Author photoDr Andrew MacLennan is a facilitator, educator, researcher and leading expert on strategy execution. 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
  • create effective performance measurement, target and reward systems
  • develop strategic project management capabilities
  • align support functions with business objectives

Andrew’s clients have included numerous corporations such as global banks, insurers, airlines, defence contractors, engineering firms and utilities, as well as major government agencies. He is typically engaged on long-term programmes to bring about strategic change.

Andrew is a educator with Duke Corporate Education, rated the world's best provider of custom executive education by both Business Week and the Financial Times for the last eleven years and London Business School, one of the world's leading business schools.

Since 1998, 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 authoring Strategy Execution: Translating Strategy into Action in Complex Organizations, Andrew is co-author of Making Strategies Work published by Pearson and has written numerous articles on strategy execution. He regularly speaks on strategy execution and related topics at conferences and other business events.

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.

You can read Andrew's strategy execution blog and find out more about his work at