Professor Hilton, who will take up her new post in the spring, brings extensive experience to the role having run four other business schools in three different countries.
She is currently Dean of Glasgow School for Business and Society at Glasgow Caledonian University and previously headed the business schools at Regent’s University London, Westminster University and Unitec in Auckland, New Zealand. She was also Head of the School of Marketing at Bristol Business School where she later became a Visiting Fellow.
Prior to this, Professor Hilton, who gained her PhD at Nottingham University, spent 10 years working in the private sector in a variety of marketing roles, including as European Marketing Director at Fisher-Price Toys.
Speaking about her new role, Professor Hilton said: “The University of Brighton’s mission to make a positive difference to society chimes strongly with my personal values and approach. I am delighted to be joining Brighton Business School and looking forward to working with the staff and students as well as the School’s many partners.”