Professor Andrew Kakabadse
Professor of Governance & Leadership
Programme Director, The Board Directors’ Programme, Chairman of the Henley Directors’ Forum
Professor Andrew Kakabadse has undertaken global studies spanning over 20,000 organisations (in the private, public and third sector) and 41 countries. His research focuses on the areas of board performance, governance, leadership, and policy.
His background is in environmental sciences, public policy, child guidance and psychiatric social work, and organisational psychology.
Andrew has published 45 books and over 250 scholarly articles, including bestselling books The Politics of Management, Working in Organisations, The Success Formula and Leadership Intelligence: The 5Qs. He has won numerous prizes for his scholarly articles.
He has consulted for the British, Irish, Australian, Omani, UAE and Saudi Arabian governments, as well as Citi, Bank of America, BMW, Ford, NatWest Bank, RBS, British Airways, Lufthansa, Swedish Post, Severstal (Russia), Heidrick and Struggles, KPMG, Bank of Ireland, Royal Ulster Constabulary and numerous other organisations. He has acted as an advisor to several UN agencies, the World Bank, charities, and health and police organisations.
Andrew is listed in Who’s Who and is a life member of the Thinkers 50 Hall of Fame. He is a Fellow of the European Academy of Science and Arts, the British Psychological Society, the British Academy of Management and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries. He has lectured all over the world and held numerous visiting positions including Macquarie University (Sydney), Center for Creative Leadership (USA) and Université Paris II Pantheon-Assas.