Professor Andrew Kakabadse

Professor Andrew Kakabadse
Professor of Governance and Leadership, PhD, MSc, BA

Andrew joined Henley Business School in July 2013 after 30+ years at Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, where he finished as Professor of International Management Development in December 2012 and was awarded the honour of Emeritus Professor.

Andrew has been ACT Visiting Professor at the Australian National University, Canberra, was Visiting Professor at Hangzhou University, China, was Visiting Fellow at Babson College, Boston, USA, was Honorary Professorial Fellow, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, was the H. Smith Richardson Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Creative Leadership, North Carolina, USA. Visiting Scholar in Residence at Thunderbird, School of Global Management, USA; Adjunct Professor at Southern Cross Business School, Australia. Visiting Professor at the University of Ulster; He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Management, Fellow of the British Psychology Society and Fellow of the British Academy of Management. He is adviser to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, Houses of Parliament and member of the High Level Group, European Commission.

He has consulted and lectured in the UK, Europe, USA, SE Asia, China, Japan, Russia, Georgia, the Gulf States, India and Australia.  He was also Vice Chancellor of the International Academy of Management and has been Chairman of the Division of Occupational Psychology, British Psychological Society, 2001.

His current areas of interest focus on improving the performance of top executives, top executive teams and boards, excellence in consultancy practice, leadership, corporate governance, conflict resolution and international relations. His top team database covers 44 nations and many thousands of private and public sector organisations.  His study of the strategic skills of top teams has now extended into Japan, China, Hong Kong and the USA. Andrew is currently embarked on a major world study of boardroom effectiveness and governance practice.

As one of the world’s recognised leading experts on top teams, boardroom effectiveness and governance practice, Andrew is a member of the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame 2015. A list of distinguished thinkers throughout the world whose contributions to management thinking have made it what it is today.