Steve Morlidge

Cranfield School of Management

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Dr. Steve Morlidge

Visiting Fellow

BA (Hons) CGMA PhD

Steve Morlidge


  • Financial performance management
  • Beyond budgeting
  • Business forecasting
  • Organisational cybernetics and its application to finance

Steve is a Visiting Fellow with the Centre for Business Performance. He is an accountant by background and has 25 years of practical experience in senior operational roles in Unilever, designing, and running performance management systems. He also spent 3 years leading a global change project in Unilever. He is a former Chairman of the European Beyond Budgeting Round Table and now works as an independent consultant for a range of major companies, specialising in helping companies break out of traditional, top down ‘command and control’ management practice.

He has recently published ‘Future Ready: How to Master Business Forecasting’ (John Wiley 2010), and has a PhD in Organisational Cybernetics at Hull Business School. He also cofounder of Catchbull, a supplier of forecasting performance management software.

He is regularly engaged as a public speaker, drawing on his years of experience at the leading edge of performance management thought and practice.

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