Brian Marshall

BA (Hons), MSc

Brian is an experienced OD Consultant and Coach who specialises in helping organisations to engage with cultural change and in helping leaders understand the nature of organisational change.  He is deeply interested in helping leaders navigate between leadership theory and leadership practice in order to be the most effective they can be.

Brian has worked with a range of clients in both private and public sectors globally, and has worked on change projects in sectors such as Telecommunications, Manufacturing, FMCG, and Health.  Prior to joining Ashridge, Brian was the Head of Organisation Development and Design for the British Civil Service.  He also has a background in Lean and Six Sigma, as well as other improvement methods.

Brian is a Programme Director for the Ashridge Masters in Leadership (Quality Improvement).  He has a first degree in English from London University and has a Masters degree in Organisation Consulting from Ashridge.  

Brian Marshall


Pluralism: the art and science of making (practical) choices about change and improvement methods

Wiggins, L., Marshall, B. and Smallwood, J. (2016) Pluralism: the art and science of making (practical) choices about change and improvement methods. Peer reviewed conference paper at 10th International Behaviour in Healthcare Conference: Attaining, sustaining and spreading improvement: Art or Science? April 2016, Cardiff. 

GenerationQ: The organisational and Personal Impact of the Programme

Waller, L., Marshall, B., Smallwood, J. & Wiggins, L. (2015). GenerationQ: The Organisational and Personal Impact of the Programme. An Evaluation Report prepared for the Director of The Health Foundation.