Gareth’s career has spanned both the academic and business worlds. He began as a University academic in Economic and Social Studies at the University of East Anglia before moving to London Business School, where he joined the Organisational Behaviour Group. During this period he directed the School’s Accelerated Development Programme. At this point the attractions of a 'real' job in business proved too great and he joined Polygram and was appointed Senior Vice President for Polygram’s global human resources. In 1996 he reverted to academia when he became the BT Professor of Organisational Development at Henley, where he also served on the Board of Governors.
Gareth’s most recent job was as Director of Human Resources and Internal Communications at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Gareth’s research interests are in organisational design, culture, leadership and change. He has published several books, with co-author Rob Goffee, including “The Character of a Corporation”, “Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?” and “Clever, leading your smartest, most creative people”. His new book, also co-authored with Rob Goffee, “Why Should Anyone Work Here?” was published by Harvard in late 2015. Articles have appeared in the European Management Journal, in Human Relations, Management Today and in the Harvard Business Review, two of which have won the McKinsey prize for the best articles in Harvard Business Review.
He is a founding partner of Creative Management Associates (CMA) and is the proud owner of an honorary doctorate from his home County of Glamorgan.