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Andrew MacLennan

Dr Andrew MacLennan is a facilitator, educator, researcher and leading strategy execution expert. He conducted the largest study ever undertaken in the field.

Andrew is engaged by organisations to help translate strategy into action and to foster agile adaptation and emergent strategy, in particular through systematic experimentation.

Andrew is an Affiliate Faculty member at London Business School, where he has led strategy execution and management experimentation sessions on numerous custom programmes, the school’s flagship open Senior Executive Programme and the MBA programme.  He is also an educator with Duke Corporate Education.  Both institutions are ranked amongst the top few executive education providers in the world by the Financial Times and Bloomberg Businessweek.

Andrew is author of Strategy Execution: Translating Strategy into Action in Complex Organizations published by Routledge and Making Strategies Work published by Pearson. His articles appear in publications from Forbes magazine to California Management Review.

Andrew has worked on engagements in banking, general insurance, life & pensions, FMCG, consumer durables, brewing & distilling, retail, electronics, telecoms, software, pharmaceuticals, defence, engineering, mining, steel, chemicals, oil & gas, hospitality, construction materials, utilities, healthcare, professional services, government and higher education. 

Andrew is Managing Director of Strategy Execution Ltd, which he founded in 1997 and provides expert facilitation and executive education in strategy execution and experimentation.

Andrew has lectured on MBA, MSc, DBA and executive programmes at Edinburgh Business School where he gained his PhD in strategy implementation.  He also served on its Doctoral Research Committee, overseeing research at the school.


Andrew works with a number of Associates, including leading academics, consultants and programme directors who provide specialist input in various areas important for effective strategy execution or executive education. This allows Strategy Execution to pull together teams with unrivalled expertise for specific client engagements.

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