Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Professor George Boyne
Professor George Boyne MA, MLitt, PhD, AcSS

Professor George Boyne is Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Public Sector Management.

Professor Boyne is responsible for the overall management and leadership of the College. He plays a key role in setting the strategy and direction of the College and in promoting the development of learning and teaching and research excellence.

As Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Boyne is also a member of the University Executive Board. He has published eight books and over 130 articles in academic journals.


Professor Boyne's main research interest is the explanation and evaluation of organizational performance in the public sector. He has investigated the influence of organizational strategy, structure and processes on public service outputs and outcomes. His current work includes an ESRC project on the causes and consequences of executive succession in government agencies.

Professor Boyne founded the Public Management Research Group at Cardiff Business School in 1995. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise this group was singled out by the Business and Management panel as world-leading in all three RAE categories (outputs, environment and esteem).

He served as President of the US Public Management Research Association from 2009-2011, is co-editor of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and is Chair-Elect of the Public and Non-Profit Division of the Academy of Management.

Academic Schools

The College consists of 10 Schools:

  • Business
  • Geography and Planning
  • English, Communication and Philosophy
  • History, Archaeology and Religion
  • Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
  • Law (including department of Politics)
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Social Sciences
  • Welsh

Contact details

Personal Assistant: Donna Beckerley