Charles Handy is a writer, broadcaster and lecturer. He regularly features among the top names in Thinkers Fifty, the list of international management thinkers and in 2011 was awarded their first Lifetime Achievement Award.
His books on the changing shape of work and its effects on our lives and organizations have sold two million copies around the world. His latest book is The Second Curve, a series of thought provoking essays on the future of society.
He has, in his career, been an oil executive with Shell, a business economist, a professor at the London Business School, the Warden of St George’s House in Windsor Castle (a study centre for social and ethical issues) and the Chairman of the Royal Society of Arts.
He is also known in Britain for his Thoughts for the Day on the BBC radio breakfast show Today. He was awarded the CBE in 2000 as well as an award from the President of Ireland in recognition of his work. He has also been granted honorary doctorates or fellowships from British and Irish universities.
He is Irish and grew up in Kildare, but now lives in London and Norfolk, where he works with his wife, a portrait photographer, on a series of photo-documentaries for charities.
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Handy