Andrew Likierman

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Andrew Likierman
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Born30 December 1943
Alma materUniversity of Oxford
Titleformer Dean, London Business School
Term- August 2017
SuccessorFrançois Ortalo-Magné
Spouse(s)Meira Likierman

Sir John Andrew Likierman (born 30 December 1943), is the former Dean of the London Business School. In August 2017, he was succeeded by François Ortalo-Magné.[1]

Early life[edit]

Andrew Likierman was born in Colne, Lancashire on 30 December 1943. He earned a master's degree from the University of Oxford.[2]


Private sector: Likierman started as a management trainee with English Sewing Cotton (later Tootal Ltd) in Manchester, qualifying as a management accountant (ICWA). He later moved to his family's firm, Qualitex Ltd, running a textile plant in Germany and was then Managing Director of the Overseas Division. He later started his own book business, Ex Libris Ltd.[citation needed]

Academic: Likierman was a faculty member at Leeds University and has been a faculty member at London Business School from 1974–1976, 1979–1993 and since 2004. His positions have included Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Professor of Accounting and Financial Control; Founding Director of the Executive MBA Programme; Director of the Institute of Public Sector Management; Acting Dean (January - July 2007) and Dean (January 2009 - July 2017).[2][3][4] He was succeeded as dean by François Ortalo-Magné in August 2017.[5] His publications - for academics and practitioners - have been mainly in the fields of public finance and performance measurement.[citation needed]

Government: Likierman was Head of the Government Accountancy Service, Managing Director of the Financial Management, Reporting and Audit Directorate of HM Treasury and its Principal Finance Officer (Finance Director). He had earlier worked in the Cabinet Office as a member of the Central Policy Review Staff (the "Think Tank"). He was knighted in 2001 for his work on moving UK Government finances from a cash to an accruals basis through Resource Accounting and Budgeting (Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000).[citation needed]

Professional: Likierman advised 5 Parliamentary Select Committees on public expenditure and control issues, was President of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Chairman of a government study on professional liability. In the field of corporate governance, he was a member of the Cadbury Committee, Chairman of the group which compiled a code for central government departments and one of six international experts appointed by the Secretary-General in 2006 to advise on the corporate governance of the United Nations.[citation needed]

Non-executive roles: Likierman is a National Independent Director of Times Newspapers Ltd and a non-executive director of listed insurance company Beazley Group. His previous non executive roles have included Chairman of the market research firm MORI Ltd, the Economists Bookshop Ltd and the United Kingdom's National Audit Office, Deputy Chairman of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and Director of the Bank of England and Barclays Bank plc.[citation needed]

In addition to his knighthood, Likierman has been awarded honorary degrees from 4 universities, the CIMA Gold Medal and was non-executive of the year in the public/not-for-profit sector.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Likierman was married to Meira (Dr Meira Likierman) who died in 2019 and has two step-children, Ruth and James, and five grandchildren.[6]


  1. ^ "LBS welcomes new Dean François Ortalo-Magné - London Business School". Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Andrew Likierman". London Business School. Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  3. ^ "Sir Andrew Likierman". London Business School. Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  4. ^ Bradshaw, Della (January 25, 2010). "Profile: Sir Andrew Likierman". Financial Times. Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  5. ^ Vina, Gonzalo (July 25, 2016). "LBS appoints François Ortalo-Magné as dean". Financial Times. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  6. ^ "Andrew Likierman". London Business School. Retrieved 28 February 2019.