Dr Paul Langley

Before joining Westminster in 2012 Paul worked for many years as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, Inc.

He advised clients in both large global Fortune 500 companies and new venture start-ups, mainly in the energy sector including oil, power, gas. Strategy Issues included disruptive technologies and innovation, digital strategies to win, the roller-coaster dynamics of the transition towards lean technologies, deregulation driving organizational transformation, growth platforms for new venture start-ups and capacity investment and market pricing dynamics.


PhD Strategic Management, London Business School 

MBA, London Business School 

MA Computer Science, Churchill College, University of Cambridge

Professional Memberships

System Dynamics Society

Paul is researching two main themes: 

1. Digital strategies

  • technological change and digital disruption
  • the design of innovative and sustainable business models
  • the contingent capabilities needed to develop and implement digital strategies to win.

2. Strategy development processes

  • tools and processes for wicked problem-solving, with a focus on solving dynamically complex issues
  • the use of strategy support tools (including strategy dynamics visual mapping, simulation models and microworlds) to create and rehearse strategic initiatives

Sustainable Development Goals