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Research and Faculty

Matthew Gitsham

MA (Hons), MA

Matt is Director of the Ashridge Centre for Business and Sustainability at Ashridge Business School. He works with colleagues across the Ashridge faculty to lead research on leadership, organisational change, leadership development and sustainability. He has recently led research exploring CEO perspectives on the implications of sustainability for leadership and leadership development, working with organisations including Unilever, Marks&Spencer, IBM, HSBC, Ernst&Young, IMC Group, Bovis Lend Lease, InterfaceFLOR and Sky, as well as the United Nations Global Compact, the International Business Leaders Forum and Business in the Community.

Matt teaches on a range of Ashridge executive and qualification programmes, including the MBA. Matt is a frequent contributor to industry and academic conferences and widely published, with recent contributions to The Economist, The Financial Times, and Harvard Business Review.

Matt was awarded the 2010 ‘Rising Star’ award as part of the Academy of Business in Society-Aspen Institute European Faculty Pioneer Awards, which are made annually to honour European Business School faculty who have demonstrated great vision and outstanding leadership in integrating the principles of sustainable development into research, education and learning, student communities and corporate practice.

Matthew's latest publications

2014
Peters, K., Gitsham, M., Reffo, G., Wark, V. and Chadwick, P. (2014) 'Developing future leaders: A round table debate'. 360 - The Ashridge Journal, Spring 2014
2014
Waller, L., Gitsham, M., and Green, H. (2014) . Developing responsible business leaders: insights from 24 years of the Prince's Seeing is Believing visits. Ashridge Research Report, April
2014
Gitsham, M. (2014) How leadership for sustainability is changing the business world, and what this means for higher education. Leadership Foundation for Higher Education: Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership. Hunton Park. January.
2014
Gitsham, M. (2014) Business Leaders and Public Policy: CEOs and the UN’s Post 2015 Development Goals. Centre for Progressive Leadership Think Tanks. Conference Presentation. London Metropolitan University. January.
2013
Gitsham, M. Buono, A & Carteron, J.C. (2013) 'Moving on from Rio' The European. January.
2013
Gitsham, M. (2013) 'The future of sustainability in management education' Panel Moderator. Sustainability and Finance: Talent Development for the future of business and finance. Annual Colloquium of the Academy of Business in Society 2013. Nyenrode Business Universiteit. Netherlands. October.

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Matthew Gitsham
Matthew Gitsham
Matthew Gitsham