MA, PPE , B.Phil. in Philosophy, Oxford, and MBA Stanford Business School, California
Michael Goold was a founding Director of the Ashridge Strategic Management Centre. His research and consulting interests and expertise are concerned with corporate strategy and structure, especially in multi-business companies, and he has worked with a wide range of companies in developing his distinctive views on corporate parenting. Michael has authored several books on management strategy, including: Collaboration Strategy: How to Get What You Want from Employees, Suppliers and Business Partners, Strategy for the Corporate Level: Where to Invest, What to Cut Back and How to Grow Organisations with Multiple Divisions, Designing Effective Organizations: How to Create Structured Networks, Strategies and Styles: The Role of the Centre in Managing Diversified Corporations and Corporate-Level Strategy: Creating Value in the Multi-business Company and his articles are published in a range of business journals.
Before establishing the Centre in 1987, he was a Senior Fellow at the London Business School, where he taught business policy on the master’s programme and on executive programmes.
Michael has extensive consulting experience with senior management. From 1971 to 1983 he was a member of the Boston Consulting Group, and in 1978 was elected a Vice President and Director of the firm.
Michael holds an MA with First Class Honours in PPE and a B.Phil. in Philosophy from Merton College, Oxford, and an MBA with Distinction from the Stanford Business School, California.