Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street
Laurence Cranmer is Director of Woodgreen Consulting Limited.
In this role, Laurence provides management consultancy for companies, central government departments, and public sector organisations. This seeks to combine: rigorous analysis; clear and considered advice on options; complex problem solving and issue resolution; implementation programme management; building working relationships with multiple stakeholders; and practical support for senior leaders, managers, and operational teams.
Clients have included: Rolls-Royce plc; Highways England; H J Heinz Co Ltd; Buying Solutions, Office of Government Commerce, HM Treasury; Ministry of Defence; Metropolitan Police Service; Joint Research Office, University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; and the Pan-Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS, in Guyana.
Laurence has been an associate at Atos Consulting and an executive consultant in the Public Services Group at KPMG Consulting.
He has been a senior lecturer at the Civil Service College, where he directed courses on strategic leadership and organisational change. He has lectured part time in the social sciences at the Open University and Oxford Polytechnic.
He has a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, from the University of Oxford.
Laurence has a research interest in an ethical analysis of the activities of business, including the scope of corporate responsibility, and how ideas of responsibility may inform a firm’s reasons for acting.
Laurence is author/co-author of several working papers, including conference/seminar papers and a journal article. He has co-written/co-taught part of an MSc module, International Business Ethics, at Birkbeck, University of London.
At Saïd Business School, Laurence co-organises an informal business ethics discussion group that includes researchers and practitioners as speakers. He was a member of the Oxford-Achilles Working Group on Corporate Social Responsibility for five years.
At Saïd Business School, Laurence:
- tutors on the MBA Global Opportunities and Threats Oxford (GOTO)
- provides dissertation supervision for the MSc in Major Programme Management
- provides MBA assignment supervision
- has provided guest speaker sessions on business ethics for the BA Economics and Management degree
- co-authored/co-taught an undergraduate case study based on research with Tata, India.