Professor Michael Bourne

Professor of Business Performance

Action, Execution and Implementation

Michael specialises in the design and implementation of balanced performance measurement systems.


  • Balanced scorecard design and implementation
  • Change management
  • Performance measurement design
  • Performance management
  • Strategic control systems
  • Change management
  • Strategy development
  • Strategy execution


Michael works with clients to support senior management teams through the process of clarifying and executing their strategy by taking a stakeholder approach and aligning activity to organisational goals.

Having worked in industry roles in production management, strategy and acquisitions, IT, HR, and commercial and general management, Michael’s expertise lies where performance measurement meets strategic management and control systems. He is particularly knowledgeable about the design, implementation and use of balanced scorecards and their interface with HR systems, risk planning, and budgeting.


  • Accenture
  • Amadeus
  • BAE Systems
  • BP
  • CIMA
  • DB Schenker
  • European Central Bank
  • Lloyds TSB
  • Maersk
  • McCormick Europe
  • NHBC
  • Oki Europe
  • PWC
  • Richo
  • SAS
  • Schering
  • Schlumberger
  • Shell
  • Thales
  • Tube Lines
  • Unilever
  • Wolseley


  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Chartered Engineer
  • Chair of the Performance Measurement Association

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