Faculty Directory

Grant Freeland

Adjunct Professor

Areas of Expertise

Organizational transformation in private and public sectors. Digital and agile organizations, creating high-performing workforces, post-merger integration, organization redesign, culture change, management, and leadership team effectiveness


Transforming Public Interest Organization


MPA, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1993; MBA, Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales, 1989; BA, Chisholm Institute of Technology (now Monash University), Melbourne, Australia, 1983


Grant is a Senior Advisor and Senior Partner Emeritus of the Boston Consulting Group where he was previously a Senior Partner and Global Leader of its People and Organization Practice and Managing Partner of the Boston office. Grant currently holds the position of Adjunct Lecturer at Harvard Kennedy school, and Adjunct Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. 

During Grant’s 31-year tenure at BCG, his work focused on driving transformations in large organizations in both the private and public sector. This work includes organizational redesigns, post-merger integrations, restructurings, creating high performance workforces, culture change, leadership effectiveness, and creating digital and agile organizations. From a BCG leadership perspective, he was one of BCG’s Global Leaders when BCG was one of only two companies rated in the top five best places to work in Fortune’s Best Places to Work survey for eight years in row. Grant was selected as one of Consulting Magazine’s Top 25 Consultants in 2017, and is the protagonist of a Harvard Business School case on BCG’s efforts to improve work life balance,

Grant’s course at Harvard Kennedy School and Dartmouth Tuck focusses on transforming public interest organizations. He has contributed over 60 columns to Forbes.com on leadership. 

Previously, Mr. Freeland was a marketing communications manager for Hewlett-Packard. He received his undergraduate degree in marketing from the Chisholm Institute of Technology (now Monash University.)  He holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, where he was the medal winner for corporate strategy.