Andrew Likierman

Andrew Likierman is professor of management practice in accounting at the London Business School. His current research is on human judgment and he has published on judgment in leadership, on the board, in professions and in managing during Covid. Andrew is a former member of the Cabinet Office Central Policy Review Staff and spent a 10-year period as one of the managing directors of the UK Treasury and head of the UK Government Accountancy Service. He has also been a non-executive chairman of the National Audit Office, deputy chairman of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and a director of the Bank of England. In the private sector Andrew worked as a management accountant with Tootal Ltd, ran a textile plant in Germany and was managing director of the overseas division of Qualitex Ltd, with subsidiaries in France, the US and Malta. He is currently a non-executive director of Australian listed company Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Ltd and of a start-up bank Monument plc. Andrew has advised the House of Commons Treasury, Employment, Transport and Social Services Select Committees. He is a past president of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and was a member of the Financial Reporting Council. In the field of corporate governance, he was a member of the “Cadbury Committee” on UK corporate governance, and of the steering committee set up by Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the governance of the United Nations.

Latest Articles by Andrew Likierman

  1. Businesspeople discussing which way to go

    23 August, 2021

    What is ‘independent judgment’—and how should board directors use it?

    Directors are obliged to exercise independent judgment in their decision-making. But there is little guidance on what this means in practice.