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Founding Partner

Phone: (978) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: j***@***.com
The MAC Partnership
100 Main Street Suite 130
Concord , Massachusetts 01742
United States

Company Description: The MAC Partnership is an advisory services firm that brings together three constituencies for the benefit of corporations and other organizations. Managers are...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MA
    Queens' College
  • MBA
  • MBA
    London Business School
  • Architecture
    The University of Manchester
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MAC Partnership - About - Bios: MAC Consulting Partners, 30 Nov 2015 [cached]
David Butter | Lars Carlberg | Alberto Forchielli | Patrick Garcin | James Kelly | Eben Lenderking | Luis Malagarriga | Kirt Mead | Jo Owen | Hans Juergen Ruhland | Andrew Sobel | Kee-Hian Tan | Adrian Yovanovich
JO OWEN is a Founding Partner of the MAC Partnership. He is the Director of Strategy and Development and co-founder of Teach First, UK, and is also a highly sought-after executive educator.
Jo co-founded Teach First as a way of encouraging young promising graduates to develop leadership skills from an early age. Teach First recruits top graduates to teach for two years in disadvantaged, inner-city schools. In its first year in the UK, it entered The Times top 100 employers list, beating 80% of FTSE 100 companies.
As an executive educator, Jo works globally across a variety of management issues. He has pioneered the use of Mapping as a way of diagnosing and solving key issues faced by management teams. Equally at ease in strategy and implementation issues, he has a particular expertise in the development of Leadership programs for top managers.
A financial services specialist, he has also created a new business bank, which now trades as HBOS Business Banking.
He was formerly a strategy partner in Accenture's financial services group. Before that, he worked for ten years with Gemini Consulting, where he was a partner and, for two years, the leader of Gemini Japan.
He is the author of two popular management books, Hard Core Management and Management Stripped Bare (Kogan Page). He is at work on a new book on executive leadership. He also writes a column on leadership for Director magazine, and his work has appeared in a number of leading publications including the Financial Times and the Daily and Sunday Telegraph.
Jo earned his MA at Queens' College, Cambridge, and his MBA at London Business School.
He currently lives in London.
Our people | Teach First, 4 Aug 2015 [cached]
Jo Owen
Jo Owen is one of the co-founders of Teach First. He is also one of the founders of Future Leaders and of Teaching Leaders, which develop head teachers and middle leaders for schools in the most challenging circumstances. Jo has additionally founded four other charities in education and re-offending: STIR, Achievement for All, Start Up for Ex-offenders and Spark Inside. Jo is the author of fourteen best-selling business books, including "How to Lead", "How to Manage" and "Tribal Business School" examining what modern business can learn from traditional societies. He was formerly a strategy partner in Accenture's financial services group. Jo has also built a business in Japan and was the architect of HBOS business banking in the UK. He is a speaker on the subjects of tribes and leadership as well as being a C-suite coach. Jo earned his MA at Queens' College, Cambridge, and his MBA at London.
Jo Owen, Teach First ... [cached]
Jo Owen, Teach First Trustee, spoke about "being yourself and knowing your strengths and weaknesses" as well as remembering that "Leadership is not about the fancy title, but what you do."
Our Board | Future Leaders, 8 Nov 2015 [cached]
Jo Owen
Jo Owen is one of the founders of Teach First, Teaching Leaders, The Future Leaders Trust and five other charities with a collective turnover of £100 million annually.
He is the author of fifteen management books, including How to Lead and Tribal Business School. He has built a business in Japan, started a bank and was a partner at Accenture and worked in brand management at Procter & Gamble.
The Trium Group: Joe Owen, Quality Review Director, 21 Jan 2009 [cached]
Jo Owen
Jo Owen, Academic Partner
Jo Owen is a social entrepreneur, leadership expert, author and advisor to senior management.
As a social entrepreneur is a founder of four national charities. He is one of the founders and a trustee of Teach First, which recruits outstanding graduates to teach in inner city schools. Teach First is now one of the top ten graduate recruiters in the UK. 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. His first entreprenuerial venture resulted in the creation of a business bank which now trades as HBOS business banking.
As a leadership expert, Jo is author of How to Lead and several other best selling management books which have been translated into a dozen languages. He has presented two TV series for Teachers TV on leadership in schools. He has written for numerous magazines and newspapers such as the FT on leadership. He is a frequent speaker on leadership for companies and organisations such as BT, BASF, Symantec, CIPD, CMI, the BBC and many others. His latest book, Tribal Business School, is published by Wiley in 2008. He has helped design and deliver the leadership programmes for Unilever, EDS, Teach First ( all graduate level) and Future Leaders (senior management level). He 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 Financial Services, Consulting and Voluntary sectors.
Jo previously worked as a management consultant. He was a strategy partner at both the MAC group/Cap Gemini and at Accenture. He built and led the MAC/Cap Gemini business in Japan, turned around their insurance business in North America and led Accenture's UK strategy insurance practice. Previously he worked in brand management at Procter & Gamble, where he was responsible for Daz, Flash and Zest. He subsequently became Head of Research for the SDP.
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 of the Royal Geographic Society and has also worked as the Design Reviewer for an earlier phase of the Make a Difference programme.
Visit Jo Owen's Web Site: Tribal Business School.
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