Dr. Mark Powell Director, Powell Gifford, UK

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Dr Mark Powell is a business writer, consultant and entrepreneur. He spent ten years as an Associate Fellow of Oxford University’s Saïd Business School where he specialised in designing and directing senior executive leadership programmes.... read more

Mark read Economics and Management and gained a PhD in Organisational Behaviour, both from the University of Cambridge. A business and strategy consultant for over 25 years, Mark has held Partner roles at Accenture, Fujitsu, Aon, KPMG and A.T. Kearney, in addition to running several start-up businesses. He lectures on subjects including strategy development, leadership, power and influence, strategic relationship building and customer and employee engagement, and was one of the first UK gurus in the Futureworld network.

Mark also had a long and successful parallel career as a competitive Latin American dancer during which he won more than 50 titles, including four English, two British and two World Championships. His increasing focus has been on the ability to use a deep understanding of the performing arts to solve modern day business challenges.

Mark has co-authored four books: My Steam Engine is Broken: Taking the organisation from the industrial era to the age of ideas; Perform to Win: Unlocking the secrets of the arts for personal and business success; Machiavellian Intelligence: How to survive and rise in the modern corporation. The Five Principles of Performance Thinking: The Mindsets and Techniques for Success in the Modern World.