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Stefan Stern
High Pay Centre

Stefan Stern

In 2015 Stefan was appointed director of the High Pay Centre, which monitors the issue of excessive pay at the top of businesses and organisations.

In October 2010 Stefan was appointed visiting professor in management practice at the Cass Business School, London. He is a Fellow of the RSA and contributing editor at Management Today magazine. He writes regularly for the FT, The Guardian and International Business Times.

Stefan has been writing and commenting on business and management for over two decades. He began his journalistic career at Euromoney, the financial publisher, where he became editor of Corporate Finance magazine. His next job was as features writer for International Management magazine, after which he joined the BBC, where he worked as a researcher for The Money Programme.

After the BBC he was head of media relations for The Industrial Society (now The Work Foundation), for three years, prior to returning to journalism as features editor of Management Today magazine. After a year on a management web site,, in 2001, he worked as a freelance management writer for several years, before becoming the Financial Times’s management columnist in early 2006. He wrote that column for over four years before joining Edelman in August 2010 as its new director of strategy. He left Edelman in July 2013 to return to full-time writing.