Jo Owen is a global leadership expert, author, advisor to senior management and social entrepreneur.
He is an expert advisor at The Cognitas Group.
As a social entrepreneur Jo is a founder of four national charities.
He is a founder and trustee of Teach First, which recruits outstanding graduates to teach in inner city schools.
He is chairman and founder of Teaching Leaders and a founder and trustee of Future Leaders, which respectively develop excellent middle and senior leaders for inner city schools.
Beyond education, he is chairman and co-founder of Start Up which has helped over 250 ex-offenders into self-employment so far.
first entrepreneurial venture resulted in the creation of a business bank.
As a leadership expert, Jo is the author of How to Lead and several other best selling management books, which have been translated into a dozen languages.
has presented two TV series for Teachers TV on leadership in schools.
has written about leadership for numerous magazines and newspapers, such as the FT. He
is a frequent speaker on leadership for companies and organisations such as BT
, the BBC
and many others.
latest book, Tribal Business School
, was published by Wiley
has helped design and deliver the leadership programmes for Unilever
, Teach First
(all graduate level) and Future Leaders
(senior management level).
led a study of Anglo-French
leadership styles on behalf of Oxford University
, which was reported on CNN
Jo is also an advisor and coach to senior management in the financial services, consulting and voluntary sectors.
Jo previously worked as a management consultant, building and leading practices in Japan, North America and the UK.
Before that he worked as a brand manager at Procter & Gamble, where he was responsible for Daz, Flash and Zest.
Jo holds an MA from Cambridge University and an MBA from London Business School.
He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Geographic Society.