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School of Accounting and Finance appoints new Head of School

27 January 2021

Professor Mark Clatworthy has been appointed as the new Head of the School of Accounting and Finance at the University of Bristol.

Previously Professor of Accounting at Cardiff University, Mark joined the former Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Bristol in 2013. His research interests lie in the field of financial reporting, especially in the links between accounting information, capital markets and audit markets. He is joint editor of Accounting and Business Research, a member of the Research Panel of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, and he has been a member of the Academic Panel of the UK Financial Reporting Council. In addition to this, Mark teaches advanced financial reporting and financial statement analysis. Of his appointment, Mark said:

 “Accounting and Finance have a long tradition at the University of Bristol and I am privileged to have been appointed to this position to work with the excellent colleagues and students in our school. I am especially grateful to Professor Ian Tonks for leading the School so well through such a turbulent period.”

Mark was preceded in the role by Professor Ian Tonks who had been serving as interim Head of School since July 2019. Ian led the School of Accounting and Finance through a significant period of growth and transition, as well as the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Reflecting on his time as Head of School, Ian added:

“My tenure as Head of School covered the transition and launch to new School status as well as the last 9 months of 2020 which represented an unprecedented disruption of normal university activities. I would like to thank all my School colleagues and members of the university for their generous support, flexibility and assistance during these challenging times. The School looks forward to a bright future under the leadership of Professor Mark Clatworthy, with whom I relish working in the years ahead.”

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