Jo Owen, Academic Partner
is a social entrepreneur, leadership expert, author and advisor to senior management.
As a social entrepreneur is a founder of four national charities.
is one of the founders and a trustee of Teach First
, which recruits outstanding graduates to teach in inner city schools.
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.
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.
has presented two TV series for Teachers TV on leadership in schools.
has written for numerous magazines and newspapers such as the FT on leadership.
is a frequent speaker on leadership for companies and organisations such as BT
, the BBC
and many others.
latest book, Tribal Business School
, is 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 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