Mark Probert

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School 
University of Oxford 
Executive Education Centre 
Egrove Park 
OX1 5NY 


Mark specialises in helping organisations define and achieve their strategic objectives by building, enabling and growing leadership capability. 

Of special interest are scenario planning, strategic implementation, leadership’s influence on organisational change, organisational receptivity to transformed leaders, and innovation.

As an Associate Fellow at Oxford Saïd Business School and previously Associate Director, Custom Programmes, he designs and delivers a range of executive education, executive coaching and consulting interventions for the School’s multinational clientele. 

Much of his work has included a sector focus on natural resources, engineering/sciences and financial services and a market focus on China. He has directed programmes for companies such as Rolls-Royce, China Construction Bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Life, and Petrofac. He also directs the Oxford module of the Global Executive Programme, a flagship programme for Chinese and Taiwanese entrepreneurs run in conjunction with The Wharton School, National Taiwan University and Guanghua School of Management at Peking University.

Before his work with Oxford, Mark was a Programme Director in Executive Education at London Business School, where he taught, facilitated sessions for and directed programmes for multinational clients in a variety of sectors, including financial services, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and food products.

Prior to entering the world of executive development and leadership consulting, he was Chief Operating Officer of Fotango, where he helped create and manage the company’s European infrastructure and prepare the company for sale. Following a successful sale to Canon Europe, Mark was rehired as a consultant to help the company build scenarios into its strategic planning process.

He has worked in many parts of the world, including the USA, Europe, Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Mark began his career in the oil industry with Caltex Petroleum Corporation, where his responsibilities included product management, product engineering and market development, primarily in Asia.

Mark holds an MBA from The Wharton School, an MA in International Studies from The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies, University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University.