Malcolm combines Board level experience in both the public and private sectors with academic knowledge as a specialist in Strategic Management and Leadership. After a career as a local government Chief Executive, and having undertaken national policy roles, Malcolm is now Non-Executive Chairman of Radioactive Waste Management Limited, which is responsible for the delivery of the multi-billion pound major national infrastructure geological disposal facility for highly radioactive waste. He is also a Non-Executive Director of the c. £4.5billion turnover Health Education England, where he is Chairman of its Audit and Risk Committee. As a Visiting Professor at two university business schools, he specialises in Strategic Management and Partnership Working.
Drawing upon his public, private and academic experience, he is the author of two books: Understanding Markets and Strategy: How to exploit markets for sustainable business growth, and The Public Private Partnership Handbook: How to maximise value from joint working. He has had over 200 articles published including, most recently, on joint working between sectors and investment strategies in local government. He has advised on the approach to commercialisation in local government and contributes to the World Bank’s knowledge dissemination on public private partnerships. He has credibility across sectors and has initiated the creation of a Centre for Partnership Working at Anglia Ruskin University, designed to improve joint working within and between sectors.