Professor Colin Mayer, CBE, FBA – Academic Lead
The Future of the Corporation programme is lead by Professor Colin Mayer, FBA. Professor Mayer is Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and was elected to the Fellowship of the British Academy in 2013.
Colin was the first Professor at the Saïd Business School in 1994, and the first Director of the Oxford Financial Research Centre between 1998 and 2005. He has served on the editorial boards of several leading academic journals and assisted in establishing prestigious networks of economics, law and finance academics in Europe at the Centre for Economic Policy Research and the European Corporate Governance Institute. He was a Harkness Fellow at Harvard University, a Houblon-Norman Fellow at the Bank of England, the first Leo Goldschmidt Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance at the Solvay Business School, Université de Bruxelles, and has had visiting positions at Columbia, MIT and Stanford universities.
Colin was chairman of Oxera Ltd. between 1986 and 2010 and was instrumental in building the company into what is now one of the largest independent economics consultancies in Europe. He has consulted for large corporations and governments, regulators and international agencies around the world. He is an Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford and of St Anne’s College, Oxford. He is an Ordinary Member of the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal, a member of the UK Government Natural Capital Committee, and a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute.
Professor Mayer was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to business education and the administration of justice in the economic sphere.
The Steering Group for the Future of the Corporation provides advice and guidance on the development and implementation of the project. It is comprised of Fellows of the British Academy and other members with relevant experience. The membership is listed below.
Mohamed Amersi (Chair, Amersi Foundation; Trustee, Prince’s Trust International; Members of Global Leadership Council, Said Business School)
Marco Becht (Executive Director, European Corporate Governance Institute)
Bill Blair (Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court)
Victor Blank (Chair, British Academy Development Board)
Alun Evans (CEO, British Academy)
Luke Fletcher (Partner, Bates Wells Braithwaite)
Colin Mayer, FBA (Chair)
Onora O’Neill, FBA
Lucy Parker (Partner, Brunswick Group)
Paula Woodman (Senior Social Enterprise Advisor, British Council)
Mike Wright, FBA
Corporate Advisory Group
Alongside the Steering Group, the Academy has convened a group of senior business leaders. The purpose of this Group is to ensure that the programme remains relevant to and addresses the needs of business.
Mohamed Amersi Chairman, The Amersi Foundation; Trustee, Prince's Trust International; and Member of the Global Leadership Council, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Göran Ando Chairman, Novo Nordisk
Cyrus Ardalan Chair, OakNorth Bank
Mike Barry Director of Sustainable Business, M&S
Dominic Barton Managing Director, McKinsey
Julian Birkinshaw, FBA London Business School Professor
Beatrice Bondy Senior Advisor, Investor AB
Juliet Davenport CEO and Founder, Good Energy
David Davies Partner, Bates Wells Braithwaite
Bethan Grillo Director, PwC
David Jackson Company Secretary, BP
Mark Lewisohn Vice Chairman, UBS Group AG
Warner Mandel COO, Rothschild Group
Colin Mayer, FBA Said Business School, University of Oxford (Chair)
Colin Melvin Chair, Social Stock Exchange
Adrian Montague Chairman, Aviva
Peter Norris Chairman, Virgin Group
Lucy Parker Partner, Brunswick Group
James Perry Founder and CEO, Cook Foods
Stuart Roden Chairman, Lansdowne Partners
Carine Smith Ihenacho Global Head Ownership Strategies, Norges Bank Investment Management
Mustafa Suleyman Co-Founder and Head of Applied AI, Google DeepMind
Daniela Weber-Rey Attorney and Member of the Government Commission for the German Corporate Governance Code
Harlan Zimmerman Senior Partner, Cevian Capital London