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Governance and committees

Governance Structure

The  LSE Council, as governing body, is responsible for determining strategy and its members are company directors of the School.  The Court of Governors deals with some constitutional matters and has influence in the School through pre-decision discussions on key policy issues and the involvement of individual governors in the School's activities. Alan Elias chairs both bodies.

The Academic Board is the principal academic body, which considers all major issues of general policy affecting the academic life of the School and its development. It is chaired by the Director, with staff and student membership. 

There are a number of committees of the Council, Court and the Academic Board, and others, which are advisory to the Director. See the Structure of School Governance  [PDF]

Charitable status / Articles of Association

LSE has charitable status because it holds the dual status of a company limited by guarantee; and an exempt charity since 1 June 2010 the School has been regulated for charitable purposes by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. See also the Articles of Association and the School's Bye Laws.


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Interim Director Professor J Black 
Pro-Director Professor E Neumayer
Pro-Director Professor P Kelly
Pro-Director Professor D Webb
Pro-Director Professor J Black
Chief Operating Officer Dr A Young
Vice-chair of the Academic Board Professor E Jackson
Vice-chair of the Appointments Committee Professor C Stafford
Chair of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee Professor P Kelly
Chair of International Programmes Board  Professor R Richardson
Chair of Graduate Studies Subcommittee Professor T Rantanen
Chair of Research Committee Professor J Black
Chair of Research Degrees Sub-Committee Professor R Razin
Chair of the Research Ethics Committee Professor J Worrall
Chair of Undergraduate Studies Subcommittee Dr S Ali
Vice-chair of the Academic Planning and Resources Committee Professor D Webb
Dean of the General Course Mr Mark Hoffman
Adviser to Women Students Dr Bingchun Meng
Chair of the Equity Diversity and Inclusion Task Force Professor C Frege
Director of the PhD Academy Professor L Mulcahy