Michael Jary

Senior Adviser

OC&C Strategy Consultants

35 years ago, Michael and three other colleagues formed OC&C Strategy Consultants in London. The firm now has 14 offices across five continents, most recently opening in Australia. 

Having previously served as the firm’s Worldwide Managing Partner, Michael now focuses on board-level advice to OC&C’s clients and thought leadership. He is a regular speaker and commentator, especially on topics to do with retail and branding, the impact of technology, corporate governance and social purpose.

Michael has had a regular column in Retail Week for the past 29 years. He is co-author of several books on retail including Retail Power Plays and Markenpower.

Outside of OC&C, Michael is involved in several company boards and charities. He is a non-executive director and main board member of Barclays Bank UK plc. He is chair of Duchy Originals, the largest organic food brand in the UK. He is chair of Itad, the leading advisory firm in international development. He is a trustee of The Prince’s Foundation and Opera Holland Park. He has previously been the chair of Fairtrade.

Michael has been appointed by the Prime Minister as the Lead Non-Executive for the UK Government.

He studied at SOAS University of London, INSEAD, and Oxford University.