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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 Managing Director of Strategy Execution Ltd, which he founded in 1997. He focuses on helping organisations:

  • diagnose performance constraints
  • develop executable strategies
  • translate strategic objectives into activities
  • design and conduct management experiments to create insight
  • create effective performance measurement, target and reward systems

Andrew is an educator at London Business School, where he has delivered strategy execution 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 has worked on engagements in banking, general insurance, life & pensions, FMCG, electronics, pharmaceuticals, defence, engineering, mining, steel, chemicals, construction, utilities, government and higher education. He is typically engaged on long-term programmes to bring about strategic change.

Andrew has lectured on MBA, MSc, DBA and executive programmes at Edinburgh Business School where he gained his PhD in strategy implementation. He also sits on the DBA Research Committee, overseeing students’ research on what is one of the largest doctoral programmes in the world.

As well as writing numerous articles on strategy execution, Andrew is co-author of Making Strategies Work published by Pearson in 2003 and author of Strategy Execution: Translating Strategy into Action in Complex Organizations published by Routledge in 2010.

Andrew is a first class honours graduate of Heriot-Watt University and a Fellow of the Strategic Planning Society. He is married with two sons and a daughter.


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

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