman of the Board of Copenhagen Business Confucius Institute. She regularly serves as an expert in international education to Ministries of Higher education in the Nordic countries – from 2005-2013 she served as Bologna Expert, appointed by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

Karen Stanton

Vice-Chancellor, Solent University, UK

Professor Karen Stanton joined Solent at the start of February 2020, from her role as Vice-Chancellor at York St John University. Prior to that, Professor Stanton was Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Glasgow Caledonian University and has also held positions at King’s College London and at the Universities of Nottingham, Birmingham and Sheffield Hallam.

Her previous areas of responsibility have included Director of the Centre for e-Research, a 4* rated research team based at King’s College London, responsibility for GCU’s overseas campuses in New York, Oman and Bangladesh and as a member of the United Nations Alliance-UK. She was Chair of the Cathedral’s Group and Vice Chair of GuildHE until December 2019. Prior to her academic career Professor Stanton worked as a researcher for the BBC and the Home Office.

Professor Stanton has over 20 years of academic leadership experience having dedicated her career to enhancing and advancing life and career opportunities through education, with a particular commitment to widening access and support for all. She is Chair of Southampton Connect.

Stephan van Galen

Secretary-General, University of Groningen, NL

Stephan van Galen has been the Secretary-General of the University of Groningen since September 2015. Previous to that he worked as a senior policy officer at the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), and later he became General Secretary of the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

Stephan read Imperial History at King’s College London and continued his studies in Leiden and London at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), resulting in a MA in South Asian history. The topic of his Leiden PhD thesis (defended in 2008) was “Arakan and Bengal. The rise and decline of the Mrauk U kingdom (Burma) between 1500-1700”.

HUMANE Panel

Calluna Euving

Secretary General of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and HUMANE Chair

Calluna is the Secretary General of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), a research university with close to 40.000 students and a staff of over 9.000. She is also the Chair of HUMANE.

Calluna’s international career has involved working in senior roles in various institutions of higher learning, but also other public organisations in the Netherlands and abroad. The secretary general of the UvA is, among other things, responsible for the policy and strategy departments as well as the university wide system of support staff; working closely with the Executive Board and acting as a bridge between the Executive Board and the faculties. In addition, she is charge for the UvA’s integrated safety, security and crisis management.

Prior to taking up her current post, Calluna was the Director of Finance and Operations at the Office of the Quartet Representative in East Jerusalem, the organisation set up to support Tony Blair’s role in the peace process. Prior to this, she was chief of staff of the Mathematical Association of America and Centre Administrator at the BMW Centre for German and European Studies at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Before moving abroad, she held various posts at Delft University of Technology. Calluna studied political science at Leiden University and did an Executive MBA at Georgetown University.

Marianna Bom

Chief Financial Officer, Aalto University, FI

Marianna Bom is the Chief Financial Officer of Aalto University, responsible for the university financial management, campus and real estate development as well as administration of the group companies owned by the university.

Prior to joining Aalto University, she held several senior financial executive positions in the corporate sector; She holds M. Sc. (Econ) from Helsinki School of Economics.

She is passionate about developing the university leadership and administration, bringing the best practices from the corporate sector to Aalto University, without sacrificing the unique traditions of the three historic institutions that formed the university in 2010.

Llorenç Bagur

Dean, UPF Barcelona School of Management, ES

Llorenç Bagur Femenías has a degree in Economics from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), a PhD in Business Studies from the University of Barcelona (UB) and a Master’s degree in Accounting and Financial Management from the UPF-BSM.

He is currently the Dean of the UPF Barcelona School of Management, Associate Professor BSM, co-director of the Master in Business Accounting and Financial Management and Lecturer of different programs at the UPF Barcelona School of Management.

He is the author of different books and articles, both professional and academic, some of them published in leading international JCR research journals.

He has participated as a speaker in different Master’s programs at European and Latin American universities.
He regularly collaborates on projects, both with public administrations and private companies, advising companies on accounting, financial and management issues.

Nadine Burquel

Winter School Director

Nadine is director of the HUMANE residential schools, the Winter School, the Summer School and the Transnational Partnerships School for senior managers of professional services in universities. She was on the first committee founding the Winter School in 2003 and was involved in the early stages of setting up HUMANE in the mid-nineties.

In other contexts Nadine is international expert in higher education with close to 30 years experience, specialising in EU education policies and programmes; internationalisation, higher education strategy governance and leadership, quality assurance, enterpreneurship, innovation, both at system and institutional level. She has significant experience with the management of large EU (framework) contracts, evaluations, studies, policy analysis, capacity building and technical assistance. She was involved in several high level EU policy dialogues such as with Australia and Mexico.

Stephan van Galen

Secretary-General, University of Groningen, NL

Stephan van Galen has been the Secretary-General of the University of Groningen since September 2015. Previous to that he worked as a senior policy officer at the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), and later he became General Secretary of the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

Stephan read Imperial History at King’s College London and continued his studies in Leiden and London at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), resulting in a MA in South Asian history. The topic of his Leiden PhD thesis (defended in 2008) was “Arakan and Bengal. The rise and decline of the Mrauk U kingdom (Burma) between 1500-1700”.

Winter School Facilitators

Ian Creagh

Winter School Chair

After serving 10 years as King’s College London’s Senior Vice-President Operations & College Secretary, Ian now holds a portfolio of non-executive and higher education consulting roles. Prior to King’s, he held similar chief operating officer roles at City University London and before that, the University of Adelaide.

The first part of his career was in the Australian Public Service where he rose early on to become a member of the Senior Executive Service. Ian is also an experienced non-executive having served on the Board of King’s Health Partners, the Council of Governors of an NHS Foundation Trust, and the audit committee of the British Academy. He is currently the Chair of the Academic Council of BPP University in the UK,

Since relocating to Europe 20 years ago, Ian became an active member of HUMANE serving on its Executive Committee. He was a regular contributor to the Winter School and was key in the development of its sister Schools, the Berlin Summer School and the Shanghai Transnational Partnership School.

Nadine Burquel

Winter School Director

Nadine is director of the HUMANE residential schools, the Winter School, the Summer School and the Transnational Partnerships School for senior managers of professional services in universities. She was on the first committee founding the Winter School in 2003 and was involved in the early stages of setting up HUMANE in the mid-nineties.

In other contexts Nadine is international expert in higher education with close to 30 years experience, specialising in EU education policies and programmes; internationalisation, higher education strategy governance and leadership, quality assurance, enterpreneurship, innovation, both at system and institutional level. She has significant experience with the management of large EU (framework) contracts, evaluations, studies, policy analysis, capacity building and technical assistance. She was involved in several high level EU policy dialogues such as with Australia and Mexico.