William Scott-Jackson

Entrepreneurship Expert


Professor William Scott-Jackson is Chairman of Oxford Centre for Employee Engagement and Visiting Professor at Cass Business School.

He's also an Associate Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Mutual and Employee-owned Business at Oxford University, a member of the Vice-Chancellor’s Circle and of Pembroke, St Cross and Kellogg Colleges. William is an external PhD Supervisor for several universities. He and his teams carry out advanced research and consultancy work focusing on leadership, motivation, employee engagement and happiness. He is also a University Tutor in Entrepreneurialism and Management.

Alongside this research/consulting role, William is an entrepreneur, having sold three consultancy companies since 2000.

Named by CIPD as one of the top five HR thinkers, William is regularly invited to consult and present on behavioural and social issues, strategic human resources and leadership. His book on ‘Transforming, engagement, happiness and well-being’ was recently published, amongst other publications.

Current research includes future models of work (with Henley), happiness and engagement (with the UAE government) and building human capabilities for nations (with Oman). William is an advisor for various governments on subjects such as national happiness and wellbeing, an academic advisor to the Chartered Management Institute’s Human Capital Working Group, a member of the CMI Academic Advisory Board, the CIPD Professional Standards Faculty and the national advisory board on ‘Valuing your Talent’.

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