Oxford Brookes Business School

Chris Blackburn receives prestigious award

Friday, 18 December 2020

Chris Blackburn

Chris Blackburn has received a recognition award from EFMD Global in Brussels for his ‘outstanding commitment and contribution to driving excellence in management education globally amid the turbulence caused by the Covd19 pandemic'.

Since retiring as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Business School in July, Chris has been involved in several accreditation panels for Business Schools in France and Poland and is currently mentoring another European business school aiming for its first accreditation.

 ‘Unfortunately’, says Chris, ‘no travel has been involved and Zooming from Headington doesn't have quite the same buzz as being in Paris or Warsaw, but those accreditation nerves can still arise, even as a gamekeeper rather than a poacher!'

Chris has been closely following developments at Brookes and said 'I have nothing but admiration for what you've all accomplished in such extraordinary circumstances. But in my experience, colleagues at OBBS have never failed to rise to a challenge. Warmest Seasons Greetings to everyone and have a happy and healthy New Year'