Nigel Manson

Nigel Manson

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Nigel's career has spanned investment banking, venture capital, management consulting, investing and coaching.

Throughout his career, Nigel has worked at the intersection of corporate finance, strategy and people. He is passionate about understanding the fundamental drivers of value and how best to incentivise company leadership to deliver long-term value creation.

Nigel is currently a career strategy advisor for Stork & May, where he is one of ten specialising in providing coaching, mentoring and advice to board-level executives at significant points in their career. This is most typically when people are joining a new organisation at this level, being promoted internally or leaving an organisation (often not at a time of their choosing). 

Prior to Stork & May, Nigel was an investor at Legal & General, where he helped establish a specialist team to focus on defined contribution products designed to increase wealth in real terms year-on-year through high conviction, concentrated, long-only active portfolios. He was also the global industrials analyst. 

Previously, Nigel had spent 13 years at McKinsey & Company, the last six of which as a Partner in its London Office where he was a leader of the European Corporate Finance Practice. Earlier in his career, Nigel was an analyst for the Greenhouse Fund, the in-house corporate venturing arm of Reuters and a business analyst within the Investment Banking Division of Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, now Deutsche Bank.



Nigel believes that everyone intending to work in business should understand the fundamental drivers of value creation which, at a high level, really are not that complicated – although the challenge lies in the detail. 

For the past decade, he has been a guest lecturer on the MBA programme, where he has lectured on topics such as:

  • valuation
  • value creation
  • performance management
  • mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures