The former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills will join the School of Management and Social Sciences (MSS) where he will contribute to teaching across the business, finance and economics modules and advise on a new curriculum. He will also work with Pro-Vice Chancellor Ruth Kelly on St Mary’s enterprise development and local community engagement.
Sir Vince was Member of Parliament for Twickenham and St Mary’s constituency MP between 1997 and 2015. He served as Business Secretary throughout the Coalition Government from 2010-2015 and was knighted last year for his services to Government. Prior to entering Parliament he had a distinguished career as an economist.
Sir Vince’s appointment is the latest addition to the academic team at St Mary’s. Last month former government minister Mark Hoban and University of Kent Senior Lecturer Dr Adrian Pabst were both appointed to support the development of the School’s business management programmes. They will also assist with the development of the public engagement of the School and work in collaboration across other disciplines.
We live in a period of significant economic change where the future of capitalism and the ethics of business have been called into question. St Mary’s has an important role to play in contributing to that debate
Sir Vince Cable, said: “I have always enjoyed very good relations with St Mary’s University and it is a privilege to join its staff as a Visiting Professor. We live in a period of significant economic change where the future of capitalism and the ethics of business have been called into question. St Mary’s has an important role to play in contributing to that debate.”
Francis Campbell, Vice-Chancellor of St Mary’s University, added: “I’m delighted that Sir Vince has accepted our invitation to join St Mary’s teaching staff, he will be a great asset to our University. Our students will benefit greatly from his first-hand experience of the inner workings of government and his vast knowledge of the economy. I also look forward to working with him as St Mary’s builds closer relationships with the local business community.”