Professor Robin Mason (appointed in 2009) is Professor of Economics and was appointed Dean of the Business School at the University of Exeter in October 2011. Previously he was Eric Roll Professor of Economics and Head of Economics at the University of Southampton. He is a director of the Association of Business Schools and a fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He has acted as adviser to Ofcom and the Prime Minister of Mauritius on competition policy, as well as advising a number of private sector clients; especially in telecommunications. Robin is also a specialist communications panel member.