Dr Andrew White Speaker

Dr Andrew White

Senior Fellow of Management Practice at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

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Andrew’s work focuses on developing executive leaders to address the challenges that they face and producing thought leadership that gives an insight into the solutions to these challenges.

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Andrew White’s Background

He works globally with leaders to understand how they can transcend the internal and external challenges they face to ensure they deliver sustainable high performance. His experience comes from working with these leaders by directing a global leadership programme at Oxford, coaching several CEOs and their senior teams and conducting research into leadership and transformation.

He is a Senior Fellow in Management Practice focusing on transformational leadership, and was previously the Associate Dean of External Relations (2020-2021) and Associate Dean for Executive Education and Corporate Relations (2010-2010) at Saïd Business School. In his previous roles, Andrew was responsible for forging connections between the research, resources and expertise of the School, and of the wider university, with senior leaders in companies and organisations throughout the world. He was responsible for leading the development and delivery of custom, open and accredited executive programmes which serve as the primary platform for the School’s communication with those facing the demands of leadership in the 21st century.

Andrew’s research is focused on what it means to lead successfully in today’s world, given the risks and opportunities that leaders face. This research is demonstrated in articles that he has written in publications such as Harvard Business Review, and via his podcast series and official LinkedIn Newsletter, both entitled Leadership2050. He is an accredited Professional Executive Coach with the Association of Coaching and has trained as a Business Coach with Meyler Campbell, one of the world’s most prestigious executive coach training organisations. Dr Andrew White is also a certified meditation teacher and has developed a toolkit of meditations tailored to the different situations leaders face.




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The challenge of leading in the 21st century | Andrew White | TEDxFindhorn
The challenge of leading in the 21st century | Andrew White | TEDxFindhorn
Leadership Under the Microscope; Leading in Crisis - Dr. Andrew White Full Conversation
Leadership Under the Microscope; Leading in Crisis - Dr. Andrew White Full Conversation
Gulf International Bank (UK)

“Over the past few years, we have worked closely with Andrew to establish a highly effective and collaborative leadership team. His style and work has supported us to grow as leaders, both at a personal as well as a collective level. In addition, as all organisations wrestle with their place in the world and a sense of core purpose, he has held us to account against our underlying mission and vision so that our strategy leaves a lasting imprint on all our stakeholders. He has a unique ability to get the very best out of an individual, whilst equipping them with the tools and perspectives required to succeed in today’s multi-faceted world. As he pushes us to “aim for the stars”, his support has ensured that “our feet remain firmly on the ground.“

Katherine Garrett-Cox
Willis Towers Watson

“My coaching programme with Andrew has been a rewarding and helpful experience… a journey actually. I have learned to value my achievements more and be more comfortable in my own skin. Something that I have never found at all easy. It’s made me more thoughtful in decision making and even more relaxed in making decisions. Not what I had expected. At this later stage of my career Andrew has facilitated a new point of view on “what next” and helped me look at this challenge with enthusiasm. We have crystallised some options. In my day-to-day business we had the opportunity to look at some specific challenges and consider the best way in which to deal with these, whilst keeping relationships alive and well. This proved very valuable, both personally and commercially. Finally, Andrew taught me to find personal space and switch off using some meditation techniques. As a person who never sits down this was a real personal benefit. It was all very enjoyable.“

Nick Dunlop
Managing Director
Mobius Executive Leadership and organiser of the Next Practice Institute Conference

“Andrew White is one of the visionary voices in the field of personal and organizational transformation. He gave a keynote presentation at our Next Practice Institute among luminary thought leaders and stood out for his understanding of the path to creating more humane, mindful and alive workplaces. His personal radiance of presence and his warm, embracing style leave everyone feeling welcomed, inspired and invited to be part of a larger movement for good. Andrew will be one of the pioneers that brings mindfulness to business and compassion to the workplace.“

Amy Elizabeth Fox
Chief Executive Officer

“Andrew was part of a skilful and expert facilitation team who worked closely with us over a period of months in an exercise to help refresh the company’s vision and strategy. By bringing the latest thinking in leadership and strategy development, as well as a deep appreciation of the importance and meaning of being purpose-driven, Andrew quickly won the trust and the confidence of Unilever’s leadership executive, never being afraid to challenge assumptions or old orthodoxies. As such, he played an important role in helping us to define and evolve our mission of being a purpose-led, future-fit company, as captured now in our Unilever Compass.“

Alan Jope
Chief Executive Officer
Future Talent Learning

“Andrew has the rare ability marry thought leadership and academic rigour with the confidence and dexterity required to consult with and advise senior leaders and have meaningful peer to peer conversations with them about the greatest strategic challenges that they are facing. His passion is ‘Purpose’, and this aligns with the ESG demands that senior business leaders are engaged with. At our Future Talent Conference in 2020 Andrew’s keynote and masterclass explored how leaders needed to have critical conversations to successfully lead in a radically changing landscape. He framed it around one simple but profound question: ‘as a leader what strategic conversation(s) are you not having that you need to have, which could lead to a major transformation in how you think about and implement your Purpose?’ It’s a joy to work and collaborate with Andrew across a range of client-engagement activities, and he’s an effortlessly brilliant keynote speaker.“

Jim Carrick-Birtwell
Founder & CEO

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