Colin Mayer

Colin Mayer

Formal First Name
1953 - present

Colin Mayer is the Emeritus Professor of Management Studies at the Blavatnik School of Government and the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. He is a Professorial Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford and an Honorary Fellow of Oriel College and St Anne's College, Oxford. Mayer is an expert on all aspects of corporate finance, governance and taxation, the regulation of financial institutions and the role of the corporation in contemporary society. His research is primarily on the international comparative nature of corporate finance and corporate governance and the relation of these to financial markets. He has consulted for numerous large firms and for governments around the world, and has been actively involved in policy discussions in the UK, Europe and internationally. Mayer served as the Chairman of Oxera, where he assisted in building the company into one of the largest independent economic consultancies in Europe. He was a Founding Director of the energy modeling company, Aurora Energy Research.

Professional Experience

Academic History





  • Mayer is frequently called upon as a keynote speaker by governments, regulators and academic institutions.

  • He has acted as an advisor and contributed to debates about the financing of industry, corporate governance and corporate control in the European Commission.

  • He has also advised and consulted for the OECD, and the World Bank amongst many other international organisations. 

  • He has served on the editorial boards of several leading academic journals and assisted in establishing prestigious networks of economics, law and finance academics in Europe.