Professor John A. Quelch is the Leonard M. Miller University Chair and Vice Provost of the University of Miami. He also serves as Dean of Miami Herbert Business School. Until 2017, he was the Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Professor Quelch has substantial experience as a non-executive director. In the United States, he has served on the boards of Alere, Aramark, Gentiva Health Services, Pepsi Bottling Group and Reebok International. He has also served as a board member of three pre-IPO data analytics companies, Datalogix and Vitrue (both sold to Oracle) and Affinnova (sold to A.C. Nielsen). He is currently advising several startup companies.
Professor Quelch is an expert on corporate strategy, brand-building and customer behavior, especially in the healthcare sector. His latest books include Choice Matters: How Healthcare Consumers Make Decisions (Oxford University Press, 2018), Compassionate Management of Mental Health in the Modern Workplace (Springer, 2018), Consumers, Corporations and Public Health (Oxford University Press, 2016) and Building A Culture of Health: A New Imperative for Business (Springer, 2016). He is (co)author of seventeen Harvard Business Review articles including a landmark paper on corporate governance titled “Bringing Customers Into the Boardroom”.
Professor Quelch was educated at Oxford University (BA and MA), the University of Pennsylvania (MBA) and Harvard University (SM and DBA). He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to British business in 2011 and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2020. He is a member of the Council On Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.