Michael Goold is a founding director of the Ashridge Strategic Management Centre, where he runs the programme Group Level Strategy. His research and consulting interests and expertise are concerned with corporate strategy and structure, especially in multi-business companies, and he has worked with a wide range of companies in developing his distinctive views on corporate parenting. Michael has authored several books on management strategy, and his articles are published frequently in a range of business journals.
Before establishing the Centre in 1987, he was a Senior Fellow at the London Business School, where he taught business policy on the Master's programme and on executive programmes.
Michael has extensive consulting experience with senior management. From 1971 to 1983 he was a member of the Boston Consulting Group, and in 1978 was elected a Vice President and Director of the firm.