Professor John Ashton elected to BAFA executive council

An academic member of staff at Bangor Business School has been appointed to the executive council of one of the oldest finance-related academic societies in the UK.Professor John Ashton of Bangor Business SchoolProfessor John Ashton of Bangor Business School

Professor John Ashton, a Professor of Banking, was afforded the honour following his election to the Chair of the Financial Markets and Institutions Special Interests Group within The British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA).

BAFA was established in 1947 and provides a professional voice for the UK’s accounting and finance community. BAFA actively collaborates with other organisations (such as the Academy of Social Sciences, the British Academy, and accounting professional bodies) to promote accounting and finance as a social science that has an effect on professional practice and society in general.

Professor John Ashton is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland, is a member of the academic panel of the Competition and Markets Authority and has undertaken policy guidance and training for the UK financial regulator. Professor Ashton’s academic interests at Bangor have focused on pricing within banking, insurance and utility markets.

His new role will see him represent all 240 members of the Financial Markets and Institution Special Interest Group within BAFA – itself an organisation with over 750 academic members.

Professor Ashton’s appointment was welcomed by Professor Jonathan Williams, Head of Bangor Business School, who said:

“The appointment of Professor John Ashton to the executive council of BAFA is testament to his expertise and reputation as a scholar par excellence. It reflects the influence of Professor Ashton’s work in both academic and practical circles and is excellent news for Bangor Business School.”

Publication date: 27 March 2019