Employment Record and Duties

2009 to present

  • Emeritus Professor Royal Holloway, University of London, Founder and Dean Magna Carta College until September 2012, subsequently President of Oxford Graduate School.

2003 to 2009

  • Professor of Strategy Royal Holloway University of London
  • Member of Executive Committee, School of Management
  • Member of Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Member of Research Committee
  • Programme Director, MBA and MSc in International Management
  • Visiting Professor Warwick Business School
  • Director of Studies and Lecturer in Management, Exeter College, University of Oxford


  • Deputy Director Said Business School, University of Oxford, and Director of the MBA
  • Official Student (Fellow) Christ Church, University of Oxford and Tutor in Management
  • Oxford University Chief Examiner MBA, 2002: Chief Examiner for the BA in Economics and Management. Former Member of the four person MBA design group at Oxford and the Said Business School's executive committee
  • Visiting Research Professor The Open University
  • Deputy Editor, European Business Journal
  • DBA supervisor and External examiner, Henley.
  • Visiting Professor in Competitive Strategy Georgetown University at Trinity College Oxford graduate programme, 1991 to 2011, and Course Director of the undergraduate programme.
  • Employed or visiting lecturer or PhD supervisor or examiner in strategy in the following universities:- Aarhus, Denmark, Birmingham, Cambridge, Cranfield, Georgetown, USA, Henley/ Brunel, INSEAD, Lancaster, LBS, Oxford, Warwick.   
  • Research Fellow, The Judge Institute of Management Studies, University of Cambridge;


Research Fellow and Project Director University of Cambridge Centre for Business Research, and The Judge Institute of Management Studies


  • Lecturer in Strategic Management,Cranfield School of Management.
  • Strategy course Director and Internal examiner of MBA and Member of the Graduate Programmes Committee Cranfield University Internal PhD Examiner 1993
  • Visiting Professor, for Grand Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees at University of Belgrano, Argentina 1991
  • Visiting lecturer at Templeton College Oxford (1989 to 1993)
  • Director, Oxford Management Consultants Limited, which carries out strategy consulting work for public and private clients

1987 - 1989

Managing Director: SIAR/Bossart Planning Ltd, London office of international strategic management consultancy. Majority of work involved in financial services and strategic alliances for 'EC 1992'. Major clients - Pearl Assurance and General Accident.

1985 - 1987

Vice - President: Korn/Ferry International executive search consultancy. Managed general division in London and subsequently ran the Boston office in the USA.

1982 - 1985

Senior Consultant: Arthur. D. Little Ltd. International management consultancy: Head of strategic consulting division: Major clients: Welcome Foundation, Ilford Films, Hays Group, Scottish Development Agency

1976 - 1982

  • Chief Executive and major shareholder of Faulkner Sports limited (frisbee): Group Strategic Planning Director,
  • The Charterhouse Group: Set up and ran a strategic planning system for the Group
  • Executive Director, Corporate Finance:London and Continental Bankers, An international Euro-bank of which I was a founding Director.
  • Strategic Management Consultant: McKinsey and Co, London office:Principal clients:British Steel Corporation, P.J.Carrolls, Local government authorities Greenwich and Hull, Irish hospital service, Department of local government of Ireland, Government of Tanzania, Lloyds Bank International.
  • Principal Economist:National Economic Development Office:Duties involved servicing the Council, and macro-economic forecasting.
  • Economist GKN, Economic Advisory Organisation.