Mark Goyder is a broadcaster, writer and business visionary who has addressed business, investor, policymaker and academic audiences worldwide.
The winner of the Institute of Management Studies Tillers Millennium Trophy for Best Speaker and Director Magazine’s Director of the Month, Mark has over 20 years’ experience of challenging business leaders to respond to the expectations of their stakeholders while staying true to their own beliefs.
In books, speeches and broadcasts Goyder has discussed:
- Business Purpose and Trust in Business.
- Business Short-Termism and Investor Stewardship.
- Remuneration and Business Sustainability.
- The Banking Crisis – Causes and Cures.
- Behavioural Risk and Recent Scandals.
With the authority that comes from his experience of manufacturing management and the confidence founded in a practical track record of achieving change, Mark Goyder challenges people to question their approaches and leaves audiences enthused with a belief in a sustainable future.
Mark’s authority comes from a unique range of experience – 15 years as a manager in manufacturing businesses and the last 20 years shaping a sustainable business agenda.
Determined to influence change, he spearheaded the RSA Tomorrow’s Company Inquiry (1995) into ‘the role of business in a changing world’. The resulting report laid the foundations of the concept of ‘enlightened shareholder value’ and led to the redefinition of directors’ duties in the Companies Act of 2006. In 2007, Mark initiated the Tomorrow’s Global Company Inquiry, enlisting the CEOs and Chairs of 11 global companies to discuss business futures. Co-chaired by Nandan Nilekani of Infosys Technologies, the inquiry team concluded that global companies need to put the future needs of society at the heart of their business strategy.
In recent years, Mark has led the development of numerous influential Tomorrow’s Company projects. Leaders from across the public-private sector divide use the tools which Tomorrow’s Company has created to re-examine business governance and improve outsourcing sustainability techniques.
As well as holding advisory roles within Camelot and Alliance Boots, Mark is a member of the UK Investor Stewardship Working Party and has been intrinsic in launching the influential 2020 Stewardship report.
He has recently published a book: Living Tomorrow’s Company – rediscovering the human purposes of business, which has been received with critical acclaim. Professor Charles Handy described it as ‘by far the best, and the most readable, account that I have seen of capitalism’s current discontents’.