Professor Zahir Irani
Professor Zahir Irani joined the University of Bradford as Dean of the Faculty of Management and Law on 1 December 2016.
Professor Irani held several senior management positions at Brunel University London, the most recent of which being the Dean of College (Business, Arts and Social Sciences – CBASS) which he setup following an organisational restructuring from eight Schools into three Colleges. Prior to this role, he was seconded full-time to Whitehall, where he was a Senior Policy Advisor at the Cabinet Office during part of the coalition Government. He is however most proud of being Head of the Brunel Business School, where in 2013 it was awarded the Times Higher Education Business School of the Year under his leadership.
He completed a BEng (Hons) at Salford University before then accepting a research position in industry where he finished his Masters degree by research. He has a PhD in the area of investment evaluation and undertook his leadership development at the Harvard Business School. He has an extensive list of 3 and 4 star publications in the area of information systems, Project Management and eGovernment, and significant grant income from national and international funding councils.