Selected publications

Authored books:

  • Managing Careers, IPM 1991
  • The Power of Learning, IPD 1994
  • The Human Value of the Enterprise, Brealey, 2001
  • Creating a Learning and Development Strategy CIPD 2004
  • The measurement of Human Capital, ICAEW, 2003
  • Understanding HR Return on Investment, Personnel Today Guides, 2004

Articles and Chapters in edited books:

  • A Case Study Approach to HRM, MUBS, 2008 - chapters on strategy, resourcing and measurement


On Editorial Board of:

  • Strategic HR Review
  • Training Journal
  • Developing HR Strategy

Honours and Prizes:

  • Voted #13 of the top 100 most influential people in HR, 2009

Professional Membership:

  • Chartered Fellow of the CIPD
  • Member of Institute of Directors
  • Fellow of the RSA
  • President of the HR Society

Links with partner/business organisations:

  • Runs consultancy Mayo Learning International Ltd, which over 11 years has had many projects in Europe and the Middle East, covering a wide range of HR and Learning areas for the private and public sectors. The specialism of the company is in integrated processes for people management, with a solid business link.
  • Projects include career management, competency frameworks, management development programmes, HR metrics, and cultural transformation towards a learning organisation.
  • Teaches at Nottingham Business School, Cyprus International Institute of Management, London Business School
  • Founder member of the Careers Research Forum
  • Previously on the Board of European Foundation of Management Development


BSc (Eng) in Chemical Engineering, MSc (Eng) in Operations Research and Management, Certified Diploma in Finance and Accounting

Languages spoken


  • HR Strategy, HR as Business Partners, Human Capital Valuation, Knowledge Management, Strategic Learning and Development
  • Dubai HRM course
  • Programme Director for in-company executive education at London Business School
  • MBA at Nottingham Business School; MBA at Cyprus International Institute of Management
  • Previously Academic Director of Masters in Human Resource and Cross Cultural Management, Euro-Arab Business School, Granada and member of faculty of Masters in Management Learning and Development

  • People related measures;
  • Valuation of human capital