Jonathan Michie

Jonathan Michie (born 25 March 1957, London, England) is a British economist and holds the joint post of Director of the Department for Continuing Education, and President of Kellogg College, University of Oxford, where he is Professor of Innovation & Knowledge Exchange. Michie is the son of the biologist Dame Anne McLaren and computer scientist Donald Michie.

Academic career

Michie studied at United World College of the Atlantic from 1973 where he gained his International Baccalaureate. He then gained a scholarship to Balliol College, Oxford, where he gained first class honours in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and later a doctorate, after having obtained an MSc in Economics (with Distinction) from Queen Mary, University of London. In 1983 he moved to the Economics Department of the Trades Union Congress and then in 1988 to Brussels as an Expert to the European Commission, before becoming an academic at the University of Cambridge in 1990. After seven years at Cambridge - first in the Economics Faculty and then the Judge Business School - he took up the Sainsbury Chair of Management at the University of London, where he was Head of the School of Management & Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck College.[citation needed]

In 2004, he became a Professor of Management at the University of Birmingham where he was Director of the Birmingham Business School and a member of the University Council.[1] He was also a Non-Executive Director of the Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust.[citation needed]

In December 2007, he was appointed to the joint positions of Director of the Department for Continuing Education and President of Kellogg College, University of Oxford.[2]

Michie authored a recent report which called for Northern Rock to be remutualised, and heads the Commission for Ownership set up at Oxford University.[3]

Shareholders United

Michie was one of the first chairpersons of Shareholders United, formerly Shareholders United Against Murdoch, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promote fan ownership in Manchester United F.C. They successfully thwarted Rupert Murdoch's attempt to take over Manchester United. When his term as chair passed in 2004, Shareholders United had over 30,000 members and owned 1% of Manchester United. The organisation is now known as the Manchester United Supporters' Trust.[4]

Personal life

He is married and has two sons, Alex and Duncan Michie.


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Preceded by
Geoffrey Thomas
President of Kellogg College, Oxford
Succeeded by

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