Richard Briant

Richard Briant

Associate Fellow


Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street
Oxford
OX1 1HP

Profile

Richard read History and Law at Cambridge, and studied Persian. His early professional experience was as a UK civil servant and diplomat when he was responsible for a wide range of international initiatives and programmes, particularly in Saudi Arabia.

Richard is responsible for a wide range of international initiatives and programmes including directing the Chevening Rolls-Royce Science, Innovation and Leadership Programme for mid-career Indian scientists and innovators. Richard is the programme director for BMW’s ready for Leading Leaders programme and for the Archbishop Tutu’s Leadership Programme on which Oxford works with the African Leadership Institute. Richard has led projects in Abu Dhabi and Malaysia.

Richard’s previous appointment was as Chief Operating Officer of the Saïd Business School. In the 1990s he was the Administrator in the Department of Materials and helped to set up the University’s Science Park at Begbroke. His early professional experience was as a diplomat and civil servant. He has worked in the water industry as an economic consultant and specialist journalist.

Richard is a non-executive Director of Oxford Archaeology Ltd which is a major independent archaeology and heritage practice.

Richard is a Fellow of St Cross College.