MSc in Major Programme Management scholarships and awards profiles


Our MSc in Major Programme Management scholars and awardees have received funding in recognition of their past successes (both academic and professional). The profiles provide a brief taster of their diverse experiences to date and their plans. 

2022-24 Class

Jules Anderson

MSc in Major Programme Management Scholarship for Women
Senior Director, Global Talent Acquisition and Mobility
United Kingdom

Jules is a HR Transformation and Programme Management Leader at Gilead Sciences, specialising in Global Talent Acquisition and Mobility within the Biotech and Life Sciences sector. Voluntary experience includes STEM Ambassador and School Governor. Passionate advocate for social, health, and patient equity.

Alex Griffiths

MSc in Major Programme Management Director's Award
Operations Director, Mace
United Kingdom

Alex delivers projects and programmes in the built environment. He is a former British Army officer and engineer. Passionate about innovation and the use of technology to deliver more effectively, Alex hopes the programme will help him develop tools that can benefit the wider sector.

Swapnil Parashar

MSc in Major Programme Management Director's Award
Software Development Manager, Amazon

Swapnil leads a team of software engineers to build serverless cloud solutions at AWS, Lambda. Passionate about innovation and emerging technologies like AI, ML, Cloud, he hopes to help make people's lives better through technology. He holds an MBA from London Business School.

Lauren Wheatley

MSc in Major Programme Management Scholarship for Women
SxT Programme Engagement Lead, Ernst & Young
United Kingdom

Lauren's experience includes working on global transformation implementations including SAP S4/Hana programs in various project manager capacities. Lauren is currently working on an IT support transformation program at Ernst & Young in the role of Global Engagement Lead.

Yan Christine Zhang

MSc in Major Programme Management Scholarship for Women
Marketing Director, Telesoundaudio Global Co., Ltd
Hong Kong S.A.R.

Christine, a new Oxonian with multi-national background and global mindset, is an enthusiastic life adventurer who keeps exploring potential to be a better self. The scholarship is like the morning star in her Oxford journey that will lead her to a more perfect transformation.

2021-23 Class

Eve Howes

MSc in Major Programme Management Scholarship for Women
Senior Advisor Strategy and System Transformation, NHS
United Kingdom

Eve has 18 years’ experience working with the NHS. She holds a BSc in Public Health from the University of Greenwich. Securing this scholarship is a privilege and she will continue to use her sphere of influence to make a positive difference and help others. The programme will give Eve the tools and the confidence to manage complexity.

Hana Huzjak

MSc in Major Programme Management Scholarship for Women
Economic Counsellor, European Commission

Hana worked on a range of public programmes across Europe, focusing on environmental and climate action measures. Hana is confident the programme will provide valuable insights to be successful in implementing a major economic recovery initiative. She holds MA degrees in economics and public policy. 

Dr Sara Krauss

MSc in Major Programme Management Scholarship for Women
Engineering Transformation Leader, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
United Kingdom

Sara has a PhD from the University of Cambridge in Engineering and 15 years’ experience in pioneering aerospace technology companies (Airbus, Rolls-Royce, DLR) in various technical and leadership roles. The programme will enable her to expand her project management and business skills for a more senior role in the future.

Emma McDaid

MSc in Major Programme Management Scholarship for Women
Head of Project Management, Magnox
United Kingdom

Emma combines extensive project and programme experience with an ethos of putting people at the heart of delivery success. She is delighted and humbled to be awarded a scholarship and hopes to use her learning to inspire others working in complex challenging programmes.

Alexander Nowak

Oxford Saïd-HEC Montréal Scholarship
Founder and CEO, AJN Consulting

An MBA graduate with degrees in politics and psychology, Alexander has 15 years of public and private experience in a myriad of international organisations. He seeks to drive progress in education as a Major Programme Manager based on the dual pillars of empowerment and equity.

Claire Rose

MSc in Major Programme Management Scholarship for Women
Deputy Programme Director, EDF Energy
United Kingdom

Claire is Deputy Programme Director for the £5bn Civils Programme at Hinkley Point C power station. Claire is a chartered civil engineer and chartered project professional and an advocate for diversity and inclusion in construction sitting on the ICE Ethics Committee.

Scholarships and funding

Find out more about our range of scholarships and funding opportunities.