Professor Mike Jones


Director, The Foundation for Management Education
Mike is the Director of the Foundation for Management Education. An Educational Charity which instigates many initiatives for furthering the development of postgraduate management education within UK University Business Schools. Mike’s views on Management and Business Education are widely sought by politicians, the media and academia. Following an early role as a professional classical musician, Mike’s industrial career spans both mainstream corporate management at Board level together with side trips into Business School academia, including a spell as Dean of the Business School and the University of East London.
Mike is a Trustee of the Lubbock Trust at Balliol College, Oxford and Special Academic Advisor to Liverpool Hope University Business School.
In more recent years, he was Director General of the Association of MBAs, the professional organisation for holders of the MBA degree where he was responsible at Board level for the total operation of a global membership organisation, covering strategy, marketing and finance as well as publicity and PR.
Industrial appointments include two lengthy periods of Personnel Directorships, Consultancy with Price Waterhouse and a seven-year spell as Group Management Development Manager of Pilkington Plc and Managing Director of its subsidiary leadership business, Lakeside Training and Development ltd. In semi-retirement, Mike continues to work in a consultancy role within the International Business School community. He is an Advisory Board member at a number of the UK leading University Business Schools.
Mike has held Visiting Fellowships at both Manchester Business School and Lancaster University School of Management. He is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Lancaster School of Management and a Visiting Fellow and Honorary Professor at Aston University Business School, educated at the Duke of York’s Royal Military School, Dover and Salford University, Mike holds a Doctorate of Business Administration, a Masters degree in Management and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Mike is a Liveryman and Court Assistant of the Worshipful Company of Marketors and a Freeman of the City of London.
Married to Christine, a busy medic and with a grown-up family – long gone, Mike lives on the Wirral.