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Boards and Councils

Saïd Business School’s various boards and council's aim to create a network of senior business people with the purpose of providing independent advice and guidance to the School as it continues to grow and develop.

The three main boards and council for the School are the School Board, the Business Advisory Council and the International Advisory Board.

These lists exclude ex-officio members from the School and University. 

School Board

  • Chair: Sir Howard Stringer
  • Dame Helen Alexander (UBM)
  • Dominic Barton (McKinsey)
  • Sam Laidlaw (Neptune Oil and Gas)
  • Rachael Wagner (Atairos)
  • Catherine Roe (CMR Consulting)
  • Wafic Saïd (Saïd Holdings)

Business Advisory Council

We are in the process of establishing a new Council which will be announced in the coming months.

  • Chair: Sam Laidlaw (Neptune Oil and Gas)


International Advisory Board

  • Chair: Hugh Crisp (Saïd Business School)
  • Jayne Antrobus (SABMiller Plc)
  • Ben Baker (Lloyd’s Market Association)
  • Werner Boekels (The Linde Group)
  • Diana Breeze (Land Securities Group PLC)
  • Julia Clarke (Clifford Chance LLP)
  • Mary  Crego (State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company)
  • John Duncan (Royal Mail Group)
  • Justin Dunn (BG Group plc)
  • Yingxin Gao (Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited)
  • Alexander  Hiller (UBS)
  • Luis Juste (Santander Universities Global Division)
  • Sam King (Standard Chartered Bank)
  • Andrea Kurz (BMW Group)


  • Emily  Lawson (Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC)
  • Satish Pradhan (Tata Sons Limited)
  • Kim Pringle (Al-Sahhaf) (King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA CARE))
  • Jörg Schwitalla (Tognum AG)
  • Rory Simpson (Telefónica Group)
  • Geoff Skingsley (L'Oréal)
  • Jim Sloane (Deloitte MCS Limited)
  • Rita Vanhauwenhuyse (BP Plc)
  • Bridgette Weitzel (BAE Systems)
  • Tracee  White (DP World Head Office)
  • Matthias Wittenburg (HSH Nordbank AG)
  • Martin Worseley (BNY Mellon)
  • Andrew Wright (Ernst & Young LLP)
  • Graham Wright (Institute of Human Development)



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