Richard Whittington is Professor of Strategic Management at the Saïd Business School and New College, University of Oxford. He has held visiting positions at Harvard Business School, HEC Paris, the University of Toulouse and the University of Technology Sydney. He has been a member of the Strategic Management Society since 1992, and co-founded the Strategy Practice Interest Group. He has served one term as Director-at-Large for the SMS. He was a co-chair for the 2010 SMS Special Conference in Finland, an event coordinated with the Strategy Process and Strategy Practice Interest Groups. He was co-chair for the first SMS pre-conference doctoral workshop and has co-chaired the Body of Knowledge working group for the Society's professional certification initiative. He was a co-founder of the Academy of Management SAP Interest Group, of which he is a past chair. He is a former Associate Editor of the Strategic Management Journal. He has published singly or jointly eleven books, including most recently ‘Opening Strategy: Professional Strategists and Practice Change, 1960 to Today’ (2019). His work has appeared in leading journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science and the Strategic Management Journal and achieved over 40,000 Google Scholar citations. His co-authored textbook 'Exploring Strategy' is ranked by the Financial Times Teaching Power index as the most influential strategy textbook worldwide.