Jo Owen is a successful social entrepreneur, leader, author, speaker and advisor to top management. He is a founder of 8 NGOs with a combined turnover of £100 Million.
Jo Owen is the UK’s leading social entrepreneur. He is a founder of 8 NGOs with a combined turn-over of £100 Million. He was awarded an OBE by the Queen for being the founder of education charity Teach First, which has become the UK’s largest graduate recruiter.
Jo is currently International Chair of the Education Development Trust and chair of several other NGOs.
Jo was a partner (Strategy & Change) with Accenture. Before that he built the Japanese and Asian business of the MAC Group/Gemini/CGEY. He started his career in brand management at Procter & Gamble.
Jo is also an award-winning author; the only business writer to have won three times the Chartered Management Institute Gold Award. Some of his latest titles are: The Mindset of Success (Kogan Page); Myths of Leadership (also Kogan Page) and Global Teams (Pearson/ FT).
Recently, he was awarded the distinguished title of ‘Companion of CMI’. Moreover, he is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Jo is a regular contributor to the media and his articles appear in publications such as the Financial Times; Fortune; Director magazine (Inst. of Directors); Economia; Singapore Institute of Management…
Jo is an original, informed, incisive, broad-minded – and, above all, very entertaining – keynote speaker.