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ICMA Centre appoints new head

Carol Padgett

Dr Carol Padgett, has been appointed Head of the ICMA Centre from 1st October 2018. Her predecessor Professor Adrian Bell has taken on the University role of Research Dean for Prosperity and Resilience.

Throughout her 20 years at the University, Carol has held a variety of roles at the ICMA Centre and the wider business school, having previously been head of Undergraduate Programmes and Programme Director for MSc in Corporate Finance.

When asked about her new role, Carol said “I am looking forward to the challenge of being head of department. Adrian Bell is a hard act to follow, but I plan to build on the Centre’s proud history of innovation as we review our programmes in the light of the changing world of work and the opportunities afforded by Fintech”.

She went on to say “It is vital that we continue to build on the sense of community that we have here. My aim is to facilitate the development of individuals and teams within our organisation so that we can contribute to Henley, to the University of Reading and to the wider community”.

The ICMA Centre has strengthened its faculty team with the appointment of two new members of staff, Dr Andrew Urquhart, as Associate Professor in Finance and Dr Nick Antypas, as Lecturer in Finance.

Dr Andrew Urquhart who joins us from the University of Southampton holds a PhD from Newcastle University where his thesis examined the Adaptive Market Hypothesis and investor sentiment in extreme circumstance. Andrew’s main research interests are financial markets, investor behaviour, high-frequency trading, cryptocurrencies and investor sentiment.

Dr Nikolaos Antypas who joins us from Brunel University holds a PhD in Finance from Henley Business School, and an MSc degree in Finance from ALBA Graduate Business School. His research areas include Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance and CEO Turnover and Succession.

Published 6 September 2018

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