Graeme Findlay

Graeme Findlay

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Graeme combines deep practical experience in major project delivery for some of the world’s largest companies with academic study of the social sciences and the practice of leadership development.

He has more than 25 years' experience across project management with BP, BG Group and Origin Energy, in both delivery and executive functions. This includes work as project director on multi-billion dollar process and infrastructure projects, general manager PMO for a Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) mega-project development, and project director for a country entry M&A project.

Step-change performance on projects has characterised Graeme’s professional career. This includes safety and schedule recoveries on the Australia Pacific LNG project, including a five-fold reduction in the recordable injury rate across 15 million work hours. Recoveries of this scale require strong leadership across the technical fundamentals and transformation in individual and team capability.

Graeme is a graduate of the BP Projects Academy at MIT. His association with Saïd Business School began when he completed the Major Projects Leadership Academy with the BG Group. As his career aspirations turned to the field of coaching and leadership development, he selected Saïd Business School for postgraduate research (an MSc) in the social sciences through the Consulting and Coaching for Change Programme (run jointly with HEC Paris).



Graeme’s research interests lie in the evolutionary origins of leadership and the application of these insights into leadership in the modern world.

He is author of the book Evolve: How exceptional leaders leverage the inner voice of human evolution, published by Routledge.




Graeme is Cohort Manager and a member of Saïd Business School's teaching staff for the Major Projects Leadership Academy.

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