Gareth Jones


Renowned thought leader and business adviser. He focusses on organisations where creativity is a source of competitive strength.

Gareth Jones is a visiting Professor at the IE Business School, Madrid, and a Fellow of the Centre for Management Development at London Business School. Gareth’s career has spanned both the academic and business worlds. He began as a University academic in Economic and Social Studies at the University of East Anglia before moving to the London Business School, where he joined the Organisational Behaviour Group.

He later joined Polygram and was appointed Senior Vice President for Polygram’s global human resources. In 1996 he reverted to academia when he became the BT Professor of Organisational Development at Henley where he also served on the Board of Governors. His most recent job was as Director of Human Resources and Internal Communications at the BBC. Gareth’s research interests are in organisational design, culture, leadership and change.

In addition to his “real” doctorate, he is also the proud owner of an honorary doctorate from the University of South Wales. Gareth is also an Honorary Fellow of the  Institute of Employment Studies He also serves on both the Advisory Board and the International Research Board, Leeds University Business School. Recently, he joined the board of the Managing Partners Forum.

  • McKinsey Award Prize Winner for the best article in Harvard Business Review 2000 – “Why Should Anyone Be Led By You?”
  • Runner-up for McKinsey Award “Leading Clever People”
  • IE Business School Madrid, Top Award for Teaching Excellence (2009-2017)
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  • Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?
  • Authentic Leadership & Authentic Organisations
  • Is Your Organisation a Beacon for Talent?
  • Organisational Design & Culture


What people say about Gareth Jones

“Thought provoking, entertaining, informative – liked the pace – Gareth had a very engaging style. He made me ask myself some uncomfortable questions about why I wanted to be a leader.”

The Co-operative Group

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