Robert McCarthy

Robert McCarthy

Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Robert McCarthy is the Director of Development and Alumni Relations. In that role, he leads the School’s philanthropy and alumni engagement programmes. 

Originally from the United States, Robert has worked in the field of development and external relations since 1988 for a range of major cultural institutions in North America, world-class universities in the UK, and several global humanitarian and international development NGOs. 

He has over 15 years of Major Donor fundraising experience in the UK’s University sector including at LSE, Imperial College London, and the University of Oxford.

Most recently, Robert has been based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In Brazil, he has worked as an independent fundraising consultant, providing strategic advice and practical support to a range of NGOs and CSOs including Médicos Sem Fronteiras (MSF)Brasil, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) Latin America, Instituto Brasileiro de Defesa do Consumidor, Conectas, and Instituto Igarapé.

Prior to this, Robert was Head of Major Donors at Transparency International’s Secretariat in Berlin, Germany.