Professor Tom Cannon

Professor Tom Cannon

Tom Cannon is Professor of Strategic Development at the University of Liverpool and is one of Britain's most highly regarded academic consultants within the field of modern business management, specialising in leadership, diversity and corporate social responsibility. He is one of the principal experts on the changing nature of leadership, challenging the traditional role and determining the changes required in organisational structure and hierarchy. His study of high performance teams, Teaching Eagles to Flock, won worldwide recognition.

Prior to his current academic and business appointments, Tom was CEO of Management Charter Initiative. He has also served as Director of Manchester Business School, the International Institute for Corporate Responsibility, and the Scottish Enterprise Foundation.

In 1999, Tom was commissioned by Tony Blair to establish a platform of ethical and social responsibility to help take British companies into the future, chairing the New Vision for Business study initiated by the then Prime Minister.

Tom has held academic appointments in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Asia, and has strong international links with policy makers. He has worked with blue chip firms such as American Express, Microsoft, Airbus, Tesco, BT, BP, NatWest, HSBC, General Electric, Virgin, IBM, Shell, ICI, Dow Chemicals, Ernst & Young and Goldman Sachs.

To book Tom as a Business Speaker or After Dinner Speaker, contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call 020 7251 8222.

  • Tom was absolutely fantastic and went down really well for the Leaders’ Meeting.  He’s one of those people who makes serious points in a lively, engaging and entertaining way.  Really energetic too.  Thank you so much for recommending him.  You are great.

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