Jo Whitehead is a Director of Ashridge Strategic Management Centre, which was formed in 1987 to research issues concerned with the management of multibusiness companies. His current research is into strategic decision making, building on prior research conducted at London Business School. Jo’s other interests includes running and providing management programmes and consulting to client companies.
Before joining Ashridge, Jo was a Vice President and Director of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He worked in the London, Los Angeles and Atlanta offices and acted as BCG’s Director of Energy Research and Marketing. Jo also worked as an Assistant Professor at London Business School, where he taught primarily on Executive Education programmes.
Jo has particular research, consulting and teaching experience with commodity industries, in particular the energy business. He holds an MA from Cambridge University, an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School and a PhD in Strategy and Organisation from London Business School where he is currently a Fellow of the Centre for Management Development. Jo co-authored the book Think Again - Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions and How to Keep it From Happening to You, with Andrew Campbell and Sydney Finkelstein (Harvard Business Press, 2009). His most recent book is What you need to know about Strategy (Capstone, 2011).