Mary-Louise Clark

Mary-Louise Clark

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Mary-Louise has been working as a facilitator, coach, trainer and programme designer for twenty years with experience throughout the public and private sectors.

For 13 years she has provided consultancy, facilitation and coaching for the Whitehall facility, The Innovation Space for the Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy. Mary-Louise was Programme Director for the Department of Communities & Local Government Autumn Leadership & Policy Schools. Mary-Louise designed the NHS Leadership Academy Board Level Conference on Ethical Leadership. She was an Associate of the National School for Government, has worked with most Whitehall departments and been involved with over 100 Government programmes.

For Saïd Business School Mary-Louise is lead coach for the Oxford MBA Programme, Education Training Foundation and Astra Zeneca Rising Leaders Programmes. She also works on Major Projects Leadership Academy, High Performance Leadership, Women Transforming Leadership, Advanced Management and Leadership and SERCO programmes.

Mary-Louise is Programme Director for the Women’s Leadership Programme for Said & Razak School of Government (Malaysia)

Mary-Louise is lead coach for the Executive Public Leaders Programme for Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford.

Having originally graduated from Cambridge University she worked as an actor for the National Theatre and in London’s West End and ran her own practice as a vocal coach. She used these skills to develop her specialist personal impact coaching and designed and delivered a huge variety of theatre based training interventions around topics ranging from performance management to inclusion. Mary-Louise was co-designer of the Copenhagen Symposium for Green Templeton College exploring how the creative industries bring value to the corporate world. Mary-Louise runs the creative team workshops The Singing Workshop & The Bigger Picture.