Margaret Heffernan

School of Management Advisory Board Member

CEO, entrepreneur and author

Black and white studio portrait photograph of Margaret Heffernan


Discussing her role as Advisory Board member, Margaret said: "As the world of business undergoes tumultuous change, the challenge of business education must rise to the challenges that change provokes. It’s tremendously exciting to watch the vigour and imagination that is taking place at this School. New building, new curriculum, new people: all represent an open and energetic determination to create a place where the role and workings of management can be explored with rigour and excellence."


Dr Margaret Heffernan produced programmes for the BBC for 13 years. After moving to the United States, she ran multimedia productions for Intuit, The Learning Company and Standard & Poors.

She has also served as Chief Executive at:

  • InfoMation Corporation
  • ZineZone Corporation
  • iCast Corporation

Margaret was named as one of the ‘Top 25’ by Streaming Media magazine and one of the ‘Top 100 Media Executives’ by The Hollywood Reporter. She is the author of five books and her TED talks have been seen by over seven million people. She holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Bath.

Additional posts

She is also:

  • Lead Faculty for the Forward Institute’s Responsible Leadership Programme
  • a mentor to CEOs and senior executives through Merryck & Co
  • a columnist for the Financial Times and the Huffington Post