Mel Francis

Melanie Francis

HR Director

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


In her role as HR Director, Mel Francis is responsible for ensuring that all Administration Staff have an excellent employee experience. 

Mel works to ensure that each element of the employee lifecycle is implemented, reviewed and enhanced so that each member of staff is attracted, recruited, on-boarded and developed in line with the expectations of a world-class business school. During her tenure, Mel has overseen an increase in the staff base to reflect the growth in the School’s activities.  The quality of our staff has been uncompromised and their achievement continues to be outstanding. Her team of 10 HR professionals constantly review their processes and practices and ensure that they make a positive difference to the employee experience.

Mel is a seasoned HR professional with more than 20 years HR experience. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and regularly networks with fellow HR professionals to share knowledge, ideas and experience. Prior to joining Oxford Saïd in 2011, Mel’s career was mainly telecoms based, with time at Energis Communications and Vodafone, before moving to OUP in 2008.