Jon Cowell

Jon Cowell

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Jon's main areas of expertise are in the assessment and development of leaders and leadership teams, executive coaching, succession management, employee engagement and organisational change.

At the School, he has acted as a teacher and coach on various open programmes and also programmes for leading global firms.

Having worked initially as a stockbroker, Jon has spent most of the past 20 years working as an occupational psychologist. Following a period as a consultant at Kaisen Consulting, he was appointed Organisation Development Manager and then Head of Learning and Development for a major British energy business. From there, he joined the Edgecumbe Consulting Group in 2008, later becoming a director and corporate practice lead.

Jon’s passion is for the improvement of leadership effectiveness in organisations, both as a means to enhance organisational performance and to support the development of workplaces where people can thrive. His early experience of living and working in different countries has stimulated his fascination with the challenges and rewards of working with people from different cultures.

Jon has a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Management Development and Organisational Change, both from the University of Bristol. He also has a Securities Industry Diploma.


Jon has acted as a teacher, coach, facilitator or cohort manager on various programmes at the School, including:

He has also contributed to programmes for Centrica, Deloitte, Bibby, Ahold, ICA and Arqiva.