Hazel Hobbs

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Hazel was previously Director of Strategy at the Government Digital Service and brings over 20 years’ experience of working closely with Ministers, Permanent Secretaries and Non-Executive Boards in policy, operational and corporate civil service roles.

At Oxford, Hazel is Lead Facilitator on the IPA/Oxford Saïd Major Projects Leadership Academy and is a passionate advocate for bring together the latest academic insight with practitioner experience. As an Associate Faculty member, she co-designed and teaches on the IPA/Oxford Induction Course for government Senior Responsible Owners (SRO Fundamentals).

More widely she operates a portfolio of advisory and executive coaching work, via her own company (Hazel Bees Consulting Limited), as an Associate with Edgecumbe Consulting Group and for Deloitte. Hazel is also a regular reviewer of the highest risk Government major projects for the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) and has led two in-depth Reviews of the remit and effectiveness of Arms’-Length Bodies published on GOV.UK.

In addition to being an alumna of the Major Project Leadership Academy, Hazel graduated from the Civil Service/London School of Economics Executive Master in Public Policy and is completing a post-graduate Executive Coaching Certificate at Henley Business School.