Richard McCracken

Director, The Case Centre

Richard McCracken has been the Director of The Case Centre since March 2008. He oversees The Case Centre’s global operations from our UK office.

Richard regularly represents the case community at conferences, workshops and competitions as both a speaker and moderator. Richard is also on the judging panels for The Case Centre’s annual case method awards and competitions and EFMD’s case writing competitions.

A keen writer, Richard blogs about the world of case-based management education.

Professional experience

Prior to joining The Case Centre, Richard was Head of Intellectual Property at the Open University (OU). During his time at the OU Richard was instrumental in the development and launch of the OpenLearn initiative, which makes educational resources from OU courses freely available worldwide via the Internet. Richard was also a member of the senior management team responsible for negotiating and managing the University’s unique relationship with the BBC.


Richard holds degrees in English Literature (University of Sheffield) and Law (Open University), and a postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law (University of London).