Fond farewell to long serving colleague
3 May 2017
Cardiff Business School has recently bid a fond farewell to a highly-regarded colleague and Professor of Organisational Analysis, Annette Davies.
Professor Davies, who worked with the School's Management, Employment and Organisation section, was a valued and long-serving faculty member. She spent almost 30 years contributing to the School's research and teaching excellence, becoming a leading voice in her chosen field.
During her tenure, Professor Davies witnessed the increase in the number of female faculty and led the charge, as Associate Dean for Equality and Diversity, to deliver better representation. From the days when Professor Davies was one of the few female professors, the Business School has been addressing issues of gender balance and a framework for continued improvement is well-established.
This work forms a part of its overarching public value mission. The School is also a signatory of the 50:50 by 2020 campaign (encouraging and supporting more women into senior decision-making roles in the workplace, be it the private, public or third sectors).
A respected researcher and educationist, Professor Davies is a member of the International Centre for Research on Organisational Discourse, Strategy and Change (ICRODSC); an Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD); and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her research focused on providing a critical analysis of organisations and organising with recent projects examining issues of gender, change and identity in a range of different organisations. A particular area of focus and interest has been in the restructuring of the police service and attempts to promote collaborative governance within public service organisations.
Professor Martin Kitchener, Dean of Cardiff Business School, said of Professor Davies' departure: "We will miss Annette as a colleague and an esteemed researcher in the management and organisation field. She has certainly earned her retirement having contributed significantly to the School's success over her many years of service, through her teaching and research activities. We hope she enjoys retirement and wish her well for this next chapter in her life."